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Non-fiction anthology: Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from Origins to Anime

Editors (alphabetically listed): Christopher Bolton  |  Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr.  |  Takayuki Tatsumi

Language: English


Bibliographic comments:


Robot Ghosts and Wired Dreams: Japanese Science Fiction from

Origins to Anime

Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr., Takayuki Tatsumi, eds.


<  November 2007, 1st edition

University of Minnesota Press

ISBN 978-0-8166-4974-7

Trade paperback, xxii+269 pages



  •  Introduction by Christopher Bolton, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Jr. and Takayuki Tatsumi; afterword 'A Very Soft Time

     Machine: From Translation to Transfiguration' by Takayuki Tatsumi.

Essays: Miri Nakamura, Horror and Machines in Prewar Japan: The Mechanical Uncanny in Yumeno Kyūsaku's

Dogura Magura  //  Thomas Schnellbächer, Has the Empire Sunk Yet? The Pacific in Japanese Science Fiction  //  

Kotani Mari, Alien Spaces and Alien Bodies in Japanese Women's Science Fiction  //  Azuma Hiroki, SF as Hamlet:

Science Fiction and Philosophy  //  William O. Gardner, Tsutsui Yasutaka and the Multimedia Performance of

Authorship  //  Susan J. Napier, When the Machines Stop: Fantasy, Reality, and Terminal Identity in Neon Genesis

Evangelion and Serial Experiments: Lain  //  Christopher Bolton, The Mecha's Blind Spot: Patlabor 2 and the

Phenomenology of Anime  //  Hiroko Chiba, Naoki Chiba, Words of Alienation, Words of Flight: Loanwords in Science

Fiction Anime  //  Sharalyn Orbaugh, Sex and the Single Cyborg: Japanese Popular Culture Experiments in Subjectivity  

//  Livia Monnet, Invasion of the Woman Snatchers: The Problem of A-Life and the Uncanny in Final Fantasy: The

Spirits Within  //  Saitō Tamaki, Otaku Sexuality

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