Astounding Science-fiction

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Astounding Science Fiction, July 1939

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015008806039
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Download or read book Astounding Science Fiction, July 1939 written by John Wood Campbell (Jr.) and published by . This book was released on 1981 with total page 180 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A reprint of the issue of Astounding Science Fiction that is widely considered to be the first great issue under the editorship of John W. Campbell, Jr. Astounding Science Fiction as edited by Campbell was the pre­mier magazine of the golden age of American science fiction. This special reprint edition ably demonstrates why the science fiction magazines of that era were so important to the develop­ment of modern science fiction into the popular and important literary form it is today. Unquestionably a classic issue, it begins with the cover story, "Black Destroyer,” the first published work of A. E. van Vogt and also features "Trends” by Isaac Asimov, his first sale to Astounding. Significant as these debuts are, it is the overall strength of the issue that finally impresses. These are stories by some of the best-known writers in the field: Nat Schachner, "City of the Cosmic Rays”; Nelson S. Bond, "Lightship Ho!”; Ross Rocklynne, "The Moth”; C. L. Moore (one of the first women to achieve prominence in writing science fiction), "Greater than Gods”; as well as thought-provoking articles on nuclear energy, computers, and hemispheric migration. But this new edition is far more than just a fine reprint of an important issue. There is a commentary on Astounding by Stanley Schmidt (the current editor of Analog Science Fiction / Science Fact, the successor to Astounding) and memoirs of the stories and the magazine by Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt, and Ross Rocklynne.

The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction

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Download or read book The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction written by Justine Larbalestier and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2002-06-20 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How women and feminism helped to shape science fiction in America. Runner-up for the Hugo Best Related Book Award (2003) The Battle of the Sexes in Science Fiction is a lively account of the role of women and feminism in the development of American science fiction during its formative years, the mid-20th century. Beginning in 1926, with the publication of the first issue of Amazing Stories, Justine Larbalestier examines science fiction's engagement with questions of femininity, masculinity, sex and sexuality. She traces the debates over the place of women and feminism in science fiction as it emerged in stories, letters and articles in science fiction magazines and fanzines. The book culminates in the story of James Tiptree, Jr. and the eponymous Award. Tiptree was a successful science fiction writer of the 1970s who was later discovered to be a woman. Tiptree's easy acceptance by the male-dominated publishing arena of the time proved that there was no necessary difference in the way men and women wrote, but that there was a real difference in the way they were read.

Astounding

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Download or read book Astounding written by Alec Nevala-Lee and published by Dey Street Books. This book was released on 2019-07-30 with total page 544 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An Economist Best Book of the Year A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Best Book of 2018 “An amazing and engrossing history...Insightful, entertaining, and compulsively readable.” — George R. R. Martin "Enthralling…A clarion call to enlarge American literary history.” — Washington Post “Engrossing, well-researched… This sure-footed history addresses important issues, such as the lack of racial diversity and gender parity for much of the genre’s history.” — Wall Street Journal “A gift to science fiction fans everywhere.” — Sylvia Nasar, New York Times bestselling author of A Beautiful Mind Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard—who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world. This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame—and infamy—as the founder of the Church of Scientology. Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell’s influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: “I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs.” It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.

Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future

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Download or read book Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future written by Gary Westfahl, and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 271 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction has always challenged readers with depictions of the future. Can the genre actually provide glimpses of the world of tomorrow? This collection of fifteen international and interdisciplinary essays examines the genre’s predictions and breaks new ground by considering the prophetic functions of science fiction films as well as SF literature. Among the texts and topics examined are classic stories by Murray Leinster, C. L. Moore, and Cordwainer Smith; 2001: A Space Odyssey and its sequels, Japanese anime and Hong Kong cinema; and electronic fiction.

The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s

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Download or read book The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s written by Gary Westfahl and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2019-09-23 with total page 311 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:  By examining important aspects of science fiction in the twentieth century, this book explains how the genre evolved to its current state. Close critical attention is given to topics including the art that has accompanied science fiction, the subgenres of space opera and hard science fiction, the rise of SF anthologies, and the burgeoning impact of the marketplace on authors. Included are in-depth studies of key texts that contributed to science fiction's growth, including Philip Francis Nowlan's first Buck Rogers story, the first published stories of A. E. van Vogt, and the early juveniles of Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke and Robert Heinlein.

