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Yan Wu

“Great Wall Planet”: Introducing Chinese Science Fiction

Translated by Wang Pengfei, with Ryan Nichols

Why Chinese science fiction? In the past few years, the science fiction of other lands has begun to attract the attention of Anglo-American scholars from a variety of critical perspectives, including “imagined communities,” “third-world literature,” Orientalism, and post-colonialism. On the whole, however, this attention has amounted to little more than a vague glance at a distant world. It is difficult to cross the divide between different cultures. Sometimes it can take longer to bridge the gap between cultures than to explore outer space. It is no wonder that, in the 1980s, when Brian Aldiss came to China he found himself on an alien “Great Wall Planet,” amazed by everything he experienced there (Aldiss 3-5).

Why publish a special issue on Chinese science fiction at this time? If a special issue on China appears in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, or Business Week, no one doubts its significance because the Chinese economy is one of the most robust in the world. China’s GDP has surpassed Japan’s and is catching up with that of the US. China has become the largest manufacturer in the world and a major influence in setting market prices for both natural resources and commodities. History suggests that economic growth should be followed by cultural development. When Japan’s economy grew rapidly, for instance, Japanese culture flourished in the global market. Will China become the next Japan, and should its sf industry be prepared for the prospect?            

In 2007, I hosted a Sino-US Science Fiction Summit at Beijing Normal University whose guests included David Brin and Elizabeth Anne Hull from the Science Fiction Writers of America, in conversation with famous Chinese authors and scriptwriters including Xing He, Yang Peng, Zhang Zhilu, and Liao Ye. Our American guests observed striking similarities between contemporary China and the United States of the 1930s and 1940s, the period of American sf’s “Golden Age.” Economic growth and technological development encourage individuals to pursue their ambitions. Is this the beginning of China’s Golden Age and is it possible that sf’s center of gravity will shift from west to east? Should the Western sf community be looking to the “other world” of China and preparing for a new future?

Let’s return to Brian Aldiss and his first visit to China, that “alien” world whose social systems, cultural traditions, and interactions with modernity are so unlike those of other nations. Like all good alien planets, Aldiss’s China has a direct bearing on his own Anglo-American planet, as a stimulus to the creative imagination. Members of the western sf community, including Aldiss, Frederik Pohl, Betty Hull, and the late Charles Brown and Forrest J. Ackerman, have come to China to explore its science fiction through encounters with Chinese authors and fans, their writing, their communities, and their markets. This is significant. What Voltaire wrote 200 years ago is still relevant: China offers space for the imagination.1

What’s in the China House? In my view, Chinese sf has much to offer the Western imagination. In the first place, there is a particular richness to it, involved as it is with the pursuit of emancipation, the resistance to oppressive systems, and the influence of foreign cultures. The development of sf in China demonstrates how a literary idea—rather than a genre—from foreign nations can take root in unexpected places and in unexpected ways. As several of the essays in this special issue discuss, the first sf stories and novels by Chinese authors were published in the very early years of the twentieth century, when China’s last feudal dynasty was on the verge of collapse. During this period, many leading intellectuals supported the introduction of new technologies and foreign culture, including Western sf, as a way to transform the nation. Critical studies of late Qing sf works have contributed to our understanding of sf’s development in China and have also given rise to ongoing debates about origins and influences. One of the generally accepted hypotheses is that the development of Chinese sf in the late Qing era was a cultural response to social change. Chinese sf works of that period, deeply influenced by Western and Japanese science fiction, were nevertheless distinctively Chinese.2 While some borrowed technology and plots from foreign works, the writing style and the psychology of characters were Chinese. These sf works of the late Qing era mirrored the dreams of the Chinese people after their encounters with modern technology, and these stories and novels represent Chinese culture’s first impressions not only of the West but also of the world as a whole. As some of the essays here discuss in detail, technology in late Qing sf aided in everything from constructing a Confucian republic, defeating enemies with soaring aircraft, and literally separating the body from the soul.

The increasing openness to non-Chinese ideas and technologies and the growing antagonism toward the feudal system eventually led to the collapse of that system in the late Qing period. From 1912 to 1949, the new Republic of China attempted to establish a capitalist mode of production and a democratic politics, but the result was ongoing warfare, including chaotic conflicts among warlords, combat against Japanese invasions, and, finally, the civil war between the Communist Party and the Kuomintang. Typical of this period, many philosophies both joined together and competed against each another, debating the differing values of ancient Chinese civilization and Western science and democracy and arguing about classic capitalist theory and about Marxism and Leninism. Until recently, it was generally assumed that very little science fiction was written during the years of the Republic. Recent research has established, however, that a great many sf works were published during this period on a variety of themes, and significant discoveries continue to be made.3 Well-known sf works such as Lao She’s Maocheng ji [Cat Country, 1932] and Gu  Junzheng’s Zai Bei Ji Di Xia [Underneath the Arctic Pole, 1940] suggest the range of these works, from socio-dystopia to techno-utopia.4

The People’s Republic was founded in 1949, after the Chinese Communist Party’s victory in mainland China. Marxism and Maoism were its guiding principles, and a Sino-Soviet strategic partnership was soon formed. Chinese sf became guided by Marxism. According to Soviet theory, science fiction should follow at least two rules: 1) it should describe the imaginative processes of the scientific mind through which technoscientific development can be achieved, and 2) it should describe the future of the communist society, free from class struggle and committed to the reconciliation of humanity and nature.5 As might be expected, it was difficult for Chinese writers to meet these two requirements: they had no idea what real scientists were thinking, nor did they know how to portray narrative drama without complex interpersonal relationships.

In this context, although the “Campaign of Marching towards Science and Technology” espoused in the middle of the 1950s promoted both science fiction and popular science, between 1949 and 1966 Chinese sf tended to be limited to short stories aimed at young readers. Only a few sf works for adults were published in this period. During the Cultural Revolution itself, access to fiction was heavily restricted.6 To appreciate how writers overcame this suppression of the imagination, we can look to the Chinese sf published during this period. Does the idealism reflected in Chinese sf originate in a Marxist conception of history? According to Marxism, human society evolves from a lower to higher order, from slave to feudal society, from capitalist to socialist society and, finally, to communist society. But for the Chinese people, the idea of social development is closely linked to Confucian ethics, Taoist mysticism, and Buddhist reincarnation. Traditional Chinese values cannot easily be wrapped in Marxism and Leninism and so the only sf published under Mao’s PRC tended to be written for children.7

Deng Xiaoping came to power after Mao’s death in 1978 and a new and more open era began. With the resurrection of the government’s interest in science and technology, science fiction also enjoyed a revival. It was hoped that it could aid in breaking through outdated scientific, cultural, and political traditions. During this period, sf invited reflection on the decisions of the Communist Party and the consequences of its unscientific policies. As Chinese science fiction was gaining momentum, a large number of Western sf novels in translation were also becoming available, including works by Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, and Ray Bradbury. Chinese readers, however, have exhibited only selective interest in Western sf. When I attended the premiere of George Lucas’s Star Wars (1977) during China’s first “American Movie Week” in 1985—which included showings of Robert Benton’s Kramer vs. Kramer (1979), Michael Apted’s Coal Miner’s Daughter (1980), and Mark Rydell’s On Golden Pond (1981)—Lucas’s film was heavily criticized by audience members as no more than a “children’s game.” For Chinese audiences accustomed to sophisticated historical adventures such as Shui Hu Zhuan [Outlaws of the Marsh] and San Guo Yan Yi [The Romance of Three Kingdoms], Star Wars was simplistic and unappealing.8

But just as Chinese sf was marching toward prosperity, sf writing began to be criticized for being pseudoscientific and anti-communist. A case in point is Qi Yi De Hua Shi Dan [A Strange Fossil Egg, 1978], an illustrated picture book based on Ye Yonglie’s short story “Shi Jie Zui Gao Feng Shang De Qi Ji” [Miracle on the Peak of the World’s Highest Mountain], depicting dinosaurs returning to life. A paleontologist accused this story of deviating from scientific fact, of being anti-science in its espousal of pseudoscience. Pseudoscience is a term with very specific political connotations in China. Because Marxism is believed to be the only correct science, pseudoscience is considered to be both anti-Marxist and anti-communist.9 During the period after 1978, sf came in for increasing criticism, which caused sharp declines in publishing. Once again Chinese sf was stopped in its tracks.

Since the student demonstrations in Tiananmen Square in 1989, radical changes have taken place in China’s political and ideological landscape. Initially the demonstrations only strengthened the position of government hardliners, but within two years the government began to shift its focus from ideological control to economic growth, promoting China’s place in the global economic system in accordance with the policies of Deng Xiaoping.10 This also contributed to the revival of Chinese sf, which has developed steadily in the past two decades, although it has not been without its challenges. In 2000, for instance, J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series (1997-2007) sparked a reading craze in China that stimulated the growth of fantasy but reduced sf sales.

It is worth asking why fantasy and science fiction are evaluated so differently in China. When one recalls the rich fantasy elements in Chinese classical fiction, it is clear that fantasy and science fiction each have a very different relationship to traditional Chinese culture. It is more accurate to say that the Harry Potter novels reawakened China’s deeply-rooted taste for fantasy than that it brought something new to Chinese readers.11 Does the relationship between fantasy and science fiction mirror the competition between Chinese and Western culture?

Recently, however, Chinese sf has increased in popularity. Science-fiction writers and texts have begun to enjoy an unprecedented level of recognition by Chinese readers, including bestsellers such as Liu Cixin’s complex apocalyptic space opera, San Ti [The Three Body Trilogy, 2007-2011] and Han Song’s Huo Xing Zhao Yao Mei Guo [Red Star Over America, 2012] and Hong Se Hai Yang [Red Ocean, 2004], both of which are filled with satirical political critique. Other leading sf writers include Wang Jinkang and He Xi. Several mainstream writers have also published sf novels.12 In addition, more and more new writers are contributing to the ongoing vitality of the field. When I attended the recent (2012) WorldCon in Chicago, I was accompanied by three young writers all born after 1980. They are the generation that will take Chinese sf into what promises to be a prosperous future.

What makes Chinese sf unique? In the wake of these historical frustrations and reforms, it is becoming possible to identify some of the features that are unique to Chinese science fiction. In my judgment, its most significant characteristic is the frequent exploration of themes of liberation and release from old cultural, political, and institutional systems. Another significant element is to be found in the reactions of Chinese writers to Western science and culture in their pursuit of themes of liberation. This raises a series of key questions: what is science? is science specifically Western or is it a universal human pursuit? how can writers integrate scientific and local cultural traditions into new and vital forms? These are compelling questions for Chinese authors—and for Chinese readers as well. A third key element in Chinese sf is its concern for the future of China and of Chinese culture, which is among the oldest surviving human cultures. Can it be revived in the postmodern scientific age? Finally, we might argue that, whereas Western sf is focused on the opportunities and losses of technoscientific development, Chinese sf, although it examines similar ideas, is more focused on anxieties about cultural decline and the potential for revitalization.

One outcome of the increasing popularity of sf in China has been the development of the field of sf studies. While Chinese scholarship on Chinese sf sometimes contradicts that of the West, there are many instances where it also borrows from Western scholarship. Chinese sf studies have been written from a wide variety of perspectives, many of which give serious consideration to the role of sf in society. Some of the most influential include Liang Qichao’s dictum about “Saving the Country by Fiction”13; the “Function of Science Popularization” espoused by Lu Xun in the 1900s14; Zheng Wenguang’s proposal in the 1950s about “Getting Ahead of Science”15; Ye Yonglie’s “Restriction of Three Elements” in the 1970s16; the “Scientific Attitude to Life” propounded by Tong Enzheng17; Wei Yahua and Jin Tao’s theories about “Science Fiction’s Critical Function in Society” in the 1980s18; and the values of “Entertainment and Self-Expression” espoused by a new generation of sf writers represented by Xing He and other “new age” and “post-new-age” authors.19 In my own work, I have proposed that sf be considered a literature that is “Shouting on the Edge.”20 More work in comparative studies is needed in order to ascertain the extent to which these critical models have parallels in Western academic sf theory and criticism. Perhaps, after all, the most valuable outcome of this special issue is the realization of the many interrelationships between Chinese and Western sf studies.

