- About the contributors
Mark Bould is Reader in Film and Literature at the University of the West of England, and co-editor of this journal. He is the author of Film Noir: From Berlin to Sin City (2005) and The Cinema of John Sayles: Lone Star (2009), and co-editor of Parietal Games: Critical Writings by and on M. John Harrison (2005), The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009), Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009), Red Planets: Marxism and Science Fiction (2009) and Neo-noir (2009). He is currently co-writing The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction and writing Science Fiction: The Routledge Film Guidebook.
Piers Britton is an Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Redlands. He received both his BA and PhD from the University of Manchester, and his PhD dissertation was in the field of Italian Renaissance art, an area in which he continues to work. He has also written extensively on costume and production design for television, and on popular sf texts. His latest book, TARDISbound, dealing with Doctor Who in all its media manifestations, is forthcoming from I. B. Tauris.
Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr, is a Professor of English at DePauw University, where he teaches courses in world literature and science fiction. He is a co-editor of Science Fiction Studies and Humanimalia. He is the author of The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction (2008) and co-editor of Robot Ghost and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime (2007).
L. Timmel Duchamp is the author of the five-novel Marq'ssan Cycle (2005–8) and Love's Body, Dancing in Time (2004), a collection of short fiction, as well as the short novel The Red Rose Rages (Bleeding) (2005). Her essays and reviews have been published in numerous venues, including The American Book Review, The New York Review of Science Fiction, Extrapolation, Foundation and Strange Horizons. She is the founder of Aqueduct Press and the editor of Talking Back: Epistolary Fantasies (2006) and The WisCon Chronicles, Vol. 1 (2007), and co-editor, with Eileen Gunn, of The WisCon Chronicles, Vol.2 (2008).
Neil Easterbrook teaches comparative literature, theory and science fiction at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Publications in the last year include work in Extrapolation, Science Fiction Studies, The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction (2009) and Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction (2009).
David Fancy is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Dramatic Arts at Brock University. His research interests include contemporary French theatre and issues around the ontology of the stage.
Kevin Fisher is a Lecturer in the Department of Media, Film and Communication at the University of Otago in New Zealand. His research interests relate to how films model human–technological relations and problems in the phenomenology of consciousness. His essays have appeared in Meta-morphing (2000), The Lord of the Rings: Studying the Event Film (2007) and Cinephilia in the Age of Digital Reproduction (2008).
Karen Hellekson is a founding co-editor of the fan studies journal Transformative Works and Cultures (http://journal.transformativeworks.org). [End Page 177]
David Higgins is a PhD student in English and American Studies at Indiana University. His research interrogates the relationships between sf and imperialism in the 1960s, and he has published in Science Fiction Studies, the SFRA Review and Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy (2008). His dissertation chapter, 'Awakening the Imperial Unconscious: Samuel R. Delany's The Fall of the Towers', won the SFRA Graduate Essay Award in 2009. He is an active member of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts and served for two years as the chair for the IAFA Cultural Identities Caucus. In 2008, he founded and organized the Glaukopis Arts Conference in Black Rock City, Nevada; this was the first interdisciplinary scholastic conference to take place at the Burning Man Arts Festival.
Rodney Hill teaches film at Georgia Gwinnett College. His essays have appeared in The Stanley Kubrick Archives (2005), The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader (2008), Cinema Journal and Literature/Film Quarterly.
Ann F. Howey is an Associate Professor at Brock University. She researches and teaches in the areas of post-Victorian Arthurian literature, fantasy...