Gerry Canavan

Gerry Canavan is an associate professor in the English department at Marquette University, teaching 20th- and 21st-century literature. His current research projects include Science Fiction and Totality and Modern Masters of Science Fiction: Octavia E. Butler, as well as co-editing The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction and the journal Science Fiction Film and Television. His edited collection of critical essays, Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, is available now from Wesleyan University Press. He is also the author of Octavia E. Butler, out this fall from the Modern Masters of Science Fiction series from University of Illinois Press.


No Follow-Through

“Star Trek” seems paralyzed by the idea of doing the one thing the fans of the series actually want....

Quiet, Too Quiet

Cixin Liu's "The Dark Forest" takes up the Fermi Paradox as one of its central narrative and thematic problems....

The Warm Equations

"Aurora" and "Seveneves" break us out of our supremely well-rehearsed habit of apocalypse and let us see the option of a different future than permanent, hopeless standoff....

Struggle Forever

ldquo;SORRY, BUT IT'S TRUE. It has to be said: the stars exist beyond human time, beyond human reach. We live ...

Struggle Forever
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