While preparing this special issue, I reviewed many studies of Chinese sf in both Chinese and English publications. Although comparatively little has been published in this area, certain studies deserve special attention. One very valuable essay from the 1980s is Rudolf G. Wagner’s “Lobbying Literature: The Archaeology and Present Functions of Science Fiction in China” (1985). Wagner provides a detailed account of the development of Chinese sf (mainly of the PRC period), analyzing the structure of sf works in the context of Chinese society. In my view, the most important Chinese sf study of the 1980s is Ye Yonglie’s Lun Ke Xue Wen Yi [On Science Literature], which approaches science fiction as literature about science. Although his study was influenced by the Soviet theory of science popularization, it played an important role in exploring Chinese science fiction.21Tobe! Daishinteikouku-Kindai Chugoku No Gensou Kagaku [Soaring: The Qing Empire: Imaginary Science in Modern China, 1988] by Japanese scholar Takeda Masaya is a significant study of the intersections among science fiction, science popularization, and modern painting; it discusses the modernity of Chinese sf in the context of photographs and illustrations in late Qing magazines. David Der-wei Wang’s Fin-de-Siècle Splendor: Repressed Modernities of Late Qing Fiction, 1849-1911 (1997) is one of the most valuable studies published in the 1990s. Focusing on Chinese sf of the late Qing era, it offers a detailed account of the relationship between science fiction and modern Chinese literature, arguing that science fiction was one of the many forms of cultural expression that perished with China’s “suppression of modernity” after the May Fourth Movement. The result was the establishment of realism as the only acceptable mode of writing. While Wang’s study does not include analysis of the many sf works of this period discovered only after its publication, it remains a valuable resource for sf studies in China.

At the beginning of the twenty-first century, we are seeing the publication of more studies in both Chinese and English, although it is difficult to tell which of them will prove to be of lasting worth. My own recent study, Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [Essentials of Science Fiction, 2011], is a study of Chinese science fiction in a global context and an attempt to demonstrate what Chinese sf and world sf have in common.

About this issue. I hope that this special issue will attract the attention of the global sf community to Chinese sf and promote the study of Chinese sf by English-speaking scholars. We have aimed here to provide a thorough overview of science fiction in China today, including its history and its future potential. Han Song and Liu Cixin, two of China’s most acclaimed sf writers—worthy successors to such famous literary figures as Liang Qichao and Lu Xun—discuss not only their own careers but also the growing Chinese sf community. In spite of significant differences in their writing, both are equally representative of today’s Chinese sf writers and the diverse work that they are producing. I am very pleased to include their unique insights here.

Next Nathaniel Isaacson and Shaoling Ma provide detailed studies of China’s two earliest sf works, Yue Qiu Zhi Min Di Xiao Shuo [Tales of the Moon Colony,1904-05] and “Xin Fa Luo Xian Sheng Tan” [A Tale of New Mr. Braggadocio,1905]. While Isaacson adopts a theoretical perspective consistent with Western criticism, Ma has placed more emphasis on the origins and development of Chinese classical fiction. Lisa Raphals also focuses on an early work, Lao She’s Maocheng ji [Cat Country, 1932], published during the period of the Republic of China. Lao She was one of the few mainstream figures in China writing sf at this time, although he never admitted it and even criticized it in writing. Whether an sf work will be remembered does not depend, however, on the author’s attitude. After years of neglect and negative critique by both author and reading public, Maocheng ji was republished in Japan in the 1970s as one of the world’s classics of science fiction.

Following these essays on early Chinese sf, Mingwei Song and Jia Liyuan offer in-depth studies of New China science fiction. Although their essays cover the period between the early 1990s and the present, they also look back to the late Qing era and to the period of the Republic of China (ROC). Song Mingwei, a literary theorist based in the US and very familiar with the development of sf in China, introduces and analyzes in detail the work of China’s most influential contemporary sf writers. Jia Liyuan is a writer and literary critic, and potentially a very influential author in his own right (publishing sf under the pen name Fei Dao). He offers a close reading of the science fiction of Han Song, interpreting it in the context of the difficulties and opportunities facing Chinese sf writers at the present moment.

The penultimate essay here is a historical study of translation as an important influence on the development of Chinese sf. Qian Jiang’s essay is based on her doctoral research and provides detailed information about the significance of foreign sf in translation in China. The issue concludes with Wei Yang’s analysis of the unique cross-genre character of contemporary Chinese sf film, and how it both parallels and differs from classic Hollywood sf blockbusters.

It is a great pity that we were not able to include a study of sf during Mao’s period. Without such an essay, our original intention to provide a panoramic view of Chinese sf’s history and current state has not quite been realized. It is also important to note that science fiction written during the years of the Republic of China is still being rediscovered and some of the research findings in current studies might well be outdated soon. I think that the study of Chinese science fiction, both in China and internationally, is just beginning and is poised to take off.

As guest co-editor of this special issue, I sincerely thank the authors and translators without whose interest and support this project would not have been possible. I am also grateful to those who submitted proposals but whose work we were unable to include. I would like to express my gratitude to my co-editor, Veronica Hollinger, for her insights and careful work. We have been acquainted for many years, but this is the first time we have had the opportunity to work together. Thanks also to SFS’s co-editors for their enthusiastic support of this project, to expert scholars including Guangyi Li and Mingwei Song for their helpful suggestions, to Wang Pengfei for translating my work and Ryan Nichols for polishing it, and to Andy Sawyer for his help in finding research materials.

I may not agree with all of the arguments made here, but this is only to the good. All I have done as editor is to correct occasional factual errors. I know that it is only by listening to these differences of opinion that we can make steady progress in the study of science fiction. There are inevitable gaps in a project such as this one. Perhaps we have placed too much emphasis on subjects that are less interesting to Western readers, while not providing enough information about topics of more concern. I think, however, that readers will find the story of science fiction in China both unexpected and gripping, and I look forward to feedback and critical responses.

Every nation with a distinctive culture and history is like an alien planet, and visitors can stand on this planet and look up at its sky. What will visitors from the West discover in the unfamiliar sky of Planet China?

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
The co-editors of this special issue would also like to thank Janice Bogstad, Amy Kit-Sze Chan, Jonathan Clements, Jiayan Mi, and Carlos Rojas for their help and advice as outside readers. Their expertise made an invaluable contribution to this project. Jonathan Clements was especially generous with his time, and interested readers will want to consult his substantial entry on “China,” co-authored with Wu Dingbo, in the online Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.

NOTES
                1. Many of Voltaire’s works praise China, especially his Essay on the Manners of Nations (1756), in which he considers not only political governance, legal systems, economic controls, and population development, but also morality, philosophy, and scientific development.
                2. See the studies by Chien Chun, Chen Hongguang, and Wu, Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [Essentials of Science Fiction], especially 4-11.
                3. The study of late Qing-era sf commenced only in the 1980s. Studies of the sf of the ROC period are still at a preliminary stage and many texts still await detailed analysis. For more information, see Chen Hongguang, especially 32-117.
                4. See Wu, Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang,13-14.
5. For an analysis of Soviet science-fiction theory, see Lue Pu Luo Fu (B. Liupulov).
                6. I remember how, as a child during the Cultural Revolution, I would break the paper strips that sealed the windows and sneak into the locked public library. The piles of old books were covered in dust. According to the Red Guards, these books were mere propaganda espousing feudalism, capitalism, and revisionism, and they deserved to be burned. Among that so-called “poisonous grass,” however, I discovered Jules Verne’s amazing novel, Vingte mille lieues sous les mers [Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, 1870], and many sf works by Soviet and Chinese writers. The fabulous futures in these books took me to worlds very different from the insane and cruel reality of the Cultural Revolution’s “Class Struggle.”
                7. For a related study of these issues, see Zhang Zi et al.
                8. These are ancient classical stories of the early Ming dynasty (14th century CE) that deal with themes of war and political power struggles, and with Chinese-oriented treatments of both interpersonal and national relationships. They remain very popular among Chinese readers.
                9. The Chinese continue to be apprehensive about accusations of pseudoscience, which are regularly made by the media against what they see as misleading the people.
                10. The Chinese Communist Party underwent significant changes, but they did not occur immediately after the 1989 student demonstrations. These changes began only in 1992, the year that Deng Xiaoping, then leader of China, gave a series of talks in South China advocating economic reforms. Deng emphasized in these talks that all political disputes should be put aside and priority given to economic development.
                11. The Chinese fantasy tradition is well represented by Xi You Ji [Journey to the West], written during the middle period of the Ming Dynasty (16th century CE) and Liao Zai Zhi Yi [Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio] written during the Qing Dynasty (17th century CE). Journey to the West tells the story of a group of Buddhists, including a monkey, a pig, a horse, and a monk, who go on a pilgrimage to find Buddhist scriptures. During their journey, they encounter monsters of various kinds. Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio, a collection of thrilling and fantastic short stories, describes loves between humans and non-humans and explores the workings of karma in Chinese culture. See the translations by Wu Cheng’en and and by Pu Songling.
                12. Mainstream writers who have written science fiction include Hong Ying, Bi Shu Min, and Zhu Su Jin. Although their work differs in many ways from conventional sf and has not always been welcomed by fans, it has its own popular appeal and demonstrates increasing awareness of the genre among mainstream writers. See the titles by Hong Ying, Bi Shu Min, and Zhu Su Jin in my Works Cited.
                13. After the failure of constitutional reform driven by the government, leading intellectual Liang Qichao advocated reform from the bottom up. In 1902, he founded the magazine Xin Xiao Shuo [New Fiction] to promote new theories of literature and communication. Science fiction was one of the magazine’s key interests. Liang not only translated French sf by Verne and Camille Flammarion, but he also wrote the novel Xin Zhong Guo Wei Lai Ji [The Future of New China, 1902], which is set in a future society.
                14. Lu Xun is the founder of modern Chinese literature. In his youth, he was active in translating and introducing science fiction to the nation. In 1903, for example, he translated Verne’s De la Terre à la Lune [From the Earth to the Moon, 1865] and included a well-known preface in which he espoused sf for its potential to spread Western science and to guide the Chinese people forward.
                15. Zheng Wenguang, an important sf writer of the PRC from the 1950s to the 1980s, published Cong Di Qiu Dao Huo Xing [From Earth to Mars] in 1954. In 1956, he published the essay “Always Leading Science,” his proposal for a science-fiction theory heavily influenced by Soviet theory. See Zheng Wenguang 158-62.
                16. Ye Yonglie was China’s most famous sf writer in the 1970s and 1980s; his works sold well nationwide. In Lun Ke Xue Wen Yi [On Science Literature], he theorized sf as a literary genre that combined science, fantasy, and fiction, three elements closely related to each other. See his Lun Ke Xue Wen Yi [On Scientific Literary Works], 81-109.
                17. See Tong Enzheng 110.
                18. Commencing in the mid-1980s, Chinese sf writers began to be more openly critical of their society. Writers such as Wei Yahua, Jin Tao, Zheng Wenguang, and Ye Yonglie argued that sf should not only be about science but should focus equally on society and politics. It was time to throw off the influence of the leftist state. See Ye Yonglie (2000), Chen Jie, and Wu Yan, Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [Essentials of Science Fiction] in my Works Cited.
                19. The new generation that emerged in the 1990s, represented by Xing He, Yang Peng, Su Xuejun, Ling Chen, Pan Haitian, and Liu Wenyang, believed that sf’s role was neither to popularize science nor to convey truth. It should remain completely independent, focusing on entertainment and individual self-expression.
                20. In my Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [Essentials of Science Fiction], I approach sf from the perspective of power and authority. I emphasize that the study of Chinese sf—and this is probably true of all “third-world” sf studies—must face the reality that sf writers and readers are marginal figures in a post-industrial and technological era. I argue that sf’s legitimacy is a result of its very marginality.
                21. See Ye Yonglie, Lun Ke Xue Wen Yi, especially 81-109.
               
