Monday, December 19, 2005

Reconstruction 5.4: Femscape

Our newest issue. A great issue by Ximena Gallardo C. and Kim Wells!

I'm the review editor of Reconstruction, so if anyone is interested in reviewing for us, feel free to leave a comment on this site or email me with "reviewing for Reconstruction" as the subject.


Reconstruction 5.4 (Fall 2005):
Guest Editors: Ximena Gallardo C. and Kim Wells

Ximena Gallardo C., "Beyond Cyborgs?"

C. Jason Smith and Ximena Gallardo C., "Oy Science Fiction: On Genre, Criticism, and Alien Love: An Interview with Marleen S. Barr."

Diana Dominguez, "'It's Not Easy Being a Cast Iron Bitch': Sexual Difference and the Female Action Hero"

Susan A. George, "Pushing Containment: The Tale of the 1950s Science Fiction Vamp"

Andrew Gordon, "Contact: Little Orphan Ellie"

Lorna Jowett, "To the Max: Embodying Intersections in Dark Angel"

Helen Merrick, "Alien(ating) Naturecultures: Feminist SF as Creative Science Studies"

Susan J. Wolfe, "The Trouble with Trills, Gender and Consciousness in Star Trek"

Review Essays
C. Jason Smith on Brian Attebery’s Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

Joe Bisz on Justine Larbalestier’s The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction

Carlos Hernandez on Lillian Robinson’s Wonder Women: Feminisms and Superheroes

Melissa Purdue on Mary E. Bradley Lane’s Mizora: A Prophecy

Luke Vassiliou on Ximena Gallardo C. and C. Jason Smith’s Alien Woman: The Making of Lt. Ellen Ripley

Michael Benton on Octavia Butler’s Fledgling


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Michael Benton said...

Thanks for the comment Mahfuz... I haven't trained for the ring since I tore the ligaments in my right ankle in a kick boxing match (and most of my training then was just following the advice of others)... so I feel unqualified to weigh in on your blog.

Good luck with its development!