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Author Betz, Phyllis M. (Phyllis Marie), 1953-
Title The lesbian fantastic : a critical study of science fiction, fantasy, paranormal and gothic writings / Phyllis M. Betz.
Publisher Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, c2011.
 Book Stacks  PS153.L46 B483 2011  AVAILABLE
Descript viii, 203 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction: reading lesbians reading fantasy -- Once upon a time: historical backgrounds and contexts -- Here be monsters: lesbian gothic -- In a kingdom far away: lesbian fantasy -- Beyond the known galaxy: lesbian science fiction -- Blurring the lines: mixed genre -- Conclusion: such stuff as dreams are made on.
Summary "This work examines how lesbian authors have used the structures and conventions of science fiction to embody characters, relationships and other themes that relate to their experience as the quintessential Other in the broader culture. Topics include lesbian gothic, fantasy, science fiction, mixed genre texts and historical background. A vital addition to the scholarship on homosexuality and culture"--Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9780786458851 (softcover : alk. paper)
0786458852 (softcover : alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 40019163940
Subject Lesbians' writings, American -- History and criticism.
Lesbians in literature.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Science fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Fantasy fiction, American -- History and criticism.
Gothic fiction (Literary genre), American -- History and criticism.
Paranormal fiction.

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