Ties That Bind: Love in Fantasy and Science Fiction is the fourth Call for Papers of Academia Lunare, the non-fiction arm of Luna Press Publishing.
The papers focus on the theme of love and relationships in fantasy and science fiction, in all their forms, in different media.
"Polyamory in Space: New Frontiers of Romantic Relationships in Science Fiction"
Josephine Maria Yanasak-Leszczynski
"Finding the Female Quest in Sarah Monette’s Melusine"
"Robot Love is Queer"
"The decline of the bromance and the rise of human-A.I. relationships in science fiction, TV and films"
"Falling in Love with an Artificial Being: E. T. A Hoffmann’s The Sandman in relation to Philip K. Dick’s Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and the Blade Runner film series"
"Banners and baby factories: the romantic cost of better breeding"
"Aromanticism, Asexuality, and the Illusion of New Narratives"
"Shades of Unrequieted love. Demon tears and amour de loin in Japanese anime and manga"
Steph P. Bianchini
"Tragic Lovers: Fated or Chosen? A Critical Analysis of An Orchestra of Minorities by Chigozie Obioma and The Concubine by Elechi Amadi in the Light of Igbo Metaphysics"
"Gormenghast and the Groans"
"Clothing as a Reflection of Love in the Chivalric Novels of the 14th and 15th Centuries in Catalonia"
Dr. Ester Torredelforth