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Testing the limits of American science-fiction publishing the case of Jim Grimsley's "Wendy"

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dc.title Testing the limits of American science-fiction publishing the case of Jim Grimsley's "Wendy" en
dc.contributor.author Trušník, Roman
dc.relation.ispartof AAA - Arbeiten aus Anglistik und Amerikanistik
dc.identifier.issn 0171-5410 Scopus Sources, Sherpa/RoMEO, JCR
dc.date.issued 2020
utb.relation.volume 45
utb.relation.issue 1
dc.citation.spage 67
dc.citation.epage 81
dc.type article
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Gunter Narr Verlag
dc.identifier.doi 10.2357/AAA-2020-0014
dc.relation.uri https://elibrary.narr.digital/article/10.2357/AAA-2020-0014
dc.description.abstract For southern writer Jim Grimsley, child abuse in all its forms has always been an important theme, though he sometimes ran into difficulties selling his work to publishers. His science-fiction short story "Wendy," a story of a sadistic pedophile who assembles a girl out of body parts grown for transplantation, but then tries to prove that she is not human so that he can continue to abuse her, was accepted for publication by the editor of Asimov's Science Fiction in 2006 but it was "killed" by the publisher only a few weeks later, apparently for fear of public reaction. The present article explores the reasons for the publisher's decision, which was made shortly after the magazine was accused of containing "strong adult content" and "explicit tales about sex, drugs, and molestation." Methodologically, the article demonstrates how literary scholarship can make use of tools for preserving historical versions of online material, namely the tracked history of Wikipedia pages and Internet discussion forums archived by the Internet Archive Wayback Machine. en
utb.faculty Faculty of Humanities
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10563/1009839
utb.identifier.obdid 43882046
utb.identifier.scopus 2-s2.0-85091315960
utb.identifier.wok 000551469600005
utb.source J-wok
dc.date.accessioned 2020-08-13T13:10:37Z
dc.date.available 2020-08-13T13:10:37Z
utb.contributor.internalauthor Trušník, Roman
utb.wos.affiliation [Trusnik, Roman] Tomas Bata Univ Zlin, Fac Humanities, Zlin, Czech Republic
utb.scopus.affiliation Faculty of Humanities, Tomas Bata University in Zlín, Czech Republic
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