The History of Science Fiction

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Download or read book The History of Science Fiction written by Adam Roberts and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.

The History of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781643379470
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Download or read book The History of Science Fiction written by Xavier Dollo and published by Humanoids, Inc.. This book was released on 2021-11-09 with total page 201 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For the first time in illustrated form, this comprehensive history of sc-fi traces its origins and charts its history from its humble beginnings to its respected status today.

The Cambridge History of Science Fiction

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Download or read book The Cambridge History of Science Fiction written by Gerry Canavan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first science fiction course in the American academy was held in the early 1950s. In the sixty years since, science fiction has become a recognized and established literary genre with a significant and growing body of scholarship. The Cambridge History of Science Fiction is a landmark volume as the first authoritative history of the genre. Over forty contributors with diverse and complementary specialties present a history of science fiction across national and genre boundaries, and trace its intellectual and creative roots in the philosophical and fantastic narratives of the ancient past. Science fiction as a literary genre is the central focus of the volume, but fundamental to its story is its non-literary cultural manifestations and influence. Coverage thus includes transmedia manifestations as an integral part of the genre's history, including not only short stories and novels, but also film, art, architecture, music, comics, and interactive media.

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN 10 : 0853237794
Pages : 424 pages
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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 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second of three volumes, this book takes up the story to reveal a turbulent period that was to witness the extraordinary rise and fall and rise again of science. Mike Ashley charts the SF book years in the wake of the nuclear age that was to see the golden age of science fiction.

Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780810878846
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Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature written by M. Keith Booker and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Alternate Worlds

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ISBN 10 : 9781476673530
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Download or read book Alternate Worlds written by James Gunn and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2018-08-10 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Alternate Worlds was first published in 1975 and became an instant classic, winning a Hugo award. This third edition brings the history of science fiction up to date, covering developments over the past forty years--a period that has seen the advent of technologies only imagined in the genre's Golden Age. As a literature of change, science fiction has become ever more meaningful, presaging dangers to humanity and, as Alvin Toffler wrote, guarding against "the premature arrival of the future." The world has begun to recognize science fiction in many different ways, incorporating its elements in products, visual media and huge conventions.

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.

Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780786430796
Pages : 283 pages
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Download or read book Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction written by Gary Westfahl and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2007-07-18 with total page 283 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "An examination of science fiction editor and author Hugo Gernsback's career, summarizing the science fiction theories of Gernsback and his successors, and for the first time offers detailed studies of his rarest periodicals. An analysis of his ground-bre

Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future

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Publisher : John Hunt Publishing
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ISBN 10 : 9781785358548
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Download or read book Science Fiction - The Evolutionary Mythology of the Future written by Thomas Lombardo and published by John Hunt Publishing. This book was released on 2018-12-14 with total page 632 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An evolutionary and transformative journey through the history of science fiction from the innermost passions and dreams of the human spirit to the farthest reaches of the universe, human imagination, and beyond. '...a grand vision of the role of science fiction in the progress of human consciousness.' Dr. Karlheinz Steinmüller, Winner of the Kurd Lasswitz Award

The Role of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9783836660068
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Download or read book The Role of Science Fiction written by Stefan Weihampel and published by Diplomica Verlag. This book was released on 2008-07 with total page 112 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In "The role of Science Fiction in selected works of Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut" the author elaborates upon important similarities and differences between the use of science fiction motives in selected works of Isaac Asimov and Kurt Vonnegut. The analysis includes Asimov's Foundation and Robots and Empire and Vonnegut's Sirens of Titan and Galapagos.

Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature

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ISBN 10 : 9780739144879
Pages : 330 pages
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Download or read book Political Theory, Science Fiction, and Utopian Literature written by Tony Burns and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2010-02-19 with total page 330 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ursula K. Le Guin's The Dispossessed is of interest to political theorists partly because of its association with anarchism and partly because it is thought to represent a turning point in the history of utopian/dystopian political thought and literature and of science fiction. Published in 1974, it marked a revival of utopianism after decades of dystopian writing. According to this widely accepted view The Dispossessed represents a new kind of literary utopia, which Tom Moylan calls a 'critical utopia.' The present work challenges this reading of The Dispossessed and its place in the histories of utopian/dystopian literature and science fiction. It explores the difference between traditional literary utopia and novels and suggests that The Dispossessed is not a literary utopia but a novel about utopianism in politics. Le Guin's concerns have more to do with those of the novelists of the 19th century writing in the tradition of European Realism than they do with the science fiction or utopian literature. It also claims that her theory of the novel has an affinity with the ancient Greek tragedy. This implies that there is a conservatism in Le Guin's work as a creative writer, or as a novelist, which fits uneasily with her personal commitment to anarchism.

