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  • Broderick, Mick, Nuclear Movies: A Critical Analysis and Filmography of International Feature Length Films Dealing With Experimentation, Aliens, Terrorism, Holocaust, and Other Disaster Scenarios, 1914-1990 ().

  • Hartwell, David G., Hard Science Fiction

  • Joseph, Paul, Science Fiction, in Prime Time Law: Fictional Television as Legal Narrative (Paul Joseph and Robert Jarvis eds.; 1998).

  • Roberts, Robin, A New Species: Gender and Science in Science Fiction (1993).

  • Rockwood, Bruce L., Law, Literature and Science Fiction: New Possibilities, 23 Legal Studies Forum (1999).

  • Tribe, Lawrence H., Clones, Cyborgs and Chimeras: A Series of Lectures on Science Fiction and Legal Thought in Modeling of Life (Washington DC: Georgetown University, 1978)(Kennedy Lectures at Georgetown University, April 4, 5, 11, 12, 1978).



Shelley, Mary Godwin (1797-1851). See also Burke and Hare (this website)

  • Beauchamp, Gorman, The Frankenstein Complex and Asimov's Robots, 13 Mosaic 83 (1980).
  • Heller, Wendy Tamar, Wilkie Collins and the Female Gothic: A Study in the Politics of Genre and Literary Revision (Dissertation, Yale University, 1988).
  • Mellor, Anne Kostelanetz, Mary Shelley: Her Life, Her Fictions, Her Monsters (1988.
  • Newman, Beth, Telling Situations: The Frame Narrative in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction (Dissertation, Cornell University, 1987).
  • Rajan, Tilottama, Wollstonecraft and Godwin: Reading the Secrets of the Political Novel, 27 Studies in Romanticism 221 (1988).


  • Conger, Syndy McMillen, A German Ancestor for Mary Shelley's Monster: Kahlert, Schiller, and the Buried Treasure of Northanger Abbey, 59 Philological Quarterly 216 (Spring 1980).
  • Feldman, Paula R., Probing the Psychological Mystery of Frankenstein, in Approaches To Teaching Shelley's Frankenstein 67 (Stephen C. Behrendt ed., 1990).
  • Sanderson, Richard K., Glutting the Maw of Death: Suicide and Procreation in Frankenstein, 9 South Central Review (College Station, TX) 49 (Summer 1992).
  • Smith, Curtis C., Horror Versus Tragedy: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Olaf Stapledon's Sirius, 26 Extrapolation 66 (Spring 1985).
  • Youngquist, Paul, Frankenstein: The Mother, the Daughter, and the Monster, 70 Philological Quarterly 339 (1991).
  • Zonana, Joyce, "They Will Prove the Truth of My Tale": Safie's Letters as the Feminist Core of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, 21 Journal of Narrative Technique 170 (Spring 1991).


  •  Harpold, Terence, "Did You Get Mathilda From Papa?": Seduction Fantasy and the Circulation of Mary Shelley's Mathilda, 28 Studies in Romanticism 49 (Spring 1989).

 Shelley's Influence 

  • Higdon, David Leon, "A Good Game To Play": Brian Aldiss and the Mother of Science Fiction, in Women Worldwalkers: New Dimensions of Science Fiction and Fantasy 139 (Jane B. Weedman ed., 1985).
  • Rieder, John, Embracing the Alien: Science Fiction in Mass Culture, 9 Science-Fiction Studies 26 (March 1982).
  • Rochelson, Meri-Jane, Mary Shelley's Progeny, 17 Science-Fiction Studies 259 (July 1990).
  • Poovey, Mary, The Proper Lady and the Woman Writer: Ideology as Style in the Works of Mary Wollstonecraft, Mary Shelley, and Jane Austen (1984)(Women in Culture and Society).

