This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism - literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected work of Nalo Hopkinson; the utopian and dystopian impulse in the work of W.E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler; Derrick Bell's Space Traders; the Star Trek Franchise; female protagonists through the lens of race and gender in the Alien and Predator film franchises; science fiction in the Caribbean Diaspora; commentary on select African films regarding near-future narratives; as well as a science fiction/speculative literature writer's discussion of why she writes and how. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities: An International Journal.
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About the Author
Sandra Jackson is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at DePaul University.Julie Moody-Freeman is an Associate Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.
- Contributor: Sandra Jackson
- Imprint: Routledge
- ISBN13: 9780415614825
- Number of Pages: 172
- Packaged Dimensions: 174x246mm
- Packaged Weight: 490
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
- Release Date: 2010-11-10
- Binding: Hardback
- Biography: Sandra Jackson is a Professor of Women's and Gender Studies at DePaul University.Julie Moody-Freeman is an Associate Professor of African and Black Diaspora Studies at DePaul University.