Feminist Science Fiction Bibliography Meaning

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
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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
PFA: PN1995.9.S26 S344 2004
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
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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.
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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
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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
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Atkinson, Paul.
"The Visualisation of Utopia in Recent Science Fiction Film." Colloquy: Text Theory Critique, Dec2007, Issue 14, p5-20, 16p
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Banks, Miranda J.
"Monumental Fictions: National Monument as A Science Fiction Space." Journal of Popular Film & Television 2002 30(3): 136-145 10p.
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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
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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).
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"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.
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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

Margaret Atwood’s evergreen dystopian novel The Handmaid’s Tale is about to become a television drama. Published in 1985, it couldn’t feel more fresh or more timely, dealing as it does with reproductive rights, with the sudden accession to power of a theocracy in the United States, with the demonisation of imagined, pantomime villain “Islamic fanatics”. But then, feminist science fiction does tend to feel fresh – its authors have a habit of looking beyond their particular historical moment, analysing the root causes, suggesting how they might be, if not solved, then at least changed.

Where does the story of feminist science fiction begin? There are so many possible starting points: Margaret Cavendish’s 1666 book The Blazing World, about an empress of a utopian kingdom; one could point convincingly to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as an exploration of how men could “give birth” and what might happen if they did; one could recall the 1905 story “Sultana’s Dream” by Begum Rokeya, about a gender-reversed India in which it’s the men who are kept in purdah.

And perhaps one of the starting points was here: on 29 August 1911, a 50-year-old man, a member of the Yahi group of the Native American Yana people, walked out of the forest near Oroville, California, and was captured by the local sheriff. He was known at the time and popularised in the press as “the last wild Indian”.

He called himself “Ishi” – a word in the Yahi language that means simply “man”. He was the very last of his people, and had been living in the wilderness alone, travelling to places he remembered from the time when his tribe had flourished, in the hope of finding some remnant of those he’d grown up with. When he realised they were truly all gone, when a series of forest fires meant he was close to starvation, he allowed himself to be found and taken in.

Margaret Atwood: Haunted by The Handmaid's Tale

Knowing that he was the last surviving Yahi, Ishi was desperate to communicate some of the culture that would be entirely lost when he was gone. He ended up living with the director of the museum of anthropology at the University of California, Alfred Kroeber. He taught Kroeber as much as he could: demonstrated the skills of flint-knapping, explained his language, told the stories of his people one last time so they could be written down and preserved. He was particularly fond of children, Kroeber recorded. Ishi died in 1916, of tuberculosis. After his death, Alfred’s wife, Theodora, wrote a remarkable book about him, Ishi in Two Worlds, which relays as much of the Yahi culture as the anthropologists were able to record, and talks about Ishi’s own accounts of his life. To read it is to touch an intricate and beautiful civilisation that is now entirely gone, a place that can only be momentarily resurrected by an imaginative act, as unreachable as an alien world.

And the link with feminist science fiction? Theodora and Alfred Kroeber’s daughter was Ursula Le Guin, the science fiction author. Her novel The Left Hand of Darkness was published in 1969, at the start of the revolutionary women’s movement, and was one of the earliest pieces of feminist SF. It is about a man from Earth who travels to the planet Gethen, where the people have no fixed gender. He is by turns fascinated, appalled and deeply, sickeningly lonely. Everyone’s “normality” is someone else’s wilderness.

The association between some writers of feminist science fiction and the wilderness is surprisingly strong, in fact. Atwood grew up spending a large portion of each year in the Quebec woods. Her father was an entomologist – an insect man with a specialism in the solitary bee – who worked on ways to protect the Canadian forest industry from insect damage. Atwood’s early life included springs, summers and early autumns in a log cabin in the woods with no electricity, paddling canoes across clear forest lakes and cooking on an open fire. Alice Sheldon – who wrote under the pen name James Tiptree Jr, and after whom the James Tiptree Jr award for science fiction or fantasy explorations of gender is named – travelled extensively as a child among African peoples including the Kikuyu. Her parents were Herbert, an explorer, and Mary, a travel writer and war correspondent.

What makes Atwood's novel so terrifying is that it's all plausible. In fact, everything has happened some­where before

Of course, not every author of feminist science fiction was taught how to make a fire in the wilderness by her (or his) parents. But what interests me, and what links these stories, I think, is the sense of young people having been exposed early on to the idea that there are other ways of living which are equally valid, equally worthy of respect, equally troubling and equally beautiful. That other cultures and modes of existence make sense on their own terms. That however you’ve grown up, it would always be possible to do things differently. And having seen that, one can’t help reflecting on what the world would be like if we did decide to do things radically differently. Feminist – or let’s say gender-questioning – science fiction asks insistently, through careful construction of different societies, how much of what we think now, today, in generic western culture about men and women is innate in the human species and how much is just invented. And if we’ve invented it then could we, for better or worse, invent it differently?

