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Xena Goes to Camp: On Feminism, Anachronism, and Subversion
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,940. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Part of the delight of Xena: Warrior Princess comes from its campiness – she duels with swordfish, beats thugs with a diaper, flips and spins without a thought for gravity. Yet hidden within the silly storylines is an immense dose of subversion. As Xena sneakily saves the day, her unrealistic world underscores an idealized reality – one in which women have always outperformed men.
Xena and the Heroine's Journey: Symbols, Archetypes, and Deeper Meaning
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,250. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Discover the heroine's journey through the groundbreaking series Xena: Warrior Princess. Xena and the Heroine’s Journey explores the symbolism of the costumes, the talismans, the emotional struggles, the allegories of the musical episode. It lays out the journey step by step as Xena and Gabrielle face enemies that reflect their own submerged shadow sides, then plunge into death and rebirth.
Steven Moffat’s Doctor Who 2014-2015: The Critical Fan’s Guide to Peter Capaldi’s Doctor (Unauthorized)
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,260. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2016 by Punked Books. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry
In this book, Steven Cooper covers all 26 episodes broadcast in 2014 and 2015, from the start of the Capaldi era to the 2015 Christmas special. The result vividly captures the journey taken by Peter Capaldi's Doctor, from the angst of his 2014 debut and its effect on his relationship with his companion Clara, to his confident rock 'n' roll persona of 2015.
Cancelled Sci Fi TV: 1949 to 2015: The Ultimate Guide to Cancelled Science Fiction and Fantasy TV Shows
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 67,390. Language: English. Published: September 9, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Fiction » Science fiction » General
The ultimate reference for cancelled science fiction and fantasy TV, this book presents a broad survey of the genre which starts with the very early days of television and moves forward to some of the most recent cancellations. Over two hundred shows are covered from the past sixty-plus years including well-known shows as well as blink-and-you-missed-them entries.
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Three and Derivative Works
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 72,440. Language: English. Published: January 20, 2016. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
This third volume of essays adapted from the blog My Little Po-Mo combines a critical study of the third season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with analysis of both licensed derivative works and a selection of fanworks to explore these questions and the show which inspired them.
Soapers
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 63,480. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
‘Soapers’ is the story of a social movement that emerged in April, 2011 when Disney/ABC simultaneously announced the cancellation of not one but two popular daytime soap operas, ‘All My Children’ and ‘One Life to Live.’ At first soap fans were numb and in shock. Then they got angry. ...And then they got organized.
Castle Loves Fandom: Celebrating the Detective Show’s Quips, Homages, and Meta-Salutes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,950. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A book celebrating the fandom within ABC's Castle, from Nathan Fillion's immersion in tiny subcultures to the Firefly easter eggs, pop culture references, and film homages – all that makes the show a true act of love.
A Little Mad Sometimes: Film Psychopaths from Jekyll and Hyde to Hannibal Lecter
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,260. Language: English. Published: September 20, 2015 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
(5.00 from 1 review)
With the idea for the book coming to him in a dream, John McCarty's review of self-dubbed "psychofilms" covers movies released between 1915 and 1992. From Trilby to Basic Instinct, A LITTLE MAD SOMETIMES discusses various implementations of the screen psycho throughout the years. Among the screen psychos featured here are Mr. Hyde, Norman Bates, and Michael Myers, as well as real-life psychos.
TARDIS Eruditorum - An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 6: Peter Davison and Colin Baker
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 170,290. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
The sixth volume of TARDIS Eruditorum, a critical history of Doctor Who, covering the Peter Davison and Colin Baker eras.
Scots, Sassenachs, and Spankings: Feminism and Gender Roles in Outlander
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,200. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Diana Gabaldon explores much about modern gender construction. Her heroines shoot pirates while the Highlanders blend courtly gallantry with bloodthirsty battles. How the books and show address nudity, violence, gender roles, and the elusive female gaze reveals much about the characters as well as ourselves.
