This is the blog of Nader Elhefnawy, established in October 2008.
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Friday, August 19, 2011
After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980 After the New Wave: Science Fiction Since 1980 presents ten of Nader Elhefnawy's previously published essays on science fiction in revised and updated editions, along with other material old and new. Dealing with topics ranging from the politics of post-cyberpunk to the Victorian roots of the techno-thriller, from the boom in steampunk to the evolution of the space opera, the book offers a big picture view of the genre's evolution during the last three decades.
For anyone interested in knowing where science fiction has been "after the New Wave," and where it is going now, this book is essential reading.
The Many Lives and Deaths of James Bond: From Casino Royale to Skyfall The Many Lives and Deaths of James Bond: From Casino Royale to Skyfall looks at both the James Bond novels, and the James Bond films, and how they have related to each other, and to pop culture generally, from the place of Ian Fleming in the history of the spy novel, to how the James Bond films have shaped the action movie, to how the series has responded to six decades of cultural and political change.