The answers are often dystopian. The Handmaid’s Tale is probably the most famous work of feminist speculative fiction ever published; certainly it’s one with a huge and appreciative audience outside the borders of the “genre” science fiction and fantasy readership. It takes place in Gilead, a fundamentalist theocratic state in New England in which a Christian sect, “the Sons of Jacob”, has taken control. There’s been a precipitous decline in the birth rate, and the state has reverted to the biblical model of reproduction: powerful men have fertile young “handmaids” to bear children who will then belong to them and their wives. The novel follows one such handmaid, Offred – a name that sounds appealingly Anglo-Saxon until you realise it means “Of Fred”, Fred being the man who owns her. I read the novel as a teenager (a teenage Orthodox Jew, in fact) and realised very suddenly and certainly that if I were ever to get married I couldn’t possibly change my name, that I would never be able to hear it as anything but “Offred” from then on.

Feeding the Hunger – female writers are storming the male citadels of sci-fi

What makes The Handmaid’s Tale so terrifying is that everything that happens in it is plausible. In fact, everything – like the stratagem of the handmaids – has happened somewhere before. Everything in it has been praised by someone as the right, the good, the best, the only way to live. And Atwood had a horrifyingly prescient eye for how a state like Gilead could come to exist: “… after the catastrophe, when they shot the president and machine-gunned the Congress and the army declared a state of emergency. They blamed it on the Islamic fanatics, at the time … Newspapers were censored and some were closed down, for security reasons they said. The road-blocks began to appear, and Identipasses. Everyone approved of that, since it was obvious you couldn’t be too careful.” Eventually, women’s bank accounts are frozen, taken away from them, women are fired from their jobs. It happens step by step. How do you boil a frog? You turn the heat up slowly.

The politics of fear are always the same. They are easily recognisable in retrospect. They are easy to acquiesce in at the time. On the day of Donald Trump’s inauguration, one popular placard read “Make Margaret Atwood Fiction Again”. There’s no gain the women’s movement has made that can’t be taken away – a fact that will sound terrifying to some and a gleeful plan of action to others.

Writers of feminist dystopian fiction are alert to the realities that grind down women’s lives, that make the unthinkable suddenly thinkable. In Joanna Russ’s novel The Female Man, four women from four parallel worlds meet, travelling from world to world to see how their lives could have been different under a different system. The most sexist of all the realities she explores is also the one that is most economically depressed. It’s Jeannine, the woman from the world where the Depression never ended, who is so ground down that she barely believes she can exist without finding a man to marry her. Economic downturns make vulnerable people more vulnerable – and societies in trouble tend to retreat to an imagined past of certainty and stability. To put it another way: justice feels affordable in times of plenty, and starts to feel like a luxury in times of want. But anarchy can lead to new opportunities. In Octavia Butler’s Parable of the Sower, in which a young woman with “hyperempathy” founds a new religious order, people are hungry for change because the old ways haven’t worked, the US is plagued by deadly weather patterns that kill hundreds, and civilisation has collapsed to the point that it’s “crazy to live without a wall to protect you”. Feminist science fiction does have a way of finding resonances in the modern world.

Utopias and dystopias can exist side by side. Everyone’s shining city on a hill is someone else’s hell on earth

Marge Piercy’s 1976 novel Woman on the Edge of Time offers another two possible futures, one utopian, one dystopian. Connie Ramos has been released from a mental hospital; she’s seeing visions of the future, which might be real or might be delusional. In one future, the human race has somehow managed to come to its senses about all kinds of prejudice, learning how to value the rich diversity of life – gay and straight, male and female, all ethnicities and physical characteristics. As one character says, when discussing valuing one trait over another in reproduction: “It’s one choice to breed carrots for our uses – especially leaving wild and variant gene pools intact. Is another to breed ourselves for some uses or imagined uses! For all we know, a new ice age comes and we might better breed for furriness than mathematical ability!” It’s a pointed lesson when contrasted with Connie’s visions of a dystopian future, where women are “cosmetically fixed for sex use”, and people boast about which multinational corporation owns them. The astonishing thing about considering Woman on the Edge of Time now is how we’ve inched closer to both her worlds in the 40 years since the novel was published. Yes, you can get cosmetic “fillers” on any high street. Yes, corporations continue to grow in power as if they were living things, merging and combining abilities. And at the same time it also doesn’t feel astonishing to read a scene of two men flirting and dancing together as it might have done in 1976. Utopias and dystopias can exist side by side, even in the same moment. Which one you’re in depends entirely on your point of view.

