Fantastika Journal


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Fantastika Journal. Volume 1. Issue 1. April 2017. Issn number: 2514-8915
Head Editor: Charul (Chuckie) Palmer-Patel
Critical Co-Editors: Francis Gene-Rowe, Donna Mitchell
Non-Fiction Reviews Editor: Georgia van Raalte
Assistant Fiction Reviews Editors: Monica Guerrasio
Front Cover Design: Tobias Palmer
Design Editor: Sing Yun Lee

Fantastika 1.1

Special editions resulting from the first two Fantastika conferences have been published in The Luminary, a postgraduate journal based at Lancaster University's English and Creative Writing Department. Click on the "Past Fantastika Conferences" link above to access them.

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Editorials
- “Fantastika; or, The Sacred Grove” by John Clute, UK
- “Excavations of Genre Barriers: Breaking New Ground with Fantastika Journal” by C. Palmer-Patel, UK

Articles
- “From the Inevitable to the Inexplicable: Investigating the Literary and Linguistic Roots of the Weird” by Kerry Dodd, Lancaster University, UK
- “The Weird in Fantastika: Grotesque Aesthetics and Disrupting Anthropocentricism” by Claire Quigley, University of Sussex, UK
- “On Placing the Grotesque” by Nahid Shahbazi Moghadam, Semnan University, Iran
- “Alternate History: Defining Counterparts and Individuals with Transworld Identity” by Riyukta Raghunath, Sheffield Hallam University, UK
- “Walking the Horizon: Transmissions between Worlds in Alan Garner’s Late Fiction” by Brian Baker, Lancaster University, UK

Non-Fiction Reviews
- “Horror: A Literary History edited by Xavier Aldana Reyes (The British Library, 2016)” Review by Tim Jarvis, University of Bedfordshire, UK
- “The Gothic Condition by David Punter (University of Wales Press, 2016)” Review by Stephen Curtis, Lancaster University, UK
- “Biopunk Dystopias: Genetic Engineering, Society, and Science Fiction by Lars Schmeink (Liverpool University Press, 2016)” Review by Jack Fennell, Limerick, Ireland
- “Hard Reading: Learning from Science Fiction by Tom Shippey (Liverpool University Press, 2016)” Review by Jack Fennell, Limerick, Ireland
- “Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism by Jerome Winter (University of Wales Press, 2016)” Review by Paul March-Russell, University of Kent, UK
- “Supernatural Cities” Conference Report by Karl Bell, University of Portsmouth, UK
- “Searching the Borders of Fantasy” Conference Report by Evdokia Nesterova, Russia

Fiction Reviews
-"Can You Call Back the Lightning?” Review of The Power (2016) by Tracy Hastie, University of Lincoln, UK
- “Cinematic Discourse: Deconstructing Modes of Gender and Time in James Bobin’s Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016)” Review of Alice through the Looking Glass (2016) by Jade Dillon, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
- “A Multifaceted Emerald (City): The Reinvention of Oz” Review of Emerald City (2017) by Alison Tedman, Buckinghamshire New University, UK
- “Beauty and the Beast of Queer Misrepresentation” Review of Beauty and the Beast (2017) by Danielle Girard, Lancaster University, UK
- “Afternoon Tea in the Aether: Adventure, Romance, and [Post]Colonialism in Gail Carriger’s Prudence” Review of Prudence (2015) by Shannon Rollins, University of Edinburgh, UK
- “Weird Currency” Review of Animal Money (2015) by Richard Howard, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland
- “Falling in Love with Familiar but Stranger Things” Review of Stranger Things (2016) by Rebecca Horton, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
- “The Expanse: No One Told You Space Could Make You Feel So Empty” Review of The Expanse (2015-present) by Aleksandar Kordis, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
- “‘Both Dead and Alive’: Zombies Outside the Box in The Girl with All the Gifts” Review of The Girl with all the Gifts (2016) by Katherine Cox, Australian National University, Australia
- “Horizon Zero Dawn Offers Excellent Exploration of Humanity’s Hopes and Fears for the Future” Review of Horizon Zero Dawn (2017) by Molly Cobb, Liverpool, UK
- “The Resplendent Review: Looking Through the Spyglass at Netflix’s A Series of Unfortunate Events” Review of A Series of Unfortunate Events (2017) by Chris Hussey, University of Cambridge, UK
- “In Memoriam: Penny Dreadful (Season Three)” Review of Penny Dreadful (2016) by Tania Evans, Australian National University, Australia
- “The Uncertain Hope of Logan” Review of Logan (2017) by Daniel Huw Bowen, UK
- “A Visit from our Inner Demons” Review of A Monster Calls (2016) by Adele Hannon, Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland
- “Biomechanical Monstrosities and Western Reveries in Westworld” Review of Westworld (2016) by Naomi von Senff, Sydney, Australia
- “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Flies into the Grey Zone and is All the Better for It” Review of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) by Lauren Randall, Lancaster University, UK
- “Shifting Sands: White Sand Vol. 1 Establishes Strong Direction for New Graphic Novel Series” Review of White Sand Vol. 1 (2016) by Stuart Lindsay, University of Stirling, UK
- “Tarzan, Cheemo and Teddy Drink Beer and Meet Aliens at the Lake. No, Really, They Do: Drew Hayden Taylor’s Irreverent Indigenous SFs” Review of Take Us to Your Chief and Other Stories (2016) by Laurie Ringer, Burman University in Canada
- “Possessed by Popular Culture” Review of A Head Full of Ghosts (2016) by Alan Gregory, Lancaster, UK
- “Underwater Sounds: An Audio-Literary Adventure” Review of 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (2016) by John Sharples, Lancaster, UK
- “Gender Equality and Self-Fellatio: The Weird and Wonderful World of Saga” Review of Saga (2012-present) by Richard Mooney, Glasgow, UK
“Gothic Perils of the Academic Life” Review of You’re Not Dead (2015) by Inés G. Labarta, Lancaster University, UK