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The History of Science Fiction

Author : Xavier Dollo
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For the first time in illustrated form, this comprehensive history of sc-fi traces its origins and charts its history from its humble beginnings to its respected status today.

A Concise Dictionary of Comics

Author : Nancy Pedri
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Written in straightforward, jargon-free language, A Concise Dictionary of Comics guides students, researchers, readers, and educators of all ages and at all levels of comics expertise. It provides them with a dictionary that doubles as a compendium of comics scholarship. A Concise Dictionary of Comics provides clear and informative definitions for each term. It includes twenty-five witty illustrations and pairs most defined terms with references to books, articles, book chapters, and other relevant critical sources. All references are dated and listed in an extensive, up-to-date bibliography of comics scholarship. Each term is also categorized according to type in an index of thematic groupings. This organization serves as a pedagogical aid for teachers and students learning about a specific facet of comics studies and as a research tool for scholars who are unfamiliar with a particular term but know what category it falls into. These features make A Concise Dictionary of Comics especially useful for critics, students, teachers, and researchers, and a vital reference to anyone else who wants to learn more about comics.

The Best American Comics 2011

Author : Alison Bechdel
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Features excerpts from graphic novels, newspapers, webcomics, and other sources and features work by up-and-coming contributors as well as such established artists as Joe Sacco, Jeff Smith, and Dash Shaw.

Graphic Novels A Guide to Comic Books Manga and More 2nd Edition

Author : Michael Pawuk
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Covering genres from action/adventure and fantasy to horror, science fiction, and superheroes, this guide maps the vast and expanding terrain of graphic novels, describing and organizing titles as well as providing information that will help librarians to build and balance their graphic novel collections and direct patrons to read-alikes. • Introduces users to approximately 1,000 currently popular graphic novels and manga • Organizes titles by genre, subgenre, and theme to facilitate finding read-alikes • Helps librarians build and balance their graphic novel collections

A History of the African American Novel

Author : Valerie Babb
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A History of the African American Novel offers an in-depth overview of the development of the novel and its major genres. In the first part of this book, Valerie Babb examines the evolution of the novel from the 1850s to the present, showing how the concept of black identity has transformed along with the art form. The second part of this History explores the prominent genres of African American novels, such as neoslave narratives, detective fiction, and speculative fiction, and considers how each one reflects changing understandings of blackness. This book builds on other literary histories by including early black print culture, African American graphic novels, pulp fiction, and the history of adaptation of black novels to film. By placing novels in conversation with other documents - early black newspapers and magazines, film, and authorial correspondence - A History of the African American Novel brings many voices to the table to broaden interpretations of the novel's development.

Now 10

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As Now hits its landmark tenth issue, what better time to bring back the cover artist who launched the series? Painter and cartoonist Rebecca Morgan returns with one of her signature depictions of the underbelly of America. Meanwhile, the issue also features new work by a number of familiar names, such as Steven Weissman, Tim Lane, and Walt Holcombe. Young Frances creator Hartley Lin contributes his first piece to the magazine, as does Italian cartoonist Sylvia Rocchi and American cartoonist M.S. Harkness ― with a piece about competitive weightlifting during the Covid-19 pandemic! Along with other surprises, Now #10 includes one other special feature: a tribute to the late cartoonist Richard Sala (1954-2020), a cartoonist who built his long career contributing to various anthologies of the 1980s, including the legendary Raw magazine. We are pleased to present nine previously unpublished pages of comics by Sala, all created as an art student in the 1970s and presaging a prolific and brilliant oeuvre to come. Also: comics by Nick Thorburn, Jacob Weinstein, Joakim Drescher, and Julia Gfrörer.

