FANTASTIKA JOURNAL

Volume 1 Issue 2 - Table of Contents

Editorials

From world sf (via, if we must, World Sf) to world-sf: an introduction
Mark Bould

Weird or What? – The Nautical and the Hauntological
David Punter

Feminist Rewritings of the Spiritual and Physical Wilderness of the Bush
Chloé Germaine Buckley and Sarah Ilott

Articles

A Mysterious Light: Flying Saucer Narratives in Post-War USA
John Sharples

From Lovecraft to Hellboy: The Carnivalesque Face of the Lovecraftian
Valentino Paccosi

Tickets Please! – Trains, Stations and Travel in the Works of China Miéville
Chris Hussey

Decentring an Isolated Culture: Exploring Magic and Contact Zones in Jim Butcher’s The Codex Alera
Matthew J. Elder

Non-Fiction Reviews

Pentecostal Modernism: Lovecraft, Los Angeles, and World-Systems Culture by Philip Bernard and Stephen Shapiro (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Review by James Machin

Telling it Slant: Critical Approaches to Helen Oyeyemi edited by Chloé Germaine Buckley and Sarah Ilott (Sussex Academic Press, 2017)
Review by Rachel Fox

Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Politics: Transmedia World-Building beyond Capitalism by Dan Hassler-Forest (Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Review by Peter J. Maurits

Haunted Landscapes edited by Ruth Heholt and Niamh Downing
(Rowman and Littlefield, 2016)
Review by James Machin

Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings by Rob Latham (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Review by Amanda Dillon

Lost Souls of Horror and the Gothic edited by Elizabeth McCarthy and Bernice M. Murphy (McFarland, 2016)
Review by Rowan Bowman

Werewolves, Wolves and the Gothic edited by Robert McKay and John Miller (University of Wales Press, 2017)
Review by Carys Crossen

Aurelia: Art and Literature through the Mouth of the Fairy Tale by Carol Mavor (Reaktion Books, 2017)
Review by Paul McNamara

New Directions in 21st Century Gothic edited by Lorna Piatti-Farnell and Donna Lee Brian (Routledge, 2015)
Review by Alison Baker

The Intertextuality of Terry Pratchett’s Discworld as a Major Challenge for the Translator by Aleksander Rzyman (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2017)
Review by Jim Clarke

Post-Millennial Gothic: Comedy, Romance and the Rise of Happy Gothic by Catherine Spooner (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Review by Rachel Mizsei Ward

Apocalyptic Fiction by Andrew Tate (Bloomsbury, 2017)
Review by Laurie Ringer

Genre Fiction of New India: Post-Millennial Receptions of ‘Weird’ Narratives by E. Dawson Varughese (Routledge, 2017)
Review by Kerry Dodd

Conference and Event Reports

Gothic Feminism Conference, May 24-26, 2017, UK
Conference Report by Rhianon Jones with additional comments provided by
Chloé Germaine Buckley

World Dracula Day Symposium, May 25-26, 2017, USA
Conference Report by Dax Stokes

Dystopia Now Conference, May 26, 2017, UK
Conference Report by Francis Gene-Rowe

Academic Conference on Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy, June 2-3, 2017, Canada
Conference Report by Allan Weiss

Current Research in Speculative Fiction, June 9, 2017, UK
Conference Report by Danielle Girard

J. G. Ballard Day Symposium, June 24, 2017, UK
Conference Report by Laura De Simoni

Science Fiction Research Association Conference, June 28-July 1,
2017, USA
Conference Report by Thomas Connolly

Conference of the International Gothic Association, July 18-21, 2017, Mexico
Conference Report by Rebecca Gibson

In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, May 6-June 24, 2017, UK
Exhibit Review by Molly Cobb

Mars: After the Crisis, May 14, 2017, UK
Performance Review by Ian Farnell

The International Vampire Film & Arts Festival, May 26-27, 2017, Transylvania
Festival Report by Laura Davidel

Time Machines: The Past, the Future, and how Stories take us There, May 27-September 3, 2017, UK
Exhibit Review by Alexander J. Wilson

Fiction Reviews

Space Adventures in Multi-dimensions: Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
A Review of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017)
Reviewed by Alison Tedman

Divine Contravention
A Review of American Gods (2017)
Reviewed by Jack Fennell

A Beast and his Boy: Connecting with the Other in The Last Guardian
A Review of The Last Guardian (2016)
Reviewed by Samantha Blanch

“I hope daddy isn’t as big of a dick as you”: Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, Fatherhood and its Legacy
A Review of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017)
Reviewed by Daniel Huw Bowen

The Importance of Intersectionality in the Modern Superhero Genre: How Power Rangers (2017) Explores Diversity in Hollywood
A Review of Power Rangers (2017)
Reviewed by Hollie Fitzmaurice

The Wonder of Woman in the Superhero Film Industry
A Review of Wonder Woman (2017)
Reviewed by Danielle Girard

“I could swear scissors were involved”: Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) and the Fate of the Stop-Motion Movie
A Review of Kubo and the Two Strings (2016)
Reviewed by Thomas Tyrrell

“Blessed are the Meek”: Atwood’s Desire for Female Autonomy in The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)
A Review of The Handmaid’s Tale (2017)
Reviewed by Jade Dillon

Alien: Covenant: Overzealousness Killed the Cat
A Review of Alien: Covenant (2017)
Reviewed by Veronika Briatková

2B and Not to [B]e: Life, Nonlife and the Question of Inheritance
A Review of NieR Automata (2017)
Reviewed by Thomas Kewin

Rehabilitating One’s Morality, Mentality and Movie
A Review of A Cure for Wellness (2016)
Reviewed by Adele Hannon

From the Cradle to the Grave: How Buffy the Vampire Slayer Became a Cult Classic
20-Year Anniversary Review of Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-2003)
Reviewed by Sophie Raine

Here Comes the Frost King: A Modern Fairy Tale to Read on Primeval Nights
A Review of The Bear and the Nightingale (2017)
Reviewed by Rhianon Jones

The Apocalypse We Deserve
A Review of The Unholy Consult (2017)
Reviewed by Aleksandar Kordiš

Into the Forest and into Trouble: A Review of Brian Catling’s The Vorrh
A Review of The Vorrh (2016)
Reviewed by Stuart Spear

Subservient to Solitary: Balancing Autonomy with Attachment in
A Closed and Common Orbit
A Review of A Closed and Common Orbit (2016)
Reviewed by Rebecca Horton

Betwixt the Eddas: Situating Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology
A Review of Norse Mythology (2017)
Reviewed by Kimberlee Bartle

Gory Story in a Highlands House: McTavish Manor Draws and Spills Gothic Blood
A Review of McTavish Manor (2016)
Reviewed by Stephen Curtis

The Imaginary is What Tends to Become Real
A Review of The Last Days of New Paris (2016)
Reviewed by Richard Mooney

Countless Lives Inhabit Us: Pessoa Meets Zombies
A Review of A Vida Oculta de Fernando Pessoa (2016)
Reviewed by Ana Rita Martins and José Duarte

Tradition and Future in Nnedi Okorafor’s Binti
A Review of Binti (2016)
Reviewed by Myriam M. Rojo

Hunted: ‘A Tale as Old as Time’
A Review of Hunted (2017)
Reviewed by Meriem Rayen Lamara

Death in a Bookstore: Živković’s Papyrus
A Review of The Papyrus Trilogy (2016)
Reviewed by Bethany Dahlstrom