Fantastic Cities

Fantastic Cities Drawing on these ideas, the first characteristic of the Fantastic City is its (1) representational character. Fantastic cities are imaginations, captured in words, images, and sounds. Importantly, this separation of ...

Author: Stefan Rabitsch

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 1496836642

Category: Social Science

Page: 322

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Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Panem’s Capitol, the Sprawl, Caprica City—American (and Americanized) urban environments have always been a part of the fantastic imagination. Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror focuses on the American city as a fantastic geography constrained neither by media nor rigid genre boundaries. Fantastic Cities builds on a mix of theoretical and methodological tools that are drawn from criticism of the fantastic, media studies, cultural studies, American studies, and urban studies. Contributors explore cultural media across many platforms such as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the Arkham Asylum video games, the 1935 movie serial The Phantom Empire, Kim Stanley Robinson’s fiction, Colson Whitehead’s novel Zone One, the vampire films Only Lovers Left Alive and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Paolo Bacigalupi’s novel The Water Knife, some of Kenny Scharf’s videos, and Samuel Delany’s classic Dhalgren. Together, the contributions in Fantastic Cities demonstrate that the fantastic is able to “real-ize” that which is normally confined to the abstract, metaphorical, and/or subjective. Consequently, both utopian aspirations for and dystopian anxieties about the American city become literalized in the fantastic city.

An A to Z of the Fantastic City

This is the city that has entered popular imagination as the fictional Nevèrÿon. Like many fantastic cities, Nevèrÿon's location is difficult to establish but like many fantastic cities it is also not that difficult to visit (or more ...

Author: Hal Duncan

Publisher: Small Beer Press

ISBN: 1618730215

Category: Fiction

Page: 72

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Sexy, secretive, yet clear-eyed, Duncan brings pop, high, and low cultures together in one handy sometimes amusing sometimes harsh A-to-Z which every bibliophile and armchair adventurer will find to be a necessary guidebook through the temerarious pages of international literature.

Invisible Cities and the Urban Imagination

It is important, though, to issue a few words of warning: first, by focusing this study on Venice, the range of fantastic and real-world cities in Calvino's text inevitably recedes to the background. This does not mean that the ...

Author: Benjamin Linder

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 3031130480

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 355

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In 1972, Italo Calvino published Invisible Cities, a literary book that masterfully combines philosophy and poetry, rigid structure and free play, theoretical insight and glittering prose. The text is an extended meditation on urban life, and it continues to resonate not only among literary scholars, but among social scientists, architects, and urban planners as well. To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Invisible Cities, this collection of essays serves as both an appreciation and a critical engagement. Drawing from a wide array of disciplinary perspectives and geographical contexts, this volume grapples with the theoretical, pedagogical, and political legacies of Calvino’s work. Each chapter approaches Invisible Cities not only as a novel but as a work of evocative ethnography, place-writing, and urban theory. Fifty years on, what can Calvino’s dreamlike text offer to scholars and practitioners interested in actually existing urban life?

Sci Fi Box Set 140 Dystopian Novels Novels Space Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales

They had lived under the sea a good deal, building fantastic cities and fighting terrific battles with nameless adversaries by means of intricate devices employing unknown principles of energy. Evidently their scientific and mechanical ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026896955

Category: Fiction

Page: 18430

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Enjoy this meticulously edited SF Collection, jam-packed with space adventures, dystopian apocalyptic tales and the greatest sci-fi classics: H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ignatius Donnelly: Caesar's Column Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: The Conquest of America Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Edward Everett Hale: The Brick Moon Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne: The Lost Continent Lewis Grassic Gibbon: Three Go Back

Sci Fi Ultimate Collection 140 Dystopian Novels Space Action Adventures Lost World Classics Apocalyptic Tales

They had lived under the sea a good deal, building fantastic cities and fighting terrific battles with nameless adversaries by means of intricate devices employing unknown principles of energy. Evidently their scientific and mechanical ...

Author: H. G. Wells

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8027248175

Category: Fiction

Page: 18430

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Musaicum Books presents to you this unique SF collection, designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. H. G. Wells: The Time Machine The War of the Worlds The Island of Doctor Moreau The Invisible Man… Jules Verne: Journey to the Center of the Earth 20.000 Leagues under the Sea The Mysterious Island… Mary Shelley: Frankenstein The Last Man Edgar Wallace: Planetoid 127 The Green Rust… Otis Adelbert Kline: The Venus Trilogy The Mars Series Malcolm Jameson: Captain Bullard Series Garrett P. Serviss: Edison's Conquest of Mars A Columbus of Space The Sky Pirate… Arthur Conan Doyle: The Professor Challenger Series Francis Bacon: New Atlantis Edwin A. Abbott: Flatland Jack London: Iron Heel The Scarlet Plague The Star Rover… Robert Louis Stevenson: Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde George MacDonald: Lilith H. Rider Haggard: King Solomon's Mines She William H. Hodgson: The House on the Borderland The Night Land… Edgar Allan Poe: Some Words with a Mummy Mellonta Tauta… H. P. Lovecraft: Beyond the Wall of Sleep The Cats of Ulthar Celephaïs Edward Bellamy: Looking Backward: 2000–1887 Equality… Mark Twain: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court Owen Gregory: Meccania the Super-State Margaret Cavendish: The Blazing World Jonathan Swift: Gulliver's Travels William Morris: News from Nowhere Samuel Butler: Erewhon Edward Bulwer-Lytton: The Coming Race James Fenimore Cooper: The Monikins Hugh Benson: Lord of the World Fred M. White: The Doom of London Ernest Bramah: The Secret of the League Arthur D. Vinton: Looking Further Backward Robert Cromie: The Crack of Doom Anthony Trollope: The Fixed Period Cleveland Moffett: Richard Jefferies: After London Francis Stevens: The Heads of Cerberus Percy Greg: Across the Zodiac David Lindsay: A Voyage to Arcturus Stanley G. Weinbaum: Stories from the Solar System Abraham Merritt: The Moon Pool The Metal Monster… Hyne: The Lost Continent

Nine Lives

And Venice is the most romantic city ever , maybe you should save that . ” She wanted to say for her next honeymoon , but didn't . “ There it is . Four of the most fantastic cities in the world , if you eliminate Florence and Venice .

