Heterocosms

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ISBN 10 : 9780809519071
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Download or read book Heterocosms written by Brian Stableford and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2007 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This new collection of critical essays on science fiction and fantasy literature and media features the following pieces: "The Last Chocolate Bar and the Majesty of Truth: Reflections on the Concept of 'Hardness' in Science Fiction," "How Should a Science Fiction Story End?," "The Third Generation of Genre Science Fiction," "Deus ex Machina; or, How to Achieve a Perfect Science-Fictional Climax," "Biotechnology and Utopia," "Far Futures," "How Should a Science Fiction Story Begin?," and "The Discovery of Secondary Worlds: Notes on the Aesthetics and Methodology of Heterocosmic Creativity." Brian Stableford is the bestselling writer of 50 books and hundreds of essays, including science fiction, fantasy, literary criticism, and popular nonfiction. He lives and works in Reading, England. I. O. Evans Studies In the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature No. 39.

The Fantastic Horizon

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ISBN 10 : 9781434403209
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Download or read book The Fantastic Horizon written by Darrell Schweitzer and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-03-01 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this new collection of his nonfiction, well-known critic and novelist Darrell Schweitzer writes about The Lord of the Rings, Neil Gaiman, E. R. Eddison, the Three Stooges, H. P. Lovecraft, Lord Dunsany, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Nathan, alternate histories, the culture of bookselling, and many others. "The finest kind of criticism--knowledgeable, witty, and highly accessible"--Robert Reginald

The New York Review of Science Fiction

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Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism

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Publisher : University of Wales Press
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ISBN 10 : 9781783169450
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Download or read book Science Fiction, New Space Opera, and Neoliberal Globalism written by Jerome Winter and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the few points critics and readers can agree upon when discussing the fiction popularly known as New Space Opera – a recent subgenre movement of science fiction – is its canny engagement with contemporary cultural politics in the age of globalisation. This book avers that the complex political allegories of New Space Opera respond to the recent cultural phenomenon known as neoliberalism, which entails the championing of the deregulation and privatisation of social services and programmes in the service of global free-market expansion. Providing close readings of the evolving New Space Opera canon and cultural histories and theoretical contexts of neoliberalism as a regnant ideology of our times, this book conceptualises a means to appreciate this thriving movement of popular literature.

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 576 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.

Science Fiction After 1900

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ISBN 10 : 9781136761195
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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 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Science Fiction in Translation

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ISBN 10 : 9783030842086
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Download or read book Science Fiction in Translation written by Ian Campbell and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Plants in Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781786835604
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Download or read book Plants in Science Fiction written by Katherine E. Bishop and published by University of Wales Press. This book was released on 2020-05-01 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Plants have played key roles in science fiction novels, graphic novels and film. John Wyndham’s triffids, Algernon Blackwood’s willows and Han Kang’s sprouting woman are just a few examples. Plants surround us, sustain us, pique our imaginations and inhabit our metaphors – but in many ways they remain opaque. The scope of their alienation is as broad as their biodiversity. And yet, literary reflections of plant-life are driven, as are many threads of science fictional inquiry, by the concerns of today. Plants in Science Fiction is the first-ever collected volume on plants in science fiction, and its original essays argue that plant-life in SF is transforming our attitudes toward morality, politics, economics and cultural life at large – questioning and shifting our understandings of institutions, nations, borders and boundaries; erecting and dismantling new visions of utopian and dystopian futures.

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, Ethics and the Human Condition

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ISBN 10 : 9783319565774
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Download or read book Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition written by Christian Baron and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-10 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores what science fiction can tell us about the human condition in a technological world, with the ethical dilemmas and consequences that this entails. This book is the result of the joint efforts of scholars and scientists from various disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach sets an example for those who, like us, have been busy assessing the ways in which fictional attempts to fathom the possibilities of science and technology speak to central concerns about what it means to be human in a contemporary world of technology and which ethical dilemmas it brings along. One of the aims of this book is to demonstrate what can be achieved in approaching science fiction as a kind of imaginary laboratory for experimentation, where visions of human (or even post-human) life under various scientific, technological or natural conditions that differ from our own situation can be thought through and commented upon. Although a scholarly work, this book is also designed to be accessible to a general audience that has an interest in science fiction, as well as to a broader academic audience interested in ethical questions.