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APPENDIX: Milestones of Chinese Science Fiction

This appendix lists milestones in the history of science fiction in mainland China, including the major historical events that influenced its development.

1901
Jules Verne’s Deux ans de vacances [A Two Years’ Vacation], translated and annotated with critical commentary by Liang Qichao, is published in Chun Jiang Feng Yue Bao [Spring River Wind Monthly].

1902
Liang Qichao launches Xin Xiao Shuo [New Fiction], a magazine promoting many types of new writing including “philosophical science fiction.” He publishes the first chapter of his futuristic novel Xin Zhong Guo Wei Lai Ji [The Future of New China] in its first issue.

1903
Lu Xun translates and publishes Jules Verne’s Yue Jie Lv Xing [From the Earth to the Moon], which includes his preface, Yue Jie Lv Xing Bian Yan [Preface to Yue Jie Lv Xing]. This is the most significant critical work to appear in the early years of Chinese science fiction.

1904
Huang Jiang Diao Suo publishes Yue Qiu Zhi Min Di [Tales of the Moon Colony] in the magazine Xiu Xiang Xiao Shuo [Illustrated Fiction].

1905
Dong Hai Jue Wo (pseudonym of Xu Nianci)’s Xin Fa Luo Xian Sheng Tan [A Tale of New Mr. Braggadocio] is published by Xiao Shuo Lin [Forest of Fiction] Press.
Wu Jianren publishes the first eleven chapters of Xin Shi Tou Ji [New Story of the Stone] in the newspaper Nan Fang [South]. The completed novel is published in 1908 by Gai Liang Xiao Shuo [Reform Fiction] Press.

1908
Bi He Guan Zhu Ren’s Xin Ji Yuan [New Era] is published by Xiao Shuo Lin Press.

1910
Lu Shi’e’s Xin Zhong Guo [New China] is published by Gai Liang Xiao Shuo Press.

1911
This year sees the collapse of the Qing Dynasty and the founding of the Republic of China. During the late Qing Dynasty, more than 20 genre works are published, each exhibiting a different literary style.

1932
Lao She publishes the first chapters of Mao Cheng Ji [Cat Country] in Xian Dai [Modern] Magazine. It is the first “soft” sf dystopia in Chinese science fiction.

1937
The Sino-Japanese War begins.

1940
Gu Junzheng’s edited anthology Zai Bei Ji Di Xia [Underneath the North Pole] is published by Wen Hua Sheng Huo [Culture Life] Press. It includes three “hard” sf stories.

1945
The Sino-Japanese War ends.

1949
The People’s Republic of China is founded on 1 October.
The term “science fiction” begins to be replaced by the term “science fantasy fiction” in accordance with Soviet usage.

1950
Zhang Ran’s Meng You Tai Yang Xi [Travel the Solar System in a Dream] is published by Tian Jin Zhi Shi Shu Dian [Knowledge Press of Tianjin].

1954
Zheng Wenguang publishes Cong Di Qiu Dao Huo Xing [From the Earth to Mars] in  Zhong Guo Shao Nian Bao [China Junior Newspaper].

1956
The Chinese Communist Party calls for a “March to Science.”
Chi Shuchang’s anthology, San Hao You Yong Xuan Shou De Mi Mi [The Secret of Swimmer No. 3], is published by Zhong Guo Shao Nian Er Tong [China Children and Junior] Publishing House.

1958
Zheng Wenguang publishes the first two chapters of Gong Chan Zhu Yi Chang Xiang Qu [Fantasia of Communism] in Zhong Guo Qing Nian [China Youth] Monthly. This is China’s first Communist-influenced utopian science fiction.
The first film with sf elements, Shi San Ling Shui Ku Chang Xiang Qu [Fantasia of Shi San Ling Reservoir] is completed by Beijing Qing Nian Dian Ying Zhi Pian Chang [Beijing Youth Movie Factory].

1960
Tong Enzheng’s novellette “Gu Xia Mi Wu” [Mists of Old Gorges] is published by Shao Nian Er Tong [Children and Junior] Publishing House of Shanghai.

1962
A selection of sf stories, Bu Ke De Qi Yu [The Adventure of Bu Ke], is published by Shao Nian Er Tong Publishing House of Shanghai.

1963
Wang Guozhong’s anthology, Hei Long Hao Shi Zong [The Lost Ship Black Dragon], is published by Shao Nian Er Tong Publishing House of Shanghai.

1966
The Cultural Revolution begins.

1976
Shao Nian Ke Xue [Junior Science] publishes Ye Yong Lie’s Shi You Dan Bai [Petrolia Protein], labeling it “science fiction” rather than “science fantasy fiction” in order to avoid the negative “bourgeois” connotations of the term “fantasy.” This is the only sf published during the Cultural Revolution.
Mao dies in October and the Cultural Revolution comes to an end.

1978
Ye Yong Lie’s Xiao Ling Tong Man You Wei Lai [Xiao Ling Tong’s Journey to the Future] is published by Shao Nian Er Tong [Children and Junior] Publishing House of Shanghai.
Tong Enzheng’s Shan Hu Dao Shang De Si Guang [Death Ray on a Coral Island] is published in the journal, Ren Min Wen Xue [People’s Literature].
Deng Xiaoping begins his term as PRC leader and announces China’s new “Open Door Policy.”

1979
Tong Enzheng’s novelette Shan Hu Dao Shang De Si Guang [Death Ray on a Coral Island] wins the readers’ choice National Story Award. This is the first time an sf work wins a mainstream literature award.
Sichuan Science and Technology Association establishes Ke Xue Wen Yi [Science Literature] magazine, which publishes science fiction, science-oriented fairy tales, and short stories related to science. 
Zheng Wenguang publishes his novel, Fei Xiang Ren Ma Zhuo [Flying to Saggitarius], with Ren Min Wen Xue [People’s Literature] Publishing House in May.
Zhong Guo Qing Nian Bao [China Youth Newspaper] begins a new column, “Ke Pu Xiao Yi” [Brief Notes on Popular Science Works], publishing critical articles about both popular science and science fiction.
The China Popular Science Writers’ Association is founded. Most sf authors join its Science Literature Branch. The Association later changes its name to the China Science Writers’ Association.

1980
The first full-length sf film, Shan Hu Dao Shang De Si Guang [Death Ray on a Coral Island], based on the novelette by Tong Enzheng, is released but does not do well at the box office.
Jin Tao publishes the novelette “Yue Guang Dao” [Moonlight Island] in the first issue of Ke Xue Shi Dai [Science Times] journal. It evinces strong anxiety that the Cultural Revolution might be revived sometime in the future. Political science fiction begins.

1981
Wei Yahua’s story “Wen Rou Zhi Xiang De Meng” [Conjugal Happiness in the Arms of Morpheus] is published in Beijing Wen Xue [Beijing Literature] monthly.

1983
Government-run newspapers such as Ren Min Ri Bao [People’s Daily] accuse the genre of science fiction of “spiritual pollution” and further publication is discouraged. Most authors either move to other genres or cease writing altogether.

1985
The magazines Ke Xue Wen Yi [Science Literature] and Zhi Hui Shu [Tree of Wisdom] jointly launch China’s first award for science fiction, the Yin He [Galaxy] award.

1988
Pi Li Bei Bei [Electronic Boy Bei Bei], the first sf film for children, is well received.

1989
On 4 June, the incident at Tiananmen Square takes place.

1991
Science Literature Magazine changes its name to Ke Huan Shi Jie [Science Fiction World].
Beijing Normal University launches the first undergraduate course in science fiction.
The World Science Fiction Association’s annual conference is held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province. 
Mainland author Han Song’s short story “Yu Zhou Mu Bei” [Tombstone of the Universe] wins the Worldwide Chinese Science Fiction Award in Taiwan.

1995
Wang Jinkang’s short story “Sheng Ming Zhi Ge” [Song of Life] is published in Science Fiction World.

1996
Xing He’s “Jue Dou Zai Wang Luo” [Fight a Duel on the Internet], the first Chinese cyberpunk story, is published in Science Fiction World. A new generation of Chinese sf authors makes its appearance.

1997
The Beijing International Science Fiction Conference is held in both Beijing and Chengdu, Sichuan Province.

1999
The National College Entrance Examination uses a science column from Science Fiction World as its writing test. Science Fiction World’s circulation rises sharply.

2003
Beijing Normal University launches a Master’s Program in Science Fiction Studies.

2004
The National Social Science Foundation awards a grant to science-fiction studies for the first time. More than a dozen critical studies have resulted from this support.
Qian Lifang’s sf novel about Chinese history, Tian Yi [The Will of Heaven], is published by Sichuan Ke Ji [Sichuan Science and Technology] Publishing House.

2006
San Ti [The Three Body Problem], the first book in Liu Cixin’s San Ti Trilogy [The Three Body Trilogy] is published by Chongqing Publishing House.

2009
The World Chinese Science Fiction Writers’ Association is founded.

2010
The World Chinese Science Fiction Writers’ Association launches the Xing Yun [Nebula] award.

2011
Yan Wu’s Ke Huan Wen Xue Lun Gang [Essentials of Science Fiction] is published by Chongqing Publishing House.
The first Chinese-language “Panorama of Short Science Fiction Films” is launched at the Xing Yun [Nebula] Awards ceremony. It showcases seven and half hours of short films shot over the previous two years.


Nathaniel Isaacson

Science Fiction for the Nation: Tales of the Moon Colony and the Birth of Modern Chinese Fiction

Abstract. This article argues that Chinese sf emerged as a product of two converging factors during the turn of the twentieth century: first, the crisis of epistemology brought about by China’s semi-colonial subjugation to European powers and second, the imperialist imagination of global exchanges and conquest that led to the emergence of the genre in the West and its translation into Chinese via Japan. This paper draws upon critical analysis of the connections between sf, empire, and Orientalist discourse developed by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Patricia Kerslake, and John Rieder in the context of Chinese sf as a means of exploring Chinese articulations of these concerns. Through a close reading of Huangjiang Diaosou’s Tales of the Moon Colony (1904-1905), this paper explores the anxieties associated with utopianism, nationalism, and Occidentalism that reveal themselves in early Chinese sf.


Shaoling Ma

“A Tale of New Mr. Braggadocio”:  Narrative Subjectivity and Brain Electricity in Late Qing Science Fiction

Abstract. This article examines the relation between self and society in Xu Nianci’s “Xin faluoxiansheng tan” [A Tale of New Mr. Braggadocio, 1905]. It argues that the short story’s experiment with first-person subjectivity and the narrator’s invention of brain electricity collapses the disjuncture between individual self and society, as well as the divide between labor and capital that lies at the heart of Marx’s insight into the social relations of production. Specifically, brain electricity reimagines the distinction between humans and machines and reevaluates the means and relations of production; in doing so, it provides a study of political economy rare in late Qing Chinese fiction.


Lisa Raphals

Alterity and Alien Contact in Lao She’s Martian Dystopia, Cat Country

Abstract. This article considers several contexts for the treatment of the themes of alterity and alien contact in Lao She’s Maocheng ji [Cat Country], a work that straddles cultures and raises important questions for scholars of both science fiction and Chinese literature. It examines how Cat Country fits— or does not—into the history of science fiction and also into the development of twentieth-century Chinese literature. Finally, it compares the treatment of alien contact and alterity in Maocheng ji and Stanley G. Weinbaum’s “A Martian Odyssey.”


