Current Issue

Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research 1/2021

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Bodhisattva Chattopadhyay, Esko Suoranta, Laura E. Goodin, Essi Varis, & Dennis Wise
Editorial 1/2021

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Prefatory

Gary K. Wolfe
Fandom, Academia, and the Literati: Some Historical Speculations

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Snapshot

Esko Suoranta
Science Fiction Collections at the University of Liverpool: Interview with Phoenix Alexander

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Article

David Balfour
“Gold Would Cure That”: Economic Feminism in Olive Harper’s A Fair Californian

Abstract: In 1889, Minerva Press published a lost-race fantasy entitled A Fair Californian, by the controversial journalist, author, lecturer, and poet Olive Harper (Ellen Burrell D’Apery, 1842–1915). The novel incorporated its author’s beliefs about “economic feminism”, which advocated expanding economic opportunities for women, rather than on achieving women’s suffrage. There are obvious similarities between the novel and contemporary feminist utopian fiction, but Harper’s emphasis on economic opportunity for women (in particular, the novel’s protagonist, Dolores) clearly distinguishes A Fair Californian from the far more politics-focused work of more widely known feminist utopian writers.

Keywords: lost-race, utopian literature, feminist literature

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Book Reviews

James Hamby
Book Review: “Something Has Gone Crack”: New Perspectives on J.R.R. Tolkien in the Great War

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Adam McLain
Book Review: Utopian and Dystopian Themes in Tolkien’s Legendarium

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Henri Pitkänen
Book Review: Music in Tolkien’s Work and Beyond

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Jonathan William Thurston-Torres
Book Review: The Zombie Reader

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Graham Minenor-Matheson
Book Review: Imagining the Unimaginable: Speculative Fiction and the Holocaust

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Andrew M. Butler
Book Review: Terry Pratchett’s Narrative Worlds: From Giant Turtles to Small Gods

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Michael Godhe
Book Review: Stanislaw Lem: Philosopher of the Future
Lemography: Stanislaw Lem in the Eyes of the World

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Mark Scroggins
Book Review: The Canons of Fantasy: Lands of High Adventure

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Interview

Laura E. Goodin
Hail and Farewell: An Interview with Fafnir’s Departing and Arriving Editors-In-Chief

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Lectio Praecursoria

Essi Varis
Hahmot keskuudessamme: Ihmisen muotoisen informaation, hirviöiden ja metaforien tärkeydestä

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Call for Papers: Fafnir 1/2022

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