Worlds of wonder : readings in Canadian science fiction and fantasy literature /
edited by Jean-François Leroux and Camille R. La Bossière.
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, c2004.
vi, 202 p. ; 23 cm.
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Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, c2004.
0776605704 (pbk.) :
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No longer dismissed as "escapist" reading, critics have finally discovered a brave new world of science fiction and fantasy literature. This book is a long-overdue tribute to this previously ignored genre, placing these works within a general context of Canadian literature and culture.
Table of Contents
Introductionp. 1
"Another Dimension of Space": Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy and Atwood's Blind Assassinp. 7
The Canadian Apocalypsep. 35
Notes on the Contemporary Apocalyptic Imagination: William Gibson's Necromancer and Douglas Coupland's Girlfriend in a Comap. 47
Welwyn Wilton Katz and Charles de Lint: New Fantasy as a Canadian Post-colonial Genrep. 57
More Than Just Survival: The Successful Quest for Voice in Guy Gavriel Kay's Tigana and Randy Bradshaw's The Song Spinnerp. 73
Sublime Objects and Mystic Subjects: Some Lacanian Speculations About Canadian Fantasy Literature Via Barbara Goowdy's The White Bonep. 81
"Half In and Half Out of Things": Boundaries in Sean Stewart's The Night Watchp. 95
Mind Matters: Intellect and Identity in the Works of Phyllis Gotliebp. 105
Coding of Race in Science Fiction: What's Wrong with the Obvious?p. 119
A Scientist's Relationship with Science Fictionp. 131
Robots and Artificial Intelligence in Asimov's The Caves of Steel and Sawyer's Golden Fleecep. 139
Northern Gothic: The Strange and Dangerous Voyage of Captaine Thomas Jamesp. 147
Le Nord Electrique, Travel Bookp. 155
A Distant Mirror: Ideology and Identity in Quebec's Science Fiction by Womenp. 167
"The World Is Its Own Place": Denys Chabot's Infernal Utopiap. 181
The Ordinary and the Fabulous: Canadian Fantasy Literature for Childrenp. 189
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