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The Routledge companion to imaginary worlds

Author: Mark J P Wolf
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Routledge companions.
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"This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More's classic Utopia, and J.R.R. Tolkien's Arda, to elaborate, user-created game worlds like Minecraft, contributors present interdisciplinary perspectives on authorship, world structure/design, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Routledge companion to imaginary worlds.
New York : Routledge, 2018
(DLC) 2017018653
(OCoLC)994144591
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mark J P Wolf
ISBN: 9781317268284 1317268288 9781317268291 1317268296 9781315637525 1315637529
OCLC Number: 1004848638
Description: 1 online resource (xx, 445 pages).
Contents: Part, Content and Story --
chapter Locations and Borders / Gerard Hynes --
chapter The Hero's Journey / Lily Alexander --
chapter 3 Invented Languages / Dimitra Fimi Andrew Higgins --
chapter 4 Invented Cultures / Mark J.P. Wolf --
chapter 5 Backstory / Benjamin J. Robertson --
chapter 6 Narrative Fabric / Mark J.P. Wolf --
chapter 7 Saviors / Mark J.P. Wolf --
chapter 8 Portals / Jennifer Harwood-Smith --
part, Form and Structure --
chapter 9 World Design / Mark J.P. Wolf --
chapter 10 Ontological Rules / Marie-Laure Ryan --
chapter 11 World Completeness / Benjamin J. Robertson --
chapter 12 World Consistency / Rodrigo Lessa João Araújo --
chapter 13 Geography and Maps / Gerard Hynes --
chapter 14 History and Timelines / Benjamin J. Robertson --
chapter 15 Mythology / Lily Alexander --
chapter 16 Philosophy / Edward Castronova --
chapter 17 Transmediality / Lars Konzack --
chapter 18 World-Building Tools / David Langdon --
part, Types of Worlds --
chapter 19 Island Worlds / Ian Kinane --
chapter 20 Underground Worlds / Peter Fitting --
chapter 21 Planets / Jennifer Harwood-Smith --
chapter 22 Utopias and Dystopias / Peter Sands --
chapter 23 Uchronias, Alternate Histories, and Counterfactuals / George Carstocea --
chapter 24 Virtual Worlds / Mark J.P. Wolf --
chapter 25 Interactive and Participatory Worlds / Matthew Freeman --
part, Authorship and Reception --
chapter Subcreation / Lars Konzack --
chapter Authorship / Jessica Aldred --
chapter Reboots and Retroactive Continuity / William Proctor --
chapter Canonicity / William Proctor --
chapter Escapism / Lars Konzack --
chapter Genre / Lily Alexander --
chapter Fandom / Matt Hills --
chapter Worlds as Satire / George Carstocea --
chapter Worlds as Paracosms / Jeremiah Piña --
chapter Worlds as Experiments / Edward Castronova --
chapter Worlds and Politics / Dan Hassler-Forest --
part, Worlds and World-Builders --
chapter 37 More's Utopia / David Glimp --
chapter 38 Cavendish's Blazing-World / Anne M. Thell --
chapter 39 Swift's World of Gulliver's Travels / David Alff --
chapter 40 Holberg's Nazar and the Firmament / Peter Fitting --
chapter 41 Paltock's Sass Doorpt Swangeanti / Edward O'Hare --
chapter 42 Defontenay's Starian System / Irène Langlet --
chapter 43 Baum's Oz / Michael O. Riley --
chapter 44 Wright's Islandia / Michael Saler --
chapter 45 Tolkien's Arda / Dimitra Fimi --
chapter 46 Roddenberry's Star Trek Galaxy / Mary McAuley --
chapter 47 Lucas's Star Wars Galaxy / Chris Hanson --
chapter 48 Linden Lab's Second Life / Astrid Ensslin --
chapter 49 Persson's Minecraft / Lori Landay --
chapter 50 Hello Game's No Man's Sky / Kevin Schut.
Series Title: Routledge companions.
Responsibility: edited by Mark J.P. Wolf.

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"This companion provides a definitive and cutting-edge guide to the study of imaginary and virtual worlds across a range of media, including literature, television, film, and games. From the Star Trek universe, Thomas More's classic Utopia, and J.R.R. Tolkien's Arda, to elaborate, user-created game worlds like Minecraft, contributors present interdisciplinary perspectives on authorship, world structure/design, and narrative. The Routledge Companion to Imaginary Worlds offers new approaches to imaginary worlds as an art form and cultural phenomenon, explorations of the technical and creative dimensions of world-building, and studies of specific worlds and worldbuilders."--Provided by publisher.

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