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The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe

"Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life.

Author : Kij Johnson

Release : 2016-08-16

Publisher : Tor.com

ISBN : 0765386518

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One of NPR's Best Books of 2016 and a Hugo, Nebula, John W. Campbell, and Locus Award finalist for Best Novella Professor Vellitt Boe teaches at the prestigious Ulthar Women’s College. When one of her most gifted students elopes with a dreamer from the waking world, Vellitt must retrieve her. "Kij Johnson's haunting novella The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe is both a commentary on a classic H.P. Lovecraft tale and a profound reflection on a woman's life. Vellitt's quest to find a former student who may be the only person who can save her community takes her through a world governed by a seemingly arbitrary dream logic in which she occasionally glimpses an underlying but mysterious order, a world ruled by capricious gods and populated by the creatures of dreams and nightmares. Those familiar with Lovecraft's work will travel through a fantasy landscape infused with Lovecraftian images viewed from another perspective, but even readers unfamiliar with his work will be enthralled by Vellitt's quest. A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading." —Pamela Sargent, winner of the Nebula Award At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Reimagining Lovecraft: Four Tor.com Novellas

The Ballad of Black Tom — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Victor LaValle. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Kij Johnson.

Author : Victor LaValle

Release : 2017-10-10

Publisher : Tor.com

ISBN : 1250167078

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Four new Lovecraftian tales told by four amazing talents. Government agents, monstrous P.I.s, walkers of dreams and magical hustlers meet in the pages of this astonishing anthology of four novellas. The Ballad of Black Tom — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Victor LaValle. The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe — the Nebula Award-nominated novella from Kij Johnson. Hammers on Bone — from Cassandra Khaw, an amazing new voice on the dark fiction scene. Agents of Dreamland — from the multi award-winning Caitlín R. Kiernan. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

... of Guiding and Pulling” 187 Dream of Eternal Being (Xia) 180–181 “The Dream
-Quest of Unknown Kadath” (Lovecraft) 83 “The Dream Quest of Vellitt Boe” (
Johnson) 83 “Dream Under the Ice” (Wang) 194n Dreammakers (Platt) 3 Duncan,
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Author : Gary Westfahl,

Release : 2019-11-27

Publisher : McFarland

ISBN : 1476637563

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Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusing on various connections between science fiction and economics, with some attention to related fields such as politics and government. Its seventeen contributors include five award-winning scholars, five science fiction writers, and a widely published economist. Three topics are covered: what noted science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Kim Stanley Robinson have had to say about our economic and political future; how the competitive and ever-changing publishing marketplace has affected the growth and development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to today; and how the scholars who examine science fiction have themselves been influenced by the economics of academia. Although the essays focus primarily on American science fiction, the traditions of Russian and Chinese science fiction are also examined. A comprehensive bibliography of works related to science fiction and economics will assist other readers and critics who are interested in this subject.

Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination

KijJohnson's The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe (2016) revisits Lovecraft's The
Dream-Quest of Unknown Kadath (1926) from the perspective of a female
protagonist, underscoring the complete absence of women from Lovecraft's
dreamworld ...

Author : Henry Jenkins

Release : 2020-02-04

Publisher : NYU Press

ISBN : 1479869503

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How popular culture is engaged by activists to effect emancipatory political change One cannot change the world unless one can imagine what a better world might look like. Civic imagination is the capacity to conceptualize alternatives to current cultural, social, political, or economic conditions; it also requires the ability to see oneself as a civic agent capable of making change, as a participant in a larger democratic culture. Popular Culture and the Civic Imagination represents a call for greater clarity about what we’re fighting for—not just what we’re fighting against. Across more than thirty examples from social movements around the world, this casebook proposes “civic imagination” as a framework that can help us identify, support, and practice new kinds of communal participation. As the contributors demonstrate, young people, in particular, are turning to popular culture—from Beyoncé to Bollywood, from Smokey Bear to Hamilton, from comic books to VR—for the vernacular through which they can express their discontent with current conditions. A young activist uses YouTube to speak back against J. K. Rowling in the voice of Cho Chang in order to challenge the superficial representation of Asian Americans in children’s literature. Murals in Los Angeles are employed to construct a mythic imagination of Chicano identity. Twitter users have turned to #BlackGirlMagic to highlight the black radical imagination and construct new visions of female empowerment. In each instance, activists demonstrate what happens when the creative energies of fans are infused with deep political commitment, mobilizing new visions of what a better democracy might look like.

