First issue of Fafnir, science fiction studies journal is out

Spread the word: the first issue of Fafnir – Nordic Journal of Science Fiction and Fantasy Research is now out. Here is the table of contents:

Table of Contents: Fafnir 1/2014

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And Siegfried thought he killed Fafnir. How wrong he was…! (From Wikimedia Commons)

  • Editorial
  • Opposing Forces and Ethical Judgments in Samuel Delany’s Stars in My Pocket like Grains of Sand (Päivi Väätänen)
  • Agents or Pawns? Power Relations in William Gibson’s Bigend Trilogy (Esko Suoranta)
  • What is it that Fanfiction Opposes? The Shared and Communal Features of Firefly/Serenity Fanfiction (Hanna-Riikka Roine)
  • Good and Evil in J.R.R. Tolkien’s Legendarium: Concerning Dichotomy between Visible and Invisible (Jyrki Korpua)
  • Scholars Opposing Forces: Report on FINFAR 2013 Meeting (Katja Kontturi)
  • FINFAR: A Gift from Fandom to Academia (Liisa Rantalaiho)
  • Peeking into the Neighbouring Grove: Speculative Fiction in the Work of Mainstream Scholars (Merja Polvinen)
  • Call for Papers for the 3/2014 issue of Fafnir

The full journal is available at: http://journal.finfar.org/

Author: frans

Professor of Information Studies and Interactive Media, esp. Digital Culture and Game Studies in the University of Tampere, Finland.