Lao Tzu said, “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” But the journey of imagination begins with a single idea—one that can shape entire worlds, if you so choose. And no one knows that better than bestselling fantasy author Richard C. White, who brings his expertise for world building to this reference guide for writers interested in crafting their own storytelling... [click here for more]
The J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature--long held at the University of California, Riverside--have been a major influence in the study of science fiction and fantasy for thirty years. The conferences have attracted leading scholars whose papers are published in Eaton volumes found in university libraries throughout the world.
This collection brings together 22 of... [click here for more]
Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games
Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey.
Modern examples of myths... [click here for more]
This collection of new essays focuses on The CW network's hit television series Arrow--based on DC Comic's Green Arrow--and its spin-offs The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow and Supergirl.
Comic book adaptations have been big business for film studios since Superman (1978) and in recent years have dominated at the box office--five of the 11 highest grossing films of 2016 were adapted from comics.... [click here for more]
Try something new and let the good times roll!
Visit an amusement park, join a rock band, hunt ghosts, play foosball, and celebrate new year's eve in Times Square. Then go sailing, kite-surfing and hot-air ballooning! How about Mardi Gras? Or downhill skiing? Or a visit to the Windy City? Or perhaps you'd rather just stay home with your cat? You can do all that and more in this colorful book of over... [click here for more]
Before Wells wrote Little Wars, he created what some would consider to be a sort of companion book to it. Published in 1912, Floor Games instructs creative children of all ages on some very imaginative activities for rainy days... or even sunny ones.
This edition includes the photos from the original publication and faithfully retains the integrity of the antique font. ... [click here for more]
Marvel Studios’ approach to its Cinematic Universe—beginning with the release of Iron Man (2008)—has become the template for successful management of blockbuster film properties. Yet films featuring Marvel characters can be traced back to the 1940s, when the Captain America serial first appeared on the screen.
This collection of new essays is the first to explore the historical,... [click here for more]
All Aboard! Hop on to travel the world with this colorful collection of beautifully illustrated picture puzzles.
Take a riverboat safari in Africa, kayak in the Arctic, and go walkabout in the Australian Outback. Then go Scottish country dancing, wear a fahionable Ghanaian Kanga Cloth, and do the Tango with an Argentine Alligator. Donâ€™t forget to visit the Carnival in Rio, a Parisian... [click here for more]