Science Fiction Roots And Branches

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Download or read book Science Fiction Roots And Branches written by Rhys Garnett and published by Springer. This book was released on 1990-07-06 with total page 210 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995

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ISBN 10 : 9781563085277
Pages : 503 pages
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1992-1995 written by Halbert W. Hall and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1997 with total page 503 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This ambitious work provides single-point, unified access to some of the most significant books, articles, and news reports in the science fiction, fantasy, and horror genres. Entries are arranged in two sections-author (subarranged by title) and subject-and may have up to 50 subject terms assigned. No other reference tool addresses the secondary literature of this fast-growing and dynamic field with such in-depth subject coverage as this work, nor approaches its breadth of coverage. Aimed at academic libraries, large public libraries, some school and medium-sized public libraries, and individual scholars, this index supplements Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1985-1991 (Libraries Unlimited, 1993) and Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index: 1878-1984 (Gale Research, 1987).

The Science Fiction Mythmakers

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ISBN 10 : 9781476668093
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Download or read book The Science Fiction Mythmakers written by Jennifer Simkins and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2016-08-30 with total page 200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An exceptionally clear and penetrating study of the historically nuanced relationship between sf and the "discordant philosophies" of science, religion, and social theory."--Van Ikin, University of Western Australia. A literary genre that pervades 21st-century popular culture, science fiction creates mythologies that make statements about humanity's place in the universe and embody an intersection of science, religion and philosophy. This book considers the significance of this confluence through an examination of myths in the writings of H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick and Frank Herbert. Presenting fresh insights into their works, the author brings to light the tendency of science fiction narratives to reaffirm spiritual myths.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

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ISBN 10 : 0810849380
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature written by Brian M. Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 451 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

Science Fact and Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781135923747
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Download or read book Science Fact and Science Fiction written by Brian Stableford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-06 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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ISBN 10 : 0313329516
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Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy written by Gary Westfahl and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction

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Publisher : Liverpool Science Fiction Text
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ISBN 10 : 9781786942227
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Download or read book Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction written by Derek J. Thiess and published by Liverpool Science Fiction Text. This book was released on 2019-04-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sport and Monstrosity in Science Fiction examines fantastic representations of sport in science fiction, both cataloguing this almost entirely unexamined literary tradition and arguing that the reason for its neglect reflects a more widespread social suspicion of the athletic body as monstrous. Combining scholarship of monstrosity with a biopolitically focused philosophy of embodiment, this work plumbs the depths of our abjection of the athletic body and challenges us to reconsider sport as an intersectional space. In this latter endeavour it contradicts the image presented by both the most dystopian films such as Deathrace and Rollerball as well as social criticism of sport that limits its focus to an essentially violent masculinity. The book traces an alternative tradition of sport sf through authors as diverse as Arthur C. Clarke, Steven Barnes, and Joan Slonczewski, exploring the way the intersectional categories of gender, race, and age in these works are negotiated in, for example, a solar wind sailing race or futuristic anti-gravity boxing. These complex athletic bodies display the social mobility that sport allows and challenge us to acknowledge our own monstrously animal bodies and our place in a "cycle of living and dying".

A Companion to Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781405144582
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Download or read book A Companion to Science Fiction written by David Seed and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 612 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale.

The Profession of Science Fiction

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Download or read book The Profession of Science Fiction written by Maxim Jakubowski and published by Springer. This book was released on 1992-09-12 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Where do science fiction writers get their inspiration from? Some of the leading authors in the field tackle this fascinating subject in a series of essays reprinted from one of the genre's most respected critical journals, Foundation Whether veterans like octogenarian Jack Williamson, acclaimed literary personalities like Ursula K. Le Guin or younger, upcoming authors like Gwyneth Jones, a wide variety of SF craftsmen reveal their secrets, both personal and analytical. This is a collection of essays of great attraction to anyone interested in SF or, for that matter, creative writing.