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

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ISBN 10 : 9781476638515
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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 2019-10-04 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.

Science-fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0873386043
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Download or read book Science-fiction written by Everett Franklin Bleiler and published by Kent State University Press. This book was released on 1998 with total page 730 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Complementing Science-Fiction: The Early Years, which surveys science-fiction published in book form from its beginnings through 1930, the present volume covers all the science-fiction printed in the genre magazines--Amazing, Astounding, and Wonder, along with offshoots and minor magazines--from 1926 through 1936. This is the first time this historically important literary phenomenon, which stands behind the enormous modern development of science-fiction, has been studied thoroughly and accurately. The heart of the book is a series of descriptions of all 1,835 stories published during this period, plus bibliographic information. Supplementing this are many useful features: detailed histories of each of the magazines, an issue by issue roster of contents, a technical analysis of the art work, brief authors' biographies, poetry and letter indexes, a theme and motif index of approximately 30,0000 entries, and general indexes. Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years is not only indispensable for reference librarians, collectors, readers, and scholars interested in science-fiction, it is also of importance to the study of popular culture during the Great Depression in the United States. Most of its data, which are largely based on rare and almost unobtainable sources, are not available elsewhere.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0521016576
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Download or read book The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction written by Edward James and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2003-11-20 with total page 295 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Table of contents

The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781135228361
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Download or read book The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction written by Mark Bould and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2009-03-30 with total page 577 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in turn, at: history – an integrated chronological narrative of the genre’s development theory – detailed accounts of major theoretical approaches including feminism, Marxism, psychoanalysis, cultural studies, postcolonialism, posthumanism and utopian studies issues and challenges – anticipates future directions for study in areas as diverse as science studies, music, design, environmentalism, ethics and alterity subgenres – a prismatic view of the genre, tracing themes and developments within specific subgenres. Bringing into dialogue the many perspectives on the genre The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is essential reading for anyone interested in the history and the future of science fiction and the way it is taught and studied.

The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader

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ISBN 10 : 9780813138732
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Download or read book The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader written by J.P. Telotte and published by University Press of Kentucky. This book was released on 2008-05-02 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Exploring early hits such as The Twilight Zone and Star Trek, as well as more recent successes such as Battlestar Galactica and Lost, The Essential Science Fiction Television Reader illuminates the history, narrative approaches, and themes of the genre. The book discusses science fiction television from its early years when shows attempted to recreate the allure of science fiction cinema, to its current status as a sophisticated genre with a popularity all its own. J. P. Telotte has assembled a wideranging volume rich in theoretical scholarship yet fully accessible to science fiction fans. The book supplies readers with valuable historical context, analyses of essential science fiction series, and an understanding of the key issues in science fiction television.

The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Download or read book The History of Science Fiction and Fantasy written by Martin K. Ettington and published by . This book was released on 2020-06-22 with total page 385 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: LEARN ABOUT THE BEST SCIENCE FICTION AUTHORS AND BOOKS IN HISTORYThis book is a great summary of the best sci fi and fantasy books and series from history. It is worth reading because of this.Whether you are new to Science Fiction or have been reading this genre for years, I hope you will have as much fun reading this book as I had writing it. In this history I've tried to include the best known authors and their most famous and interesting works. Many of these stories are groundbreaking. Some launched new sub genres, and some talked about technology which is now real or being developed. I have read almost all of the novels mentioned here.I've also summarized various great novels throughout this book. These are stories you will enjoy reading. They might be examples of the changing genres, or just really good yarns. There are a lot of stories I love in the sci fi and fantasy realm and I hope you like them too.I've literally read thousands of science fiction and fantasy books over the years. Starting in the 1960s up until today. Some of the stories I've read have made significant marks on my life. My degree in engineering is also probably a result of my interests in science and technology from growing up reading the wonder the vastness of these stories. Here are many of the best books I've read and enjoyed.Questions and Answers:What information is included about each book? There is a one to two page summary on each one so you can get an idea of the story to see if you want to read it.Is there really much history to these genres? Yes--Science Fiction and Fantasy stories go way back into history. You will learn how the genres of sci fi and fantasy really developed.Get this book today and you will love it. You will also learn about many good books to read you may not have even known about.