Literature

The Coronavirus Pandemic, Science Fiction, and the Contingent Nature of Roads

In this blog post Jeremy Withers, author of Futuristic Cars and Space Bicycles, considers the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on our urban environments, in relation to science fiction’s frequent focus on futuristic and post-apocalyptic settings The coronavirus pandemic shattered our world.  This first wave of this crisis led to hundreds of thousands of deaths, staggering … Continue reading

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Fighting for the Future – In Conversation with Sabrina Mittermeier and Mareike Spychala

Fighting for the Future, the latest from our Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, is the first book to explore Star Trek: Discovery, the newest instalment in the Star Trek franchise. The volume brings together eighteen essays and one interview from a variety of disciplines including cultural and media studies, literary studies, history and political science - we … Continue reading

Literature

Science Fiction and Psychology – In Conversation with Gavin Miller

Gavin Miller's Science Fiction and Psychology, a new addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, offers an in-depth exploration of science fiction literature’s varied use of psychological discourses. We discussed this study with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Science Fiction and Psychology and what drew you to focus … Continue reading

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Dread Trident – In Conversation with Curtis D. Carbonell

Curtis D. Carbonell's Dread Trident, the latest addition to the Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies series, focuses on tabletop role-playing games as vital mechanisms in the increasing creation of ‘realized worlds’ in modern culture. We discussed this study of role-playing gametexts with the author. Could you tell us a bit about Dread Trident and … Continue reading