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The X-Files The Truth is Still Out There
The X-Files The Truth is Still Out There

The X-Files The Truth is Still Out There

Thirty Years of The X-Files



250 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $24.99 (US $24.99) (CA $39.99)

Publication Date: September 2023

ISBN 9781949024500

Rights: WOR

Fayetteville Mafia Press (Sep 2023)

Price: $24.99


In September 1993, a TV show like no other appeared on our screens, asking us to consider the essence of truth and belief, to think about the nature and roles of science and humanity, and to question what we were told by those in power. Combining horror, science fiction, drama, crime, and comedy with cinematic filmmaking, The X-Files transported the paranoia of the sixties and seventies to the technologically savvy nineties as it followed two iconic characters, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, in their labyrinthine pursuit of truth. Further, The X-Files reversed conventional television gender roles: Mulder was our believer in the paranormal, chasing down clues in search of his abducted sister; Scully was the skeptic, a scientist preaching rationality and objective truth. Now, thirty years later, the nature of conspiracy theories may have changed, but the anxiety surrounding them has not. In an era in which Watergate has been replaced by Gamergate and conspiracy theorists blindly embrace the myth of a stolen election and maintain that an all-powerful cabal of Satanic Democrats—defeatable by only one man—is preying on children, The X-Files remains as relevant as ever.

Author Biography

Bethan Jones is an academic and writer, interested in fan culture, cult television, true crime and hatred and dislike in online spaces. She has written about Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Fifty Shades of Grey, Harry Potter and Twin Peaks, and her work has appeared in various publications including Medium, The Learned Fangirl, The Routledge Companion to Media Fandom, Litro, Transformative Works and Cultures, Fic: Why Fanfiction is Taking Over the World, A Companion to Fandom and Fan Studies and Deletion. Bethan has been a fan of The X-Files since it first aired in the UK.