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The Wesleyan Anthology Of Science Fiction

Author : Arthur B. Evans
ISBN : 9780819569554
Genre : Fiction
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The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide

Shambleau

Author : Catherine L. Moore
ISBN : 3453039297
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The Oxford Handbook Of Science Fiction

Author : Rob Latham
ISBN : 9780199838851
Genre : Performing Arts
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The excitement of possible futures found in science fiction has long fired the human imagination, but the genre's acceptance by academe is relatively recent. No longer marginalized and fighting for respectability, science-fictional works are now studied alongside more traditional art forms. Tracing the capacious genre's birth, evolution, and impact across nations, time periods, subgenres, and media, The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction offers an in-depth, comprehensive assessment of this robust area of scholarly inquiry and considers the future directions that will dictate the terms of the scholarly discourse. The Handbook begins with a focus on questions of genre, covering topics such as critical history, keywords, narrative, the fantastic, and fandom. A subsequent section on media engages with film, television, comics, architecture, music, video games, and more. The genre's role in the convergence of art and everyday life animates a third section, which addresses topics such as UFOs, the Atomic Era, the Space Race between the US and USSR, organized religion, automation, the military, sexuality, steampunk, and retrofuturism. The final section on worldviews features perspectives on SF's relationship to the gothic, evolution, colonialism, feminism, afrofuturism, utopianism, and posthumanism. Along the way, the Handbook's forty-four original essays cover novels by the likes of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, and Octavia Butler; horror-tinged pulp magazines like Weird Tales; B-movies and classic films that include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars; mind-bending TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Dr. Who; and popular video games such as Eve Online. Showing how science fiction's unique history and subcultural identity have been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology, The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction acknowledges the full range of texts and modalities that make science fiction today less a genre than a way of being in the world.

Science Fiction A Guide For The Perplexed

Author : Sherryl Vint
ISBN : 9781441119605
Genre : Literary Criticism
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From its beginnings in the works of H.G. Wells and Jules Verne to the virtual worlds of William Gibson's Neuromancer and The Matrix, Science Fiction: A Guide to the Perplexed helps students navigate the often perplexing worlds of a perennially popular genre. Drawing on literature as well as example from film and television, the book explores the different answers that criticism has offered to the vexed question, 'what is science fiction?' Each chapter of the book includes case studies of key texts, annotated guides to further reading and suggestions for class discussion to help students master the full range of contemporary critical approaches to the field, including the scientific, technological and political contexts in which the genre has flourished. Ranging from an understanding of the genre through the stereotypes of 1930s pulps through more recent claims that we are living in a science fictional moment, this volume will provide a comprehensive overview of this diverse and fascinating genre.

Science Fiction Criticism

Author : Rob Latham
ISBN : 9781474248631
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Including more than 30 essential works of science fiction criticism in a single volume, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of this enduringly popular genre. Science Fiction Criticism: An Anthology of Essential Writings covers such topics as: ·Definitions and boundaries of the genre ·The many forms of science fiction, from time travel to 'inner space' ·Ideology and identity: from utopian fantasy to feminist, queer and environmental readings ·The non-human: androids, aliens, cyborgs and animals ·Race and the legacy of colonialism The volume also features annotated guides to further reading on these topics. Includes writings by: Marc Angenot, J.G. Ballard, Damien Broderick, Istvan Csicsery-Ronay, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Grace Dillon, Kodwo Eshun, Carl Freedman, Allison de Fren, Hugo Gernsback, Donna Haraway, N. Katherine Hayles, Robert A. Heinlein, Nalo Hopkinson, Veronica Hollinger, Fredric Jameson, Gwyneth Jones, Rob Latham, Roger Luckhurst, Judith Merril, John B. Michel, Wendy Pearson, John Rieder, Lysa Rivera, Joanna Russ, Mary Shelley, Stephen Hong Sohn, Susan Sontag, Bruce Sterling, Darko Suvin, Vernor Vinge, Sherryl Vint, H.G. Wells, David Wittenberg and Lisa Yaszek

Metatropolis

Author : John Scalzi
ISBN : 9783641060688
Genre : Fiction
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Die fünf Topautoren der Science Fiction schreiben über die Zukunft unserer Städte – provokant und hochaktuell Wie sieht die Stadt der Zukunft aus? Wie können wir in den heute entstehenden Megacities überleben? Diesen Fragen geht Bestsellerautor John Scalzi zusammen mit vier anderen hochkarätigen Schriftstellern nach. In jeder der fünf Novellen entwickeln sie ein bestechendes Bild unserer urbanen Zukunft – überraschend, innovativ und herausfordernder, als wir sie uns vorstellen können...

Vintage Visions

Author : Arthur B. Evans
ISBN : 9780819574398
Genre : Fiction
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Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction—the first of its kind—and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology. Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.

Scanner Leben Vergebens

Author : Cordwainer Smith
ISBN : 9783641192334
Genre : Fiction
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Die geheime Pflicht der Scanner Weit in der Zukunft hat die Menschheit das Geheimnis des interstellaren Fluges entdeckt: Dank des „Ersten Effekts“ lassen sich die gewaltigen Distanzen zwischen den Sternen überwinden. Doch der Erste Effekt ist so schmerzhaft, dass nur bestimmte, zuvor veränderte Menschen, die sogenannten Scanner oder Habermänner, ihn ertragen können. Martel ist ein solcher Habermann. Wie sein Leben war, ehe er halb Mensch, halb Maschine wurde, weiß er schon gar nicht mehr. Aber das Menschsein ist selbst in der Zukunft nur schwer abzulegen ... Die Erzählung „Scanner leben vergebens“ erscheint als exklusives eBook Only bei Heyne und ist zusammen mit weiteren Stories von Cordwainer Smith auch in dem Sammelband „Was aus den Menschen wurde“ enthalten. Sie umfasst ca. 52 Buchseiten.

Giganten

Author : Edna Ferber
ISBN : 3352007233
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Diaspora

Author : Greg Egan
ISBN : 9783641191542
Genre : Fiction
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Das atemberaubende Bild unserer Zivilisation in tausend Jahren Am Ende des nächsten Jahrtausends steht die Menschheit vor einem tiefgreifenden Umbruch. Sie hat nicht nur die Grenzen ihres Heimatplaneten hinter sich gelassen und das Sonnensystem bevölkert, sondern auch die Beschränkungen des eigenen Körpers überwunden: von Geburt an ist jeder Mensch Teil eines gigantischen virtuellen Netzes. Doch der vermeintliche Fortschritt erweist sich als äußerst brüchig, als aus den Tiefen des Alls eine Katastrophe droht, die die Zivilisation in einem Schlag vernichten könnte – wenn sie nicht den nächsten Schritt vollbringt und den letzten Rätseln des Universums auf die Spur kommt.

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