Release Date 27 July 2021.

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Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction is the fifth Call for Papers of Academia Lunare, the non-fiction arm of Luna Press Publishing.


The papers focus on the theme of worldbuilding in fantasy and science fiction, in all its forms, in different media.




Ricardo Victoria-Uribe and Martha Elba González- Alcaraz "No elf is an island. Understanding worldbuilding through system thinking"


Allen Stroud: "Fragmented Worlds: Glimpse Morsels for the Imagination"


Sarah McPherson: "Relationships with the Land in SFF: Landscape as Identity, Mentor or Antagonist"


Sébastien Doubinsky: "Freedom Is Slavery - The socio-political implications of world building in speculative fiction"


Cheryl Morgan: "Worldbuilding with Sex and Gender"


Peter Garrett: "Town Planning in Viriconium: M John Harrison and Worldbuilding"


Eugen Bacon: "World building in Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o’s The Perfect Nine: The Epic of Gĩkũyũ and Mũmbi"


Octavia Cade: "Environmental Changes as Catalyst for Worldbuilding in Ursula K. Le Guin’s Always Coming Home"


Enrico Spadaro: "Tolkien: When worlds are built within dreams"


Tatiana Fajardo: "Patrick McGrath’s Ghastly New York: The Perfect Decaying Cityscape for Restless Minds"


Claire Burgess: "The Book of Copper and the Anvil of Death: Gothic Elements of William Blake’s Creation Myth"


Ellen Forget: "Canada’s Fantasy Worlds: Exploring Worldbuilding in Urban Fantasy"


Kevin Cooney: "Above the Level of the Everyday: The Estranging and Familiar Worlds of Simon Stålenhag"


Jyrki Korpua: "The Nordic countries in Worldbuilding: Frozen and Frozen II"


Rachel Jones: "Criminal Cityscapes: Christopher Nolan’s Gotham"

Worlds Apart: Worldbuilding in Fantasy and Science Fiction

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