A Long Year’s Dreaming: March Progress Report

Between my German vampire series WWAC and my impending coverage of the Splatterpunk Awards, I’ve had to slow down a little on my book A Long Year’s Dreaming: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror in 2020. It’s still continuing to take shape, though. I now have a fairly clear idea of how many essays are left to write, and I should be able to reveal the cover art soon as well.

Here’s a (still not quite complete) contents list:

  • Bang in the Coffin: Mark Gatiss and Steven Moffat’s Dracula
  • Copter Crash: Isabel Fall and the Transgender SF Controversy
  • Prophets of Doom: Did these Authors Predict COVID-19?
  • The Last Laugh: Animated Films Before the Pandemic
  • Coronaphobia: Horror Films in Lockdown
  • 2020 A.D.: Reviving the British Anthology Comic
  • Broken Futures: Iron Man 2020
  • The Year we Had No Heroes, Except for This Lot: Superhero Films in 2020
  • Investing in the Gods: Jiang Ziya and the Fengshen Cinematic Universe
  • Wit, Weirdness and Warped Ethics: Megan Giddings’ Lakewood
  • Cannibal Women, Laughing Lords and Ownvoices Iconoclasm
  • First Lady: Lilith as Icon of 2020
  • Out with the Old and into the Sun: The 2020 Hugo Awards
  • Dragons and Death Cults: The 2020 Dragon Awards
  • Red Brains: Zombies in 2020
  • Blue Veins: Vampires in 2020
  • MAGA 2020 and Beneath: The Strange World of Trumpist SF
  • For Better or Worse, the Film of the Year: Tenet
  • Huns, Rouran and Uyghurs: Mulan goes to Xianjiang
  • Untitled Last Emperox Essay
  • From Smashing the Klan to Killing Jimmy Olsen: The Superman Family in 2020
  • Untitled Doctor Who Essay
  • Aquaman’s Architect: Robson Rocha in Memoriam
  • Ghosts of Christmas Present
  • Franchised Fears: The Year’s Horror Reboots
  • Hill House: DC Horror Comics Post-Vertigo
  • Cyborg und Hausmartian: Remixing Fairy Tales
  • Could be Worse: Dystopian Fiction
  • Dragons, Demons and Anime Adventures
  • Untitled essay about children’s literary adaptations
  • Untitled essay about apocalyptic films
  • Viral Stories: COVID-19 Fiction Anthologies

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