Publications

Authored books:

Spring Flowering, Manifold Press, November 2017 (a novel).

Spring Flowering

Farah Mendlesohn and Michael M. Levy, 2016. Children’s Fantasy Literature: an introduction. Cambridge University Press, ISBN 1-107-01814-3. Award Nominations: Mythopeic Award, World Fantasy Award.

Children's Fantasy
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James, 2009. A Short History of Fantasy. Middlesex University Press: London. ISBN: 978-1-904750-68-0. 285 pp. Award Nomination, British Science Fiction Award; Shortlisted by Children’s Literature Association. Translated into German in 2017. Short History of Fantasy
2009. The Inter-Galactic Playground: A Critical Study of Children’s and Teen’s Science Fiction. McFarland Press: Jefferson, North Carolina. ISBN: 0-786-4350-38. 334 pp. Award Nominations: Locus Recommended List; Hugo Award Nomination.

Intergalactic Playground
2008. Rhetorics of Fantasy. Wesleyan University Press: Middletown, Connecticut. ISBN: 0819568686. 336 pp. Awards: British Science Fiction Association, Non-Fiction. Award Nominations: Mythopoeic Award for Fantasy Scholarship (in 2009 and 2010—second year of eligibility); Locus Award, Best Related; Hugo Award, Best Related category; World Fantasy Award, Professional category.

Rhetorics
2006. Diana Wynne Jones: Children’s Literature and the Fantastic Tradition. Routledge: New York. ISBN: 0415970237. 272 pp.

DWJ
2002. Quaker Relief in the Spanish Civil War. Edwin Mellen Press: Lampeter. ISBN: 0-7734-7276-2. 243 pp.

Quaker Relief Work

Books edited:

Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James. 2012. The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN: 978-0-521-42959-7.

Fantasy Companion
2009. On Joanna Russ. Wesleyan University Press: Middletown, Connecticut. ISBN: 978-0-8195-6902-8. 285 pp. Award Nominations: Locus Recommended List; Hugo Award Nomination.

Russ
Farah Mendlesohn and Graham Sleight. 2007. Foundation 100 (an anthology of original short science fiction stories). Science Fiction Foundation: London. ISSN: 0306-4964258. 120 pp. Several of the stories were picked up for “Year’s Best” anthologies.

Foundation 100
2006. Glorifying Terrorism: an Anthology of Science Fiction Stories. Rackstraw Press: London. ISBN: 978-0-9554688-0-3. 268 pp.

Glorifying Terrorism
2006. Polder: a Festschrift in Honour of John Clute and Judith Clute. Old Earth Press: Baltimore, Maryland. ISBN: 1-882968-34-4. 308 pp.

Polder
Farah Mendlesohn, Andrew M. Butler and Edward James. 2004. Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature, 2nd Edition (expanded). Old Earth Press: Baltimore, Maryland. ISBN: 1-882968-31-X. 343 pp.

Pratchett 2
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James. 2003. The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge. ISBN: 978-052181-626-7. 295pp. Awards: the Introduction (by Farah Mendlesohn alone) was awarded the British Science Fiction Association prize for the Best Non-Fiction of 2004. The book was awarded the Hugo Award (Best Related category) in 2005.
Science Fiction Companion
Farah Mendlesohn and Andrew M. Butler. 2003. The True Knowledge of Ken MacLeod (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction, 3). Science Fiction Foundation: Reading. ISBN: 0-903007-03-7. 185pp.

MacLeod
Farah Mendlesohn, Andrew M. Butler and Edward James, 2000. Terry Pratchett: Guilty of Literature (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction, 2). Science Fiction Foundation: Reading. ISBN: 0-903007-01-1. 185pp. Award Nominations: Hugo Award, Best Related category, 2001.

Pratchett 1
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James, 1998. The Parliament of Dreams: Conferring on Babylon 5 (Foundation Studies in Science Fiction, 1). Science Fiction Foundation: Reading. ISBN: 07049-11922. 178pp.