My latest novel, The Power, has been described as a dystopian thriller. In it, almost all the women in the world suddenly develop the power to electrocute people at will (they can electrocute women as well as men; also animals and inanimate objects – I based it on what electric eels do). And they use their power, slowly but surely, just as men do in our world today. Some of them are kind and some cruel. Some rape and some just have a jolly good time in bed with willing participants. Nothing happens to men in the novel – I explain carefully to interviewers – that is not happening to a woman in our world today. So is it dystopian? Well. Only if you’re a man.

That answer’s too simple, of course. It’s pat, and gets a laugh from an audience, but the relationship between our world and utopias or dystopias of all stripes is a complicated one. Can we make a perfect state, where everyone is happy and agrees that things are being run in the best of all possible ways? Equally, could we create a place that everyone would agree is evil and morally bankrupt? We’re a diverse bunch, human beings. Which helps explain that thing you cannot do for all of the people all of the time.

Margaret Atwood: ‘All dystopias are telling you is to make sure you’ve got a lot of canned goods and a gun’

Le Guin has a beautiful long short story that I’d encourage anyone to read. It’s called “The Matter of Seggri” and it draws – as so much of her work does – on her deep sympathy with the position of the anthropologist, there to observe and understand, not judge and solve. Seggri is an alien world; it’s so much easier to do thought experiments about an alien world, it’s clean and isolates precisely the problem you want to talk about. Human beings on Seggri are born physically just like human beings are here, with only one significant difference: “there are 16 adult women for every adult man. One conception in six or so is male, but a lot of non-viable male foetuses and defective male births bring it down to one in 16 by puberty.” And this tweak changes everything. Women on Seggri marry each other – you can’t hoard the men for just one woman. Instead the men live in a “fuckery” and do athletics to show off their muscles. “All they’re allowed to do … is compete at games and sports … Nothing else. No options. No trades. No skills of making. They aren’t allowed into the colleges to gain any kind of freedom of mind.” People on Seggri say: “Men have to be sheltered from education for their own good.” Meanwhile, women set up home together, pursue their interests and hire a man occasionally for fun or to father a child. As one anthropologist character observes of Seggri: “Men have all the privilege and women have all the power.”

What I love about this story is how clear-eyed it is that all societies – at least all thus far constructed – leave something out. At a certain point in the story, one woman grieves over the curious behaviour of a fuckery boy who had fallen in love with her and wanted to be free to live only with her. “She thought, ‘My life is wrong.’ But she did not know how to make it right.” It’s a heartbreaking moment. So often when one’s life seems wrong, it’s the world that is wrong. But we do not know how to make it right.

Which brings us back to Ishi. He knew in 1911 that all his people were dead, that he would starve if he did not surrender himself to the alien force that had destroyed his family and laid waste his land. But 1911 was not a terrible year for everyone. The New York Public Library was opened that year, Orville Wright set a new world record for glider flight, and Ronald Reagan was born – that was probably nice for his parents at least.

Reagan famously described his vision of an America that would be a “shining city upon a hill” – a beacon of light and hope, a place that could show the world how to be better, an inspiration to all. A utopia. So let’s put those two things side by side and regard them for a moment. Reagan is a baby in the cradle, Ishi is in the forest, accepting that the Yahi people are gone for ever, wiped out by the settlers. Everyone’s shining city on a hill is someone else’s hell on earth.

Every utopia contains a dystopia. Every dystopia contains a utopia. The conclusion I’ve come to through extensive speculative fiction voyaging is that the best we can hope for, probably, is to create a society that tries hard not to leave people out. And to be vigilantly alert to the people we are leaving out, whoever they are. To listen. To try to make it right as often as we can. To imagine how it could be different. And as to whether The Power is a dystopia? Well, as nothing happens to a man in it that’s not happening to a woman right now, if my novel is a dystopia, we’re living in a dystopia today.

• The Handmaid’s Tale will be broadcast in April. Naomi Alderman’s The Power is published by Viking. To order a copy for £11.04 (RRP £12.99), go to bookshop.theguardian.com or call 0330 333 6846. Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min. p&p of £1.99.

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