Books in category Literary Criticism – Science Fiction & Fantasy

  • The Book of Lost Tales Part Two

    The Book of Lost Tales, Part Two
    J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Book of Lost Tales was the first major work of imagination by J.R.R. Tolkien, begun in 1916, when he was twenty-five years old, and left incomplete several years later.

  • Interactive Fictions

    Interactive Fictions
    Yael Halevi-Wise

    Offers a history of the novel with a method for identifying and interpreting dramatic storytelling events in which characters in a novel argue about how to tell a story.

  • Narnia and the Fields of Arbol

    Narnia and the Fields of Arbol
    Matthew Dickerson

    Taken together, these works reveal Lewis’s enduring environmental concerns, and Dickerson and O’Hara offer a new understanding of his pioneering style of fiction.

  • Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman

    Feminism in the Worlds of Neil Gaiman
    Tara Prescott, Aaron Drucker

    This collection of new essays looks carefully at the broad spectrum of Neil Gaiman’s work and how he interacts with feminism.

  • Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System

    Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System
    John Rieder

    In Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System, John Rieder asks literary scholars to consider what shape literary history takes when based on a historical, rather than formalist, genre theory.

  • Stories about Stories

    Stories about Stories
    Brian Attebery

    The first comprehensive study of fantasy's uses of myth, this book offers insights into the genre's popularity and cultural importance.

  • A Tolkien Compass

    A Tolkien Compass
    Jared Lobdell

    The structure, content, and character of Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings are dealt with in ten critical essays.

  • The Supernatural Index

    The Supernatural Index
    Michael Ashley, William Contento

    Indexes story collections by editor, book title, author, and story title

  • Science Fiction A Very Short Introduction

    Science Fiction: A Very Short Introduction
    David Seed

    About the Series: Combining authority with wit, accessibility, and style, Very Short Introductions offer an introduction to some of life's most interesting topics.

  • Of Bread Blood and The Hunger Games

    Of Bread, Blood and The Hunger Games
    Mary F. Pharr, Leisa A. Clark, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III

    This collection of fresh essays on Suzanne Collins’s epic trilogy spans multiple disciplines.

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