Science Fiction

Science Fiction

An anthology of the work of gay and heterosexual newcomers and veteran writers includes a disturbing view of the world as run by Christian fundamentalists and a nineties lesbian who returns to fifties San Francisco only to feels like an ...

Author: Nicola Griffith

Publisher: Overlook Books

ISBN: UOM:49015002473123

Category: Fiction

Page: 375

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An anthology of the work of gay and heterosexual newcomers and veteran writers includes a disturbing view of the world as run by Christian fundamentalists and a nineties lesbian who returns to fifties San Francisco only to feels like an alien.
Categories: Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction

In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown.

Author: Jeff VanderMeer

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101910108

Category: Fiction

Page: 1216

View: 658

Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!
Categories: Fiction

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for ...

Author: Roger Luckhurst

Publisher: Polity

ISBN: 9780745628936

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 305

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In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre. Luckhurst reads science fiction as a literature of modernity. His astute analysis examines how the genre provides a constantly modulating record of how human embodiment is transformed by scientific and technological change and how the very sense of self is imaginatively recomposed in popular fictions that range from utopian possibility to Gothic terror. This highly readable study charts the overlapping yet distinct histories of British and American science fiction, with commentary on the central authors, magazines, movements and texts from 1880 to the present day. It will be an invaluable guide and resource for all students taking courses on science fiction, technoculture and popular literature, but will equally be fascinating for anyone who has ever enjoyed a science fiction book.
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction.

Author: Brian Baker

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137474452

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the rise of theoretical paradigms such as feminism and postmodernism, and introduces key critical texts and major critics.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Science fiction the Early Years

Science fiction  the Early Years

Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries

Author: Everett Franklin Bleiler

Publisher: Kent State University Press

ISBN: 0873384164

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 998

View: 514

Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries
Categories: Literary Criticism

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers ...

Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810849380

Category: History

Page: 451

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This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.
Categories: History

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Presents a compelling collection of outstanding science fiction stories, written by some of the world's most acclaimed science fiction authors and selected from magazines, journals, and anthologies to represent the best of the genre from ...

Author: Karen Haber

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 074347919X

Category: Fiction

Page: 435

View: 548

Presents a compelling collection of outstanding science fiction stories, written by some of the world's most acclaimed science fiction authors and selected from magazines, journals, and anthologies to represent the best of the genre from the past year. Original.
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Parabolas of Science Fiction

Parabolas of Science Fiction

The fourteen original essays in this collection explore how the field of science fiction has developed as a complex of repetitions, influences, arguments, and broad conversations.

Author: Brian Attebery

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

ISBN: 9780819573681

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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As a geometric term, parabola suggests a narrative trajectory or story arc. In science fiction, parabolas take us from the known to the unknown. More concrete than themes, more complex than motifs, parabolas are combinations of meaningful setting, character, and action that lend themselves to endless redefinition and jazzlike improvisation. The fourteen original essays in this collection explore how the field of science fiction has developed as a complex of repetitions, influences, arguments, and broad conversations. This particular feature of the genre has been the source of much critical commentary, most notably through growing interest in the “sf megatext,” a continually expanding archive of shared images, situations, plots, characters, settings, and themes found in science fiction across media. Contributors include Jane Donawerth, Terry Dowling, L. Timmel Duchamp, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Pawel Frelik, David M. Higgins, Amy J. Ransom, John Rieder, Nicholas Ruddick, Graham Sleight, Gary K. Wolfe, and Lisa Yaszek.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Science Fact and Science Fiction

Science Fact and Science Fiction

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Author: Brian M. Stableford

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9780415974608

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 729

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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

Decoding Gender in Science Fiction

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Author: Brian Attebery

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 041593950X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 210

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First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

'Science Fiction' offers a critical account of the phenomenon of science fiction, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history. The impact of technological advances on the genre is discussed.

Author: Adam Charles Roberts

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415366682

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 159

View: 244

'Science Fiction' offers a critical account of the phenomenon of science fiction, illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history. The impact of technological advances on the genre is discussed.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The History of the Science fiction Magazine

The History of the Science fiction Magazine

Originally conceived as atrilogy, this is the first of five volumes that chart the history of thescience fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present.

