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I grabbed this from the Speculations Rumor Mill(http://www.speculations.com/rumormill/index.php?show_all_topics=0)

Bradbury is in there somewhere.

I list this here for the opportunity of all, but, Mr. Dark, your submission to the editor is mandatory.

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: The Encyclopedia of Themes in Science

from the SFRA (Science Fiction Research Association) listserve:


Please forward to any and all interested parties ....

CALL FOR CONTRIBUTORS: The Encyclopedia of Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy

Contributors are needed for a three-volume reference book from Greenwood Press, The Encyclopedia of Themes in Science Fiction and Fantasy, edited by Gary Westfahl, with Advisory Editors Richard Bleiler, John Clute, Fiona Kelleghan, David Langford, Andy Sawyer, and Darrell Schweitzer. There will be 400 1000-word entries on "Themes" and 200 1000-word entries on "Classic Works" which illustrate the themes in context. All topics for entries are listed below; the greatest need is for authors to write entries on themes; entries on bracketed topics have already been written or assigned; trilogies and series are usually referenced by the title of the first work in the series; authors of entries on such works will also discuss subsequent works, with reasonable patterns of emphasis to be suggested; entries will conclude with bibliographies of relevant critical works; Contributors will be paid $45 per entry upon publication and will also receive a free copy of the three-volume reference book, to be priced at $250. Those interested should send an e-mail message to gary.westfahl@ucr.edu indicating how many and which entries they would be interested in, attaching an updated vita or other document in Word summarizing their qualifications. Assignments will be made between July 1, 2003, and October 1, 2003; assigned contributors will receive guidelines for the format and contents of their entries; all entries must be submitted by e-mail as attachments in Word no later than June 1, 2004. -- Gary Westfahl

THEMES: Absurdity, [Adam and Eve], Advertising. Africa, Air Travel, Alien Worlds, Aliens in Space, Aliens on Earth, Allegory, Alternate History, Amazons, America, Androgyny, Androids, Angels, Animals and Zoos, Anthropology, [Antimatter], [Anxiety], Apes, Apocalypse, Apprentice, Arcadia, Architecture and Interior Design, Art, Arthur, Asia, Astronauts, [Atlantis], Australia, Automobiles, Babies, Barbarians, Beauty, Betrayal, Bildungsroman, Biology, Birds, Birth, [Black Holes], Blood, Books, Borderlands, Business, Carnival, Castles, [Cats], Caverns, Cemeteries, [Chess].

Children, China, Chivalry, Christianity, Christmas, Cities, Civilization, Class System, [Cliches], Clocks and Timepieces, Clones, Clowns and Fools, Colors, Comedy, Comets and Asteroids, Communication, Community, [Computers], Cosmology, Courage, Crime and Punishment, Cultures, Curses, Cyberpunk, Cyberspace, [Cyborgs], Cycles, Dark Fantasy, Darkness, Death, Decadence, Demons, Desert, Destiny, Detectives, Deus ex Machina, Dimensions, Dinosaurs, [Disaster], Disguise, Divination, Dogs, Dolls and Puppets, Doppelganger, Dragons, Dreams, Drugs, Dwarfs, Dystopia, Earth.

Ecology, Economics, Education, Egypt, [Elder Races], [Elements], Elves, Enlargement, Escape, Eschatology, Espionage, Estrangement, Eternity, Ethics, Europe, Evil, Evolution, Exile, Exploration, Fables, Fairies, Fairy Tales, Family, Far Future, Farms, Fashion, Fathers, Feminism, Fin de Siecle, Fire, First Contact, Fish and Sea Creatures, Flood, Flowers, Flying, [Food and Drink], Force, Forests, Frankenstein Monsters, Freedom, Frontier, Future Wars, Galactic Empire, Games, Gardens, Gender, [Generation Starship], Genetic Engineering, [Ghosts and Hauntings], Giants.

Gifts, Globalization, Goblins, Gods and Goddesses, Gold and Silver, [Golem], Gothic, Governance Systems, Gravity, Guilt and Responsibility, Habitats, Halloween, Hard Science Fiction, Heaven, Hell, Heroes, [Heroic Fantasy], History, Hive Minds, [Hollow Earth], Holograms, Home, Homosexuality, [Horror], Horses, Hubris, Humanity, [Humor], [Hyperspace], Hypnotism, Identity, Illusion, Illustration and Graphics, [Imaginary Worlds], Immortality and Longevity, Individualism and Conformity, Insects, Intelligence, Invasion, Inventions, [Invisibility], Islam, Islands, Japan, Journalism, Judaism, Jungles, Jupiter and the Outer Planets, Kings, Knowledge.

