Here are the latest arrivals in the Penn Press warehouse. A batch of aclaimed books is now available in paperback. Purchase these titles now at www.pennpress.org or look for them at your favorite bookseller.
| Astounding Wonder: Imagining Science and Science Fiction in Interwar America
400 pages | 6 x 9 | 20 Illus.
Cloth 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4383-3 | $45.00 | £29.50
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2293-7 | $24.95 | £16.50
Ebook 2012 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0667-8 | $24.95 | £16.50
Astounding Wonder explores the emergence and dynamics of science fiction in interwar popular culture. Read more . . .
| Heavenly Ambitions: America's Quest to Dominate Space
192 pages | 6 x 9
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4169-3 | $32.50 | £21.50
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2296-8 | $24.95 | £16.50
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0236-6 | $24.95 | £16.50
In Heavenly Ambitions, Joan Johnson-Freese lays out her vision of the future of space as a frontier where nations cooperate, and military activity is circumscribed by arms control treaties that would allow no one nation to dominate—just as no one nation's military dominates the world's oceans. Read more . . .
| Rival Queens: Actresses, Performance, and the Eighteenth-Century British Theater
392 pages | 6 x 9 | 29 illus.
Cloth 2010 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4233-1 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper Dec 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2301-9 | $29.95 | £19.50
Ebook 2011 | ISBN 978-0-8122-0689-0 | $29.95 | £19.50
Historians of British theater have often noted that the eighteenth century was an age not of the author but of the actor. In Rival Queens, Felicity Nussbaum argues that the period might more accurately be seen as the age of women in the theater, and more particularly as the age of the actress. Read more . . .
| Beyond the Architect's Eye: Photographs and the American Built Environment
Mary N. Woods
368 pages | 7 x 10 | 150 duotone, 21 color illus.
Cloth 2009 | ISBN 978-0-8122-4108-2 | $55.00 | £36.00
Paper 2013 | ISBN 978-0-8122-2309-5 | $29.95 | £19.50
Focusing on images of New York, the rural South, and Miami from the 1890s to the 1940s, Mary N. Woods explores the ways photographers used the built environment to explore not only the gulfs but also the overlaps between modern and traditional culture in America during the early twentieth century. Read more ...