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

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ISBN 10 : 0853238553
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Download or read book The History of the Science-fiction Magazine written by Michael Ashley and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Astounding Science Fiction

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Download or read book Astounding Science Fiction written by and published by . This book was released on 1964 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Analog Science Fact/science Fiction

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Download or read book Analog Science Fact/science Fiction written by John Wood Campbell and published by . This book was released on 1957 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Science Fiction of Mark Clifton

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ISBN 10 : 0809309858
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Download or read book The Science Fiction of Mark Clifton written by Mark Clifton and published by SIU Press. This book was released on 1980 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This collection of the best short stories of Mark Clifton makes these fine tales readily available for the first time in two decades. Winner with Frank Riley of the 1955 Hugo Award for They’d Rather Be Right, Clifton has for a variety of reasons unrelated to the quality of his writing all but disappeared from the aware­ness of today’s science fiction audience. Never a prolific writer he had published only about twenty-five short stories before his death in 1963. But with those stories and his three novels he irrevocably altered the course of contemporary science fiction. Almost single-handedly he introduced the full range of psy­chological insights to the commonly occurring themes of the genre—alien invasion, expanding technology, revolution against political theocracy, and space exploration and coloniza­tion—to ever more truthfully portray how humanity would react to a future that could be either mindless or intellectually stunning. With his first published story, “What Have I Done?” Clifton initiated the theme of a starkly realistic world in which, at its best, humanity is inalterably vile—a theme that became an in­extricable part of all his subsequent works. In his later works Clifton occasionally clothed his bitter indictment in the garb of comedy. The stories collected here include “What Have I Done?” “Star, Bright,” “Crazy Joey,” “What Thin Partitions,” “Sense from Thought Divide,” “How Allied,” “Remembrance and Re­flection,” “Hide! Hide! Witch!” “Clerical Error,” “What Now, Little Man?” and “Hang Head, Vandal!”

The Mechanics of Wonder

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Download or read book The Mechanics of Wonder written by Gary Westfahl and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 1998-01-01 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is a sustained argument about the idea of science fiction by a renowned critic. Overturning many received opinions, it is both controversial and stimulating Much of the controversy arises from Westfahl's resurrection of Hugo Gernsback - for decades a largely derided figure - as the true creator of science fiction. Following an initial demolition of earlier critics, Westfahl argues for Gernsback's importance. His argument is fully documented, showing a much greater familiarity with early American science fiction, particularly magazine fiction, than previous academic critics or historians. After his initial chapters on Gernsback, he examines the way in which the Gernsback tradition was adopted and modified by later magazine editors and early critics. This involves a re-evaluation of the importance of John W. Campbell to the history of science fiction as well as a very interesting critique of Robert Heinlein's Beyond the Horizon, one the seminal texts of American science fiction. In conclusion, Westfahl uses the theories of Gernsback and Campbell to develop a descriptive definition of science fiction and he explores the ramifications of that definition. The Mechanics of Wonder will arouse debate and force the questioning of presuppositions. No other book so closely examines the origins and development of the idea of science fiction, and it will stand among a small number of crucial texts with which every science fiction scholar or prospective science fiction scholar will have to read.

LIFE

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Download or read book LIFE written by and published by . This book was released on 1951-05-21 with total page 164 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LIFE Magazine is the treasured photographic magazine that chronicled the 20th Century. It now lives on at LIFE.com, the largest, most amazing collection of professional photography on the internet. Users can browse, search and view photos of today’s people and events. They have free access to share, print and post images for personal use.

Murray Leinster

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Download or read book Murray Leinster written by Billee J. Stallings and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2011-08-12 with total page 227 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Will F. Jenkins, known to science fiction fans by his penname Murray Leinster, was among the most prolific American writers of the 20th century. “The Dean of Science Fiction,” as he was sometimes known, published more than 1,500 short stories and 100 books in a career spanning more than fifty years. This biography, written by his two youngest daughters, chronicles Murray Leinster’s private and literary life from his first writings for The Smart Set and early pulp magazines such as Argosy, Amazing Stories and Astounding Stories, through the golden age of science fiction in the 1930s through the 1950s, to his death in 1975. Included as appendices are his famous 1946 story “A Logic Named Joe” and 1954 essay “To Build a Robot Brain.”

Astounding Science Fiction

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Download or read book Astounding Science Fiction written by Willy Ley and published by . This book was released on 1943 with total page 179 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Analog Science Fiction/science Fact

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Download or read book Analog Science Fiction/science Fact written by and published by . This book was released on 1991-08 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

The Malcolm Jameson Science Fiction MEGAPACK®

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Download or read book The Malcolm Jameson Science Fiction MEGAPACK® written by Malcolm Jameson and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on with total page 674 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume collects 13 science fiction and fantasy tales by Malcolm Jameson, one of the leading science fiction authors during the Golden Age of the late 1930s and 1940s. Included are: ADMIRAL’S INSPECTION WHITE MUTINY BLOCKADE RUNNER SLACKER’S PARADISE DEVIL’S POWDER BULLARD REFLECTS BRIMSTONE BILL THE BUREAUCRAT TARNISHED UTOPIA THE GIANT ATOM THE GODDESS’ LEGACY DOUBLED AND REDOUBLED THE OLD ONES HEAR

The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology

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Download or read book The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology written by John Wood Campbell (Jr.) and published by . This book was released on 1952 with total page 585 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Stories ... originally appeared in ... Astounding science fiction magazine [later Analog science fact & science fiction].