Millennial Mythmaking: Essays on the Power of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Films and Games
Edited by John Perlich & David Whitt
Cover Artist: Blend Images
McFarland Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780786445622
Date: 01 April 2010
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From publicity material: Contemporary myths, particularly science fiction and fantasy texts, can provide commentary on who we are as a culture, what we have created, and where we are going. These nine essays from a variety of disciplines expand upon the writings of Joseph Campbell and the hero's journey. Modern examples of myths from various sources such as Planet of the Apes, Wicked, Pan's Labyrinth, and Spirited Away; the Harry Potter series; and Second Life are analyzed as creative mythology and a representation of contemporary culture and emerging technology.