French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction

French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction
Title French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction PDF eBook
Author Jean-Marc Lofficier
Publisher
Pages 812
Release 2000
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN

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Connoisseurs of fantasy, science fiction, and horror have long recognized the important contributions of thousands of French authors, filmmakers, and artists. The volume is divided into two parts. Part I gives historical overviews, complete lists, descriptions, and summaries for works in film, television, radio, animation, comic books, and graphic novels. This section also includes interviews with animation director Rene Laloux and comic book artist Moebius, as well as comments from filmmaker Luc Besson. Biographies are provided for over 200 important contributors to television and graphic arts. Part II covers the major authors and literary trends of French science fiction, fantasy, and horror from the Middle Ages to the present day. (French-Canadians and Belgians are also examined.) There is a biographical dictionary of over 3,000 authors, a section on major French awards, and a complete bibliography. Many illustrations (!) illuminate this thorough presentation.




Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror
Title Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror PDF eBook
Author Amy J. Ransom
Publisher Springer
Pages 380
Release 2019-05-27
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 3030156850

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Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes exposes the limitations of the solitudes concept so often applied uncritically to the Canadian experience. This volume examines Canadian and Québécois literature of the fantastic across its genres—such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, indigenous futurism, and others—and considers how its interrogation of colonialism, nationalism, race, and gender works to bridge multiple solitudes. Utilizing a transnational lens, this volume reveals how the fantastic is ready-made for exploring, in non-literal terms, the complex and problematic nature of intercultural engagement.




The Handbook of French Fantastic Radio & Television

The Handbook of French Fantastic Radio & Television
Title The Handbook of French Fantastic Radio & Television PDF eBook
Author Jean-Marc Lofficier
Publisher Hollywood Comics
Pages 0
Release 2023-05
Genre Performing Arts
ISBN 9781649321961

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This book covers the entire history of French genre television & radio from its early days to 2022. WHAT THE CRITICS SAID: JOHN CLUTE (Encyclopedia of Fantasy, Science Fiction Encyclopedia) "I just now (finally) gotten my copy of French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror and Pulp Fiction and am immediately finding it enthralling." LOCUS "The most enlightening reference book of the year..." INTERZONE " It is a wonderful window into a world lost to us ignorant monolinguists. The book is well illustrated... It's certainly a book I shall refer to on many occasions. I think the Lofficiers have done a remarkable and laudable job." STARLOG "There is simply, no book like this one. Highly recommended." VIDEO WATCHDOG "...the instant I saw it, I knew that it was going to fill a major void in my library. I've just spent the last hour perusing it with admiration... It's not really a critical book, but rather an awe-inspiring survey of the history of French fantastique in all its forms... I've been saying for years, even though the French were responsible for starting it all, that there really has been no French tradition of the fantastic, but the completeness of this book is going to make me eat my words." FOUNDATION "...A truly epic enterprise... The information it contains abundantly justifies its inclusion on every reference shelf dedicated to imaginative fiction... A powerful instrument of understanding, which will hopefully become an invaluable guide to future research." UTOPIAN STUDIES "I can say, honestly, that I stand in awe of the labor and erudition that went into this book. It is in the same league as the Clute/Nicholls Encyclopedia, and all the more astonishing in the fact that it is the work of two people, not of multiple hands. It is an invaluable tool for any future research in this fascinating area of French culture... I salute the energy, intelligence and effort that went into producing this work, and can only wish more scholars would follow this example." SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES "The publication of this massive 'guide' must, by any standard, be viewed as a significant event: it is the first heroic attempt to provide, in English, a comprehensive overview of the history of Francophone speculative fiction... CLASSIC IMAGES "French Science Fiction [...] is quite unique and quite incredible in its size... The authors apparently received the Inkpot Award for Outstanding Achievements in Comic Arts. I have no idea what this award is, but based on this present offering, it was well deserved." COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS "... fills in a long-neglected bibliographic gap in the study of French-language science fiction and fantasy literature, a genre with venerable roots and innumerable branches. The authors have covered all the bases in enormous detail." A.R.B.A. "...A wealth of information... It is to the authors' credit that they have made this material more accessible to an English-speaking public. French Science Fiction... will find its place... in the library of enthusiasts who have had a long love affair with science fiction and the fantastique, to whom it is heartily recommended." QUADRANT "This huge and comprehensive book is an extraordinary achievement that deserves to be well known... It is the ultimate sourcebook for anyone wishing to extend their knowledge, deepen it or be introduced -- the authors do not assume prior knowledge, but write their chapters in an interesting and intelligent way. FILM REVIEW "A stupendous achievement..."