Mingwei Song

Variations on Utopia in Contemporary Chinese Science Fiction

Abstract. This essay focuses on the variations of utopian narrative in contemporary Chinese sf, with a view toward appreciating the genre’s historical development since the late Qing. Through analyzing the writings of three writers, Han Song, Wang Jinkang, and Liu Cixin, this essay examines three themes that characterize China’s current new wave of science fiction: China’s rise, the myth of development, and posthumanity. Deeply entangled with the politics of a changing China, science fiction today both strengthens and complicates the utopian vision of a new and powerful China: it mingles nationalism with utopianism/dystopianism, sharpens social criticism with an acute awareness of China’s potential for further reform, and wraps political consciousness in scientific discourse about the powers of technology and the technologies of power.


Jia Liyuan

Gloomy China: China’s Image in Han Song’s Science Fiction

Abstract. This paper focuses on the work of Han Song, an important contemporary Chinese sf writer. His dark and difficult stories brim with violence and bloodshed and frequently leave readers puzzled as to his intentions, yet many critics have defended the value of his work. My analysis focuses on the reasons for the persistence of such dark images of China in his writing. Han Song’s work exceeds Lu Xun’s critique of national character and makes him an inheritor of the enlightenment spirit of the May 4th Movement (1915-1921). At the same time, the impact of Buddhism imbues his work with a nihilism that inevitably dilutes the power of his critique. Paradoxical feelings of detachment from and attachment to reality find voice in his sf writing, which ought to be viewed as the practice of dharma as well as a critique of reality. In other words, his “Gloomy China” should be seen not only as a national allegory in Fredric Jameson’s sense of the term, but also as a universal exploration of the meaning of existence.


Qian Jiang

Translation and the Development of Science Fiction in Twentieth-Century China

Abstract. This paper examines the role of translation in the evolution of science fiction as a literary genre in twentieth-century China. I focus my discussion on how translation became the impetus for the birth of sf in the late Qing period and on the impact of translations upon original fictions at different phases in the development of Chinese sf. I demonstrate the very significant position of sf translation in the history of Chinese sf literature in the twentieth century as a dynamic influence on the growth of the genre in China.


Wei Yang

Voyage into an Unknown Future: A Genre Analysis of Chinese SF Film in the New Millennium

Abstract. This article studies sf film as a new genre in Chinese cinema. While borrowing widely from its Hollywood counterparts—costumes, sets, plot, characterization, visual effects, and so forth—Chinese sf films seldom demonstrate the kind of science-based vision or exploration that mark many ambitious sf films in the West. In part due to the genre’s Hollywood monopoly, Chinese sf films tend to hark back to pre-existing local cinematic conventions and are intermixed with other genres as diverse as fantasy, ghost and horror stories, romances, and martial-arts films. The development of sf cinema in China is further complicated by the current postmodern tendency toward hybridity and intertextuality, which disrupts the genre’s typical development by subjecting it to imitation and parody. Examining the thematic concerns and iconography of Chinese sf film, this article argues that the dominant intergeneric elements in Chinese sf cinema reveal its status as a subordinate genre in which sf semantics are coopted into syntactic relationships with other genres. In this sense, Chinese sf films are better understood as “sf-themed” films.

Alien Identities : Exploring Differences in Film and Fiction
Edited by Deborah Cartmell ... [et al.]. Pluto Press, 1999
Full text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.A47 A44 1999

Alien zone: cultural theory and contemporary science fiction cinema /
Edited by Annette Kuhn. London; New York: Verso, 1990.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 A818 1990
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 A818 1990
Contents via Google Books

Alien zone II: the spaces of science-fiction cinema
Edited by Kuhn. London; New York: Verso, 1999.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 A8184 1999

Aliens R us: the other in science fiction cinema
Edited by Ziauddin Sardar and Sean Cubitt. London; Sterling, Va.: Pluto Press,
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 A45 2002

Anderson, Craig W.
Science fiction films of the seventies / by Craig W. Anderson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 A82 1985

Andrevon, Jean Pierre.
Cent monstres du cinema fantastique / par Jean-Pierre Andrevon, Alain Schlockoff; preface de Henri Gougaud. Grenoble, France: Editions Jacques Glenat, 1978. Series title: Vivre le cinema; 2.
UCB Main P96.M6 A56

Attack of the monster movie makers: interviews with 20 genre giants
By Tom Weaver; research associates, Michael and John Brunas. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c1994.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 A94 1994

Attebery, Brian,
"Beyond Captain Nemo: Disney's science fiction." In: From mouse to mermaid: the politics of film, gender, and culture / Elizabeth Bell, Lynda Haas, Laura Sells, editors. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1995.
http://www.netlibrary.com/summary.asp?id=614Full text available online (UCB users only)
Anthropology PN1999.W27.F76 1995
Main Stack PN1999.W27.F76 1995

Avila, Eric
"Dark city: white flight and the urban science fiction film in postwar America." In: Classic Hollywood, classic whiteness / Daniel Bernardi, editor. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.M56.C59 2001

Badmington, Neil
Alien chic: posthumanism and the other within / Neil Badmington. London ; New York : Routledge, 2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0414/2004002290.html
Main Stack BF2050.B33 2004

Balsamo, Anne Marie
Technologies of the gendered body: reading cyborg women / Anne Balsamo. Durham: Duke University Press, c1996.
Anthropology HQ1190.B35 1996
Main Stack HQ1190.B35 1996

Barron, Neil
"Science fiction on film and television." In: Anatomy of wonder: a critical guide to science fiction / edited by Neil Barron. 3rd ed. New York: Bowker, 1987.
Main Stack PN3448.S4.A12 A5, 1987

Baxter, John.
Science fiction in the cinema. New York, A. S. Barnes [1970]. Series title: The International film guide series.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 B3
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 B3

Benson, Michael.
Vintage science fiction films, 1896-1949 Jefferson, N.C.; London: McFarland, 2000.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 B4 2000
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 B4 2000

Biskind, Peter
"Pods, blobs, and ideology in American films of the fifties." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / Edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. pp: 58-72. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1985. Series title: Alternatives.
UCB Main PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985

Bonner, Frances. 1992.
"Separate Development: Cyberpunk in Film and TV." In: Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative. Edited by Tom Shippey. Athens: U of Georgia Press. pp, 191-207
Main Stack PN3433.6.F53 1992

Booker, M. Keith.
Alternate Americas : science fiction film and American culture Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 2006.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 B56 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip063/2005032303.html

Booker, M. Keith.
"The beginning or the end?: post-holocaust novels and films, 1946-1964. In: Monsters, mushroom clouds, and the Cold War: American science fiction and the roots of postmodernism, 1946-1964 Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2001. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 95
Main Stack PS374.S35.B66 2001

Booker, M. Keith.
The post-utopian imagination : American culture in the long 1950s / M. Keith Booker. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.P6 B66 200

Bould, M.
"On the edges of fiction: actualites, city symphonies and early SF movies." In: Docufictions : essays on the intersection of documentary and fictional filmmaking / edited by Gary D. Rhodes and John Parris Springer. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
Main Stack PN1995.9.D62.D63 2006
Moffitt PN1995.9.D62.D63 2006
PFA PN1995.9.D62.D63 2006

Brave New Worlds: The Science Fiction Phenomenon [VIDEO]
Commentary: Robert Silverberg, Paul Verhoeven, Arthur Clarke, Mark Kermode, Geoff Ryman, John Clute, Brisn Aldiss, Dick Jude, J. G. Ballard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Karen Joy Fowler, Octavia Butler, Dan O'Bannon, Bob Burns, John Brosnan, Robert Wise, William Gibson, Neal Stephenson. This documentary looks at science fiction classic films and novels, pulp fiction, B movies, and the special-effects wizardry of science fiction adventure epics. Interviews with key writers and filmmakers of the genre map out the history of science fiction while clips from a selection of popular films visually demonstrate an "image of the future." 1992. 51 min.
Media Center Video/C 7391

Brereton, Pat.
"Conspiracy thrillers and science fiction: 1950s to 1990s." In: Hollywood utopia : ecology in contemporary American cinema Bristol, UK ; Portland, Ore. : Intellect Books, 2005.
Full text available online
Main Stack PN1995.9.N38.B74 2005

Brereton, Pat.
"Postmodernist science fiction films and ecology." In: Hollywood utopia : ecology in contemporary American cinema Bristol, UK ; Portland, Ore. : Intellect Books, 2005.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Main Stack PN1995.9.N38.B74 2005

British science fiction cinema
Edited by I.Q. Hunter. London; New York: Routledge, 1999. Series title: British popular cinema.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 B65 1999

Broderick, Mick.
Nuclear Movies: A Critical Analysis and Filmography of International Feature Length ilms Dealing with Experimentation, Aliens, Terrorism, Holocaust, and Other Disaster Scenarios, 1914-1990 / by Mick Broderick; with a foreword by Helen Caldicott. Jefferson, N.C.
McFarland & Co., 1991, c1988.
Main Stack PN1995.9.N9.B76 1991
Moffitt PN1995.9.N9.B76 1991

Brosnan, John.
Future tense: the cinema of science fiction / John Brosnan. New York: St. Martin's Press, c1978.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26B7 1978
UCB Main PN1995.9.S62 .B7 [another edition]

Bryld, Mette.
Cosmodolphins: feminist cultural studies of technology, animals, and thesacred / Mette Marie Bryld and Nina Lykke. London; New York: Zed Books;New York: Distributed exclusively in the USA by St. Martin's Press, c2000.
UCB Main HQ1190 .B78 2000

Bukatman, Scott
Matters of gravity: special effects and supermen in the 20th century / Scott Bukatman. Durham [N.C.]: Duke University Press, 2003.
Main Stack E169.1.B933 2003

Bukatman, Scott
"Zooming out: the end of offscreen space." In: The new American cinema / edited by Jon Lewis.p. 248-72. Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.N47 1998

Burleson, Donald R.
"The Alien." In: Icons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares / edited by S.T. Joshi. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.H6 I26 2007

Chemistry and science fiction
Jack H. Stocker, editor. Washington, DC:American Chemical Society, c1998.
UCB Main PS374.S35 C48 1998

Clark, Michael
"The Future of History: Violence and the Feminine in Contemporary Science Fiction." In: Faborg Conference on American Studies in Transition (1984) American studies in transition: essays / edited by David E. Nye & Christen Kold Thomsen. pp: 235-258 [Odense]: Odense University Press, 1985. Odense University studies in English; vol. 9
Main Stack PS7.F331 1984

Close encounters: film, feminism, and science fiction
Constance Penley ... [et al.], editors. Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press, c1991. Series title: A Camera obscura book.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 C57 1991

Collado Rodriguez, Francisco.
"Fear of the Flesh, Fear of the Borg: Narratives of Bodily Transgression in Contemporary U. S. Culture." In: Beyond borders: remaking cultural identities in the new East and Central Europe / edited by Laszlo Kurti and Juliet Langman. pp: 67-79 Boulder, Colo.: WestviewPress, 1997.
Main Stack DJK26.B49 1997

Creed, Barbara
"Horror and the Monstrous Feminine: An Imaginary Abjection." In: The dread of difference: gender and the horror film / edited by Barry Keith Grant. pp: 35-65. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996. Texas film studies series.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.D74 1996

Crisis cinema : the apocalyptic idea in postmodern narrative film
Edited by Christopher Sharrett. Washington, D.C. : Maisonneuve Press, 1993. Series PostModernPositions ; vol. 6
Main Stack PN1995.9.S6.C75 1993
Contents: Introduction : crisis cinema / Christopher Sharrett -- Panic cinema : sex in the age of the hyperreal / Arthur Kroker and Michael Dorland -- Pox-eclipse now : the dystopian imagination in contemporary popular movies / James Combs -- Repoman and the punk anti-aesthetic : postmodernity as a permanent "bad area" / A. Keith Goshorn -- Cybersubjectivity and cinematic being / Scott Bukatman -- Televisual bodies : television and the impulse-image / Philip Turetzky -- The road to romance and ruin : the crisis of authority in Francis Ford Coppola's Rumble Fish / Jon Lewis -- Fellini's Casanova : male hystrionics and phallackcentrism / Frank Burke -- Decadence, violence and the decay of history : notes on the spectacular representation of death in narrative film, 1965 to 1990 / Catherine Russell -- Thatcher's Orwell : the spectacle of excess in Brazil / Tony Williams -- The American apocalypse : Scorcese's Taxi Driver / Christopher Sharrett -- Ramble city : postmodernism and Blade Runner / Giuliana Bruno -- Heroic apocalypse : Mad Max, mythology, and the millennium / Mick Broderick.

