News Volume on Japanese Literary, Animated SF Due in December
posted on 2007-05-20 12:09 EDT
Adding to the growing list of academic volumes on anime studies, the University of Minnesota Press has announced the upcoming publication of Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction From Origins to Anime.
Edited by Christopher Bolton and Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, who were also the editors of a recent volume of the journal Science Fiction Studies that dealt with Japanese science fiction, this book promises to "connects prose science fiction to contemporary anime" by exploring major themes, works and authors and looking at Japan's unique science fiction fan culture. American and Japanese scholars who contributed chapters include Hiroki Azuma, Naoki Chiba, Sharalyn Orbaugh, and noted anime/manga scholar Susan J. Napier.