Star Trek

  • Blair, Karin, Sex and Star Trek, 10 Science Fiction Studies 292 (November 1983).
  • Byers, Thomas B., Commodity Futures: Corporate State and Personal Style in Three Recent Science-Fiction Movies, 14 Science Fiction Studies 326 (November 1987).
  • Chilton, Bradley Stewart, Star Trek and Stare Decisis,  8 Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture 25 (2001).
  • Cranny-Francis, Anne, Sexuality and Sex-Role Stereotyping in Star Trek, 12 Science Fiction Studies 274 (November 1985).
  • CWRU Professor Connects International Law and Star Trek
  •  Ellington, Jane Elizabeth and Joseph W. Critelli, Analysis of a Modern Myth: The Star Trek Series 24 Extrapolation 241 (Fall 1983).
  • Interstellar Laws and Treaties
  • James, Nancy E., Two Sides of Paradise: The Eden Myth According to Kirk and Spock, in Spectrum of the Fantastic 219 (Donald Palumbo ed. 1988)(Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy; 31).
  • Joseph, Paul and Sharon Carton, The Law of the Federation: Images in Law, Lawyers, and the Legal System in Star Trek: The Next Generation, 24 University of Toledo Law Review (1992).
  • Littleton, C. Scott, Some Implications of the Mythology in Star Trek, 4 Keystone Folklore 33 (1989).
  • Paulsen, Michael Stokes, Captain James T. Kirk and the Enterprise of Constitutional Interpretation: Some Modest Proposals from the Twenty Third Century, 59 Albany Law Review 671 (1995).
  • Reid-Jeffrey, Donna, Star Trek: The Last Frontier in Modern American Myth, 6 Folklore and Mythology Studies 34 (Spring 1982).
  • Roberts, Robin, Sexual Generations: Star Trek: The Next Generation and Gender (University of Illinois Press, 1999).

  • Roddenberry, Gene and Stephen Whitfield, The Making of Star Trek (1968).
  • Roth, Lane, Death and rebirth in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, 28 Extrapolation 159 (Summer 1987).
  • Scharf, Michael  and Lawrence Roberts, International Law and Star Trek: The Next Generation, 25 University of Toledo Law Review 577 (1994)

  • Selley, April, "I Have Been, and Ever Shall Be, Your Friend": Star Trek, The Deerslayer, and the American Romance, 20 Journal of Popular Culture 89 (Summer 1986).
  • Selley, April, Transcendentalism in Star Trek: The Next Generation, 13 Journal of American Culture 31 (Spring 1990).
  • Star Trek: Visions of Law and Culture (Adios Press, 2003).
  • Stasis: Your Guide to the Scholarly Literature of TREK
  • The United Nations and Star Trek Morality
  • Wilcox, Clyde, To Boldly Return Where Others Have Gone Before: Cultural Change and the Old and New Star Treks, 33 Extrapolation 88 (Spring 1992).
  • Worland, Rick, Captain Kirk: Cold Warrior, 16 Journal of Popular Film and Television 109 (Fall 1988).

Star Wars

  • Boyle, Sara, A Long Time Ago in a Kingdom Far, Far Away, 1 Avalon to Camelot 6 (Fall 1983).
  • Frentz, Thomas S. and Mary E. Hale, Inferential Model Criticism of The Empire Strikes Back, 69 Quarterly Journal of Speech 278 (August 1983).
  • Gordon, Andrew, The Power of the Force: Sex in the Star Wars Trilogy, in Eros in the Mind's Eye 193 (Donald Palumbo ed. 1986).
  • Kuiper, Koenraad, Star Wars: An Imperial Myth, 21 Journal of Popular Culture 77 (Spring 1988).
  • Melia, D. F., The Saga of Luke Skywalker, 2 Folklorismus Bulletin 68 (October 1980).
  • Sammons, Todd H., Return of the Jedi: epic graffiti, 14 Science Fiction Studies 355 (November 1987).
  • Telotte, J. P., The Dark Side of the Force: Star Wars and the Science Fiction Tradition, 24 Extrapolation 216 (Fall 1983).