Labyrinth, Landscape, Language and Linguistics, [Last Man], Latin America, [Libraries], Light, Lions and Tigers, [Lost Worlds], Love, Machines and Mechanization, Mad Scientists, Madness, Magic, Magic Realism, Magical Objects, Maps, Marriage, [Mars], [Mathematics], Medicine, Medievalism and the Middle Ages, Memory, Mentors, Mercury, Mermaids, Messiahs, Metafiction and Recursiveness, Metamorphosis, Microcosm, Miniaturization, Mirrors, Money, Monsters, Moon, Mothers, Mountains, Music, Mutation, [Mystery], Mythology, Names, Native Americans, Nature, Near Future, Nuclear Power, Nuclear War, Nudity, Optimism and Pessimism, Old Age.

Omens and Signs, Overpopulation, Pain, Pantropy, Parallel Worlds, Paranoia, Parasites, [Pastoral], Perception, Personification, Philosophy, Physics, Pirates, Plagues and Diseases, Planetary Colonies, Plants, Poetry, Polar Regions, Politics, Possession, Postcolonialism, Post-Holocaust Societies, Postmodernism, Predictions, Prehistoric Fiction, Prisons, Progress, Promise, [Psychic Powers], Psychology, Puzzles, Queens, [Quests], Race Relations, Rats and Mice, Reading, Rebellion, Rebirth, Reincarnation, Religion, Revenge, Riddles, Rings, Rituals, Rivers, Robots, Rockets, Role Reversals, Romance, Ruritarian Romance.

Russia, Sacrifices, Satan, Satire, Scientists, Sea Travel, Seasons, Secret History, Secret Identities, Sense of Wonder, Sexism, Sexuality, Shakespeare, Shapeshifters, Shared Worlds, Sin, Skeletons, Slavery, Sleep, Snakes and Worms, Social Darwinism, South Pacific, Space Habitats, [Space Opera], Space Stations, Space Travel, Space War, Speed, Sports, Stars, Statues, Steampunk, Stories, Sublime, Suicide, Sun, Superman, Superheroes, Supernatural Creatures, Surrealism, Survival, Suspended Animation and Cryonics, Sword and Sorcery, Swords, Symbiosis, Taboos, Talents, Talking Animals, Taverns and Inns, Technology.

Technothrillers, [Teleportation], Television and Radio, Temptress, Terraforming, Theatre, Theft, Threshold, Time, Time Travel, Timeslips, Torture, Touch, Toys, Trade, Tragedy, Transportation, Treasure, Trickster, UFOs, Underground Adventure, Underwater Adventure, Unicorns, [Uplift], [Urban Fantasy], Utopia, Vampires, Venus, [Villains], Violence, Virginity, Virtual Reality, Vision and Blindness, Voodoo, War, Water, Weaponry, Weather, Werewolves, Westerns, Wilderness, Wisdom, Witches, Wizards, Work and Leisure, Writing and Authors, Xenophobia, [Yin and Yang], Youth, [Zombies].

WORKS: [A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (film)], [Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll], Alien (film)], Alphaville (film), Animal Farm by George Orwell, Babylon 5 (series), Back to the Future (film), Batman (film) (1989), Beauty and the Beast (film) (1946), Blade Runner (film), Blake's 7 (series), [Blood Music by Greg Bear], [The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe], Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, Brazil (film), [Bring the Jubilee by Ward Moore], The Brother from Another Planet (film), Buffy the Vampire Slayer (series), [A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr.], Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., [Childhood's End by Arthur C. Clarke], A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, City by Clifford D. Simak, The Clan of the Cave Bear by Jean Auel, A Clockwork Orange (film), A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess, Close Encounters of the Third Kind (film), [The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett], [Conan the Conqueror by Robert E. Howard], A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain, [Consider Phlebas by Iain M. Banks], Contact by Carl Sagan, Dawn by Octavia E. Butler, [The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham], The Day the Earth Stood Still (film), Deathbird Stories by Harlan Ellison, [The Demolished Man by Alfred Bester], The Difference Engine by William Gibson and Bruce Sterling, The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin, Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick,, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (film) (1931), Doctor No (film), Dr. Strangelove (film), Doctor Who (series), [Dracula (film) (1930)],[Dracula by Bram Stoker], Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey, The Drowned World by J. G. Ballard, Dune by Frank Herbert, Earth Abides by George R. Stewart.

