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Re: A Writer's Stash - Share Your Resources
« Reply #45 on: November 09, 2019, 09:29:14 AM »
A.J. Dalton, who's published a couple of trilogies and short stories anthologies (and written a couple more books, which I've read and deserved to be published!), has branched into non-fiction and published a few books that are useful as resources.

His latest is The Satanic in Science Fiction and Fantasy, to be published in April.

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Satan, Dracula, Sauron, Lord Foul, Darth Vader. The motif of the Satanic Dark Lord is ever-present in science fiction and fantasy, a malign intelligence seeking to thwart the Chosen One.

In the literature of the 1980s and 90s, the Dark Lord is always defeated. However, post-millennium, there are signs that he has finally begun to get the upper hand, as we witness his change from anti-hero to hero.

In this enthralling study, prize-winning author A J Dalton considers how our understanding and characterisation of Satan has developed over time. From early depictions of Satan as a brutal dragon in the Bible, to the playfully seductive friend in the works of Chaucer and Marlowe, to the sympathetic and sensitive vampire of the modern-day, to the alien and unknowable artificial intelligence of tomorrow.

This book provides a starting point for researchers, writers and fans of science fiction and fantasy interested in the development of one of the biggest tropes in speculative fiction.

If you're interested in the subject, please give this book a try and pre-order, as it will help both the author and the publisher (which is a small house) :)
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