Dinello, Daniel
Technophobia! : science fiction visions of posthuman technology Published: Austin : University of Texas Press, 2005.
Available online (UCB users only)
MAIN: PN3433.6 .D56 2005
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0515/2005019190.html

Dixon, Wheeler W.
Visions of the Apocalypse : spectacles of destruction in American cinema London ; New York : Wallflower, c2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.D55 D59 2003

Dubeck, Leroy W.
Fantastic voyages: learning science through science fiction films / Leroy W. Dubeck, Suzanne E. Moshier, Judith E. Boss. New York: AmericanInstitute of Physics, c1994.
UCB Physics QC30 .D83 1994

Edging into the future: science fiction and contemporary cultural transformation /
Edited by Veronica Hollinger and Joan Gordon. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2002.
--Main Stack PS374.S35.E37 2002
Contents: Evaporating genre: strategies of dissolution in the postmodern fantastic / Gary K. Wolfe -- Omniphage: rock'n'roll and avant-pop science fiction / Lance Olsen -- Synthespians, virtual humans, and hypermedia: emerging contours of post-SF film / Brooks Landon -- Staying with the body: narratives of the posthuman in contemporary science fiction / Jenny Wolmark -- "But aren't those just ... you know, metaphors?" Postmodern figuration in the science fiction of James Morrow and Gwyneth Jones / Brian Attebery -- Sex/uality and the figure of the of the hermaphrodite in science fiction; or, the revenge of Herculine Barbin / Wendy Pearson -- Mutant youth: posthuman fantasies and high-tech consumption in 1990s science fiction / Rob Latham -- "Going postal": rage, science fiction, and the ends of the American subject / Roger Luckhurst -- Apocalypse coma / Veronica Hollinger -- Kairos: the enchanted loom / Gwyneth Jones -- Dead letters and their inheritors: ecospasmic crashes and the postmortal condition in Brian Stableford's histories of the future / Brian Stableford -- Utopia, genocide, and the other / Joan Gordon -- Dis-imagined communities: science fiction the the future of nations / Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.

Edmonds, Lisa N.
"Cities on the Edge of Forever: Urban Images of the Future in Film." In: The image of the city in literature, media, and society ; selected papers [from the] 2003 conference [of the] Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery / edited by Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Pueblo, Co.: The Society, 2003
MAIN: PN56.C55 S63 2003

Encyclopedia of science fiction
Consultant editor, Robert Holdstock; foreword by Isaac Asimov. London, England: Octopus Books, 1978.
UCB Main PN3448.S45 .E5
UCB Moffitt PN3448.S45 .E5

Eros in the mind's eye: sexuality and the fantastic in art and film
Edited by Donald Palumbo. New York: Greenwood Press, 1986. Series title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasyno. 21.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S45 E681 1986
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S45 E68 1986

The essential science fiction television reader
Edited by J.P. Telotte. Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
MAIN: PN1992.8.S35 E87 2008

Evans, Joyce A.
Celluloid mushroom clouds: Hollywood and the atomic bomb / Joyce A. Evans. Boulder, Colo.: Westview Press, 1998. Critical studies in communication and in the cultural industries
Main Stack PN1995.9.W3.E82 1998

Everman, Welch D.
Cult science fiction films: from the amazing colossal man to Yog--themonster from space / Welch Everman. New York: Carol Pub. Group, c1995.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 E83 1995

Eye on science fiction: 20 interviews with classic SF and horror filmmakers
Edited by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 E9 2003
Contents: Herman Cohen on Lon Chaney, Jr. -- Mike Connors -- Susan Douglas on Five -- Arnold Drake on The flesh eaters -- Robert M. Fresco -- Alex Gordon on The atomic submarine -- Brett Halsey -- John Hart -- David Hedison on Voyage to the bottom of the sea -- Russ Jones on Dr. Terror's gallery of horrors -- Richard Kiel on Eegah -- Kay Linaker on Tod Browning and James Whale -- Teala Loring -- Robert Nichols -- Ted Post on Bela Lugosi -- William Self -- Natalie Trundy -- Martin Varno on Night of the blood beast -- Beverly Washburn -- William Wellman, Jr.

Fantasy girls: gender in the new universe of science fiction and fantasy television
Edited by Elyce Rae Helford. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, c2000.
Main Stack PN1992.8.W6.F36 2000

Fear, cultural anxiety, and transformation : horror, science fiction, and fantasy films remade
Edited by Scott A. Lukas and John Marmysz. Lanham, Md. : Lexington Books, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.H6 F42 2009
Contents: Horror, science fiction, and fantasy films remade / Scott A. Lukas and John Marmysz -- Immanent attack : an existential take on The Invasion of the Body Snatchers films / Juneko J. Robinson -- Invasions of fear : the body snatcher theme / Ils Huygens -- Remaking Romero / Shane Borrowman -- Cultural change and nihilism in the Rollerball films / John Marmysz -- Hollywood's remake practices under the copyright regime : French films and Japanese horror films / Myoungsook Park -- Monsters reappearing in Great Yôkai Wars, 1968-2005 / Zilia Papp -- Trading spaces : transnational dislocations in Insomnia/Insomnia and Ju-on/The Grudge / Daniel Herbert -- Second chance : remaking Solaris / Constantine Verevis -- Ape redux : King Kong and the kiwis / Stan Jones -- Distinct identities of Star Trek fan film remakes / Daryl G. Frazetti -- Horror video game remakes and the question of medium : remaking Doom, Silent Hill, and Resident Evil / Scott A. Lukas -- Film remake or film adaptation? New media Hollywood and the digitalizing of gothic monsters in Van Helsing / Costas Constandinides.

Flesher, Paul Virgil McCracken
"Religion, science fiction, and the bomb." In: Film & religion : an introduction / Paul V.M. Flesher, Robert Torry Nashville, TN : Abingdon Press, c2007.
Main Stack PN1995.5.F54 2007

Frank, Alan G.
The science fiction and fantasy film handbook / Alan Frank. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble Books, 1982.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 .F73 1982

Franklin, H. Bruce
War stars : the superweapon and the American imagination Amherst : University of Massachusetts Press, 2008.
MAIN: UA23 .F788 2008

Freedman, Carl
"Marxism, cinema and some dialects of science fiction and film noir." In: Red planets : Marxism and science fiction / edited by Mark Bould and China Miéville. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN3433.6 .R43 2009

Foster, Laurel
"Futuristic Foodways: The Metaphorical Meaning of Food in Science Fiction Film." In: Reel food : essays on food and film / edited by Anne L. Bower. New York : Routledge, 2004.
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0413/2004001358.html
Main Stack PN1995.9.F65.R44 2004

Franklin, H. Bruce
"Don't look where we're going: visions of the future in science fiction films, 1970-1982." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / Edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. pp: 73-85. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1985. Series title: Alternatives.
UCB Main PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985

Galbraith, Stuart
Japanese science fiction, fantasy, and horror films: a critical analysisof 103 features released in the United States, 1950-1992 / Stuart GalbraithIV; research associate, R.M. Hayes, with a foreword by Bill Warren. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1994.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 G26 1994

Galbraith, Stuart
Monsters are attacking Tokyo!: the incredible world of Japanese fantasyfilms / by Stuart Galbraith IV; research associates, Yukari Fujii andAtsushi Sakahara. 1st ed. Venice, CA: Feral House, 1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.M6 G36 1998

The gendered cyborg : a reader
Edited by Gill Kirkup ... [et al.]. London ; New York : Routledge, in association with the Open University, 2000.
See in particular Part 2: Alien m/others: representing the feminine in science fiction film.

Geraghty, Lincoln
American science fiction film and television / Lincoln Geraghty. London ; New York : Berg, 2009.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 G37 2009

Gifford, Denis.
Science fiction film. [London] Studio Vista [New York] Dutton Pictureback [1971]. Series title: Studio Vista/Dutton pictureback.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 G5

Gifford, Denis.
Science fiction film. [London] Studio Vista [New York] Dutton Pictureback [1971]. Series title: Studio Vista/Dutton pictureback.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 G5

Glassy, Mark C.
The biology of science fiction cinema / Mark C. Glassy. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 G56 2001

Gold, John Robert
"From Metropolis to The city: film visions of the future city, 1919-1939." In Geography, the media & popular culture / edited by Jacquelin Burgess and John R. Gold.p. 123-43 London: Croom Helm, c1985.
UCB Main Stack GF41.G41 1985

The Gospel according to Philip K. Dick [VIDEO]
[presented by] Mark Steensland andAndy Massagli. New York: First Run/Icarus Films, 2000. 1 videocassette (80 min.): sd., col.; 1/2 in. VHS.
UCB Media Ctr VIDEO/C 7650

Gough, Noel.
"Playing with Wor(l)ds: Science Fiction as Environmental Literature." In: Literature of nature: an international sourcebook / edited by Patrick D. Murphy; contributing editors, Terry Gifford et al. pp: 409 14 Chicago, Ill.: Fitzroy Dearborn, 1998.
Main Stack PN48.L58 1998

Graham, Elaine L.
Representations of the post/human : monsters, aliens and others in popular culture New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, 2002.
MAIN: HM846 .G73 2002
PFA : HM846 .G73 2002
Contents via Google books

Hardy, Phil.
Science fiction / Phil Hardy; with contributions by Denis Gifford ...[et al.]; illustrations by the Kobal Collection. 1st ed. New York:Morrow, 1984. Series title: The Film encyclopedia; v. 2.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S62 S34 1984

Heilbronn, Lisa M.
"Natural Man, Unnatural Science: Rejection of Science in Recent Science Fiction and Fantasy Film." In: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (8th: 1987: Houston, Tex.) Contours of the fantastic: selected essays from the Eighth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. pp: 113-19 New York: Greenwood Press, 1990. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 41
Main Stack PN56.F34.I58 1987

Henderson, C. J.
The encyclopedia of science fiction movies New York: Facts on File, c2001.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26 H38 2001

Hodgens, Richard
"A short tragical history of the science fiction film." In: SF: the other side of realism; essays on modern fantasy and science fiction. Edited by Thomas D. Clareson Bowling Green, Ohio, Bowling Green University Popular Press [1971]
Moffitt PN3448.S45.C5
Main Stack PN3448.S4.C5

Hornig, Susanna.
"Digital Delusions: Intelligent Computers in Science Fiction Film." In: Beyond the stars III / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. pp: 207-15 Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990
Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990
Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990

Holston, Kim R.
Science fiction, fantasy, and horror film sequels, series, and remakes: an illustrated filmography, with plot synopses and critical commentary / by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester; with a foreword by Ingrid Pitt. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1997.
Main PN1995.9.S26 H59 1997

Iaccino, James F.
Jungian reflections within the cinema: a psychological analysis ofsci-fi and fantasy archetypes / James F. Iaccino. Westport, Conn.:Praeger, 1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 I23 1998
UCB Main Ordered for Main Stack

Imagining apocalypse: studies in cultural crisis
Edited by David Seed. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Main Stack PR830.S35.I43 2000

