The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative

4.11 - 1251 ratings - Source



This book expands the discourse as well as the nature of critical commentary on science fiction, speculative fiction and futurism a€“ literary and cinematic by Black writers. The range of topics include the following: black superheroes; issues and themes in selected works by Octavia Butler; selected work of Nalo Hopkinson; the utopian and dystopian impulse in the work of W.E. B. Du Bois and George Schuyler; Derrick Bella€™s Space Traders; the Star Trek Franchise; female protagonists through the lens of race and gender in the Alien and Predator film franchises; science fiction in the Caribbean Diaspora; commentary on select African films regarding near-future narratives; as well as a science fiction/speculative literature writera€™s discussion of why she writes and how. This book was published as a special issue of African Identities: An International Journal.Because the group were labelled mutants and treated as social outcasts, as a young black man Diaz felt he shared an affinity with the comic book superhero characters because of his own racial status that stigmatised him as an outsider to anbsp;...


Title:The Black Imagination, Science Fiction and the Speculative
Author: Sandra Jackson, Julie Moody Freeman
Publisher:Routledge - 2013-10-18
ISBN-13:

You must register with us as either a Registered User before you can Download this Book. You'll be greeted by a simple sign-up page.

Once you have finished the sign-up process, you will be redirected to your download Book page.

How it works:
  • 1. Register a free 1 month Trial Account.
  • 2. Download as many books as you like (Personal use)
  • 3. Cancel the membership at any time if not satisfied.


Click button below to register and download Ebook
Privacy Policy | Contact | DMCA