Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror

Bridging the Solitudes

  • Amy J. Ransom
  • Dominick Grace

Part of the Studies in Global Science Fiction book series (SGSF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Amy J. Ransom, Dominick Grace
    Pages 1-28
  3. Prologue

  4. Bridging Borders: Transnationalism and Postcolonialism in Canadian Speculative Fiction

  5. Building Bridges: Constructing and Deconstructing Myths of the Canadian Nation

  6. Bridging the Gender Gap: Transnational and Transsexual Identities in Canadian SF

  7. Bridging the Species Divide: Technological, Animal, Extraterrestrial, and Posthuman Sentience

  8. Bridging the Slipstream: Generic Fluidity in Canadian Speculative Fiction

  9. Epilogue

  10. Back Matter
    Pages 363-380

About this book


Canadian Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror: Bridging the Solitudes exposes the limitations of the solitudes concept so often applied uncritically to the Canadian experience. This volume examines Canadian and Québécois literature of the fantastic across its genres—such as science fiction, fantasy, horror, indigenous futurism, and others—and considers how its interrogation of colonialism, nationalism, race, and gender works to bridge multiple solitudes. Utilizing a transnational lens, this volume reveals how the fantastic is ready-made for exploring, in non-literal terms, the complex and problematic nature of intercultural engagement.


Canadian science fiction Canadian speculative fiction Canadian horror literature Canadian fantasy literature Margaret Atwood critical metaphor postcolonial studies posthumanism transnationalism transgender French-language literature

Editors and affiliations

  • Amy J. Ransom
    • 1
  • Dominick Grace
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of World Languages and CulturesCentral Michigan UniversityMount PleasantUSA
  2. 2.Brescia University CollegeLondonCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Literature, Cultural and Media Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15684-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15685-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2569-8826
  • Series Online ISSN 2569-8834
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