David Kupferman, School of Teaching and Learning, has recently published the book Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy: Children Ex Machina, with Springer. Kupferman served as the lead editor of the collected volume (along with his colleague Andrew Gibbons from Auckland University of Technology in New Zealand), which includes 12 chapters by contributors from around the world. The book considers the ways in which children and childhood are constructed through popular science fiction, horror, and fantasy genres, and how those perspectives shape how society thinks of and responds to children and childhood. Kupferman wrote a chapter in the book titled “Toy Gory, or the Ontology of Chucky: Childhood and Killer Dolls,” which looks at the relationship between children, dolls, and ventriloquist dummies in sci-fi/horror films. He also co-authored the introductory chapter, “Why Childhood Ex Machina?”, along with Andrew Gibbons. A link to the book is here: https://www.springer.com/gp/book/9789811362095