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Latin American Science Fiction Writers

Author : Darrell B. Lockhart
ISBN : 0313305536
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Presents profiles of seventy authors, each one with a biography, a discussion of the author's work, and primary and secondary bibliographical sources.

Science Fiction And Indian Women Writers

Author : Urvashi Kuhad
ISBN : 9781000415865
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Science fiction, as a literature of fantasy, goes beyond the mundane to ask the question: what if the world were different from the way it is? It often challenges the real, builds on imagination, places no limits on human capacities, and encourages readers to think outside their social and cultural conditioning. This book presents a systematic study of Indian women’s science fiction. It offers a critical analysis of the works of four female Indian writers of science fiction: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Manjula Padmanabhan, Priya Sarukkai Chabria and Vandana Singh. The author considers not only the evolution of science fiction writing in India, but also discusses the use of innovations and unique themes including science fiction in different Indian languages; the literary, political, and educational activism of the women writers; and eco-feminism and the idea of cloning in writing, to argue that this genre could be viewed as a vibrant representation of freedom of expression and radical literature. This ground-breaking volume will be useful for scholars and researchers of English literature. It will also prove a very useful source for further studies into Indian literature, science and technology studies, women’s and gender studies, comparative literature and cultural studies.

British Fantasy And Science Fiction Writers 1918 1960

Author : Darren Harris-Fain
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025789905
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction, including dark fantasy and supernatural horror. Includes lesser-known authors who made their own small but significant contributions to this field. Discusses the impact of pulp magazines and other new magazines that focused on subgenres such as romance fiction, adventure fiction, Western fiction, and eventually fantasy and science fiction, and utopian literature, a predecessor and close cousin of science fiction.

Black African Speculative Fiction Writers Directory

Author : Mia Mitns
Genre : Fiction
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It's not always easy finding speculative fiction stories with Black/African main characters. This "directory" aims to collect authors of these works, making it easier for readers to connect with the authors and find more stories. Fantasy, Paranormal, Science Fiction, and Horror genres included. *Free

Contemporary Chinese Fiction Writers

Author : Laifong Leung
ISBN : 9781317516194
Genre : Literary Collections
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In the years since the death of Mao Zedong, interest in Chinese writers and Chinese literature has risen significantly in the West. In 2000, Gao Xingjian became the first Chinese writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature followed by Mo Yan in 2012, and writers such as Ha Jin and Da Sijie have also become well known in the West. Despite this progress, the vast majority of Chinese writers remain largely unknown outside of China. This book introduces the lives and works of eighty contemporary Chinese writers, and focuses on writers from the "Rightist" generation (Bai Hua, Gao Xiaosheng, Liu Shaotang), writers of the Red Guard generation (Li Rui, Wang Anyi), Post-Cultural Revolution Writers, as well as others. Unlike earlier works, it provides detailed, often first-hand, biographical information on this wide range of writers, including their career trajectories, major themes and artistic characteristics. In addition to this, each entry includes a critical presentation and evaluation of the writer’s major works, a selected bibliography of publications that includes works in Chinese, works translated into English, and critical articles and books available in English. Offering a valuable contribution to the field of contemporary Chinese literature by making detailed information about Chinese writers more accessible, this book will be of interest to students and scholars Chinese Literature, Contemporary Literature and Chinese Studies.

The Science Of Science Fiction Writing

Author : James E. Gunn
ISBN : 9781578860111
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.

Postcolonialism And Science Fiction

Author : J. Langer
ISBN : 9780230356054
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Using close readings and thematic studies of contemporary science fiction and postcolonial theory, ranging from discussions of Japanese and Canadian science fiction to a deconstruction of race and (post)colonialism in World of Warcraft, This book is the first comprehensive study of the complex and developing relationship between the two areas.

Science Fiction A Critical Guide

Author : Patrick Parrinder
ISBN : 9781000378788
Genre : Literary Criticism
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This book, first published in 1979, presents a portrait of science fiction as a distinct form of serious and creative literature. Contributors are drawn from Britain, America and Europe, and range from well-known academic critics to young novelists. The essays establish the common properties of science fiction writing, and assess the history and significance of a field in which critical judgements have often been unreliable. The material ranges from the earliest imaginative journeys to the moon, to later developments of British, American and European science fiction.