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5

Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Jonathan Strahan This collection includes: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Passing Strange by Ellen Klages Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R ...

Author : Kij Johnson

Release : 2019-04-30

Publisher : Tor.com

ISBN : 1250232333

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Tor.com Publishing Editorial Spotlight #5 is a curated selection of novellas by editor Jonathan Strahan This collection includes: The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Passing Strange by Ellen Klages Agents of Dreamland by Caitlin R. Kiernan Proof of Concept of Gwyneth Jones Time Was by Ian McDonald "A remarkable accomplishment that repays rereading."—Pamela Sargent on The Dream-Quest of Vellit Boe "Ellen Klages's love for queer San Francisco is evident in every line: its history, its mystery, and its people in all their variety and glory. I smiled as I read. You will, too."—Nicola Griffith on Passing Strange “Kiernan’s writing—starkly visual, tongue in cheek and disturbingly visceral—carries the day.”—The New York Times on Agents of Dreamland "A delicious portrayal of what it feels like when that nagging voice in your head telling you something is wrong is in fact your only ally."—The Washington Post on Proof of Concept "With echoes of H. G. Wells’s The Time Machine and replete with the inimitable scent of used bookstores, Time Was weaves an exquisite spell of love, war and quantum physics that is timeless in its appeal. A scientific romance in the most evocative sense of the word."—Nina Allan At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Mars Girls

"Mary Turzillo has crafted an extraordinary tale of teenaged adventure on a harsh planet.

Author : Mary Turzillo

Release : 2017-05-23

Publisher : Apex Publications

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"Mary Turzillo has crafted an extraordinary tale of teenaged adventure on a harsh planet. Heroines Nanoannie and Kapera use bravery and ingenuity to survive on a vividly imagined future Mars." —Brenda Cooper, author of Edge of Dark "Mars Girls delivers real-feeling characters in a fast-moving, exciting space adventure." —Kij Johnson, author of The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe "Great fun! A rollicking adventure across a uniquely imagined Martian landscape." —S Andrew Swann, author of Dragon Princess "Uniquely qualified to write about both Mars and humanity, Mary Turzillo has conjured up an intriguingly intricate plot filled with plenty of adventure, engagingly fresh and memorable characters, and provocative ideas." —Stanley Schmidt, Hugo Award-winning editor Nanoannie is bored. She wants to go to clubs, wear the latest Earth fashions, and dance with nuke guys. But her life is not exciting. She lives on her family's Pharm with her parents, little sister, and a holo-cat named Fuzzbutt. The closest she gets to clubs are on the Marsnet. And her parents are pressuring her to sign her contract over to Utopia Limited Corp before she's even had a chance to live a little. When Kapera—a friend from online school—shows up at her Pharm asking for help, Nanoannie is quick to jump in the rover and take off. Finally an adventure! What Nanoannie and Kapera find at the Smythe's Pharm is more than the girls bargained for. The hab has been trashed and there are dead bodies buried in the backyard! If that wasn't bad enough, the girls crash the rover and Kapera gets kidnapped by Facers who claim her parents are murderers! Between Renegade Nuns, Facers, and corp geeks, Nanoannie and Kapera don't know who to trust or where to go. Kapera only wants to find her parents so they can get to Earth Orbitals and she can be treated for her leukemia. Nanoannie wants to help her friend and experience a little bit of Mars before selling her contract to the first corp that offers to buy it. Life isn't easy when you're just a couple of Mars Girls.

Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo Finalist Bundle

Best Novella The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Best Novelette “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan ...

Author : Nina Allan

Release : 2017-05-15

Publisher : Tor.com

ISBN : 1250173310

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Please enjoy this convenient anthology of Tor.com Publishing's 2017 Hugo finalists, including four novellas, two novelettes, and three short stories. Best Novella The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle The Dream-Quest of Vellitt Boe by Kij Johnson Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire A Taste of Honey by Kai Ashante Wilson Best Novelette “The Art of Space Travel” by Nina Allan “The Jewel and Her Lapidary” by Fran Wilde Best Short Story “The City Born Great” by N. K. Jemisin “A Fist of Permutations in Lightning and Wildflowers” by Alyssa Wong “That Game We Played During the War” by Carrie Vaughn At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.