Fantastic Cities

As the examples of Blade Runner's Los Angeles and Cyberpunk 2077's Night City imply, the Fantastic City is (4) transnational. On the one hand, this transnational character applies to individual incarnations of the Fantastic City.

Fantastic Cities

Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis, Gotham City, Mega-City One, Panem’s Capitol, the Sprawl, Caprica City—American (and Americanized) urban environments have always been a part of the fantastic imagination. Fantastic Cities: American Urban Spaces in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror focuses on the American city as a fantastic geography constrained neither by media nor rigid genre boundaries. Fantastic Cities builds on a mix of theoretical and methodological tools that are drawn from criticism of the fantastic, media studies, cultural studies, American studies, and urban studies. Contributors explore cultural media across many platforms such as Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, the Arkham Asylum video games, the 1935 movie serial The Phantom Empire, Kim Stanley Robinson’s fiction, Colson Whitehead’s novel Zone One, the vampire films Only Lovers Left Alive and A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, Paolo Bacigalupi’s novel The Water Knife, some of Kenny Scharf’s videos, and Samuel Delany’s classic Dhalgren. Together, the contributions in Fantastic Cities demonstrate that the fantastic is able to “real-ize” that which is normally confined to the abstract, metaphorical, and/or subjective. Consequently, both utopian aspirations for and dystopian anxieties about the American city become literalized in the fantastic city.

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Fantastic Cities
Language: en
Pages: 322
Authors: Stefan Rabitsch, Michael Fuchs, Stefan L. Brandt
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2022-01-17 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Contributions by Carl Abbott, Jacob Babb, Marleen S. Barr, Michael Fuchs, John Glover, Stephen Joyce, Sarah Lahm, James McAdams, Cynthia J. Miller, Fernando Gabriel Pagnoni Berns, Chris Pak, María Isabel Pérez Ramos, Stefan Rabitsch, J. Jesse Ramírez, A. Bowdoin Van Riper, Andrew Wasserman, Jeffrey Andrew Weinstock, and Robert Yeates Metropolis,
An A to Z of the Fantastic City
Language: en
Pages: 72
Authors: Hal Duncan
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-06-22 - Publisher: Small Beer Press

Sexy, secretive, yet clear-eyed, Duncan brings pop, high, and low cultures together in one handy sometimes amusing sometimes harsh A-to-Z which every bibliophile and armchair adventurer will find to be a necessary guidebook through the temerarious pages of international literature.
Fantastic Cities Coloring Book
Language: en
Pages: 60
Authors: Charlotte Robinson
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-07 - Publisher:

Are you looking for a wonderful collection of illustrations that will transport you to the most wonderful places in the world? Then it's time to try this coloring book! Fantastic Cities Coloring Book is a beautiful adult coloring book featuring gorgeous designs from beautiful cities of the world. Contains 23
Fantastic Collections
Language: en
Pages: 60
Authors: Charlotte Robinson
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-07-26 - Publisher: Chronicle Books

In this newest coloring book by the author of the internationally bestselling Fantastic Cities (more than 400,000 copies in print), artist Steve McDonald uses his unique photo-based approach to create beautiful and intimately detailed line drawings of amazing collections of objects. Finding inspiration in the unusual (museum collections, antiques, and
Fantastic Cities Coloring Book
Language: en
Pages: 84
Authors: Lauren A Gerrity
Categories: Games
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-12 - Publisher:

In this eagerly awaited follow-up to the international bestseller Fantastic Cities, from actual photographs to create beautifully detailed line drawings of amazing buildings and other structures from around the world. This cities coloring book is a wonderful interpretation of some of our world's most wonderful vibrant colorful cities.