Extrapolation 58.1


The latest issue of Extrapolation is out. It includes reviews of David S. Roh et al.'s Techno-Orientalism: Imagining Asia in Speculative Fiction, History, and Media, Isiah Lavender III's Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in SF, Andrzej Wicher et al.'s Basic Categories of Fantastic Literature Revisited, Frenchy Lunning's Mechademia 8: Tezuka's Manga Life, a critical edition of Jules Verne's A Priest in 1835, Ann Hiebert Alton and William C. Spruiell's Discworld and the Disciplines: Critical Approaches to the Terry Pratchett Works, Mark Bould's study of Solaris, Stanislaw Lem's Selected Letters to Michael Kandel, and Samuel R. Delaney's The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of SF by Thomas M. Disch. Essays in this issue include Jane Donawerth and Kat Scally's "'You've found no records': Slavery in Maryland and the Writing of Octavia Butler's Kindred," Zachary Showers' "Perennial Rule of the Masses: Class, Sex, and Decline in Ape and Essence," Jonathan Lewis' "Confronting Dystopia: The Power of Cognition in Neal Stephenson's Snow Crash and The Diamond Age," and Joy Sanchez-Taylor's "Interplanetary Diaspora and Fourth World Representation in Celu Amberstone's 'Refugees.'"

J.G. Ballard Webpage

Here's the page for my upcoming biocritical study of J.G. Ballard at my website. Coming November 2017 from University of Illinois Press as part of their Modern Masters of Science Fiction series.