Johnson, William
Focus on the science fiction film. Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall [1972]. Series title: Film focus. Series title: A Spectrum book.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 J6
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 J6

Katerberg, William H.
Future West : utopia and apocalypse in frontier science fiction / William H. Katerberg. Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.F73 K38 2008

Kaveney, Roz.
From Alien to The matrix : reading science fiction film London ; New York : I.B. Tauris ; New York : Distributed in the U.S. by Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 K38 2005
MOFF: PN1995.9.S26 K38 2005
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King, Geoff.
Science fiction cinema: from outerspace to cyberspace / Geoff King &Tanya Krzywinska. London: Wallflower, 2000. Series title: Short cuts (London, England) 03.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 K55 2000

King, Geoff.
"The Final Frontier: Space Fictions." In: Spectacular narratives : Hollywood in the age of the blockbuster / Geoff King. London ; New York : I.B. Tauris Publishers, 2000.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks TR858 .K6 2000
Pacific Film Archive TR858 .K6 2000

Kinnard, Roy
Science fiction serials: a critical filmography of the 31 hard SFcliffhangers: with an appendix of the 37 serials with slight SF content /by Roy Kinnard. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 K56 1998

Klossner, Michael
"Science fiction in film, television and radio." In: Anatomy of wonder 4: a critical guide to science fiction / edited by Neil Barron. New Providence, N.J.: R.R. Bowker, c1995.
Doe Refe PN3433.8.A12.A52 1995

Kyrou, Ariel.
Paranofictions : traité de savoir vivre dans une réalité de science-fiction / Ariel Kyrou. Paris : Flammarion; Paris : Climats, 2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN3448.S45 K97 2006

La Valley, Albert J
"Traditions of trickery: the role of special effects in the science fiction film." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / Edited byGeorge Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. pp: 141-58. Carbondale: Southern IllinoisUniversity Press, c1985. Series title: Alternatives.
UCB Main PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985

Landon, Brooks.
The aesthetics of ambivalence: rethinking science fiction film in the age of electronic (re)production / Brooks Landon. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1992. Series title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy no. 52.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 L36 1992
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 L36 1992

Landon, Brooks.
"Synthespians, virtual humans, and hypermedia: emerging contours of post-SF film." In: Edging into the future: science fiction and contemporary cultural transformation / edited by Veronica Hollinger and Joan Gordon. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, c2002.
Main Stack PS374.S35.E37 2002

Lee, Gregory B.; Lam, Sunny S. K.
"Wicked Cities: The Other in Hong Kong Science Fiction." In: Aliens R us: the other in science fiction cinema / edited by Ziauddin Sardar and Sean Cubitt. London; Sterling, Va.: Pluto Press, 2002.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.A45 2002

Lee, Michael.
"Teaching fear in 1950s science fiction films." In: Docufictions : essays on the intersection of documentary and fictional filmmaking / edited by Gary D Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2006.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.D62 D63 2006
Moffitt PN1995.9.D62 D63 2006
PFA PN1995.9.D62 D63 2006

Lentz, Harris M.
Science fiction, horror and fantasy film and television credits / by Harris M. Lentz, III. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1983.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 L46 1983 v.1-2 (1983)

Lentz, Harris M.
Science fiction, horror & fantasy film and television credits. Supplement 2, through 1993 / compiled by Harris M. Lentz III. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1994.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 L46 1994 Suppl.
UCB Media Ctr PN1995.9.S26 L46 1994 Suppl.

Lentz, Harris M.
Science fiction, horror & fantasy film and television credits / by HarrisM. Lentz III. 2nd ed. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 2001.
UCB Info Ctr PN1995.9.S26 L46 2001 v.1-3 (2001)
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 L46 2001 v.1-3 (2001)

Liquid Metal: The Science Fiction Film Reader
Edited by Sean Redmond. London ; New York : Wallflower, 2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.L57 2004

Lloyd, Donald G. 1990.
"Renegade Robots and Hard-Wired Heroes: Technology and Morality in Contemporary Science Fiction Films." In: Beyond the stars III / edited by Paul Loukides and Linda K. Fuller. pp: pp. 216-227 Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Popular Press, c1990-
Main Stack PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990
Moffitt PN1995.9.C36.B49 1990

Lost in space : geographies of science fiction
Edited by Rob Kitchin and James Kneale. London ; New York : Continuum, 2002.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN3433.6 .L67 2002
Full text available online (UCB users only)

Lucanio, Patrick.
Them or us: archetypal interpretations of fifties alien invasion films /Patrick Lucanio. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, c1987.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 L8 1987
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 L8 1987

Lundwall, Sam J.
Science fiction, an illustrated history / Sam J. Lundwall. 1st Americaned. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1978, c1977.
UCB PN1995.9.S26 L8 1987
UCB Moffitt PN3448.S45 .L79 1978

Mallin, Eric S.
"Jewish Invader and the Soul of State: The Merchant of Venice and ScienceFiction Movies." In: Shakespeare and modernity: early modern to millennium / edited by Hugh Grady. pp: 142-67 London; New York: Routledge, 2000. Accents on Shakespeare.
Main Stack PR2965.S53 2000

Mann, George.
The mammoth encyclopedia of science fiction New York, NY: Carroll & Graf, 2001.
Main Stack: PN3433.4 .M36 2001

Matthews, Melvin E.
Hostile aliens, Hollywood and today's news : 1950s science fiction films and 9/11 / Melvin E. Matthews, Jr. New York : Algora Pub., c2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 M356 2007

Mckee, Gabriel.
The Gospel according to science fiction : from The twilight zone to the final frontier Louisville : Westminster John Knox Press, c2007.
MAIN: PS374.S35 M4 2007;

The Mechanical God, machines in science fiction
Edited by Thomas P. Dunn and Richard D. Erlich. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1982. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 1
Main Stack PN3433.6.M4 1982
Moffitt PN3433.6.M4 1982

Meehan, Paul
Tech-noir : the fusion of science fiction and film noir Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2008.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 M366 2008

Melzer, Patricia
Alien Constructions : Science Fiction and Feminist Thought Austin : University of Texas Press, 2006.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS374.S35 M45 2006

Menarini
Il cinema degli alieni / Roy Menarini. 1. ed. Alessandria: Falsopiano,1999. Series title: Falsopiano cinema; 17.
UCB Main PN1995.9.U62 M46 1999

Menville, Douglas Alver.
Futurevisions: the new golden age of the science fiction film / DouglasMenville and R. Reginald with Mary A. Burgess; introduction by William F.Nolan. 1st ed. San Bernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 M3881 1985

Menville, Douglas Alver.
Things to come: an illustrated history of the science fiction film / byDouglas Menville and R. Reginald; introd. by Ray Bradbury. 1st ed. NewYork: Times Books, 1977.
UCB Main PN1995.9 .S26M43

Mitchell, Charles P.
A guide to apocalyptic cinema / Charles P. Mitchell. Westport, Conn.:Greenwood Press, c2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 M575 2001

Mogen, David
Wilderness visions: the western theme in science fiction literature / byDavid Mogen; edited by Daryl F. Mallett. 2nd ed., rev. and expanded. SanBernardino, Calif.: Borgo Press, 1993. Series title: I.O. Evans studies in the philosophy & criticism ofliterature no. 1.
UCB Main PS374.S35 M64 1993

Nama, Adilifu
Black space : imagining race in science fiction film Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Full text available online (UCB users only)
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 N36 2008

Newman, Kim.
Apocalypse movies: end of the world cinema New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 N49 2000
MOFF: PN1995.9.S26 N49 2000

Off the planet: music, sound and science fiction cinema
Edited by Philip Hayward. London: John Libbey; Bloomington, IN: Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, c2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 O34 2004

Mulhall, Stephen
On film London; New York: Routledge, 2002.
UCB MAIN: PN1997.A32253 M85 2002
Kane's son, Cain's daughter: Ridley Scott's Alien -- Making babies: James Cameron's Aliens -- Mourning sickness: David Fincher's Aliens 3 -- The monster's mother: Jean-Pierre Jeunet's Alien resurrection.

Nama, Adilifu
Black space : imagining race in science fiction film / Adilifu Nama. Austin : University of Texas Press, 2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.S26 N36 2008
Full text available online (UCB users only)

Neale, Stephen.
"Horror and Science Fiction." In: Genre and Hollywood / Steve Neale. London ; New York : Routledge, 2000. Location Call No. Status
Full text available online (UCB users only)
PN1993.5.U6 N436 2000
PN1993.5.U6 N436 2000

Negri, Gianluigi.
Cyber movies : cyborg, hackers, mondi virtuali : guida al cinema del terzo millennio Bologna : Tunnel Edizioni, 1997.
MAIN: PN1995.9.C9 N447 1997;

Newman, Kim.
Apocalypse movies: end of the world cinema / Kim Newman. 1st St.Martin's Griffin ed. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 2000.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 N49 2000
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 N49 2000

Newman, Kim.
"Science Fiction and Fantasy Since 1960." In: Contemporary American cinema / edited by Linda Ruth Williams and Michael Hammond. London ; Boston : Open University Press, c2006.
Full-text available online [UC Berkeley users only]

No cure for the future : disease and medicine in science fiction and fantasy
Edited by Gary Westfahl and George Slusser. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy ; no. 102
Main Stack PR830.S35.N6 2002
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy035/2002067917.html

Noonan, Bonnie
Women scientists in fifties science fiction films Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 N66 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0511/2005011461.html

O'Donnell, Victoria
"Science fiction films and Cold War anxiety." In: Transforming the screen, 1950-1959 / Peter Lev. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2003. History of the American cinema; v. 7
Main Stack PN1993.5.U6.H55 1990 v.7

Off the planet : music, sound and science fiction cinema
Edited by Philip Hayward. London : John Libbey ; Bloomington, IN : Distributed in North America by Indiana University Press, c2004.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.O34 2004

Omni's screen flights/screen fantasies: the future according to science fiction cinema
Edited by Danny Peary; introduction by Harlan Ellison. 1st ed. Garden City, N.Y.: Doubleday, 1984.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 O461 1984

Ostherr, Kirsten
"From Inner to Outer Space: World Health and the Postwar Alien Invasion Film." In: Cinematic prophylaxis : globalization and contagion in the discourse of world health Durham : Duke University Press, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.D56 O88 2005; View current status of this item
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0512/2005011686.html

Palumbo, Donald
"The underground journey and the death and resurrection theme in recent science fiction and fantasy films." In: International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts (5th: 1984: Boca Raton, Fla.) The fantastic in world literature and the arts. p. 211-27. New York: Greenwood Press, 1987. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 28
Main Stack PN56.F34.I581 1984 NRLF #: B 3 558 817

Parish, James Robert.
The great science fiction pictures / by James Robert Parish and MichaelR. Pitts; research associates, Stephen Calvert ... [et al.]. Metuchen,N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1977.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26P37

Parish, James Robert.
The great science fiction pictures II / by James Robert Parish andMichael R. Pitts. Metuchen, N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1990.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 P38 1989

Perkowitz, S.
Hollywood science : movies, science, and the end of the world Published: New York : Columbia University Press, c2007.
Full-text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 P47 2007
MOFF: PN1995.9.S26 P47 2007

Perlich, John R.
Sith, slayers, stargates & cyborgs : modern mythology in the new millennium / edited by David Whitt + John Perlich. New York : P. Lang, c2008.
Main (Gardner) Stacks BL312 .P47 2008

Perrine, Tony A.
Film and the Nuclear Age: Representing Cultural Anxiety / Toni A. Perrine. New York: Garland, 1998. Garland studies in American popular history and culture
UCB Main PN1995.9.W3.P49 1998

Phillips, Mark
Science fiction television series: episode guides, histories, and casts and credits for 62 prime time shows, 1959 through 1989 Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1996.
Main Stack PN1992.8.S35.P48 1996

The philosophy of science fiction film
Edited by Steven M. Sanders. Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, c2008.
Full text available online (UC Berkeley users only)
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 P49 2008

Pierson, Michele.
Special effects: still in search of wonder New York: Columbia University Press, c2002.
UCB MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 P54 2002

Pohl, Frederik.
Science fiction, studies in film / Frederik Pohl & Frederik Pohl, IV. New York, N.Y.: Ace Books, c1981.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 .P6

Red planets : Marxism and science fiction
Edited by Mark Bould and China Mi�ville. Middletown, Conn. : Wesleyan University Press, c2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN3433.6 .R43 2009
Contents : The anamorphic estrangements of science fiction / Matthew Beaumont -- Art as 'the basic technique of life' : utopian art and art in utopia in The dispossessed and Blue Mars / William J. Burling -- Marxism, cinema and some dialects of science fiction and film noir / Carl Freedman -- Spectacle, technology and colonialism in SF cinema : the case of Wim Wenders' Until the end of the world / John Rieder -- The Singularity is here / Steven Shaviro -- Species and species-being : alienated subjectivity and the commodification of animals / Sherryl Vint -- Ken MacLeod's permanent revolution : utopian possible worlds, history and the Augenblick in the Fall revolution quartet / Phillip Wegner -- 'Madonna in moon rocket with breeches' : Weimar SF film criticism during the stabilisation period / Iris Luppa -- The urban question in new wave SF / Rob Latham -- Towards a revolutionary science fiction : Althusser's critique of historicity / Darren Jorgensen -- Utopia and science fiction revisited / Andrew Milner.

