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The sex is out of this world : essays on the carnal side of science fiction

Author: Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012.
Series: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 36.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. The essays explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sex is out of this world.
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., 2012
(DLC) 2012038704
(OCoLC)813567996
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sherry Ginn; Michael G Cornelius
ISBN: 9781476600864 1476600864 1283740249 9781283740241
OCLC Number: 817871532
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: Cover --
Acknowledgments --
Table of Contents --
Introduction: Sexing Science Fiction (Michael G. Cornelius) --
Part One : Alien Sex --
The Future, in Bed with the Past: Miscegenation in Science Fiction Film and Television (Cynthia J. Miller and A. Bowdoin Van Riper) --
Alienating Sex: The Discourse of Sexuality in the Works of Octavia Butler (Anca Rosu) --
"We pair off! One man, one woman": The Heterosexual Imperative in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy (Echo E. Savage) --
Love at First Contact: Sex, Race and Colonial Fantasy in Star Trek: First Contact (Allison Whitney) --
"They teach you that in Whore Academy?" A Quantitative Examination of Sex and Sex Workers in Joss Whedon's Firefly and Dollhouse (Heather M. Porter) --
The Evil Wet Nurse: Preoedipal Development and Primo Levi's Science Fiction (Robert C. Piro) --
Part Two: Techno Sex --
Patriarchy, Paternity and Papas: Reproductive Technologies and Parenthood in Science Fiction (Erin Grayson Sapp) --
"I have worked hard at her head and brain": Dr. Moreau and the New Woman (Thomas G. Cole II) --
"Are we not men?" Degeneration, Future-Sex and The Time Machine (Larry T. Shillock) --
Space Apes Want Our Women! Primate Lust in American Science Fiction (Matthew H. Hersch) --
Technology as a Nexus for Homoerotic Desire in Boys' Series Books (Michael G. Cornelius) --
(Inter)Mediated Sexuality in the Science Fiction of J. G. Ballard (Clare Parody) --
Human, Alien, Techno -What Next? Evolutionary Psychology, Science Fiction and Sex (Sherry Ginn) --
Conclusion: Sexing Science Fiction, Take Two (Sherry Ginn) --
About the Contributors --
Index.
Series Title: Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy, 36.
Other Titles: Carnal side of science fiction
Responsibility: edited by Sherry Ginn and Michael G. Cornelius.

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