Kilgore Rangerettes

Author : O. Rufus Lovett
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Whether she knows it or not, every girl who has ever dreamed of taking her place in a line of high-kicking dancers on a football field at halftime has been inspired by the Kilgore College Rangerettes, the world's first precision dance drill team. Founded in Kilgore, Texas, in 1939-1940 by the incomparable Gussie Nell Davis, the Rangerettes have performed for national and international audiences, appearing frequently at events such as the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and major football bowl games across the nation, including the New Year's Cotton Bowl Classic in Dallas each year since 1951. An icon of Americana, the red-white-and-blue clad Rangerettes have drawn the attention of numerous photographers and writers seeking to understand the enduring appeal of a group that some might view as anachronistic. O. Rufus Lovett, a fine art photographer who has taught at Kilgore College for more than thirty years, began photographing the 'Rettes in 1989. His interpretive photo essay in this book expresses his fascination with "the glamour of the Rangerettes' performances juxtaposed with the small-town atmosphere, football turf, metal bleachers, chain-link fences, and asphalt and concrete environment." In Lovett's masterfully composed photographs, the Rangerette performances captivate with their multiplicity of "shapes, patterns, and designs." While Lovett treats the 'Rettes as an artistic subject, he also captures the esprit de corps that keeps the girls smiling even when they have to march on icy pavement and prompts their mothers to wear T-shirts that proudly proclaim "Rette Mom." An affectionate, yet unsentimental and occasionally irreverent portrait, Kilgore Rangerettes beautifully conveys the timeless quality of this unique subculture of young American womanhood.

The Ages of The Flash

Author : Joseph J. Darowski
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While many American superheroes have multiple powers and complex gadgets, the Flash is simply fast. This simplicity makes his character easily comprehendible for all audiences, whether they are avid comic fans or newcomers to the genre, and in turn he has become one of the most iconic figures in the comic-book industry. This collection of new essays serves as a stepping-stone to an even greater understanding of the Flash, examining various iterations of his character—including those of Jay Garrick, Barry Allen, Wally West and Bart Allen—and what they reveal about the era in which they were written.

Equipping Space Cadets

Author : Emily Midkiff
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Equipping Space Cadets: Primary Science Fiction for Young Children argues for the benefits and potential of “primary science fiction,” or science fiction for children under twelve years old. Science fiction for children is often disregarded due to common misconceptions of childhood. When children are culturally portrayed as natural and simple, they seem like a poor audience for the complex scientific questions brought up by the best science fiction. The books and the children who read them tell another story. Using three empirical studies and over 350 children’s books including If I Had a Robot Dog, Bugs in Space, and Commander Toad in Space, Equipping Space Cadets presents interdisciplinary evidence that science fiction and children are compatible after all. Primary science fiction literature includes many high-quality books that cleverly utilize the features of children’s literature formats in order to fit large science fiction questions into small packages. In the best of these books, authors make science fiction questions accessible and relevant to children of various reading levels and from diverse backgrounds and identities. Equipping Space Cadets does not stop with literary analysis, but also presents the voices of real children and practitioners. The book features three studies: a survey of teachers and librarians, quantitative analysis of lending records from school libraries across the United States, and coded read-aloud sessions with elementary school students. The results reveal how children are interested in and capable of reading science fiction, but it is the adults, including the most well-intentioned librarians and teachers, who hinder children's engagement with the genre due to their own preconceptions about the genre and children.

The Devil In Kilgore Texas

Author : Stephen E. Yocum
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The Devil in Kilgore, Texas is a suspenseful novel of historical fiction, recounting the lives of a poor, highly dysfunctional family during The Great Depression of the late 1920’s. The central characters are three young children, two brothers and their girl cousin, who endeavor to survive the daunting crucible of those hard times and the neglect of their uncaring, self-absorbed parents. The raw telling of the nature of this abuse is dark and unflinching, yet truthful to the actions of far too many people that produce children, having no concept or desire to love and nurture them. The children’s journey is one of struggle and redemption. Their love for one another, their bond of strength. Along the way they encounter decent people, strangers that teach them that not every adult they meet is evil or cruel and that the children’s previously unknown concepts of fidelity and being loved are not some abstract, unattainable dream only played out in their collective wistful imaginings. This unshakable covenant of love, hope and survival between the children is the heart of the story. The darker moments are but a background. On a parallel path is the character rich true story of a Texas town and its people, amid the largest oil discovery in U S History. How a blessing of riches turned, overnight, into a pernicious calamity, creating a boomtown of thousands of grasping seekers and scoundrels, fostering the destruction of this small hamlet while stealing the innocence of its citizens. Both compelling stories, of the children and the town, dramatically speed towards a shared and redemptive climax.