Renzi, Thomas C.
Jules Verne on film: a filmography of the cinematic adaptations of his works, 1902 through 1997 / Thomas C. Renzi. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1998.
Main Stack PQ2469.Z5.R37 1998

Roberts, Robin
A new species: gender and science in science fiction / Robin Roberts. Urbana; Chicago: University of Illinois Press, c1993.
Main Stack PS374.S35.R6 1993

Robinson, Jeremy
Blade runner and the cinema of Philip K. Dick / Jeremy Mark Robinson. Crescent Moon Pub., 2009.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PS3554.I3 Z857 2009

Rowlands, Mark
The philosopher at the end of the universe London: Ebury, 2003.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 R69 2003

Rushing, Janice Hocker.
Projecting the shadow: the cyborg hero in American film / Janice Hocker Rushing, Thomas S. Frentz. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1995. New practices of inquiry.
Main Stack PN1995.9.C9.R57 1995

Sanders, Scott.
"Woman as Nature in Science Fiction." In: Future females: a critical anthology / [edited by] Marleen S. Barr. pp: 42-59. Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green State University Popular Press, 1981
Main Stack PN3401.F8 NRLF
Moffitt PN3401.F8
Main Stack PN3401.F87 1981

Sanjek, David
"Same as it ever was: innovation and exhaustion in the horror and science fiction films of the1990s." In: Film genre 2000: new critical essays / edited by Wheeler Winston Dixon. p. 111-23. Albany: State University of New York Press, c2000. SUNY series, cultural studies in cinema/video.
Main Stack PN1995.F45787 2000

Schelde, Per.
Androids, humanoids, and other science fiction monsters: science andsoul in science fiction films / Per Schelde. New York: New YorkUniversity Press, c1993.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 S26 1993
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 S26 1993

Scheurer, Timothy E.
"Alien harmonies : the science fiction film." In: Music and mythmaking in film : genre and the role of the composer / Timothy E. Scheurer. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2008.
Music ML2075.S346 2008

The Sci-Fi Files[VIDEO]
For centuries, science fiction has predicted the future. This film series explores the history of this art form using clips from films and expert commentary. Parts 1-4, each preceded by 7 minutes of theatrical advertisements. 50 min. each.
Part 1. Children of Frankenstein. Part 1 traces one of the prevalent themes of science fiction, biological experimentation and its potentially dangerous repercussions. From Frankenstein to 2001, from The Outer Limits to The Fly, this segment highlights some of the dangers of society's relationship with science. Films reviewed: Frankenstein -- Outer limits -- Sleeper -- The Fly --Metropolis -- The Humanoids -- The Time Machine -- Futureworld -- Robocop -- Brazil -- Terminator 2 -- Blade runner -- Barbarella -- Dr. Who -- Time bandits -- Planet of the apes -- 2001: a space odyssey. Video/C 5987
Part 2. Spaceships and Aliens. Part 2 examines spaceships and aliens, some of the most enduring icons of science fiction. This episode describes space as the playground for both mystery and adventure. Clips from films such as Men in Black and Close Encounters of the Third Kind and the quintessential space program, Star Trek are presented to illustrate the role science fiction has played in our quest for and conquest of the universe. Films reviewed: Alien, Trip to the moon, Star Trek, Destination moon, Flash Gordon, 2001: a space odyssey, Forbidden planet, War of the worlds, Men in black, Village of the damned, Day the earth stood still, Invasion of the body snatchers, Woman in the moon, First men in the moon, Dark star, Close encounters of the third kind, It: the monster from outer space. Video/C 5988
Part 3. March of the Machines Part 3 looks at robots, one of the great figures in science fiction. Using clips from classic films and comic strips this episode examines science fiction's obsession with technology, from robotics to computers, from cyberspace to the technological development of weapons. Films reviewed: Robocop, Metropolis, Dr. Who, Johnny Mnemonic, Sleeper, 2001: a space odyssey, Godzilla, Them, War game, Terminator 2, Dr. Strangelove, War games, Mad Max 2, Destination moon, Moonraker, Forbidden planet. Video/C 5989
Part 4. Living in the Future Part 4 examines science fiction movies that project into the future of mankind. By tracing the evolution of the city, attitudes towards women, sex and relationships and the continuing fascination with building ourselves a Utopia--perhaps on Mars, the film examines the dream of what the future may bring. Films reviewed: 1984, Forbidden planet, Rocketship X-M, Stepford wives, Barbarella, Robot monster, Flash Gordon, Devil girl from Mars, Queen of outer space, Metropolis, Woman in the moon, Terminator 2, Blade runner, Soylent green, Johnny Mnemonic, Total recall. Video/C 5990

Science fiction America : essays on SF cinema
Edited by David J. Hogan. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, 2006.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.S275 2006
Moffitt PN1995.9.S26.S275 2006
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip058/2005004743.html

Science fiction filmmaking in the 1980s: interviews with actors,directors, producers, and writers
By Lee Goldberg ... [et al.]; with aforeword by David McDonnell. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1995.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 S295 1995

Science fiction/horror
Edited by Kim Newman. London: BFI Publishing,
UCB Main Stack PN1995.9.S26 S33 2002

The science fiction film reader
Edited by Gregg Rickman. New York: Limelight Editions, 2004.
MAIN: PN1995.9.S26 S344 2004
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Electronic Location(s): Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip049/2003020928.html

Science images and popular images of the sciences
Edited by Bernd Huppauf and Peter Weingart. New York : Routledge, c2008.
MAIN: Q190 .S37 2008
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0713/2007011628.html

Senn, Bryan
Fantastic cinema subject guide : a topical index to 2500 horror, science fiction, and fantasy films Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c1992.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN1995.9.F36 S46 1992

Sheen, Erica
"'I'm not in the business; I am the business': women at work in Hollywood science fiction." In: Where no man has gone before: women and science fiction / edited by Lucie Armitt. p. 139-61. London; New York: Routledge, 1991.
Main Stack PR830.S35.W48 1991

Sherman, Fraser A.
Cyborgs, Santa Claus, and Satan: science fiction, fantasy, and horror films made for television Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c2000.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26 S46 2000

Seed, David
"Alien Invasion by Body Snatchers and Related Creatures." In: Modern gothic: a reader / edited by Victor Sage & Allan Lloyd Smith. pp: 152-70. Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press: Distributed in the USA by St. Martin's Press, 1996.
Main Stack PR888.T3.M63 1996

Senn, Bryan
Fantastic cinema subject guide: a topical index to 2500 horror, science fiction, and fantasy films / by Bryan Senn and John Johnson. Jefferson,N.C.: McFarland & Co., c1992.
UCB Hum/Area PN1995.9.F36 S46 1992
UCB Info Ctr PN1995.9.F36 S46 1992

Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film /
Edited byGeorge Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. Carbondale: Southern IllinoisUniversity Press, c1985. Series title: Alternatives.
UCB Main PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985

Sherman, Fraser A.
Cyborgs, Santa Claus, and Satan: science fiction, fantasy, and horrorfilms made for television / by Fraser A. Sherman. Jefferson, N.C.:McFarland, c2000.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 S46 2000

Short, Robert L.
The gospel from outer space / Robert Short. 1st ed. San Francisco:Harper & Row, c1983.
GTU Library PN1995.9.S26 S48 1983
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 S48 1983

Short, Sue
Cyborg cinema and contemporary subjectivity New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2005.
MAIN: PN1995.9.C9 S48 2005

Siegel, Allan.
"After the Sixties: Changing Paradigms in the Representation of Urban Space." In: Screening the city pp: 137-59.Edited by Mark Shiel and Tony Fitzmaurice. London; New York: Verso, 2003.
Environ Dsgn PN1995.9.C513.S37 2003
Main Stack PN1995.9.C513.S37 2003 >

Smelik, Anneke
"Tunnel vision : inner, outer, and virtual space in science fiction films and medical documentaries." In: Bits of life : feminism at the intersections of media, bioscience, and technology / edited by Anneke Smelik and Nina Lykke. Seattle : University of Washington Press, c2008.
Main Stack HQ1190.B573 2008

Smith, Don G.
H.G. Wells on film: the utopian nightmare Published: Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co., c2002
MAIN: PR5778.F55 S64 2002

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
"Bringing it all back home: family economy and generic exchange." In: American horrors: essays on the modern American horror film / edited by Gregory A. Waller. p. 175-94. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1987.
Main Stack PN1995.9.H6.A391 1987
Moffitt PN1995.9.H6.A39 1987

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
The limits of infinity: the American science fiction film, 1950-75 /Vivian Carol Sobchack. South Brunswicks, N.J.: A. S. Barnes, c1980.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 .S57 1980

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
Screening space: the American science fiction film / Vivian Sobchack. 2nd, enl. ed. New York: Ungar, 1987.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 S57 1987
Contents via Google books

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
The Limits of Infinity: The American Science Fiction Film, 1950-75 / Vivian Carol Sobchack. South Brunswicks, N.J.: A. S. Barnes, c1980.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 .S57 1980

Sobchack, Vivian Carol.
"The virginity of astronauts: sex and the science fiction film." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / Edited byGeorge Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. pp: 41-57. Carbondale: Southern IllinoisUniversity Press, c1985. Series title: Alternatives.
UCB Main PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.F36 S5 1985

Soister, John T.
Of Gods and monsters: a critical guide to Universal Studios' science fiction, horror, and mystery films, 1929-1939 / by John T. Soister. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1999.
UCB Main PN1999.U57 S65 1999

Sounds of the future : essays on music in science fiction film
Edited by Mathew J. Bartkowiak. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., c2010.
Music ML2075 .S685 2010

Space and beyond: the frontier theme in science fiction
Edited by GaryWestfahl. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 2000. Series title: Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasyno. 87.
UCB Main PS374.S35 S63 2000

Spinrad, Norman
"Books into movies." In: Science fiction in the real world / Norman Spinrad. p. 77-89 Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press, c1990. Alternatives
Main Stack PN3433.5.S65 1990

Springer, Claudia
Electronic eros: bodies and desire in the postindustrial age / by Claudia Springer. 1st ed. Austin: University of Texas Press, 1996.
Main Stack P96.T42.S67 1996
Moffitt P96.T42.S67 1996

