Science Fiction: Ten Explorations

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Download or read book Science Fiction: Ten Explorations written by Colin N. Manlove and published by Springer. This book was released on 1986-06-18 with total page 249 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1985-1991

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ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105005112896
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1985-1991 written by Halbert W. Hall and published by Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1993 with total page 677 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781134211791
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Download or read book Science Fiction written by Adam Roberts and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-06-19 with total page 168 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction is a fascinating and comprehensive introduction to one of the most popular areas of modern culture. This second edition reflects how the field is rapidly changing in both its practice and its critical reception. With an entirely new conclusion and all other chapters fully reworked and updated, this volume includes: a concise history of science fiction and the ways in which the genre has been used and defined explanations of key concepts in Science Fiction criticism and theory through chapters such as Gender, Race, Technology and Metaphor examines the interactions between Science Fiction and Science Fact anchors each chapter with a case study drawn from short story, book or film, from Frank Herbert’s Dune to Star Wars, from The Left Hand of Darkness to Neuromancer. Introducing the reader to nineteenth-century, Pulp, Golden Age, New Wave, Feminist and Cyberpunk science fictions, this is the essential contemporary guide to a major cultural movement.

Teaching Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780230300392
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Download or read book Teaching Science Fiction written by A. Sawyer and published by Springer. This book was released on 2011-03-24 with total page 266 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Teaching Science Fiction is the first text in thirty years to explore the pedagogic potential of that most intellectually stimulating and provocative form of popular literature: science fiction. Innovative and academically lively, it offers valuable insights into how SF can be taught historically, culturally and practically at university level.

Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780415192057
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Download or read book Science Fiction written by Adam Charles Roberts and published by Psychology Press. This book was released on 2000 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This outstanding volume offers a clear and critically engaged account of the phenomenon of science fiction. Adam Roberts provides a concise history of science fiction also explaining key concepts in SF criticism and theory, in chapters such as Gender, Race and Technology. He examines the interactions between science fiction and science fact, anchoring each chapter with a case study drawn from short story, book or film, from Frank Herbert's Dune to Barry Sonnenfeld's Men in Black. Introducing the reader to nineteenth-century, Pulp, Golden Age, New Wave, Feminist and Cyberpunk science fictions, this is the essential guide to a major cultural movement.

The Origins of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780198853619
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Download or read book The Origins of Science Fiction written by Michael Newton and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2022-03-24 with total page 464 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A selection of science-fiction tales from the close of the 'Romantic' period to the end of the First World War. It gathers together classic short stories, from Edgar Allan Poe's playful hoaxes to Gertrude Barrows Bennett's feminist fantasy.

The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781107052468
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to American Science Fiction written by Gerry Canavan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-01-26 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Companion explores the relationship between the ideas and themes of American science fiction and their roots in the American cultural experience.

Science Fiction After 1900

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ISBN 10 : 9781136761188
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Download or read book Science Fiction After 1900 written by Brooks Landon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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 Fiction and Empire

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ISBN 10 : 9781846310249
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Download or read book Science Fiction and Empire written by Patricia Kerslake and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2007-01-01 with total page 217 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From its beginnings, science fiction has experimented with imperialistic scenarios of alien invasion, extraterrestrial exploitation, xenophobia, and colonial conquest. In Science Fiction and Empire, Patricia Kerslake brings contemporary thinking about postcolonialism and imperialism to bear on a variety of classic sci-fi novels and films, including The War of the Worlds, Stanislaw Lem’s Solaris, and Star Wars. The first book to identify the consequences of empire in science fiction, Kerslake’s study is a compelling investigation of the political ramifications of how we imagine our future. “Science Fiction and Empire is thought-provoking and insightful, . . . the kind of large-scale postcolonial work that science fiction has needed for quite some time.”—Science Fiction Studies

The Role of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9783836610063
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Download or read book The Role of Science Fiction written by Stefan Weißhampel and published by diplom.de. This book was released on 2008-02-26 with total page 102 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Inhaltsangabe:Abstract: Since Kurt Vonnegut passed away aged 84 earlier this year (11th April 2007), his life and work received considerable media recognition. While FOX-news could not refrain from expressing rather hostile criticism in their Vonnegut obituary, admirers of Vonnegut's works reacted with angry comments to the aforementioned programme. All over the internet bloggers expressed their regrets and wrote their own obituaries commenting on Vonnegut's life as well as his books. Why does the death of an 84 year old author leaving a body of 14 novels, three collections of short stories, one compilation of fictitious interviews with dead celebrities, four works of non-fiction, five plays and one requiem lead to public reactions which differ so widely? How can the works of an author who persisted to write his last book on an old typewriter be so relevant for the technophiles of the blogosphere? These questions alone justify the continuation of an academic discourse on the works of Kurt Vonnegut which has been going on four almost forty years following the publication of Slaughterhouse-Five in 1969. Ever since that novel, critics rarely fail to mention the considerable influence of science fiction on Vonnegut's writing. Man's relationship to technology and the effects of technology on inter-human communication are central motifs in science fiction: hence, the web 2.0 generation's reaction to Vonnegut's death provides an extraordinary indication that the problems pondered upon in Vonnegut's science fiction are still relevant today. However, it has to be said that most critics' references to science fiction elements in Vonnegut's works remain limited to a surface level and evoke the impression that either the scholar is not well informed about the implications of the term 'science fiction' or fails to name his or her references. The effect of such an approach is that the works on the subject will either seem to be apologetic annexions of Vonnegut's novels by science fiction buffs and space opera fans or attempts to minimise the role of science fiction in the works of Kurt Vonnegut to mere parody. Neither impression is adequate for a thorough understanding of the role of science fiction in the works of Kurt Vonnegut. Therefore, in this paper a coordinate system discussing the implication of the term science fiction will be set up, in which Vonnegut's works can be located. In order to find a valid reference point, a fixed set of aspects will be [...]