Earth: Final Conflict (series), Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card, Enterprise (series) (2001- ), E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (film), The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, The Female Man by Joanna Russ, Field of Dreams (film), Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott, Forbidden Planet (film), The Forever War by Joe Haldeman, Foundation by Isaac Asimov, Frankenstein (film) (1931), [Frankenstein by Mary Shelley], From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne, Futurama (series), Galapagos by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., The Gate to Women's Country by Sheri S. Tepper, Gateway by Frederik Pohl, Godzilla, King of the Monsters (film), Green Mansions by W. H. Hudson, Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift, The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J. K. Rowling, Heaven Can Wait (film) (1978) , [Helliconia Spring by Brian W. Aldiss], Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (series), Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams, The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien, [Hospital Station by James White], Hyperion by Dan Simmons, I, Robot by Isaac Asimov, The Incredible Shrinking Man (film), Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice, Invaders from Mars (film) (1953), Invasion of the Body Snatchers (film) (1956), The Invisible Man (film) (1933), The Island of Dr. Moreau by H. G. Wells, Island of Lost Souls (film), Islandia by Austin Tappan Wright, It's a Wonderful Life (film), Jason and the Argonauts (film), La Jet�e (film), Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton, [Jurgen: A Comedy of Justice by James Branch Cabell], [Kindred by Octavia E. Butler], King Kong (film) (1933), [The King of Elfland's Daughter by Lord Dunsany], The Last Man by Mary Shelley.

[Last and First Men by Olaf Stapledon], The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle, The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. Le Guin, Lilith by George MacDonald, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis, [Little, Big by John Crowley], Looking Backward, 2000-1887 by Edward Bellamy, Lord Foul's Bane by Stephen R. Donaldson, [Lord of Light by Roger Zelazny], Lord of the Flies by William Golding, The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (film), [The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien], Lost Horizon by James Hilton, The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle, Mad Max (film), The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick, The Man Who Fell to Earth (film), The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury, Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers, The Matrix (film), Metropolis (film), More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym by Edgar Allan Poe, Neuromancer by William Gibson, Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell, Norstrilia by Cordwainer Smith, Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis, The Outer Limits (series) (1963-65), The Owl Service by Alan Garner, Pawn of Prophecy by David Eddings, The Past Through Tomorrow by Robert A. Heinlein, Perdido Street Station by China Mi�ville, [Peter and Wendy by J. M. Barrie], The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde, Planet of the Apes (film), A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs, [The Prisoner (series)], The Purple Cloud by M. P. Shiel, The Quatermass Experiment (series), Red Dwarf (series), Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson, Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke, [She by H. Rider Haggard], The Shining by Stephen King, The Simpsons (series), Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (film) (1937), [Solaris (film) (1972)], [Solaris by Stanislaw Lem].

The Space Merchants by Frederik Pohl and C. M. Kornbluth, A Spell for Chameleon by Piers Anthony, [Stand on Zanzibar by John Brunner], Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon, Star Trek (series), Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (series), Star Trek: Generations (film), Star Trek: The Motion Picture (film), Star Trek: The Next Generation (series), Star Trek: Voyager, Star Wars (film), Stargate (film), [The Stars My Destination by Alfred Bester], Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein, Startide Rising by David Brin, The Story of Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson, Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein, Superman (film) (1978) , The Sword of Shannara by Terry Brooks, Tarzan of the Apes by Edgar Rice Burroughs, The Terminator (film), The Thing (from Another World) (film), Things to Come (film), The Time Machine by H. G. Wells, Timescape by Gregory Benford, [Titus Groan by Mervyn Peake], Topper (film), Total Recall (film), A Trip to the Moon (film), [Triplanetary by E. E. Smith], Triton by Samuel R. Delany, Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Sea by Jules Verne, The Twilight Zone (series) (1959-64), 2001: A Space Odyssey (film), 2001: A Space Odyssey by Arthur C. Clarke, Utopia by Thomas More, [A Voyage to Arcturus by David Lindsay], The War of the Worlds by H. G. Wells, The Water Babies by Charles Kingsley, We by Yevgeny Zamiatin, [A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin], The Wizard of Oz (film) (1939), The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum, Woman on the Edge of Time by Marge Piercy, Wonder Woman (series), [The Worm Ouroboros by E. R. Eddison], The X-Files (series), Xena: Warrior Princess (series), The Years of Rice and Salt by Kim Stanley Robinson.

Gary Westfahl
Coordinator, English Programs
The Learning Center 052
University of California
Riverside CA 92521
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This looks pretty cool. I'll have to see if I can do an entry just to get a copy of it!!!!

It says the greatest need is for contributions on themes, so I think that will be my target.

It says latest entries have to be in no later than June 1, 2004; so there is time to decide.
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Hmmm...on rereding, I notice it also says "Assignments will be made between July 1, 2003, and October 1, 2003", so I wonder of "June 1, 2004" is a typo?

Best to query and find out...or just send your CV and plead ignorance! Good luck.
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