Author: Danielle Steel

Publisher: Delacorte Press

ISBN: 198482144X

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A woman who longs to avoid risk at all cost learns that men who love danger are the most exciting in this moving novel from New York Times bestselling author Danielle Steel. After a carefree childhood, Mary Margaret Kelly came of age in the shadow of grief. Her father, a dashing daredevil Air Force pilot, died when she was nine. Maggie saw her mother struggle to put their lives back together. As the family moved from one city to the next, her mother warned her to beware of daredevil men and avoid risk at all cost. Following her mother’s advice, and forgoing the magic of first love with a high school boyfriend who was too wild to feel safe, Maggie instead sought out all the things her mother had lost—a predictable partner, a stable home, and a regular paycheck. She chose to marry a dependable, kind man who was a reliable husband and successful accountant. Together they had a son and found happiness in a conventional suburban life. Until tragedy struck again. Now on her own, feeling a sense of adventure for the first time, Maggie decides to face her fears, setting off on a whirlwind trip from San Francisco to Rome, Paris, and Monaco. But when her travels reconnect her with the very same irresistible, thrill-seeking man she’s spent thirty years trying to forget, Maggie becomes terrified that rushing into love and sharing his life may very well end in disaster. But ultimately, while Maggie tries to outrun her fears and painful memories of her past, fate will surprise her in the most astounding of ways, as she walks the tightrope between danger and courage, and between wisdom and love.

Vanity Fair

They carry the traveler , , surrounded by every comfort which civilization offers , into fantastic cities , celebrated ports and exotic lands The two cruise ships are the most desirable ever chartered for Round - the - World travel .

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Edinburgh by Smartphone

Photo spot: Cowgate. what3words ref: youth.fantastic.cities Direction: Facing southeast,150°SE Camera zoom: x1 Best time of day: Morning, with the sun to the left. Additional shot: From the bottom of Victoria Street (see here), ...

Author: Nick Vandome

Publisher: In Easy Steps Limited

ISBN: 1840789808

Category: Travel

Page: 216

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Edinburgh by Smartphone is a city guidebook for the digital age, offering unique insight into the city and giving you the chance to put your smartphone to excellent use as your traveling companion! Edinburgh by Smartphone concentrates on photo locations for capturing iconic shots of the most famous sights in the city, and also some less well-known locations that nevertheless offer excellent photographic opportunities. The second main element of the book details walks around the city that can easily be incorporated into any city break. Each photo spot has clear what3words references for getting to the required location and where to stand when you get there. It also provides background information about the photo subjects, and lists nearby refreshments options and other notable attractions in the vicinity. The photo spots include: · Edinburgh Castle · The Scott Monument · Greyfriars Bobby · St. Giles’ Cathedral · The Royal Mile · Calton Hill · Holyroodhouse Palace · Scottish Parliament Building · Arthur's Seat · Victoria Street · The Grassmarket · Dean Village The walks covered in the book (complete with distances and estimated number of steps) are: · Old Town Walk. Exploring Edinburgh's historic Old Town, centred around the Royal Mile. · New Town Walk. In contrast to the Old Town, the New Town presents ordered Georgian elegance and this walk takes you through its streets. · Literary Walk. Edinburgh has an extremely rich literary history, and this walk takes you to the places where many of Edinburgh's most famous writers lived and worked, including Sir Walter Scott, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Robert Louis Stevenson, J. K. Rowling and Ian Rankin. · Dark Side Walk. It is impossible to escape the fact that Edinburgh has had more than its fair share of devious and murderous characters over the centuries. This walk takes in the sites where they operated, and details many of their activities, including the numerous ghostly stories that have flourished around the city. · Water of Leith Walk. As an antidote to the hustle and bustle of the city centre, this walk takes you through the nearby tranquil Water of Leith, including the picturesque and historic Dean Village. · Arthur's Seat Walk. Looming large over the city, this walk takes you to the summit of Arthur's Seat (and back), for a vigorous walk and stunning views over the city. Getting the best out of a smartphone camera is also looked at, so you can take the best photos possible, feel confident using your smartphone camera, and concentrate all your attention on the photo subjects. Table of Contents 1. Introducing the Guide 2. Smart Edinburgh Essentials 3. Smartphone Photography 4. Edinburgh Top Sites Photos 5. Hidden Edinburgh Photos 6. Old Town Walk 7. New Town Walk 8. Literary Walk 9. Dark Side Walk 10. Water of Leith Walk 11. Arthur’s Seat Walk

Transatlantic Sketches

Ghent I found to be an enormous , empty city , with an old Flemish gable - end peeping here and there from its rows of dull ... Behind is a high horizon of blue mountains , and the silhouettes of three separate fantastic cities , all ...

Author: Henry James

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Category: Electronic books

Page: 401

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Macmillan s Magazine

The Inquisitors had 1857 . their house in the city , near the Porte Returning to the new town , the tra- de l'Aude ; and there ... good glass , and a remarkable clerestory resembling those fantastic cities and of rose - shaped windows .

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