Stableford, Brian
"Cosmic Horror." In: Icons of horror and the supernatural : an encyclopedia of our worst nightmares / edited by S.T. Joshi. Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2007.
Main (Gardner) Stacks PN56.H6 I26 2007

Staskowski, Andrea.
Science fiction movies / by Andrea Staskowski. Minneapolis: LernerPublications Co., c1992.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 S73 1992

Stewart, Garrett
"The "videology" of science fiction." In: Shadows of the magic lamp: fantasy and science fiction in film / edited by George Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin. p. 159-207. Carbondale, Ill.: Southern Illinois University Press, c1985. Alternatives
Main Stack PN1995.9.F36.S5 1985
Moffitt PN1995.9.F36.S5 1985

Strickland, A. W.
A reference guide to American science fiction films / A.W. Strickland,Forrest J. Ackerman. Bloomington, Ind.: T.I.S. Publications Division,c1981-
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 .S82 V.1 (C1981)

Telotte, J. P.
A distant technology: science fiction film and the machine age / J.P.Telotte. Hanover: University Press of New England, c1999.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 T45 1999

Telotte, J. P.
Replications: a robotic history of the science fiction film / J.P. Telotte. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, c1995.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 T46 1995
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 T46 1995
Contents via Google Books

Telotte, J. P.
Science fiction film Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Full text available online [UCB users only]
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 T45 2001

Thomas, Susan.
"Between the Boys and Their Toys: The Science Fiction Film." In: Where no man has gone before: women and science fiction / edited by Lucie Armitt. pp: 109 22 London; New York: Routledge, 1991.
Main Stack PR830.S35.W48 1991

Thompson, Kirsten Moana.
Apocalyptic dread : American film at the turn of the millennium Albany : State University of New York Press, c2007.
MAIN: PN1995.9.H6 T47 2007
Table of contents only http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0612/2006013425.html

To seek out new worlds: science fiction and world politics
Edited by Jutta Weldes. 1st Palgrave Macmillan ed. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
Main Stack PN3433.6.S44 2003

Underhill, Michael.
Vintage science fiction films, 1896-1949 / Michael Benson. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1985.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 B41 1985

Variety's Complete science fiction reviews
Edited by Donald Willis. NewYork: Garland, 1985.
UCB Hum/Area PN1995.9.S26 V371 1985

Vian, Boris
Cinema science-fiction / Boris Vian; choix, pref. et notes par NoelArnaud. Paris: C. Bourgois, c1978.
NRLF

Vieth, Errol
Screening science: contexts, texts, and science in fifties science fiction film Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 2001.
UCB Main PN1995.9 .V54 2001

Warren, Bill
Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties / by Bill Warren; research associate, Bill Thomas. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, 1982-1986.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 .W37 1982 V.1 (1982)

Warren, Bill
Keep Watching the Skies!: American Science Fiction Movies of the Fifties / by Bill Warren; research associate, Bill Thomas. Jefferson, N.C.:McFarland Classics, 1997.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 W37 1997
Contents: Herman Cohen on Lon Chaney, Jr. -- Mike Connors -- Susan Douglas on Five -- Arnold Drake on The flesh eaters -- Robert M. Fresco -- Alex Gordon on The atomic submarine -- Brett Halsey -- John Hart -- David Hedison on Voyage to the bottom of the sea -- Russ Jones on Dr. Terror's gallery of horrors -- Richard Kiel on Eegah -- Kay Linaker on Tod Browning and James Whale -- Teala Loring -- Robert Nichols -- Ted Post on Bela Lugosi -- William Self -- Natalie Trundy -- Martin Varno on Night of the blood beast -- Beverly Washburn -- William Wellman, Jr.

Weaver, Tom
Eye on science fiction : 20 interviews with classic SF and horror filmmakers / by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2003.
Main Stack PN1995.9.S26.E9 2003

Weaver, Tom
Science fiction and fantasy film flashbacks: conversations with 24 actors, writers, producers, and directors from the golden age / by TomWeaver. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 W458 1998

Weaver, Tom
It came from Weaver five: interviews with 20 zany, glib, and earnest moviemakers in the SF and horror traditions of the thirties, forties,fifties, and sixties / by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Co.,c1996.
UCB Moffitt PN1995.9.S26 W45 1996

Weaver, Tom
Science fiction and fantasy film flashbacks: conversations with 24 actors, writers, producers, and directors from the golden age / by Tom Weaver. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland, c1998.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 W458 1998

Weaver, Tom
Science fiction stars and horror heroes: interviews with actors,directors, producers, and writers of the 1940s through 1960s / by TomWeaver; research associates, Michael and John Brunas. Jefferson, N.C.:McFarland, c1991.
UCB Main PN1995.9.S26 W46 1991

Weinstock, Jeffrey A.
"Freaks in Space: 'Extraterrestrialism' and 'Deep-Space Multiculturalism'." In: Freakery: cultural spectacles of the extraordinary body / edited by Rosemarie Garland Thomson. pp: 327-37 New York: New York University Press, c1996.
Anthropology GT6730.F74 1996
Moffitt GT6730.F74 1996

Weisser, Thomas
Japanese cinema encyclopedia. The horror, fantasy, and scifi films / byThomas Weisser and Yuko Mihara Weisser; with an introduction by OliverStone. 1st ed. Miami, Fla.: Vital Books; Asian Cult CinemaPublications, 1997.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 W42 1997

Williams, Keith
H.G. Wells modernity and the movies Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 2007.
MAIN: PR5778.F55 W55 2007

Willis, Donald C.
Horror and science fiction films: a checklist
By Donald C. Willis. Metuchen, N.J., Scarecrow Press, 1972.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 W51

Willis, Donald C.
Horror and science fiction films III / by Donald C. Willis. Metuchen,N.J.: Scarecrow Press, 1984.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 W54 1984

Willis, Donald C.
Horror and science fiction films IV / Donald C. Willis. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press, 1997.
UCB Main PN1995.9.H6 W543 1997

Wood, Aylish.
Technospace in contemporary film: beyond science fiction Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press; New York: Distributed exclusively in the U.S.A. by Palgrave, 2002.
Electronic Location(s): Publisher description http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/hol021/2002072474.html
UCB MAIN: PN1995.9.F36 W66 2002
Electronic Location(s): Publisher description

Wright, Gene
The science fiction image: the illustrated encyclopedia of sciencefiction in film, television, radio and the theater / Gene Wright. New York: Facts on File, c1983.
UCB Main P96.S34 W7 1983
UCB Moffitt PN3448.S45 .W7

Yaszek, Lisa
"Of fossils and androids: (re)producing sexuality in recent film" In: The self wired: technology and subjectivity in contemporary narrative New York: Routledge, 2002.
Main Stack PS374.S35 Y37 2002

Young adult science fiction
Edited by C.W. Sullivan, III. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1999. Contributions to the study of science fiction and fantasy; no. 79
Main Stack PS374.S35.Y63 1999

Journals

Abbott, Stacey
"Final Frontiers: Computer-Generated Imagery and the Science Fiction Film Final Frontiers: Computer-Generated Imagery and the Science Fiction Film." Science Fiction Studies, Vol. 33, No. 1, Technoculture and Science Fiction (Mar., 2006), pp. 89-108
UC users only

Atkinson, Paul.
"The Visualisation of Utopia in Recent Science Fiction Film." Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, Dec2007, Issue 14, p5-20, 16p
UC users only

Banks, Miranda J.
"Monumental Fictions: National Monument as A Science Fiction Space." Journal of Popular Film & Television 2002 30(3): 136-145 10p.
UC users only
From 'The Day the Earth Stood Still' (1951) to 'Independence Day' (1996), science fiction filmmakers have used national monuments as iconic metonyms for American national identity, history, and ideals. As scenes of action, destruction, or ruin, such sites as the Washington Monument or the Statue of Liberty play a key role in conflicts between humans and the alien Other. [M. Schumacher]

Battaglia, Debbora
"Multiplicities: An Anthropologist's Thoughts on Replicants and Clones in Popular Film." Critical Inquiry Vol. 27, No. 3 (Spring, 2001), pp. 493-514
UC users only

Beard, John.
"Science fiction films of the eighties: fin de siecle before its time." (depiction of the future in motion pictures) Journal of Popular Culture v32, n1 (Summer, 1998):1 (1 page).
UC users only
"Visions of the future are depicted in the science fiction films of the1980s. The film 'Escape from New York' shows a city that has turned into awasteland while the movie 'Blade Runner' portrays the city of Los Angeles,CA, to be a dying and diseased city. Both ways, the future is depicted asdark and decaying. Other films have followed which do not match the qualityof the two movies but the trend is expected to continue toward a similarfuture." [Magazine Index]

Benford, Gregory; Malartre, Elisabeth
"The Coming of the Cyborgs." Fantasy & Science Fiction; Jan2002, Vol. 102 Issue 1, p107, 9p, UC users only
Comments on the impact of cyborgs and robotic technology on science fiction-themed movies.

Berger, Roger A.
"'Ask What You Can Do for Your Country': The Film Version of H. G. Wells's The Time Machine and the Cold War."Literature/ Film Quarterly, vol. 17 no. 3. 1989. pp: 177-187.

Bergstrom, Janet.
"Androids and Androgyny." Camera Obscura: A Journal of Feminism, Culture, and Media Studies, 1986 Fall, 15, 36 65.
UC users only

Bierman, James.
"Automated Theatre: Theatrical Futures From The Recent Past."Journal of Popular Culture 1984 18(2): 171-183.
"Science fiction projects future changes in science and technology to create tomorrow's "realities." The use of automata in films and theme parks similarly projects fantasy worlds in which audiences may at times participate as part of the creations." [America History and Life]

Biro, Matthew. 1994.
"The New Man as Cyborg: Figures of Technology in Weimar Visual Culture."New German Critique (Spring-Summer), 79-110.

Brain, Bonnie
"Saviors and Scientists: Extraterrestrials in Recent Science Fiction Films." Et cetera 40 (1983) 218

Byers, Thomas B.
"Kissing Becky: Masculine Fears and Misogynist Moments in Science Fiction Films."Arizona Quarterly: A Journal of American Literature, Culture, and Theory, 1989 Autumn, 45:3, 77 95.

Carroll, N.
"Nightmare and the horror film: the symbolic biology of fantastic beings." Film Quarterly v. 34 no. 3 (Spring 1981) p. 16-25

Carter, Steven.
"Avatars Of The Turtles." Journal of Popular Film and Television 1990 18(3): 94-102.
In the 1980's, technology played a benign and even heroicrole in science fiction films, contrary to its threatening andevil reputation in earlier movies.

Clark, John R.
"The Machine Prevails: A Modern TechnologyTheme." Journal of Popular Culture 1978 12(1): 118-126.
"Although technology and its products were thoroughlyaccepted by 1900, they have ever since been viewed withambiguity and fear. This ambiguity and fear may be bestseen in popular art forms: in anti-utopian and sciencefiction novels, in comic strip characters, and in films. Thefear is, though, perhaps more the product of naggingdoubts concerning man and his capacities, rather than oftechnology itself." [America History and Life]

Clough, Patricia Ticineto.
"'The Final Girl' in the Fictions of Science and Culture." Stanford Humanities Review, 1992 Spring, 2:2-3,57-69.

Conway, Ronald
"The Gurus of Sound and Light: Science Fiction Films." Quadrant 30:4=221 (1986:Apr.) 38

Cox, Carole
"Popular Culture: The Fifties, Hollywood and Horror Films, Art and the Old West." English Journal 76:1 (1987:Jan.) 87

Dean, Joan F.
"Between 2001 And Star Wars."Journal of Popular Film and Television 1978 7(1): 32-41.
Despite expectations of good box office, science fictionfilms produced 1968-77 were monetary disasters; theydealt with totalitarian government, man's control over hiscreations, population, and violence in sports.

de Lauretis, Teresa.
"Becoming Inorganic."Critical Inquiry

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