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Palumbo, Donald 1949-

Overview
Works: 23 works in 60 publications in 1 language and 1,864 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Science fiction television programs  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Palumbo
Erotic universe : sexuality and fantastic literature( Book )

8 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eros in the mind's eye : sexuality and the fantastic in art and film( Book )

7 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spectrum of the fantastic : selected essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts by International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts( Book )

11 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos theory, Asimov's foundations and robots, and Herbert's Dune : the fractal aesthetic of epic science fiction by Donald E Palumbo( Book )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The monomyth in American science fiction films : 28 visions of the hero's journey by Donald Palumbo( )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This study examines the monomyth in the context of Campbell's The Hero and discusses the use of this versatile narrative in 26 films and two television shows produced between 1960 and 2009, including Star Wars, The Time Machine, Logan's Run, Escape from New York, Tron, The Terminator, The Matrix, Star Trek, and Dune and Children of Dune."
An Asimov companion : characters, places and terms in the Robot/Empire/Foundation metaseries by Donald Palumbo( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palumbo and Sullivan's major new reference work book contains 1,000 selected excerpts from the Encyclopedia, identifying and describing all of the characters, locales, artifacts, concepts and institutions in Asimov's metaseries. The authors argue that Asimov successfully integrates the three series through the retroactive use of chaos theory, the underlying principle behind both psychohistory and Three Laws of Robotics"--
Environments in Science Fiction : Essays on Alternative Spaces by Susan M Bernardo( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The all-new essays in this book respond to the question, How do spaces in science fiction, both built and unbuilt, help shape the relationships among humans, other animals and their shared environments? Spaces, as well as a sense of place or belonging, play major roles in many science fiction works. This book focuses especially on science fiction that includes depictions of the future that include, but move beyond, dystopias and offer us ways to imagine reinventing ourselves and our perspectives; especially our links to and views of new environments. There are ecocritical texts that deal with
Nature and the numinous in mythopoeic fantasy literature by Chris Brawley( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book makes connections between mythopoeic fantasy--works which engage the numinous--and the critical apparatuses of ecocriticism and posthumanism. Drawing from the ideas of Rudolf Otto in The Idea of the Holy, mythopoeic fantasy is a means of subverting normative modes of perception to both encounter the numinous and to challenge the perceptions of the natural world. Beginning with S.T. Coleridge's theories of the imagination as embodied in The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, the book moves on to explore standard mythopoeic fantasists such as George MacDonald, C.S. Lewis, and J.R.R. Tolkien
The worlds of Farscape : essays on the groundbreaking television series( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reversing a common science fiction cliche, Farscape follows the adventures of the human astronaut John Crichton after he is shot through a wormhole into another part of the universe. Here Crichton is the only human being, going from being a member of the most intelligent species on our planet to being frequently considered mentally deficient by the beings he encounters in his new environment. Crichton befriends a group of beings from various species attempting to escape from imprisonment aboard a living spaceship. The series, which broke many of the so-called ""rules"" of science fiction, foll
A Dune companion: characters, places and terms in Frank Herbert's original six novels by Donald Palumbo( Book )

3 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This companion to Frank Herbert's original Dune novels--Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune--provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and highlights the series' underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction covers themes of ecology, chaos theory, concepts and structures, and Joseph Campbell's monomyth in Herbert's narrative"--
Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films by Donald E Palumbo( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Asimov Companion by Donald E Palumbo( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stephen R : a Critical Study of the "Chronicles of Thomas Covenant" Novels by Donald E Palumbo( )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wells meets Deleuze : the scientific romances reconsidered by Michael Starr( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The author examines Well's works through the poststructuralist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Concepts now synonymous with science fiction--such as time travel, alien invasion and transhumanism--demonstrate Wells's intrinsic relevance to the science fiction genre and contemporary thought"--
New Gnostic gospels by Amanda B Stevens( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science Fiction writer Philip K. Dick's quest for God becomes a binding theme in many of his works, including VALIS and The Divine Invasion, two of his final three novels. Together, these two novels, combined with his Exegesis, are Dick's attempts to gain true knowledge and reconcile humanity with the divine. VALIS and The Divine Invasion each chronicle a Gnostic quest for knowledge and spiritual enlightenment. Individually, these novels tell the stories of characters whom, whether willingly or not, have been chosen to participate in God's plans. Together, they express and explore Philip K. Dick's drive for knowledge and spiritual enlightenment, and his journey toward Gnostic revelation. Accordingly, VALIS and The Divine Invasion can not only be understood as works of Science Fiction in which Gnostic thought is deliberately explored and expressed, but also as Gnostic gospels in which the writer has explained and evaluated his own spiritual evolution for both the salvation of himself and humanity
Darth Bane : the monomyth's dark liberator by Jenna F Davis( )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Darth Bane: The Monomyth's Dark Liberator is an original thesis based on Joseph Campbell's theory of the monomyth and Drew Karpyshyn's Darth Bane Trilogy. Campbell's theory of the monomyth has most commonly been called the hero's journey. For many years, the archetypal hero has been thought to be the only character that met the requirements of Campbell's theory. However, through Karpyshyn's trilogy of novels about the Sith Lord, Darth Bane, Bane illustrates what the epitome of an antihero is and also that he can make the monomyth his own. The antihero is one of the most fascinating character types in literature, and through Bane's complicated journey as an antihero, he proves that he embodies all of the qualifications set down by Campbell's theory and experiences a monomythic adventure
Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy : Animal Fable in Science Fiction and Fantasy by Bruce Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Though animal stories and fables stretch back into the antiquity of ancient India, Persia, Greece and Rome, the reasons for writing them and their resonance for readers (and listeners) remain consistent to the present. This work argues that they were essential sources of amusement and instruction--and were also often profoundly unsettling. Such authors in the realm of the animal fable as Tolkien, Freud, Voltaire, Bakhtin, Cordwainer Smith, Karel Capek, Vladimir Propp, and many more are discussed
Comics as literature : plot structure, foreshadowing, and irony in the Marvel comics' Avengers "Cosmic epic" by Donald Palumbo( )

1 edition published in 1981 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The influence of Star Trek on television, film and culture by Lincoln Geraghty( )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

When the first season of Star Trek opened to American television viewers in 1966, the thematically insightful sci-fi story line presented audiences with the exciting vision of a bold voyage into the final frontiers of space and strange, new galactic worlds. Perpetuating this enchanting vision, the story has become one of the longest running and most multifaceted franchises in television history. Moreover, it has presented an inspiring message for the future, addressing everything from social, political, philosophical, and ethical issues to progressive and humanist representations of race, gender, and class. This book contends that Star Trek is not just a set of television series, but has become a pervasive part of the identity of the millions of people who watch, read and consume the films, television episodes, network specials, novelizations, and fan stories. Examining Star Trek from various critical angles, the essays in this collection provide vital new insights into the myriad ways that the franchise has affected the culture it represents, the people who watch the series, and the industry that created it
A dune companion by Donald Palumbo( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Erotic universe : sexuality and fantastic literature
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Eros in the mind's eye : sexuality and the fantastic in art and filmSpectrum of the fantastic : selected essays from the Sixth International Conference on the Fantastic in the ArtsChaos theory, Asimov's foundations and robots, and Herbert's Dune : the fractal aesthetic of epic science fiction
Alternative Names
Palumbo, Donald E. 1949-

Languages
English (56)