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The Lesbian Fantastic: A Critical Study of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal and Gothic Writings
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Phyllis M. Betz
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The Lesbian Fantastic: A Critical Study of Science Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal and Gothic Writings

Phyllis M. Betz


9780786458851

McFarland and Company


Reference » SF Reference


Paperback

203 pages

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Science fiction has long been a haven for lesbian writers, allowing them to use the genre to discuss their marginalized status. This critical work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background for the works discussed. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture.

By:   Phyllis M. Betz
Imprint:   McFarland and Company
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   295g
ISBN:   9780786458851
ISBN 10:   0786458852
Pages:   203
Publication Date:   May 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active


Betz is astute in underscoring how lesbian-authored fantasy can provide a framework for being different, for accepting differences in others, and for recognizing that one's desires are not evil or abhorrent. Valuable...highly recommended --Choice; Betz is to be praised for her willingness to introduce readers to less known, highly contemporary objects of study --Science Fiction Studies; Betz demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the field of the fantastic --Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts.

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