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Author Harvey, Colin B., 1971- author.

Title Fantastic transmedia : narrative, play and memory across science fiction and fantasy storyworlds / Colin B. Harvey, King's College London, UK.

Published Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  302.23 HARV    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 238 pages ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 208-231) and index.
Contents Introduction: Frames Of Reference -- Fantastic Transmedia -- Stories of Worlds -- Of Hobbits and Hulks: Adaptation versus Narrative Expansion -- Canon-Fodder: Halo and Horizontal Remembering -- Configuring Memory in the Buffyverse -- Material Myths and Nostalgia-Play in Star Wars -- Fantastically Independent -- Transmedia Memory.
Summary "In Fantastic Transmedia, writer and academic Colin B Harvey explores the manifold ways in which science fiction and fantasy franchises use transmedial techniques to create complex and involving imaginary worlds. From high profile franchises like Star Wars, Halo and the Marvel Cinematic Universe to far smaller, micro-budgeted indie projects, Harvey explores the ways in which fantastic storyworlds use novels, television shows, films, comic books, videogames, toys and User-Generated Content to extend and deepen audiences' experiences. Through numerous case studies Harvey identifies story, play and memory as the key mechanisms through which such creators develop, spread, and emotionally engage"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Narration (Rhetoric)
Storytelling in mass media.
Motion pictures and video games.
Film adaptations -- History and criticism.
Convergence (Telecommunication)
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
ISBN 9781137306036 (hardback)
1137306033 (hardback)