Science in the Twentieth Century

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Download or read book Science in the Twentieth Century written by John Krige and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-11-19 with total page 978 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: With over forty chapters, written by leading scholars, this comprehensive volume represents the best work in America, Europe, and Asia. Geographical diversity of the authors is reflected in the different perspectives devoted to the subject, and all major disciplinary developments are covered. There are also sections concerning the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry, the importance of instrumentation, and the cultural influence of scientific modes of thought. Students and professionals will come to appreciate how, and why, science has developed - as with any other human activity, it is subject to the dynamics of society and politics.

Companion to Science in the Twentieth Century

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ISBN 10 : 0415286069
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Download or read book Companion to Science in the Twentieth Century written by John Krige and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2003 with total page 941 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This work on science in the 20th century represents work in America, Europe and Asia. It includes such topics as the countries that have made the most significant contributions, the relationship between science and industry and the importance of instrumentation.

Speculations on Speculation

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ISBN 10 : 081084902X
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Download or read book Speculations on Speculation written by James E. Gunn and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2005 with total page 374 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction is a field of literature that has great interest and great controversy among its writers and critics. This book examines the roots, history, development, current status, and future directions of the field through articles contributed by well-respected science fiction writers, teachers, and critics. The articles 'speculate' on what is science fiction, is science fiction serious literature, which writers are considered good science fiction writers, and where the genre of science fiction is headed with 21st-century writers. Contributors include Brian W. Aldiss, Kathryn Cramer, Samuel R. Delany, David G. Hartwell, Ursula K. Le Guin, Barry N. Malzberg, Darko Suvin, Michael Swanwick, and many other outstanding authors. Examining all genres and subgenres of science fiction writing, this book provides differing viewpoints on science fiction, making it a great basis for dynamic classroom discussions.

Brave New Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780199885527
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Download or read book Brave New Words written by Jeff Prucher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.

Between Literature and Science

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Download or read book Between Literature and Science written by Peter Swirski and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2000-09-11 with total page 183 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Between Literature and Science Peter Swirski examines the true intellectual scope of Edgar Allan Poe and Stanislaw Lem. Using a genuinely interdisciplinary approach he shows that they propose far-reaching hypotheses in aesthetics, epistemology, cognitive science, philosophy of science, literary studies, and pragmatics as well as in cosmology, artificial intelligence, and futurology. Swirski argues that previous studies of their science fiction works, in neglecting these broader philosophical and scientific ambitions, have misrepresented Poe and Lem's artistic achievements.

Reading Science

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ISBN 10 : 9781134704514
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Download or read book Reading Science written by J.R. Martin and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2005-07-15 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Reading Science looks at the distinctive language of science and technology and the role it plays in building up scientific understandings of the world. It brings together discourse analysis and critical theory for the first time in a single volume. This edited collection examines science discourse from a number of perspectives, drawing on new rhetoric, functional linguistics and critical theory. It explores this language in research and industrial contexts as well as in educational settings and in popular science writing and science fiction. The papers also include consideration of the role of images (tables and figures) in science writing and the importance of reading science discourse as multi-modal text. The internationally renowned contributors include M. A. K. Halliday, Charles Bazerman and Jay Lemke.

A Stanislaw Lem Reader

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ISBN 10 : 9780810114951
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Download or read book A Stanislaw Lem Reader written by Stanisław Lem and published by Northwestern University Press. This book was released on 1997-11-12 with total page 129 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In The Lem Reader, Peter Swirski has assembled an in-depth and insightful collection of writings by and about, and interviews with, one of the most fascinating writers of the twentieth century.

Liminality in Fantastic Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780786488438
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Download or read book Liminality in Fantastic Fiction written by Sandor Klapcsik and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2012-01-09 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This critical work diversifies Victor Turner’s concept of liminality, a basic category of postmodernism, in which distinct categories and hierarchies are questioned and limits erode. Liminality involves an oscillation between cultural institutions, genre conventions, narrative perspectives, and thematic binary oppositions. Grounded on this notion, the text investigates the liminality in Agatha Christie’s detective fiction, Neil Gaiman’s fantasy stories, and Stanislaw Lem’s and Philip K. Dick’s science fiction. Through an examination of destabilized norms, this analysis demonstrates that liminality is a key element in the changing trends of fantastic texts.