Author: Maxine Lavon MontgomeryPublish On: 2021-06-17
Exploring postapocalypticism in the Black literary and cultural tradition, this book extends the scholarly conversation on Afro-futurist canon formation through an examination of futuristic imaginaries in representative twentieth and twenty ...
Author: Maxine Lavon Montgomery
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Literary Criticism
Exploring postapocalypticism in the Black literary and cultural tradition, this book extends the scholarly conversation on Afro-futurist canon formation through an examination of futuristic imaginaries in representative twentieth and twenty-first century works of literature and expressive culture by Black women in an African diasporic setting. The author demonstrates the implications of Afro-futurist literary criticism for Black Atlantic literary and critical theory, investigating issues of hybridity, transcending boundaries, temporality and historical recuperation. Covering writers including Octavia Butler, Edwidge Danticat, Nalo Hopkinson, Toni Morrison, Jesmyn Ward and Beyoncé, this book examines the ways Black women artists attempt to recover a raced and gendered heritage, and how they explore an evolving social order that is both connected to and distinct from the past.
This full-length novel contains steamy sex and some violent elements and finds its HEA in book #2, Saltlands.*Lawlessness, violence and desperation are all that is left of the world following the coming of the Others.
This book offers analyses of the roles of race, gender, and sexuality in the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century film and television shows.
Author: Barbara Gurr
Category: Performing Arts
This book offers analyses of the roles of race, gender, and sexuality in the post-apocalyptic visions of early twenty-first century film and television shows. Contributors examine the production, reproduction, and re-imagination of some of our most deeply held human ideals through sociological, anthropological, historical, and feminist approaches.
It takes a real man to satisfy the powers and passions of the HUNTRESS Christine Warren "Devil's Bargain" Supernatural bounty hunter Lilli Corbin made a pact with the Prince of Hell: She agreed to recover a book of prophecies.
Author: Christine Warren
Publisher: St. Martin's Paperbacks
Christine Warren "Devil's Bargain" Supernatural bounty hunter Lilli Corbin made a pact with the Prince of Hell: She agreed to recover a book of prophecies. When she learns it could trigger the apocalypse, Lilli is forced to make the ultimate choice: save her soul, or the man she loves? Marjorie M. Liu "The Robber Bride" Welcome to a post-apocalyptic world where women are fed on for their life forces. Now it's up to Maggie, one of the last female survivors, to hunt down and destroy an army of darkness... Caitlin Kittredge "Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go" Ava is a demon slayer who needs help from mage Jack Winter to reach the demon underworld—a place of dark seduction...and, maybe, one of no return. Jenna Maclaine "Sin Slayer" London 1889. Jack the Ripper is killing off the city's vampire population, and now it's up to Cin Craven to hunt him down—and save the infected Michael, the love of her undead life.
In Queer Forms, Ramzi Fawaz explores how the central values of 1970s movements for women’s and gay liberation—including consciousness-raising, separatism, and coming out of the closet—were translated into a range of American popular ...
Author: Ramzi Fawaz
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Political Science
How do we represent the experience of being a gender and sexual outlaw? In Queer Forms, Ramzi Fawaz explores how the central values of 1970s movements for women’s and gay liberation—including consciousness-raising, separatism, and coming out of the closet—were translated into a range of American popular culture forms. Throughout this period, feminist and gay activists fought social and political battles to expand, transform, or wholly explode definitions of so-called “normal” gender and sexuality. In doing so, they inspired artists, writers, and filmmakers to invent new ways of formally representing, or giving shape to, non-normative genders and sexualities. This included placing women, queers, and gender outlaws of all stripes into exhilarating new environments—from the streets of an increasingly gay San Francisco to a post-apocalyptic commune, from an Upper East Side New York City apartment to an all-female version of Earth—and finding new ways to formally render queer genders and sexualities by articulating them to figures, outlines, or icons that could be imagined in the mind’s eye and interpreted by diverse publics. Surprisingly, such creative attempts to represent queer gender and sexuality often appeared in a range of traditional, or seemingly generic, popular forms, including the sequential format of comic strip serials, the stock figures or character-types of science fiction genre, the narrative conventions of film melodrama, and the serialized rhythm of installment fiction. Through studies of queer and feminist film, literature, and visual culture including Mart Crowley’s The Boys in the Band (1970), Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City (1976–1983), Lizzy Borden’s Born in Flames (1983), and Tony Kushner’s Angels in America (1989–1991), Fawaz shows how artists innovated in many popular mediums and genres to make the experience of gender and sexual non-conformity recognizable to mass audiences in the modern United States. Against the ideal of ceaseless gender and sexual fluidity and attachments to rigidly defined identities, Queer Forms argues for the value of shapeshifting as the imaginative transformation of genders and sexualities across time. By taking many shapes of gender and sexual divergence we can grant one another the opportunity to appear and be perceived as an evolving form, not only to claim our visibility, but to be better understood in all our dimensions.
This book contains a selection of twenty-seven chapter ones from my standalone novels and first-in-series books.
Author: Matthew S. Cox
Publisher: Division Zero Press
In the realm of imagination, characters live out a thousand different lifetimes in hundreds of worlds, offering an escape from the mundane. This book contains a selection of twenty-seven chapter ones from my standalone novels and first-in-series books. Spend a while with agent Kirsten Wren chasing ghosts across the cyberpunk future or Althea as she searches the Badlands for a place to belong. Follow Risa Black into the deepest tunnels of Mars, then go with Mia Gartner an unsuspecting happy owner of a new home who has yet to discover what awaits her inside. Watch little Kelly Donovan, a nine-year-old fan of superheroes, have an awful day at school unaware she'll soon be living her wildest dream. These, and many other stories wait inside.
