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A Sense-of-Wonderful Century: Explorations of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films. By Gary Westfahl. Holicong, Pennsylvnaia: Wildside Press/Borgo Press, 2012. 283 pp.
A Sense-of-Wonderful Century: Explorations of Science Fiction and Fantasy Films  

This book is designed to gather together all of my writings on science fiction and fantasy films, except for a few Interzone columns (to be published in another book), my Biographical Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Film, and some minor items.

The book is now available from Wildside Press; here is their description of the book, and its Table of Contents is below:

1. Flights of Fancy: Space Films Before 1950
2. What Is An Animated Movie?
3. Coming of Age in Fantasyland:
The Self-Parenting Child in Walt Disney Animated Films (with Lynne Lundquist)
4. The True Frontier:
Confronting and Avoiding the Realities of Space in American Science Fiction Films
5. The Dark Side of the Moon: Robert A. Heinlein's Project Moonbase
6. Godzilla's Travels: The Evolution of a Globalized Gargantuan
7. Metalunar Misadventures: Divergent Voyages from This Island Earth
8. 1958: Science Fiction Film's Sense-of-Wonderful Year
9. "The Pit of Man's Fears": Revisiting The Twilight Zone
10. Victims of a Globalized, Radicalized, Technologized World, Or, Why the Beatles Needed Help! (with Lynne Lundquist)
11. Where No Market Has Gone Before:
"The Science-Fiction Industry" and the Star Trek Industry
12. A Civilized Frontier: Michéle Barrett and Duncan Barrett on Star Trek
13. Monkey Mythology: Eric Greene on Planet of the Apes
14. The Odyssey Continues: The Relevance of 2001 Resounds in 2001
15. 2010: The Year We Lower Our Expectations
16. The Endless Odyssey:
The 2001 Saga and Its Inability to Predict Humanity's Future
17. Unassisted Suicide: The Remarkable Saga of St. Elsewhere
18. Myth and Illiteracy: Bill and Ted's Explicated Adventures
19. Three Questions and Answers about Science Fiction Films
20. The Ten Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the Twenty-First Century
... As of December 31, 2010 ... And A Prediction about Ten Best Lists to Come
21. Notes from a Mixed Marriage, Or, The Lady and the Monster
A Bibliography of Gary Westfahl and Lynne Lundquist Writings on Film
(Including Items Revised for This Volume)
Bibliography of Other Works Cited
Four of these items were previously posted on this website and remain available in this section, though I now consider these to be inferior versions of the significantly revised chapters in this book. Seven other chapters (including the chapter that unites three of my responses to SF Signal's "Mind-Melds") are available elsewhere at these links:

"1958: Science Fiction Film's Sense-of-Wonderful Year." Locus Online website, posted on December 17, 2008.

"`The Pit of Man's Fears': Revisiting The Twilight Zone." Locus Online website, posted on July 18, 2007.

"A Civilized Frontier." Review-essay on Star Trek: The Human Frontier by Michèle Barrett and Duncan Barrett.  Science Fiction Studies, 29 (July 2002), 272–276.

"2010: The Year We Lower Our Expectations." Strange Horizons website, posted on October 18, 2010.

"Mind Meld: Bad Guys We Love to Hate: The Best Film Villains in SF/F/H (with Various Videos of Villainy)." By Nar Williams, Ben Peek, Mike Resnick, Chris Preksta, Edward M. Lerner, Gary Farber,  Steve Davidson, Gary Westfahl, Mike Brotherton, Kevin Maher, S. Andrew Swann, and Summer Brooks. SF Signal website, posted on October 14, 2009.

Mind Meld: What Makes a Successful SciFi/Fantasy Book Adaptation? Why Do Some Fail?" By Jennifer Pelland, John Varley, Christopher David, James Davis Nicoll, Joseph Mallozzi, Derryl Murphy, Tim Holman, Nick Sagan, and Gary Westfahl. SF Signal website, posted on September 17, 2008.

"Mind-Meld: Which Sci-Fi Movie Ending Would You Change?" By Mike Brotherton, David Gerrold, Gabriel McKee, Kevin Maher, Gary Westfahl, Paul Levinson, Adam-Troy Castro, Paul Di Filippo, Jay Maynard, Michael L. Wentz, and Rob Bedford. SF Signal website, posted on February 26, 2008.

"The Ten Best Science Fiction and Fantasy Films of the Twenty-First Century … As of December 31, 2010 … And A Prediction about Ten Best Lists to Come." Locus Online website, posted on January 17, 2011.

"Notes from a Mixed Marriage, or, The Lady and the Monster." Locus Online website, posted on August 23, 2010.

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