Pop Culture in the Whedonverse All the References in Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
Price: $5.95 USD. Words: 204,450. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Reference » Encyclopedias
All the references in all of Joss Whedon's projects: From Buffy to Firefly to Avengers to comics, and AA to zombies, shwarma to Star Wars, for the truly avid Whedon fans.
Total Nonstop Attenuation: How TNA Escaped The Asylum And Put The Lunatics In Charge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,990. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » Sports & outdoor recreation » Wrestling, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A detailed look at the near four year disastrous period of Hulk Hogan and Eric Bischoff helping run TNA which not only drove away fans at the time but something the promotion is still paying the price for to this day. A must read for all wrestling fans Total Nonstop Attenuation tells how the wrestling world came so close to a true alternative only for it to be ripped away.
The Fearmakers
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,580. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Entertainment industry, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
Since the advent of moving pictures, filmmakers have sought to scare the viewer. Fear remains one of the deepest, primal emotions, and this book profiles twenty directors who have tapped into it. McCarty coined the phrase "splatter films." He covers the spectrum of "fearmakers" from George A. Romero to Jacques Torneur and Roman Polanski, from Roland West to John Carpenter and David Cronenburg.
Joss Whedon’s Names The Deeper Meanings behind Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, In Your Eyes, Comics and More
Price: $4.95 USD. Words: 51,710. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With Whedon’s superhero names, goddess names, flower names, saint’s names, and dozens of British names, he’s filling his world with references from Shakespeare to manga, delighting fans who look closer. Examining Whedon’s naming through his five shows, plus his movie scripts and dozens of comics, reveals fascinating patterns for his dedicated followers.
History, Homages and the Highlands: An Outlander Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 69,830. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. Discover the facts behind it: from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk. Bonnie Prince Charlie, Doctor Who, folklore, fantasy, customs, cities, festivals, and much more.
The Pop Culture Holiday Sampler The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, Doctor Who, Sherlock, Buffy, Firefly, The Avengers, and More
Price: Free! Words: 74,920. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » History & Criticism
Sample chapters of the greatest fannish guides by Valerie Estelle Frankel: Covering Sherlock, Doctor Who, Game of Thrones, Outlander, Divergent, Hunger Games, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Dollhouse, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., The Cabin in the Woods, The Avengers, Doctor Horrible, comics, and more. Delight your fannish impulses with guides to all your favorite shows--a free download for all!
Toddler TV: a Befuddled Father's Guide to What the Kids are Watching
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 82,800. Language: English. Published: October 30, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
One of the problems of becoming a father in my late forties that I DIDN'T expect was watching television with my pre-schooler: “Daddy, can we watch Barney?” “Sure! The Andy Griffith Show is on in a few minutes!” “No Daddy, the purple dinosaur.” “Dino? I LOVE The Flintstones...” Reviews and commentary on over 100 shows aimed at ages 0-5 from the 1960s to now! Just what ARE our kids watching?
My Little Po-Mo: Unauthorized Critical Essays on My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic Season Two
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 65,900. Language: American English. Published: October 25, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television, Nonfiction » Social Science » Media studies
This second volume of essays in the My Little Po-Mo series combines critical analysis of the second season of My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic with ethnographic examination of its fandom, with a focus on what might be called the "dark side" of the latter. Sex, death, and chaos, handled as only a children's cartoon can!
TARDIS Eruditorum: An Unofficial Critical History of Doctor Who Volume 5: Tom Baker and the Williams Years
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 129,740. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
A critical history of Doctor Who focusing on the final four years of Tom Baker's run as the Doctor (1977-81).
Nobody Does It Alone: Whispers from the LOST Community
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,870. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2014 by Brien Gorham. Categories: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Television
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Recapture of the magic of television's LOST through the eyes of its devoted fan base. "Losties" from all around the globe recount their favorite moments and discuss the show's themes and mysteries through the lens of their own lives. It's time to go back to the Island once more.

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