Other works are Black Venus , 1985 , short stories , The Sadeian Woman , 1979 , Nothing Sacred , 1982 , Don't Bet on the ... The post - apocalyptic Heroes and Villains , 1969 , features a shaman - magus engineering a barbarous state of ...
Excerpts include: ZER0ES by Chuck Wendig A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS by Mitchell Hogan DEPARTURE by AG Riddle STAR CARRIER: DEEP TIME by Ian Douglas SHADOW OF EMPIRE by Jay Allan THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE by Viola Carr THE DAY BEFORE by Liana Brooks ...
Author: Chuck Wendig
Read samples of Harper Voyager's great science fiction, fantasy, and horror offerings! Featuring an introduction by Chuck Wendig. Excerpts include: ZER0ES by Chuck Wendig A CRUCIBLE OF SOULS by Mitchell Hogan DEPARTURE by AG Riddle STAR CARRIER: DEEP TIME by Ian Douglas SHADOW OF EMPIRE by Jay Allan THE DIABOLICAL MISS HYDE by Viola Carr THE DAY BEFORE by Liana Brooks POSITIVE by David Wellington GLORY MAIN by Henry V. O'Neil BEYOND REDEMPTION by Michael R. Fletcher STONEHILL DOWNS by Sarah Remy MASTER SERGEANT by Mel Odom KILLING PRETTY by Richard Kadrey DARK ALCHEMY by Laura Bickle APEX by Aer-ki Jyr DESERT RISING by Kelley Grant THE DROWNING GOD by James Kendley VEILED EMPIRE by Nathan Garrison LUNATIONS by J.J. Gadd HORIZON by Keith Stevenson
-Cynthia Felando BOX , Betty E. British producer it for its wit and imagination , while scoffing at its revolutionary intentions , and feminists energetically discussed the myriad questions it raised . Set in a postapocalyptic near ...
Author: Gwendolyn Audrey Foster
Publisher: Saint James Press
Category: Performing Arts
This single-volume resource offers comprehensive coverage of women directors and their films as well as producers, writers and production artists. General information on the filmmaker or film is followed, where applicable, by more detailed biography, filmography, comprehensive credits, production information, awards and bibliography. The core of the entry consists of a signed, 800- to 1,000-word critical essay written by a film critic or scholar. Following introductory essays on the evolution and status of women filmmakers, 190 alphabetically arranged entries discuss women directors, producers, animators, art directors, editors, writers, and costume designers. Each entry contains a brief biography, a complete filmography, a selected bibliography of works on and by the entrant, and an expository essay by a specialist in the field. The remaining entries (approximately 60) concern films in which women filmmakers have had a major role. They include production information, lists of cast and crew, a selected bibliography of works about the film, and an essay. Contains many b & w portraits and stills.
A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . . _______________ 'One of the most influential writers around...with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense' Sunday Times 'One of our greatest ...
Author: William Gibson
Publisher: Penguin UK
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN NOVEL FROM THE INTERNATIONALLY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OFNEUROMANCER 'Dazzling, astoundingly inventive' The Times 'Wild, richly satisfying' Guardian 'Terrific' Spectator _______________ San Francisco, 2017. Clinton's in the White House, Brexit never happened - and Verity Jane's got herself a new job. They call Verity 'the app-whisperer,' and she's just been hired by a shadowy start-up to evaluate a pair-of-glasses-cum-digital-assistant called Eunice. Only Eunice has other ideas. Pretty soon, Verity knows that Eunice is smarter than anyone she's ever met, conceals some serious capabilities and is profoundly paranoid - which is just as well since suddenly some bad people are after Verity. Meanwhile, in a post-apocalyptic London a century from now, PR fixer Wilf Netherton is tasked by all-seeing policewoman Ainsley Lowbeer with interfering in the alternative past in which Verity and Eunice exist. It appears something nasty is about to happen there - and fixing it will require not only Eunice's unique human-AI skillset but also a little help from the future. A future which Verity soon fears may never be . . . _______________ 'One of the most influential writers around...with Gibson's trademark panache, the story rattles along with great pace and suspense' Sunday Times 'One of our greatest science-fiction writers' New York Times 'A sensual, remarkably visual ride, vigorous with displays of conceptual imagination and humour' The Guardian 'Among our most fascinating novelists' Daily Telegraph 'Gibson is a prophet and a satirist, a black comedian and an astounding architect of cool' Spectator 'One of the most visionary, original, and quietly influential writers currently working' Boston Globe 'His eye for the eerie in the everyday still lends events an otherworldly sheen' New Yorker 'Engaging, thought-provoking and delightful... [Gibson] can always be counted on to show us our contemporary milieu rendered magical by his unique insights, and a future rendered inhabitable by his wild yet disciplined imagination' The Washington Post 'Gibson blurs the line between real and speculative technology in a fast-paced thriller that will affirm to readers that it was well worth the wait' Booklist 'Typically visionary, yet plausible and thrilling too' I Paper 'If you're one of those who sees Gibson as a visionary, it's time to be scared - the scenarios he's playing with here don't make for comfort reading' SFX magazine