Science Fiction Writers

Author : Richard Bleiler
ISBN : UOM:49015003023851
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Arab And Muslim Science Fiction

Author : Hosam A. Ibrahim Elzembely
ISBN : 9781476685236
Genre : Literary Criticism
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How is science fiction from the Arab and Muslim world different than mainstream science fiction from the West? What distinctive and original contributions can it make? Why is it so often neglected in critical considerations of the genre? While other books have explored these questions, all have been from foreign academic voices. Instead, this book examines the nature, genesis, and history of Arabic and Muslim science fiction, as well as the challenges faced by its authors, in the authors' own words. These authors share their stories and struggles with censors, recalcitrant publishers, critics, the book market, and the literary establishment. Their uphill efforts, with critical contributions from academics, translators, and literary activists, will enlighten the sci-fi enthusiast and fill a gap in the history of science fiction. Topics covered range from culture shock to conflicts between tradition and modernity, proactive roles for female heroines, blind imitation of storytelling techniques, and language games.

Science Fiction Writer S Marketplace And Sourcebook

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ISBN : UCSC:32106020063480
Genre : Science fiction
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Free Science Fiction Books On Kindle Linked List Of Over 350 Free Scifi Classic Stories And Early Fantasy Novels

Author : Morris Rosenthal
Genre : Fiction
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Latest version free online at All links checked and updated on September 6th, 2015, if you have an older version please contact customer service. To download free eBooks directly, you must use Kindle Fire. Amazon has changed their other Kindle reader software (PaperWhite, eInk and Touch) so those users must use this eBook in Amazon's downloadable Cloud Reader ( on a PC or laptop to select and send the free classics to their Kindle. iPad users must use the Cloud Reader from "Manage Your Kindle" to use the download links, see "From The Author" below. Amazon Prime members are welcome to use their free monthly borrow to get this list and download hundreds of the free classics for future reading. This linked list of over 350 free science fiction stories and novels in Amazon's permanent collection was recently updated with hundreds of works from famous science fiction writers who wrote in the 1950's and 1960's and apparently forgot to extend their copyright protection. For the more recent authors SciFi fans will be familiar with, I just list the links (arranged by author) that will take you to their titles in the Kindle store for free download. For the earlier writers, I usually include a one or two line summary of their books. I thought I read all the classic SciFi twenty years ago, but I found a couple dozen authors I'd never heard of while researching Amazon's free collection. Most of the titles in this linked list of the free classic science fiction on Amazon were written before the "Golden Age" of science fiction, but influenced the authors who came later. I've included several early utopia/dystopia books, a popular subject in the late Victorian period. A few supernatural titles are included when the author also wrote other types of books. I didn't include fairy tales, and I made judgment calls on skipping science fiction/fantasy that was written for children and young adults, or just included a few samples from those authors.

Canadian Fantasy And Science Fiction Writers

Author : Douglas Ivison
ISBN : STANFORD:36105025349791
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Essays on the writers and works of Canadian fantasy and science-fiction that have made this genre an important component of Canadian literature, one that must be considered by Canadian literary scholars. Documents the rapid development of Canadian fantasy and science-fiction from the early 1980s to the beginning of the twenty-first century.

More Than 100 Women Science Fiction Writers

Author : Sharon Yntema
ISBN : UOM:39015019068421
Genre : Science fiction
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Science Fiction Writers Of The Golden Age

Author : Harold Bloom
ISBN : STANFORD:36105009801791
Genre : Literature and science
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Looks at the writings of Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, and A.E. van Vogt

Modern Mystery Fantasy And Science Fiction Writers

Author : Bruce Cassiday
ISBN : UOM:39015032901566
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Perfect for reference or browsing, this volume includes some 80 authors and explores in excerpts of criticism (from books, essays, and reviews) their work and influence. Throughout, the coverage is international and the emphasis is on the many rare and insightful comments that are made on these authors who are increasingly accorded literary status and regarded in the critical mainstream.

Contemporary American Women Fiction Writers

Author : Bella Vivante
ISBN : 0313316279
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Covers more than sixty women who published significant fiction after 1945, with a brief biography, exposition of major works and themes, survey of critical reception, and references to primary and secondary sources for each.

Science Fiction Ethics And The Human Condition

Author : Christian Baron
ISBN : 9783319565774
Genre : Philosophy
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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.

Kurt Vonnegut

Author : Thomas F. Marvin
ISBN : 031331439X
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers an examination of the works of the American science fiction writer.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Sixteenth Annual Collection

Author : Gardner Dozois
ISBN : 9780312264741
Genre : Fiction
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The past through tomorrow are boldly imagined and reinvented in the twenty-five stories collected in this showcase anthology. Many of the field's finest practitioners are represented here, along with stories from promising newcomers, including: William Barton * Rob Chilson * Tony Daniel * Cory Doctorow * Jim Grimsley * Gwyneth Jones * Chris Lawson * Ian McDonald * Robert Reed * William Browning Spencer * Allen Steele * Michael Swanwick * Howard Waldrop * Cherry Wilder * Liz Williams A useful list of honorable mentions and Dozois's insightful summation of the year in sf round out this anthology, making it indispensable for anyone interested in SF today.

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