Gerry Canavan

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Gauging Interest in a New Release of Suvin’s METAMORPHOSES OF SCIENCE FICTION

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I’ve been speaking with a press recently about the possibility of releasing a new edition of Darko Suvin’s discipline-defining work Metamorphoses of Science Fiction, which as we all know has been out of print for decades. One of the things they’re very interested in and concerned about is the question of continued scholarly interest in the material; the fact that second-hand copies of the book regularly sell for $100 has not by itself convinced them of anything.

If you would have use for a new edition of Metamorphoses (i.e., a reprint of the original plus some new reflective material on the book’s legacy and ongoing relevance), would you please email me at gerry.canavan@marquette.edu to let me know? I’d like to have some brief endorsements of the idea to send back to my contact at the press, as well as a sense of how interested the community actually would be in the idea.

Written by gerrycanavan

August 25, 2014 at 9:29 am

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