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Retro spec : tales of fantasy and nostalgia

Author: Karen A RomankoJude-Marie GreenRobert BorskiNeil CoghlanK M PraschakAll authors
Publisher: Los Angeles, Calif. : Raven Electrick Ink, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st ed., Sept. 2010
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"Retro spec : tales of fantasy and nostalgia uses the prisms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to examine the culture and politics of our recent past, the 1920s to the 1980s. Twenty-six authors have contributed short stories and poetry to the anthology, twining history with speculation to find out what happens when suffragettes construct robots, women carry out the first 'manned' space flights, or hair metal  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Ghost stories
Fantasy fiction
Horror tales
Science fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Karen A Romanko; Jude-Marie Green; Robert Borski; Neil Coghlan; K M Praschak; Lyn C A Gardner; Bruce Boston; Leonard Richardson; Brian Rosenberger; Jennifer Rachel Baumer; Amanda C Davis; K Curran Mayer; Cliff Winnig; Todd Wheeler; Cat Rambo; Lon Prater; Don D'Ammassa; G O Clark; Marge Simon; Nancy Ellis Taylor; C D Covington; Dayle A Dermatis; Paul Abbamondi; Ann K Schwader; Brenta Blevins; David D Levine
ISBN: 9780981964317 0981964311
OCLC Number: 668078475
Description: 161 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction / Karen A. Romanko --
Hula hoop / Jude-Marie Green --
Invasion, 1955 / Robert Borski --
Storm on Fifth Avenue / Neil Coghlan --
Rain goddess : The Dust Bowl, 1930s / K.M. Praschak --
The Mustache / Lyn C.A. Gardner --
beat people / Bruce Boston --
The Day Alan Turing came out / Leonard Richardson --
These United States of Frankenstein : meltdown / Brian Rosenberger --
New and improved / Jennifer Rachel Baumer --
Sparks between our teeth / Amanda C. Davis --
Chalk circles / K. Curran Mayer --
R101 is burning / Cliff Winnig --
Dreams like snowflakes / Todd Wheeler --
Zeb / Karen A. Romanko --
Ticktock girl / Cat Rambo --
All that remains is the middle / Lon Prater --
Slipstream fiction / Don D'Ammassa --
Putting off the past / G.O. Clark --
The Fix / Marge Simon --
The Last time I was in Vienna / Nancy Ellis Taylor --
U8 : Alexanderplatz (1989) / C.D. Covington --
The Devil went down to the Sunset Strip / Dayle A. Dermatis --
Art Deco and the infestation of New America / Paul Abbamondi --
The Darkness whispers / Ann K. Schwader --
Mercury 13--
and beyond / Brenta Blevins --
Nucleon / David D. Levine.
Other Titles: Retrospect
Responsibility: edited by Karen A. Romanko.

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"Retro spec : tales of fantasy and nostalgia uses the prisms of science fiction, fantasy, and horror to examine the culture and politics of our recent past, the 1920s to the 1980s. Twenty-six authors have contributed short stories and poetry to the anthology, twining history with speculation to find out what happens when suffragettes construct robots, women carry out the first 'manned' space flights, or hair metal bands make deals with the devil. Along the way, Retro spec hits many of the notches on the 20th century timeline, including World War II, the 60s counterculture, and Chernobyl, testing them with genre elements such as alien invasion, ghosts, and time travel. Come and remember with us"--P. [4] of cover.

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