Babylon5

Articles and chapters in edited books

“Teaching Young Adult Science Fiction.” Teaching Young Adult Literature, edited by Mike Cadden, Karen Coats, and Roberta Seelinger Trites. Modern Language Association, forthcoming 2018.
2016. “The Disassociated Hero”, in Adam Roberts: Critical Essays, ed. Chris Callow. Gylphi Press.
2014. “Fandom”, The Oxford Handbook to Science Fiction, ed. Rob Latham, Oxford University Press. pp. 71-80 ISBN: 978-0-19-983884-4
2014. “Fantasy”, in Modern Children’s Literature, ed. Catherine Butler, Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 24-37 ISBN: 978-1-137-35745-8
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James, 2013. “Science Fiction and Fantasy in the Twentieth Century”, in The Cambridge History of the English Novel, edited by Robert L. Caserio Jr. and Clement Hawes. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge pp. 872-886.
2013. ‘Peake and the Fuzzy Set of Fantasy: Some Informal Thoughts.’ In Miracle Enough: Papers on the Works of Mervyn Peake, edited by G. Peter Winnington, 61-74 Newcastle-Upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
2009. “Fiction, 1926-1949”, in The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction, ed. Mark Bould, Andrew M. Butler, Adam Roberts, and Sherryl Vint. Routledge: London and New York, pp. 52-61.
2006. “A Novel of Colonisation: Tricia Sullivan’s Dreaming in Smoke”, in The Arthur C. Clarke Award: A Critical Anthology, ed. Paul Kincaid with Andrew M. Butler. Serendip Foundation: Daventry, pp. 153-162.
2005. “Iain M. Banks’s Excession”, in A Companion to Science Fiction, ed. David Seed. Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 556-566.
2002. “Science Fiction in the Academies of History and Literature; Or, History and the Use of Science Fiction”, in Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization and the Academy, eds. George Slusser and Gary Westfahl. Greenwood Press: Westport, Connecticut, pp. 119-125.
2002. “Crowning the King: Harry Potter and the Construction of Authority”, in Harry Potter and the Ivory Tower: Perspectives on a Literary Phenomenon, ed. Lana A. Whited. University of Missouri Press: Columbus, Missouri, pp. 159-181.
2001. “Surpassing the Love of Vampires: Or Why (and How) a Queer Reading of the Buffy/ Willow Relationship is Denied”, in Fighting the Forces: Essays on the Meaning of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, ed. David Lavery and Rhonda Wilcox. Rowman and Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford, pp. 45-60.
2000. “Corporatism and the Corporate Ethos in the Early Works of Robert A. Heinlein”, in Speaking Science Fiction, ed. Andy Sawyer and David Seed. Liverpool University Press: Liverpool, pp. 144-157.
Farah Mendlesohn and Nichole Matthews, 2000. “The Cartesian Novum of Third Rock From the Sun”, in Fantasy Girls: Gender in the New Universe of Science Fiction and Fantasy Television, ed. Elyce Helford. Rowman & Littlefield: Lanham, Maryland, and Oxford, pp. 41-60.
Farah Mendlesohn and Edward James, 1996. “Fiction and the Future” in The Knowledge Base of Futures Studies, Vol. 1. Foundations, ed. Richard Slaughter. The Futures Studies Centre: Kew, Victoria, Australia, pp. 148-61.
1996. “Diana Wynne Jones” in The St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers, ed. David Pringle. St James Press: Detroit, Michigan, pp. 311-12.

Articles

2011. “The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction by Istvan Csiseray-Ronay, Jr.”, New York Review of Science Fiction, June.
2009. “Now Let us Put Away Childish Things”: Games, Fantasy and the Elided Fantasy of Childhood”, Extrapolation, vol. 50, No. 1, Spring, pp. 33-44.
2009, “The Campaign for Shiny Futures”, The Horn Book, Vol. 85, No. 2, March-April, pp. 155-161, and http://www.hbook.com/magazine/articles/2009/mar09_mendlesohn.asp
2004. “Conjunctions 39 and Liminal Fantasy”, The Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 228-239.
2004. “Is There Any Such Thing as Children’s SF: A Position Piece”, The Lion and the Unicorn: A Critical Journal of Children’s Literature. Vol. 28, No. 2, April, pp. 284-313.
2004. “Cognitive Development, Science Fiction and Science Fiction for Children, or ‘Does Ontogeny Recapitulate Phylogeny?’“, New York Review of Science Fiction 191 (Vol. 16, No. 11), July 2004.
2003. “Perdido Street Station and the Edge of the Fantastic“, SFRA Review No. 262, January/February, pp. 9-13.
2002. “Towards a Taxonomy of Fantasy”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 13, No. 2, pp. 173-87.
2001. “Crowning the King: Harry Potter and the Construction of Authority”, Journal of the Fantastic in the Arts, Vol. 12, No. 3, pp. 287-308.
2000. “Denominational Differences in Quaker Relief”, The Journal of Religious History, Vol. 24, No. 2, pp. 180-195.
1999. “The Ethics of Friends’ Relief Work in Republican Spain”, Quaker History, Vol. 88, No. 2, pp. 1-23.
1994. “Gender, Power, and Conflict Resolution: ‘Sub-Committee’ by Zenna Henderson”, Extrapolation, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 120-129.
1991. “Women in SF: Six American SF Writers between 1960 and 1985”, Foundation: The Review of Science Fiction 53, Autumn 1991, pp. 53-69.

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