New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 1570037361
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Download or read book New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction written by Associate Professor of Government and Director of Women's Studies Clyde Wilcox and published by Univ of South Carolina Press. This book was released on 2008 with total page 362 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.

Brave New Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780199885527
Pages : 384 pages
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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.

Women's Agency in the Dune Universe

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ISBN 10 : 9783030892050
Pages : 225 pages
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Download or read book Women's Agency in the Dune Universe written by Kara Kennedy and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book undertakes the first large-scale analysis of women's agency in Frank Herbert's six-book science fiction Dune series. Kara Kennedy explores how female characters in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood--from Jessica to Darwi Odrade--secure control and influence through five avenues of embodied agency: mind-body synergy, reproduction and motherhood, voices, education and memory, and sexuality. She also discusses constraints on their agency, tensions between individual and collective action, and comparisons with other characters including the Mentats, Bene Tleilaxu, and Honored Matres. The book engages with second-wave feminist theories and historical issues to highlight how the series anticipated and paralleled developments in the women's liberation movement. In this context, it addresses issues regarding sexual difference and solidarity, as well as women's demand to have control over their bodies. Kennedy concludes that the series should be acknowledged as a significant contribution to the genre as part of both New Wave and feminist science fiction. Kara Kennedy is a researcher, writer, and educator in the areas of science fiction, digital literacy, and writing. She is an avid scholar of Dune who has lectured and published on various topics including world-building. She posts literary analyses of Dune for a mainstream audience on her blog DuneScholar.com.

When the Fires Burn High and The Wind is From the North

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ISBN 10 : 9781557422187
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Download or read book When the Fires Burn High and The Wind is From the North written by Robert J. Ewald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2006-04-01 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Born in 1904, Clifford D. Simak sold his first science fiction story in 1930, and was soon publishing widely in the pulp magazines. He also pursued a separate career as a journalist and writer on science and other popular topics. He gained widespread fame in the SF world with the first of his series of "City" stories, published in Astounding Science Fiction in 1944; these were collected together in the book of the same title, which has remained almost continuously in print ever since. Simak was best known for his pastoral and humanitarian themes, as exemplied in his Hugo Award-winning novel, Way Station (1963). In later years he wrote both fantasy and SF stories and novels, winning many additional accolades for his work. He died in 1988. Robert J. Ewald provides the first extended look at Simak's writing, from his earliest pulp stories to the sophistical fiction of his later years. Complete with Chronology, Notes, Primary and Secondary Bibliographies, and detailed Index.

Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines

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ISBN 10 : 0873388577
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Download or read book Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines written by Martin Willis and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 2006 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using key canonical science fiction narratives, 'Mesmerists, Monsters, and Machines' examines the intersection of the literary and scientific cultures of the 19th century.

Exploring Imaginary Worlds

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ISBN 10 : 9780429516061
Pages : 244 pages
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Download or read book Exploring Imaginary Worlds written by Mark J.P. Wolf and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2020-10-09 with total page 244 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From The Brothers Karamazov to Star Trek to Twin Peaks, this collection explores a variety of different imaginary worlds both historic and contemporary. Featuring contributions from an interdisciplinary and international group of scholars, each essay looks at a particular imaginary world in-depth, and world-building issues associated with that world. Together, the essays explore the relationship between the worlds and the media in which they appear as they examine imaginary worlds in literature, television, film, computer games, and theatre, with many existing across multiple media simultaneously. The book argues that the media incarnation of a world affects world structure and poses unique obstacles to the act of world-building. The worlds discussed include Nazar, Barsetshire, Skotopogonievsk, the Vorkosigan Universe, Grover’s Corners, Gormenghast, Collinsport, Daventry, Dune, the Death Gate Cycle universe, Twin Peaks, and the Star Trek galaxy. A follow-up to Mark J. P. Wolf ’s field-defining book Building Imaginary Worlds, this collection will be of critical interest to students and scholars of popular culture, subcreation studies, transmedia studies, literature, and beyond.