Wells, Herbert George (1866-1946)

Research Guides and Reference Materials

Monographs and Essays

  • Born, Daniel, The Birth of Liberal Guilt in the English Novel: Charles Dickens to H. G. Wells (1996).
  • Critical Essays on H. G. Wells (John Huntington ed.; 1991)(Critical Essays on British Literature Series).
    The Critical Response to H.G. Wells (William J. Scheick ed.; 1995).
    Franko, Carol S., The Productivity of Ambivalence: Dialogic Strategies in the Utopian Narratives of Wells, Huxley, Lessing, and LeGuin (Dissertation, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1991).
  • Grant, Barry K., Looking Upward: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and the Cinema, 14 Literature/Film Quarterly 154 (1986).
  • Hillegas, Mark Robert, The Future as Nightmare: H. G. Wells and the Anti-Utopians (1967).
  • Huntington, John, The Logic of Fantasy: H. G. Wells and Science Fiction (1982).


  • Kemp, Peter, H. G. Wells and the Culminating Ape: Biological Imperatives and Imaginative Obsessions (1996)..
  • Leiby, David A., The Tooth That Gnaws: Reflections on Time Travel; Alternatives, in Intersections: Fantasy and Science Fiction 107 (George E. Slusser and Eric S. Rabkin, eds. 1987).
  • McConnell, Frank, The Science Fiction of H. G. Wells (1981).
  • Palczewski, Juliusz K., Champion Revisionist, Reformist and Perestroishchik, 15 The Wellsian 35 (Summer 1992).
  • Parrinder, Patrick, Science Fiction as Truncated Epic, in Bridges To Science Fiction 91 (George E. Slusser, George R. Guffey and Mark Rose, eds. 1980).
  • Parrinder, Patrick, Shadows of the Future: H. G. Wells, Science Fiction and Prophecy (1996)(Utopianism and Communism).
  • Reed, John R., The Natural History of H. G. Wells (1982).
  • Rose, Mark, Filling the Void: Verne, Wells, and Lem, 8 Science Fiction Studies 121 (July 1981).
  • Staiger, Janet, Future Noir: Contemporary Representations of Visionary Cities, 3 East/West Film Journal 20 (December 1988).
  • Wagar, W. Warren, Dreams of Reason: Bellamy, Wells, and the Positive Utopia, in Looking Backward, 1988-1888: Essays on Edward Bellamy 106 (Daphne Patai, ed. 1988).

The Island of Doctor Moreau

  • Chialant, Maria Teresa, A Proposito dell'Isola del Dottor Moreau, in Nel Tempo del Sogno: Le Forme della Narrativa Fantastica dall'Immaginario Vittoriano all'Utopia Contemporanea 75 (Carlo Pagetti, ed. 1988) (Pleiadi; 35).
  • Reed, John R., The Vanity of Law in The Island of Doctor Moreau, in H. G. Wells Under Revision 134 (Patrick Parrinder & Christopher Rolfe, eds. 1990).

 Wells' Influence

  • Coleman, Arthur, The Americanization of H. G. Wells: Sinclair Lewis' Our Mr. Wrenn, 31 Modern Fiction Studies 495 (1985).
  • Hutchings, William, Structure and Design in a Soviet Dystopia: H. G. Wells, Constructivism, and Yevgeny Zamyatin's We, 9 Journal of Modern Literature 81 (1981/1982).
  • McCarthy, Patrick A., Heart of Darkness and the Early Novels of H. G. Wells: Evolution, Anarchy, Entropy, 13 Journal of Modern Literature 37 (March 1986).
  • Philmus, Robert M., Futurological Congress as Metageneric Text, 13 Science Fiction Studies 313 (1986).

Philosophical and Other Writings by H. G. Wells

  • Wells, H. G., Anticipations of the Reactions of Mechanical and Scientific Progress upon Human Life and Thought  (reprint 1999).

  • Wells, H. G., The New Machiavelli (reprint 1998).

  • Wells, H. G., The Outline of History (1920).



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