The Anticipation Novelists of 1950s French Science Fiction

The Anticipation Novelists of 1950s French Science Fiction
Title The Anticipation Novelists of 1950s French Science Fiction PDF eBook
Author Bradford Lyau
Publisher McFarland
Pages 248
Release 2014-01-10
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 0786462175

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Following World War II, the Fleuve Noir publishing house published popular American genre fiction in translation for a French audience. Their imprint Anticipation specialized in science fiction, but mostly eschewed translations from English, preferring instead French work, thus making the imprint an important outlet for native French postwar ideas and aesthetics. This critical text examines in ideological terms eleven writers who published under the Anticipation imprint, revealing the way these writers criticized midcentury notions of progress while adapting and reworking American genre formats.




Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics

Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics
Title Rediscovering French Science-Fiction in Literature, Film and Comics PDF eBook
Author Philippe Mather
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages 230
Release 2016-02-29
Genre Fiction
ISBN 1443889806

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French science-fiction (SF) is as old as the French language. Cyrano de Bergerac wrote about a trip to the moon that was published back in 1657, as did Jules Verne in 1865, this time using hard, scientific facts. The first movie showing a trip to the moon was made by Georges Méliès in 1902. In the comics’ format, Hergé had Tintin walk on the moon in 1954, 15 years before Neil Armstrong. These are just a few of the many unique French contributions to SF that rightly deserve to be better known. One of the purposes of this collection is to introduce French SF to an English-speaking audience. Rediscovering French Science Fiction... first revisits proto science-fiction from authors like Cyrano de Bergerac and Jules Verne, before delving into contemporary science-fiction works from authors such as René Barjavel and Jacques Spitz. A contribution from preeminent SF author Élisabeth Vonarburg, from Québec, helps to understand the constraints and advantages of writing SF in French. A third section is devoted to French SF in movies and graphic novels, media where French creators have been recognized worldwide. This collection explores many aspects of French SF, including the genre’s deep roots in popular culture, the influence of key authors on its historical development, and the form and function of science and fantasy, as well as the impact of films and graphic novels on the public perception of the genre’s nature.




Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Title Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature PDF eBook
Author Chris Baratta
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Pages 190
Release 2011-11-15
Genre Literary Collections
ISBN 1443835420

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The collection of essays titled Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature discusses the environmental and ecocritical themes found in works of science-fiction and fantasy literature. It focuses on an analysis of important literary works in these genres to yield an understanding of how they address the environmental issues we are facing today. Organized into four sections titled “Industrial Dilemmas,” “The Natural World, Community, and the Self,” “Materialism, Capitalism, and Environmentalism,” and “Dystopian Futures,” the essays included also investigate the solutions that these works present to ensure the sustainability of our natural world and, in turn, the sustainability of humanity. This collection will appeal to a broad range of scholars, including those who focus their studies on one of, or all of, the following fields: Ecocriticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, and Environmentalism in Literature. The essays investigate the myriad ways that science fiction and fantasy literature address environmental concerns, with a focus on the detrimental effects – on humanity, on society – of environmental destruction. With topics ranging from the dangers of industrial progress to the connection between environmental degradation and the destruction of the individual, to environmental dangers posed by capitalistic societies to ignored warnings of ecological crises, the essays each tactfully analyze the relationship between the environmental themes in literature and how readers and scholars can learn from the irresponsible treatment of the environment, while also considering solutions to this crisis that are found in science fiction and fantasy literature.




Science Fiction from Quebec

Science Fiction from Quebec
Title Science Fiction from Quebec PDF eBook
Author Amy J. Ransom
Publisher McFarland
Pages 277
Release 2009-05-20
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 078643824X

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This first book-length study of French-language science fiction from Canada provides an introduction to the subgenre known as "SFQ" (science fiction from Quebec). In addition, it offers in-depth analyses of SFQ sagas by Jacques Brossard, Esther Rochon, and Elisabeth Vonarburg. It demonstrates how these multivolume narratives of colonization and postcolonial societies exploit themes typical of postcolonial literatures, including the denunciation of oppressive colonial systems, the utopian hope for a better future, and the celebration of tolerant pluralistic societies. A bibliography of SFQ available in English translation is included.