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Semi-Detached: The Aesthetics of Virtual Experience since Dickens.  

Princeton University Press, 2017


Portable Property: Victorian Culture on the Move. Princeton University Press, 2008       


The Crowd: British Literature and Public Politics.                                   U. California Press, 2000

Time and the Tapestry: A William Morris Adventure. Illustrated by Phyllis Sarofff. Children’s Book.  (Bunker Hill Publishing, June, 2014).



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Laughter is from Mars: Science Fiction as Satire.  Under provisional contract, Princeton U. P. for 2023. From Gulliver’s Travels on, science fiction has aimed to elicit implicitly or explicitly anti-anthropocentric laughter.  Four crucial modes, emerging and developing at various times and under various conditions, have come to define the genre: satire, philosophical puzzles, comedy, and the ludic.


My Earthsea.             Under contract. Oxford U.P.  2022 as part of a new series, “My Reading”

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