John Brunner

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ISBN 10 : 9780252094514
Pages : 192 pages
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Download or read book John Brunner written by Jad Smith and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2013-01-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, the British author wrote with a stamina matched by only a few other great science fiction writers and with a literary quality of even fewer, importing modernist techniques into his novels and stories and probing every major theme of his generation: robotics, racism, drugs, space exploration, technological warfare, and ecology. In this first intensive review of Brunner's life and works, Jad Smith carefully demonstrates how Brunner's much-neglected early fiction laid the foundation for his classic Stand on Zanzibar and other major works such as The Jagged Orbit, The Sheep Look Up, and The Shockwave Rider. Making extensive use of Brunner's letters, columns, speeches, and interviews published in fanzines, Smith approaches Brunner in the context of markets and trends that affected many writers of the time, including Brunner's uneasy association with the "New Wave" of science fiction in the 1960s and '70s. This landmark study shows how Brunner's attempts to cross-fertilize the American pulp tradition with British scientific romance complicated the distinctions between genre and mainstream fiction and between hard and soft science fiction and helped carve out space for emerging modes such as cyberpunk, slipstream, and biopunk.

Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology

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ISBN 10 : 9783319324708
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Download or read book Feminist Science Fiction and Feminist Epistemology written by Ritch Calvin and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-09-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book argues that feminist science fiction shares the same concerns as feminist epistemology—challenges to the sex of the knower, the valuation of the abstract over the concrete, the dismissal of the physical, the focus on rationality and reason, the devaluation of embodied knowledge, and the containment of (some) bodies. Ritch Calvin argues that feminist science fiction asks questions of epistemology because those questions are central to making claims of subjectivity and identity. Calvin reveals how women, who have historically been marginal to the deliberations of philosophy and science, have made significant contributions to the reconsideration and reformulation of the epistemological models of the world and the individuals in it.

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0521016576
Pages : 295 pages
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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 Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection

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ISBN 10 : 9781429903868
Pages : 704 pages
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Second Annual Collection written by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2005-07-01 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Widely regarded as the one essential book for every science fiction fan, The Year's Best Science Fiction (Winner of the 2004 Locus Award for Best Anthology) continues to uphold its standard of excellence with more than two dozen stories representing the previous year's best SF writing. The stories in this collection imaginatively take readers far across the universe, into the very core of their beings, to the realm of the Gods, and to the moment just after now. Included are the works of masters of the form and the bright new talents of tomorrow. This book is a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Transrealist Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 0313311218
Pages : 195 pages
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Download or read book Transrealist Fiction written by Damien Broderick and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 195 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Transrealist writing treats "immediate perceptions in a fantastic way," according to science fiction writer and mathematician Rudy Rucker, who originated the term. In the expanded sense argued in this book, it also intensifies imaginative fiction by writing the fantastic from the standpoint of richly personalized experience, as in the works of Philip K. Dick. This volume examines a variety of work from a transrealist perspective, including the writings of Dick, Rucker, Kurt Vonnegut, J.G. Ballard, and John Barth.

Race in American Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780253005137
Pages : 286 pages
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Download or read book Race in American Science Fiction written by Isiah Lavender and published by Indiana University Press. This book was released on 2011-02-08 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A critical examination of Blackness and race in the predominantly White genre. Noting that science fiction is characterized by an investment in the proliferation of racial difference, Isiah Lavender III argues that racial alterity is fundamental to the genre’s narrative strategy. Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre’s better-known master narratives and agendas. Authors discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among many others. “Critically ambitious. . . . Isiah Lavender spurs a direct conversation about race and racism in science fiction.” —De Witt Douglas Kilgore, author of Astrofuturism: Science, Race, and Visions of Utopia in Space

The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection

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ISBN 10 : 9781429993456
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Download or read book The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection written by Gardner Dozois and published by St. Martin's Griffin. This book was released on 2006-07-11 with total page 704 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the heart of the new millennium, worlds beyond our imagination have opened up, blurring the line between life and art. Embracing the challenges and possibilities of cyberspace, genetics, the universe, and beyond, the world of science fiction has become a porthole into the realities of tomorrow. In The Year's Best Science Fiction Twenty-third Annual Collection, our very best SF authors explore ideas of a new world with such compelling stories as: "Beyond the Aquila Rift": Critically acclaimed author Alastair Reynolds takes readers to the edge of the universe, where no voyager has dared to travel before---or so we think. "Comber": Our world is an ever-changing one, and award-winning author Gene Wolfe explores the darker side of our planet's fluidity in his own beautiful and inimitable style. "Audubon in Atlantis": In a world not quite like our own, bestselling author Harry Turtledove shows us that there are reasons some species have become extinct. The twenty-nine stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including:Neal Asher, Paolo Bacigalupi, Stephen Baxter, Elizabeth Bear, Chris Beckett, Dominic Green, Daryl Gregory, Joe Haldeman, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelley, Jay Lake and Ruth Nestvold, Ken MacLeod, Ian McDonald, Vonda N. McIntyre, David Moles, Derryl Murphy, Steven Popkes, Hannu Rajaniemi, Alastair Reynolds, Robert Reed, Chris Roberson, Mary Rosenblum, William Sanders, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, Harry Turtledove, Peter Watts, Liz Williams, and Gene Wolfe. Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book both a valuable resource and the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.