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  • Time Travel

    The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

    This “stimulating contribution to literary theory” reveals the deeply philosophical concerns and developments behind popular time travel sci-fi (London Review of Books).In Time Travel, literary theorist David Wittenberg argues that time travel fiction is not mere escapism, but a narrative “laboratory” where theoretical questions about storytelling—and, by extension, about the philosophy of ... Read more

    $12.99 USD

  • Time Travel

    The Popular Philosophy of Narrative

    This book argues that time travel fiction is a narrative “laboratory,” a setting for thought experiments in which essential theoretical questions about storytelling—and, by extension, about the philosophy of temporality, history, and subjectivity—are represented in the form of literal devices and plots.Drawing on physics, philosophy, narrative theory, psychoanalysis, and film theory, the book ... Read more

    $31.99 USD

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    Excursions to the Edge of Thought

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    From Jim Holt, the New York Times bestselling author of Why Does the World Exist?, comes an entertaining and accessible guide to the most profound scientific and mathematical ideas of recent centuries in When Einstein Walked with Gödel: Excursions to the Edge of Thought.**Does time exist? What is infinity? Why do mirrors reverse left and right but not up and down? In this scintillating collection, ... Read more

    $11.99 USD

  • Hyperobjects

    Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World

    series Posthumanities
    Having set global warming in irreversible motion, we are facing the possibility of ecological catastrophe. But the environmental emergency is also a crisis for our philosophical habits of thought, confronting us with a problem that seems to defy not only our control but also our understanding. Global warming is perhaps the most dramatic example of what Timothy Morton calls “hyperobjects”—entities ... Read more

    $17.99 USD

  • Living by Fiction

    by Annie Dillard ...
    A beautiful repackaging of Annie Dillard's classic work of literary criticism."Everyone who timidly, bombastically, reverently, scholastically--even fraudulently--essays to 'live the life of the mind' should read this book. It's elegant and classy, like caviar and champagne, and like these two items, it's over much too soon." — Carolyn See, Los Angeles TimesLiving by Fiction is written for--and ... Read more

    $10.99 USD

  • The Philosophy of Science Fiction Film

    Thought-provoking essays on movies from Metropolis to The Matrix.The science fiction genre, through films such as Blade Runner, Invasion of the Body Snatchers, and The Terminator, not only entertains us but makes us think—about the implications of new technologies, the parameters and possibilities of space and time, and, in the age of artificial intelligence and robotics, the meaning of humanity ... Read more

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  • The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

    This major critical work from one of the preeminent voices in science fiction scholarship reframes the genre as a way of understanding today’s world.As the application of technoscience increasingly transforms every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. Though the broad scope of science fiction may vary in artistic quality and ... Read more

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  • The Alternate History

    Refigurng Historical Time

    The Alternate History: Refiguring Historical Time examines alternate history science fiction using the eschatological, genetic, entropic, and teleological historical models. Hellekson’s original approach explains much of the appeal of alternate history and distinguishes among the many varieties of the genre. In her measured consideration of a range of writers, Hellekson displays a deep and broad ... Read more

    $9.99 USD

  • Silent Interviews

    On Language, Race, Sex, Science Fiction, and Some Comics

    Collected interviews featuring the Nebula Award–winning author and his thoughts on topics like literary criticism, comic books, race, and sexuality.For nearly three decades, Samuel R. Delany’s science fiction has transported millions of readers to the fringes of time, technology, and outer space. Now Delany surveys the realms of his own experience as a writer, critic, theorist, and gay Black man ... Read more

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  • Media Research

    Technology, Art and Communication

    series Critical Voices in Art, Theory and Culture
    Herbert Marshall McLuhan (1911-1980) received his PhD in English literature from Cambridge University and taught in the United States and Canada. He is best known, however, as the founding father of media studies. McLuhan was Director of the Center for Culture and Technology at the University of Toronto. Among his ground-breaking works on the psychic and social dimensions of communication ... Read more

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  • The Essay Film

    From Montaigne, After Marker

    Why have certain kinds of documentary and non-narrative films emerged as the most interesting, exciting, and provocative movies made in the last twenty years? Ranging from the films of Ross McElwee (Bright Leaves) and Agnès Varda (The Gleaners and I) to those of Abbas Kiarostami (Close Up) and Ari Folman (Waltz with Bashir), such films have intrigued viewers who at the same time have struggled to ... Read more

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  • The Cambridge Introduction to Narrative

    series Cambridge Introductions to Literature
    What is narrative? How does it work and how does it shape our lives? H. Porter Abbott emphasizes that narrative is found not just in literature, film, and theatre, but everywhere in the ordinary course of people's lives. This widely used introduction, now revised and expanded in its third edition, is informed throughout by recent developments in the field and includes one new chapter. The glossary ... Read more

    $19.99 USD