Articles and Chapters: SF

‘Building the Vorkosigan Universe’, in Mark J.P. Wolf , ed., Exploring Imaginary Worlds: Essays on Media, Structure, and Subcreation (Routledge: New York and Abingdon, 2021), 67-82.

‘Babylon 5’; ‘Fort and Forteanism’; and ‘Sheri S. Tepper’, in Michael M. Levy and Farah Mendlesohn, eds, Aliens in Popular Culture (Greenwood: Santa Barbara CA, 2019.

‘Ruskin and the Fantastic’, in Valerie Purton, ed., John Ruskin and Nineteenth-Century Education (Anthem Nineteenth-Century Series) (London: Anthem Press, 2018), 129-145.

‘Epics in Three Parts’ [Guest Scholar talk at ICFA, 2017], Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, 29 (1) (2018), 7-17.

‘Reflections on “Yellow, Black, Metal and Tentacled,” Twenty-Four Years On’, in Isiah Lavender III, ed., Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2014), 195-198.

‘’, in Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association 271 (Winter 2012), 4-5.

‘Tolkien, Lewis, and the explosion of genre fantasy’, in Edward James and Farah Mendlesohn, eds., The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 62-78.

‘The New Space Opera, 1991-2011: The European Contribution’, in Sabine Coelsch-Foisner and Sarah Herbe, eds., New Directions in the European Fantastic (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012), 13-27.

with Farah Mendlesohn, ‘Unending Romance: Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Twentieth Century’, in Robert L. Caserio and Clement Hawes, eds. The Cambridge History of the English Novel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2012), 872-886.

‘The Limits of Alternate History’, Vector: The Critical Journal of the British Science Fiction Association 254 (October/November 2007), 7-10.

‘Thinking about THINNING’, in F. Mendlesohn, ed., Polder: A Festschrift for John Clute and Judith Clute (Old Earth Books, Baltimore, 2006), 204-217 and 305-307.

‘Clarke’s Utopian Vision’, in A. Sawyer, A.M. Butler and F. Mendlesohn, eds., A Celebration of British Science Fiction (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction 4) (Science Fiction Foundation, 2005), 26-33.

‘Arthur C. Clarke’, in D. Seed, ed., A Companion to Science Fiction (Blackwell, Oxford, 2005), 431-440.

‘Weaving the Carpet’, in A.M. Butler, E. James and F. Mendlesohn, eds. Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature, 2nd edition (Old Earth Books, Baltimore, 2004), 31-40.

‘Utopias and Anti-Utopias’, in E. James and F. Mendlesohn, ed., The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction (Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2003), 219-229.

‘The City Watch’, in A.M. Butler, E. James and F. Mendlesohn, eds., Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature (Science Fiction Foundation, Reading, 2000), 112-128.

Before the Novum: The Prehistory of Science Fiction Criticism’, in P. Parrinder, ed., Learning from Other Worlds: Estrangement, Cognition and the Politics of Science Fiction and Utopia (Liverpool University Press, Liverpool, 2000), 19-35.

‘Rewriting the Christian Apocalypse as a Science-Fictional Event’, in D. Seed, ed., Imagining the Apocalypse: Studies in Cultural Crisis (Macmillan, Basingstoke, 2000), 45-61.

‘A “Double-Dyed Distilled Detractor and Denigrator of Decency, Dignity and Decorum”: Eric Frank Russell as Anarchist’, Anarchist Studies 7 (1999), 155-70.

‘Even Worse, It Could Be Perfect’: Aspects of the Undesirable Utopia in Modern Science Fiction. In G. Slusser, P. Alkon, R. Gaillard and D. Chatelain, eds., Transformations of Utopia: Changing Views of the Perfect Society. (New York: AMS Press, 1999), 215-228.

Per ardua ad astra: : Authorial Choice and the Narrative of Interstellar Travel’, in J. Elsner and J.-P. Rubiés, ed., Voyages and Visions: Towards a Cultural History of Travel (London: Reaktion Books, 1999), 252-272.

(with Farah Mendlesohn) ‘Rewriting the Past in the Future in Straczynski’s Babylon 5’, in E. James and F. Mendlesohn, ed., The Parliament of Dreams: Conferring on Babylon 5 (Science Fiction Foundation, Reading, 1998), 1-13.

‘Wells and the Future’, Futures, 28 no. 9 (November 1996), 885-886.

(with Charles Chilton): ‘The Profession of Science Fiction, 50: Journeying into Space’ [Interview],  Foundation 68 (Autumn 1996), 46-57.

Building Utopias on Mars, from Crusoe to Robinson’, Foundation 68 (Autumn 1996), 64-75.

Articles on Joan Aiken (pp. 11-12), Marion Zimmer Bradley (pp. 70-71), Orson Scott Card (pp. 95-96), Katherine Kurtz (pp. 339-40), William Morris (pp. 428-29), Andre Norton (pp. 453-54) and J.R.R. Tolkien (pp. 560-61) in David Pringle, ed., The St James Guide to Fantasy Writers (New York: St James Press 1996).

‘Science Fiction by Gaslight: An Introduction to English-Language Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century’, in David Seed, ed., Anticipations: Essays on Early Science Fiction and its Precursors (Liverpool: University of Liverpool Press, 1995), 26-45.

(with Farah Mendlesohn): ‘The Teaching of Science Fiction in Higher Education in Great Britain: A Preliminary Guide’, Foundation 59 (Autumn 1993), 59-69.

‘A Sense of Wonder: Gregory of Tours, Medicine and Science’, in M.E. Meyer, ed., The Culture of Christendom (London: Hambledon Press, 1993), 45-60.

‘Introduction’, in Maxim Jakubowski and Edward James, ed., The Profession of Science Fiction: SF Writers on their Craft and Ideas (Macmillan, London, 1992), 1-11.

Essays on Christine Brooke-Rose, John Gribbin, Gwyneth Jones, Ian McDonald and Brian Stableford in N. Watson and P.E. Schellinger, ed., Twentieth-Century Science Fiction Writers (St James’ Press, Chicago, 1991), 3rd edition.

‘Yellow, black, metal and tentacled: the race question in American science fiction’, in P.J.Davies, ed., Science Fiction, Social Conflict and War (Manchester University Press, 1990), 26-49. Reprinted in Isiah Lavender III, ed., Black and Brown Planets: The Politics of Race in Science Fiction (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 2014), 199-222.

‘Violent revolution in modern American science fiction’, in P.J. Davies, ed., Science Fiction, Social Conflict and War (Manchester University Press, 1990), 98-112.

‘The “Cadwal Chronicles” and the Criticism of Vance’, Foundation 42 (1988), 65-70.

‘The Future Viewed from Mid-Century Britain: Clarke, Hampson and the Festival of Britain’, Foundation 41 (1987), 42-51.

‘1886: Past Views of Ireland’s Future’, Foundation 36 (Summer 1986), 21-30.

‘The Anglo-Irish Disagreement: Past Irish Futures’, The Linen Hall Review 3 (4) (Winter 1986), 5-8.

‘The Historian and SF’, Foundation 35 (Winter 1985-86), 5-13.

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