The Sex Is Out of This World: Essays on the Carnal Side of Science Fiction

ISBN-10: 0786466855

ISBN-13: 9780786466856

Edition: 2013

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This book is a collection of new essays, with the general objective of filling a gap in the literature about sex and science fiction. Although some work has been published, none of it is recent. The essays herein explore the myriad ways in which authors writing in the genre, regardless of format (e.g., print, film, television, etc.), envision very different beings expressing this most fundamental of human behaviors."Science fiction" can be translated into "real unreality." More than a genre like fantasy, which creates entirely new realms of possibility, science fiction constructs its possibilities from what is real, from what is, indeed, possible, or conceivably so. This collection, then, looks to understand and explore the "unreal reality," to note ways in which our culture's continually changing and evolving mores of sex and sexuality are reflected in, dissected by, and deconstructed through the genre of science fiction.
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: McFarland & Co Inc Pub
Binding: Paperback
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Introduction: Sexing Science Fiction
Alien Sex
The Future, in Bed with the Past: Miscegenation in Science Fiction Film and Television
Alienating Sex: The Discourse of Sexuality in the Works of Octavia Butler
"We pair off! One man, one woman": The Heterosexual Imperative in Octavia Butler's Xenogenesis Trilogy
Love at First Contact: Sex, Race and Colonial Fantasy in Star Trek: First Contact
"They teach you that in Whore Academy?" A Quantitative Examination of Sex and Sex Workers in Joss Whedon's Firefly and Dollhouse
The Evil Wet Nurse: Pre�dipal Development and Primo Levi's Science Fiction
Techno Sex
Patriarchy, Paternity and Papas: Reproductive Technologies and Parenthood in Science Fiction
"I have worked hard at her head and brain": Dr. Moreau and the New Woman
"Are we not men?" Degeneration, Future-Sex and the Time Machine
Space Apes Want Our Women! Primate Lust in American Science Fiction
Technology as a Nexus for Homoerotic Desire in Boys' Series Books
(Inter)Mediated Sexuality in the Science Fiction of J. G. Ballard
Human, Alien, Techno - What Next? Evolutionary Psychology, Science Fiction and Sex
Conclusion: Sexing Science Fiction, Take Two
About the Contributors
Index
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