Author: Mike Ashley

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 168

This is the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. This first volume looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the growth and development of the science fiction magazines from when Hugo Gernsback launched the very first, Amazing Stories, in 1926 through to the birth of the atomic age and the death of the pulps in the early 1950s. These were the days of the youth of science fiction, when it was brash, raw and exciting: the days of the first great space operas by Edward Elmer Smith and Edmond Hamilton, through the cosmic thought variants by Murray Leinster, Jack Williamson and others to the early 1940s when John W. Campbell at Astounding did his best to nurture the infant genre into adulthood. Under him such major names as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon emerged who, along with other such new talents as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, helped create modern science fiction. For over forty years magazines were at the heart of science fiction and this book considers how the magazines, and their publishers, editors and authors influenced the growth and perception of this fascinating genre.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction encompasses the genre's development in a wide array of media that includes literature, film, comics, and television.

Author: Rob Latham

Publisher: Oxford Handbooks

ISBN: 9780199838844

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 620

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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and itsrelationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television tovideogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important(sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on theworld, from the Enlightenment to the present day.
Categories: Comics & Graphic Novels

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

At the same time, Science Fiction provides a thorough analysis of the genre's representation of race, class, gender and sexuality, making this text an essential guide for students, academics and film fans alike.

Author: Mark Bould

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415458108

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 239

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Science Fiction explores the genre from 1895 to the present day, drawing on examples from over forty countries. It raises questions about the relationship between science fiction, science and technology, and examines the interrelationships between spectacle, narrative and self-reflexivity, paying particular attention to the role of special effects in creating meaning and affect. It explores science fiction's evocations of the sublime, the grotesque, and the camp, and charts the ways in which the genre reproduces and articulates discourses of colonialism, imperialism and neo-liberal globalization. At the same time, Science Fiction provides a thorough analysis of the genre's representation of race, class, gender and sexuality, making this text an essential guide for students, academics and film fans alike. Key films discussed include: Le voyage dans la lune (1902) 20,000 Leagues under the Sea (1916) L'Atlantide (1921) King Kong (1933, 2005) Gojira (1954) La Jetée (1962) The Abominable Dr Phibes (1971) Tetsuo (1989) Sleep Dealer (2008) Avatar (2009)
Categories: Performing Arts

Science Fiction Culture

Science Fiction Culture

In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith explores the science fiction community and its relationships with the industries that sustain it, including the publishing, computer, and hotel/convention industries, and explores the issue of ...

Author: Camille Bacon-Smith

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press

ISBN: 0812215303

Category: Fiction

Page: 317

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In a century that has taken us from the horse and buggy to the world wide web, science fiction has established itself as the literature to explore the ways in which technology transforms society while its counterpart, genre fantasy, insistently reminds us of the magical transformations of the individual in response to the demands of the social. So it should come as no surprise that the fans and producers of these genres come together to create the culture of the future around the ideal that tales of wonder about the future and the imaginary past can be shared as both symbolic communication and social capital. In Science Fiction Culture, Camille Bacon-Smith explores the science fiction community and its relationships with the industries that sustain it, including the publishing, computer, and hotel/convention industries, and explores the issue of power in those relationships: Who seems to have it? Who does have it? How do they use it? What are the results of that use? In the process, Bacon-Smith rejects the two major theoretical perspectives on mass culture reception. Consumers are not passive receivers of popular culture produced by the hegemonic ideology machine that is the mass media industry, nor are they rebels valiantly resisting that machine by reading against the grain of the interpretation designed into the products they consume. Bacon-Smith argues that the relationship between consumers of science fiction and producers is much more complex than either of these theories suggests. Using a wide range of theoretical perspectives, she shows that this relationship is based on a series of continuing negotiations across a broad spectrum of cultural interests.
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Science Fiction The 100 Best Novels

Science Fiction  The 100 Best Novels

Informative and readable, David Pringle's choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight ...

Author: David Pringle

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473208070

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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From one of the best-known editors in modern science fiction, this lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre alike. Informative and readable, David Pringle's choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight breakthrough novels by William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. An essential guide to science fiction literature.
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The Science Fiction Handbook

The Science Fiction Handbook

The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres.

Author: M. Keith Booker

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444310356

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 360

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The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this indispensable Handbook
Categories: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028783

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.
Categories: Reference

Science Fiction in the Real World

Science Fiction in the Real World

This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic ...

Author: Norman Spinrad

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809316714

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 234

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This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6:
Categories: Literary Criticism

Science Fiction

Science Fiction

Author: Ratnakar D. Bhelkar

Publisher: Atlantic Publishers & Dist

ISBN: 8126910364

Category: Fantasy in literature

Page: 138

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Categories: Fantasy in literature