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Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature… by Judith A. Markowitz (2019)

Robots That Kill: Deadly Machines and Their Precursors in Myth, Folklore, Literature… by Judith A. Markowitz (2019)

In three parts, Judith Markowitz deals with the phenomenon of evil or rather, human-killing robots (and their creators) in the book at hand. In part 1, greed, revenge and furor are taken into consideration in cases why humans had to die by “the hands” of a robot, that was more or less only used as […]

Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception by W. Proctor and R. McCulloch (eds.) (2019)

Disney’s Star Wars: Forces of Production, Promotion, and Reception by W. Proctor and R. McCulloch (eds.) (2019)

The movie Star Wars (1977) and the evolving Star Wars universe never were just films or simple family entertainment. To many fans, seemingly it became a surrogate religion or a way of life. The merchandise, action figurines, literature or cartoon adaptations and spin-offs earned George Lucas and Lucasfilm fortune after fortune (he directed and produced […]