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• Author :_Everett Franklin Bleiler, Richard Bleiler
• Pages :_998 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780873384162
• ISBN-13 :_0873384164

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• Description : Contains author, title, and publishing information, and plot summaries [...] by Publisher : 'Kent State University Press'

• Author :_Rob Latham
• Pages :_620 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0199838844
• ISBN-13 :_9780199838844

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• Description : The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since itsinception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and itsrelationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television tovideogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important(sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on theworld, from the Enlightenment to the present day. [...] by Publisher : 'Oxford Handbooks'

• Author :_Lucie Armitt
• Pages :_229 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780826416858
• ISBN-13 :_0826416853

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• Description : This is a series of introductory books about different types of writing. One strand of the series will focus on genres such as Science Fiction, Horror, Romance, and Crime. The other strand will focus on movements or styles often associated with historical and cultural locations - Postcolonial, Native American, Scottish, Irish, American Gothic. These introductions all share the same nine-part structure: 1.A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements 2.A timeline of historical developments 3.Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading 4.Detailed readings of several key texts 5.In-depth analysis of major themes and issues 6.Signposts for further study 7.A summary of the most important criticism in the field 8.A glossary of terms 9.An annotated, critical reading list Writers covered in this book include: Lewis Carroll, Edward Lear, George Orwell, J.R.R. Tolkien, Mary Shelley, J.K. Rowling, H.G. Wells, Thomas More, Jonathan Swift, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Yann Martel, Jeanette Winterson, and William Gibson. [...] by Publisher : 'A&C Black'

• Author :_Jonathan R. Eller, William F. Touponce
• Pages :_570 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780873387798
• ISBN-13 :_0873387791

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• Description : Details each of Bradbury's writings from initial draft through various editions, providing sample pages showing Bradbury's drafts and revisions and side-by-side sections of novels and short stories that compare the way Bradbury's work appeared in different published sources. [...] by Publisher : 'Kent State University Press'

• Author :_David Seed
• Pages :_612 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_1405144580
• ISBN-13 :_9781405144582

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• Description : A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by an international range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of science fiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debating cultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss the contexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins of the genre, its engagement with science and gender, and national variations of science fiction around the English-speaking world. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, the cinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of the culture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. [...] by Publisher : 'John Wiley & Sons'

• Author :_Richard Stoneman
• Pages :_290 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780415085076
• ISBN-13 :_0415085071

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• Description : First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. [...] by Publisher : 'Psychology Press'


1993-09-23 |

• Author :_Laurie G. Kirszner, Stephen R. Mandell
• Pages :_608 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780155010147
• ISBN-13 :_015501014X

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• Description : Includes the fiction section from Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing 2/e with three student papers and works by women, minority, non-Western and contemporary authors. [...] by Publisher : 'Paulinas'

• Author :_Brian M. Stableford
• Pages :_729 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_0415974607
• ISBN-13 :_9780415974608

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• Description : 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. [...] by Publisher : 'Taylor & Francis'

• Author :_Dorrit Cohn
• Pages :_208 sheets
• ISBN-10 :_9780801865220
• ISBN-13 :_0801865220

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• Description : Winner of the Modern Language Association's Aldo and Jeanne Scaglione Prize for Comparative Literary Studies The border between fact and fiction has been trespassed so often it seems to be a highway. Works of history that include fictional techniques are usually held in contempt, but works of fiction that include history are among the greatest of classics. Fiction claims to be able to convey its own unique kinds of truth. But unless a reader knows in advance whether a narrative is fictional or not, judgment can be frustrated and confused. In The Distinction of Fiction, Dorrit Cohn argues that fiction does present specific clues to its fictionality, and its own justifications. Indeed, except in cases of deliberate deception, fiction achieves its purposes best by exercising generic conventions that inform the reader that it is fiction. Cohn tests her conclusions against major narrative works, including Proust's A la Recherche du temps perdu, Mann's Death in Venice, Tolstoy's War and Peace, and Freud's case studies. She contests widespread poststructuralist views that all narratives are fictional. On the contrary, she separates fiction and nonfiction as necessarily distinct, even when bound together. An expansion of Cohn's Christian Gauss lectures at Princeton and the product of many years of labor and thought, The Distinction of Fiction builds on narratological and phenomenological theories to show that boundaries between fiction and history can be firmly and systematically explored. [...] by Publisher : 'JHU Press'

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