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Edward K. Chan is Professor at Waseda University (Tokyo, Japan). His publications include 'The White Power Utopia and the Reproduction of Victimized Whiteness' in Race and Utopian Desire in American Literature and Society (2019), 'Inhabiting the Space of the Other: Josef von Sternberg's Anatahan' in Projecting the World (2017), The Racial Horizon of Utopia: Unthinking the Future of Race in Late-Twentieth-Century American Utopian Novels (2016), 'Utopia and the Problem of Race' in Utopian Studies (2006) and '(Vulgar) Identity Politics in Outer Space: Delany's Triton and the Heterotopian Narrative' in the Journal of Narrative Theory (2001). He and Patricia Ventura also co-edited a special issue on race and utopia for Utopian Studies (2019) and Race and Utopian Desire (2019).

Pawel Frelik is Associate Professor in the American Studies Center, University of Warsaw. His research interests include sf, video games and digital culture. He has published widely in these fields, serves on the boards of Science Fiction Studies, Extrapolation and Journal of Gaming and Virtual Worlds, and is the co-editor of the New Dimensions in Science Fiction book series at U of Wales P.

Sean Guynes is a cultural historian, critic and writer who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. He is co-author of the forthcoming book Whiteness, and the co-editor of the Encapsulations: Critical Comics Studies book series for U of Nebraska P, two journal special issues and several books–including Unstable Masks: Whiteness and American Superhero Comics (2020)– and the editor of SFRA Review.

Sarah Hamblin is Associate Professor of Cinema Studies and English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Her research focuses on global art cinema and graphic literatures, emphasising the relationships between aesthetics, affect and radical politics, and has been published in Cultural Politics, Studies in Documentary Film, Cinema Journal, Black Camera, English Language Notes and Cine-files. Her current work explores the legacies of 1960s radicalism and how the logics of precarity reshape revolutionary thinking.

Russ Hamer teaches philosophy at Illinois State University. His interests revolve around philosophical pedagogy, pop culture and Kierkegaard.

Don Kelly earned a Master of Fine Art (MFA) in Creative Writing from Queens College in 2015 and has since created a catalogue of film and literary criticism, most prominently for the website Spectrum Culture. His fiction has appeared in Come and Go Literary and he has written for film and television.

Geoff King is Professor of Film Studies at Brunel University London. Recent publications include Positioning Art Cinema: Film and Cultural Value (2019), Quality Hollywood: Markers of Distinction in Contemporary Studio Film (2016), Indie 2.0: Change and Continuity in Contemporary American Indie Film (2014) and Indiewood, USA: Where Hollywood Meets Independent Cinema (2009). [End Page 171]

Graham J. Murphy is a professor with the School of English and Liberal Studies (Faculty of Arts) at Seneca College (Toronto). In addition to more than two dozen articles published in a variety of edited collections and peer-review journals, he is also co-editor of The Routledge Companion to Cyberpunk Culture (2020), Cyberpunk and Visual Culture (2018), Beyond Cyberpunk: New Critical Perspectives (2010) and co-author of Ursula K. Le Guin: A Critical Companion (2006).

Hugh C. O'Connell is an assistant professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. His current research examines the relationship between speculative fiction and speculative finance. He is the co-editor with David M. Higgins of 'Speculative Finance/ Speculative Fiction' (CR: The New Centennial Review 19.1). Recent essays on British and postcolonial sf have appeared in Utopian Studies, The Cambridge History of Science Fiction, Postcolonial Literary Inquiry, Modern Fiction Studies, Paradoxa and the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Keren Omry is an assistant professor of English in the University of Haifa, Israel. She is the author of Cross-Rhythms: Jazz Aesthetics in African-American Literature (2008) and is preparing manuscripts on contemporaneity and alternate histories and on Israeli sf. She is currently the president of the Science Fiction Research Association.

Christian L. Pyle is an adjunct English instructor at Eastern Kentucky University and Bluegrass Community and Technical College. His work has appeared in Paradigms, Postmodern Culture, Postscript, Reconstruction and Review of Communication.

Amy J. Ransom is Professor...


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