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Abraham Acosta is Assistant Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Arizona, Tucson, specializing in modern Latin American literary and cultural analysis. His work has been published in Dispositio/n, Journal of Latin American Cultural Studies, and Social Text. His current book project examines the politics of speech and orality and the question of cultural resistance in contemporary Latin America.

Andrew Ascherl is currently a Visiting Lecturer in the Honors College at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque. His work focuses on literary and visual culture of the Americas, contemporary literary theory and philosophy, and the cultural legacies of popular social movements.

Andrew M. Butler was the coeditor, with Mark Bould, of the special issue of Science Fiction Studies on the British Boom. His article, “Thirteen Ways of Looking at the British Boom” won the Pioneer Award. He has edited and coedited books on Terry Pratchett, Christopher Priest, and Ken MacLeod, and was coeditor, with Mark Bould, Adam Roberts, and Sherryl Vint, of The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction and Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction. He is also the author of Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970s (2011). [End Page 265]

Carl Freedman is the James F. Cassidy Professor of English at Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge. He is the author of many articles and books, including, most recently, The Age of Nixon: A Study in Cultural Power (2012) and Versions of Hollywood Crime Cinema: Studies in Ford, Wilder, Coppola, Scorsese, and Others (2013).

Ericka Hoagland is an Assistant Professor at Stephen F. Austin State University, Nacogdoches, Texas, where she teaches survey courses in world literature as well as courses in African literature, travel writing, and science fiction. She is the coeditor of the 2010 anthology Science Fiction, Imperialism, and the Third World.

Louis Kaplan is Professor of History and Theory of Photography and New Media at the University of Toronto, Canada, and is inaugural Chair of the Department of Visual Studies at its Mississauga campus. He is also an associate faculty member at the Centre for Jewish Studies and the Knowledge Media Design Institute at the University of Toronto. He is widely recognized for his contributions to photography studies, contemporary art, and visual culture studies, and he is the author of numerous books, essays, and catalogs in these fields. He serves on the advisory boards of History of Photography and Photography and Culture, and he is the senior research advisor to the Shpilman Institute of Photography in Tel Aviv, Israel. Kaplan is a frequent contributor to CR: The New Centennial Review and is a member of the international advisory board. Professor Kaplan will be Visiting Scholar at the Center for Jewish History in New York in 2013–2014. The Mapping Ararat project ( was the featured exhibition at the American Comparative Literature Association Annual Meeting (with the theme of “Global Positioning Systems”) at the University of Toronto in April 2013.

Hugh Charles O’Connell is Visiting Assistant Professor of English at University of Massachusetts, Boston. Recent publications include, “Mutating Towards the Future: The Convergence of Utopianism, Postcolonial SF and the Postcontemporary Longing for Form in Amitav Ghosh’s The Calcutta Chromosome,” which received honorable mention for [End Page 266] the 2013 Science Fiction Research Association’s Pioneer Award, as well as articles for the Journal of Postcolonial Writing and Journal of Popular Culture.

Patrick O’Donnell is Professor and Chair of the English Department at Michigan State University, East Lansing. He has authored and edited a dozen books on modern and contemporary literature, the most recent being The American Novel Now: Reading American Fiction Since 1980 (Wiley-Blackwell, 2010). He is currently completing A Temporary Future: The Fiction of David Mitchell, forthcoming from Bloomsbury in 2014.

Sherryl Vint is Professor of Science Fiction Media Studies at the University of California, Riverside. She is an editor of the journals Science Fiction Studies and Science Fiction Film and Television; the author of Bodies of Tomorrow (2007), Animal Alterity (2010), and The Wire (2013); and coauthor of The Routledge Concise History of Science Fiction (2011).

Phillip E. Wegner is the Marston-Milbauer Eminent Scholar in the Department of English at the University of Florida...


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