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Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds

Author: Colin B Harvey
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In Fantastic Transmedia, writer and academic Colin B Harvey explores the manifold ways in which science fiction and fantasy franchises use transmedial techniques to create complex and involving imaginary worlds. From high profile franchises like Star Wars, Halo and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to far smaller, micro-budgeted indie projects, Harvey explores the ways in which fantastic storyworlds use novels,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin B Harvey
ISBN: 9781137306036 1137306033
OCLC Number: 898925069
Description: xii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Frames of Reference --
Fantastic Transmedia --
Stories and Worlds --
Of Hobbits and Hulks : Adaptation Versus Narrative Expansion --
Canon-Fodder : Halo and Horizontal Remembering --
Configuring Memory in the Buffyverse --
Material Myths and Nostalgia-Play in Star Wars --
Fantastically Independent --
Transmedia Memory.
Responsibility: Colin B. Harvey, King's College London, UK.

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Contemporary culture is packed with fantasy and science fiction storyworlds extending across multiple media platforms. This book explores the myriad ways in which imaginary worlds use media like  Read more...

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"Exploring the diverse nature of transmedia storytelling, Colin B Harvey places affect and memory at the very heart of his approach. It's a decision that pays dividends, generating new taxonomies and Read more...

 
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