George Edgar Slusser

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George Edgar Slusser (July 14, 1939 – November 4, 2014),[1] was an American scholar,[2] professor and writer.

Along with publisher/editor Robert Reginald, he was one of the co-founders and Curator Emeritus of The J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, located in the Special Collections & Archives Department at the University of California, Riverside.

He was married to French/American scholar, professor and writer, Danièle Chatelain until his death.[1]

A host of science fiction writers and scholars have studied under Slusser, including Howard V. Hendrix, David Leiby, Bradford M. Lyau, Daryl F. Mallett and more.

Education[edit]

  • A.B., University of California, Berkeley.
  • Diplome d'Etudes Francais, Universite de Poitiers
  • Ph.D., Comparative Literature, Harvard University, French, German, English, American & Spanish literature.

Career[edit]

  • Professor of Comparative Literature and Curator, J. Lloyd Eaton Collection of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Literature, University of California, Riverside
  • Harvard Traveling Fellow
  • Fulbright Lecturer (Germany, France)
  • Coordinator of 23 Eaton Conferences

Bibliography[edit]

Books[edit]

Short Nonfiction[edit]

  • "Metamorphoses of the Dragon," in Aliens: The Anthropology of Science Fiction, ed. by Eric S. Rabkin & George E. Slusser. Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press, 1987, ISBN 0-8093-1375-8.
  • "The Beginnings of Fiction," in Science-Fiction Studies 16:3 (#49), (November 1989).
  • "Science Fiction in France: An Introduction," in Science-Fiction Studies 16:3 (#49), (November 1989).
  • "Le Guin and the Future of Science-Fiction Criticism," in Science-Fiction Studies 18:1 (#53), (March 1991).
  • "Literary MTV," in Storming the Reality Studio: A Casebook of Cyberpunk and Postmodern Science Fiction, ed. by Larry McCaffery. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991, ISBN 0-8223-1158-5.
  • "The Frankenstein Barrier," in Fiction 2000: Cyberpunk and the Future of Narrative, ed. by George E. Slusser & Tom Shippey. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
  • "History, Historicity, Story," in On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles from Science-Fiction Studies, ed. by R. D. Mullen, Istvan Csiscery-Ronay Jr., Arthur B. Evans & Veronica Hollinger. Terre Haute, IN: SF-TH, 1992, ISBN 0-9633169-0-7.
  • "Reflections on Style in Science Fiction," in Styles of Creation: Aesthetic Technique and the Creation of Fictional Worlds, ed. by George E. Slusser & Eric S. Rabkin. Athens, Georgia: University of Georgia Press, 1992.
  • "Scholars and Pedants," in On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles from Science-Fiction Studies, ed. by R. D. Mullen, Istvan Csiscery-Ronay Jr., Arthur B. Evans & Veronica Hollinger. Terre Haute, IN: SF-TH, 1992, ISBN 0-9633169-0-7.[16]
  • "Introduction," in Ender's Game, by Orson Scott Card. Norwalk, CT: Easton Press, 1993.
  • "Heinlein's Fallen Futures," in Extrapolation Vol. 36 (1995).
    • Reprinted in The Buffalo Americanist Digest 3:1 (Fall 1995).
  • "Spacetime Geometries: Time Travel and the Modern Geometrical Narrative," by George E. Slusser & Danièle Chatelain, in The Buffalo Americanist Digest 3:1 (Fall 1995).
  • "The Perils of Experiment: Jules Verne and the American Lone Genius," in Extrapolation Vol. 40 (1999).
  • "Flying to the Moon in French and American Science Fiction," by Danièle Chatelain & George Slusser, in Space and Beyond: The Frontier Theme in Science Fiction, ed. by Gary Westfahl. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing Group, 2000, ISBN 0-313-30846-2.
  • "Conveying Unknown Worlds: Patterns of Communication in Science Fiction," by George E. Slusser & Danièle Chatelain, in Science-Fiction Studies 29:2 (#87) (July 2002).
  • "The Ghost in the Canon: 'High Culture' Repressions of Science Fiction," in Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy, ed, by George E. Slusser & Jean-Pierre Barricelli. Grand Terrace, CA: Xenos Books, 2003, ISBN 1-879378-48-5.
  • "Now We Know Why They're Afraid," in Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy, ed, by George E. Slusser & Jean-Pierre Barricelli. Grand Terrace, CA: Xenos Books, 2003, ISBN 1-879378-48-5.
  • "Music, Irony, Aggression: Hoffmann's Johannes Kriesler and the Creation of Horror," in Genre at the Crossroads: The Challenge of Fantasy, ed, by George E. Slusser & Jean-Pierre Barricelli. Grand Terrace, CA: Xenos Books, 2003, ISBN 1-879378-48-5.
  • "Why They Kill Jules Verne: Science Fiction and Cartesian Culture," in Science-Fiction Studies 32:1 (March 2005): 43-61.

Papers presented[edit]

Awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "George Slusser (1939-2014)". Locus Online News. Locus Publications. Retrieved 7 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Weil, Ellen; Gary K. Wolfe (22 September 2004). "Harlan Ellison: The Edge of Forever.(Book Review)". Extrapolation. Retrieved 6 May 2011. 
  3. ^ Reviewed by Judith Hanna in Vector (August 1983).
  4. ^ Reviewed by Dan Chow in Locus 19:5 (#304); May 1986.
  5. ^ Reviewed by Frederic Jameson in "Shifting Context of Science-Fiction Theory" in Science-Fiction Studies 14:42, July 1987, pp. 241-47.
  6. ^ Reviewed by David N. Samuelson in "Books" in Extrapolation 27:4, Winter 1986, pp. 357-60.
  7. ^ Reviewed by Dan Chow in Locus 21:1 (#324); January 1988.
  8. ^ Reviewed by Carl D. Malmgren in Science-Fiction Studies #49, Vol. 16, Part 3 (November 1989).
  9. ^ Reviewed by Paul Kincaid in Vector (February 1988).
  10. ^ Reviewed by Gary K. Wolfe in Locus 29:5 (#382); November 1992.
  11. ^ Reviewed by Rob Latham in Science-Fiction Studies #60, Vol. 20, Part 2 (July 1993).
  12. ^ Reviewed by Gary K. Wolfe in Locus 30:5 (#388); May 1993.
  13. ^ Reviewed in Extrapolation Vol. 36 (1995).
  14. ^ Reviewed by Gary K. Wolfe in Locus 31:2 (#391); August 1993.
  15. ^ Reviewed in Extrapolation Vol. 40 (1999).
  16. ^ "In Response to George E. Slusser," by Merritt Abrash in On Philip K. Dick: 40 Articles from Science-Fiction Studies, ed. by R. D. Mullen, Istvan Csiscery-Ronay Jr., Arthur B. Evans & Veronica Hollinger. Terre Haute, IN: SF-TH, 1992, ISBN 0-9633169-0-7.