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Grant Robert Writing the Science Fiction Film


Writing the Science Fiction Film describes the kinds of stories that work best as science fiction, explores the parameters of the science fiction genre, and shows what science fiction can offer to writers that other genres cannot.

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Istvan Csicsery-Ronay The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction


<P>As the world undergoes daily transformations through the application of technoscience to every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. However much science fiction texts vary in artistic quality and intellectual sophistication, they share in a mass social energy and a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. At this moment, a strikingly high proportion of films, commercial art, popular music, video and computer games, and non-genre fiction have become what Csicsery-Ronay calls science fictional, stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the «seven beauties» of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technsocience's development into a global regime.</P>

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Thomas Michaud Innovation, Between Science and Science Fiction


Fantasy and science fiction are both involved in the process of innovation in techno-scientific societies. Long regarded as a hindrance to rationality, and to science, science fiction has become the object of praise in recent decades. Innovative organizations use science fiction to stimulate the creativity of their teams, and more and more entrepreneurs are using its influence to develop innovation. Scientific practice relies in part on an imaginary dimension. The mapping of the technical imagination of science fiction has become an important strategic issue, as has its patentability. The conquest of space, the construction of cyberspace and virtual reality, biotechnologies and nanotechnologies are all at the center of futuristic fictions that participate in scientific speeches and discoveries.

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Anne-Marie Thomas The Science Fiction Handbook


The Science Fiction Handbook offers a comprehensive and accessible survey of one of the literary world's most fascinating genres. Includes separate historical surveys of key subgenres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction Each subgenre survey includes an extensive list of relevant critical readings, recommended novels in the subgenre, and recommended films relevant to the subgenre Features entries on a number of key science fiction authors and extensive discussion of major science fiction novels or sequences Writers and works include Isaac Asimov; Margaret Atwood; George Orwell; Ursula K. Le Guin; The War of the Worlds (1898); Starship Troopers (1959); Mars Trilogy (1993-6); and many more A 'Science Fiction Glossary' completes this indispensable Handbook

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Рэй Брэдбери Talks with the Masters: Conversations with Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and James Gunn


Acclaimed science fiction author George Zebrowski conducts interviews with four Grand Masters of Science Fiction: Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and James Gunn. These conversations cover a wide variety of topics, from writing and science fiction to science and the future. One of the not-to-be-missed books for anyone interested in the history of science fiction and the authors who shaped the field.

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Randall Garrett The Randall Garrett Omnibus


The Serapis Classics edition of «The Randall Garrett Omnibus» features 23 incredible stories from one of the masters of science fiction! __________ Randall Garrett was an American science fiction and fantasy author. He was a prolific contributor to Astounding and other science fiction magazines of the 1950s and 1960s. He instructed Robert Silverberg in the techniques of selling large quantities of action-adventure science fiction, and collaborated with him on two novels about Earth bringing civilization to an alien planet.

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Группа авторов Xeno Fiction: More Best of Science Fiction


Science fiction loves strangeness. It relishes oddities, even when it piles on fear and dystopian loathing. The technical term for a fascination with the strange and alien is xenophilia, just as the term for a terror of the strange is xenophobia. At its core, then, science fiction is…Xeno Fiction. So science fiction seeks out the strange, roams far from home in space and time, looks with avid eagerness upon the ways of the Others, human or alien. It participates, in brilliantly lighted imagination, in their strange lives. In this second gathering from Van Ikin's critical journal, Science Fiction: A Review of Speculative Literature, writers of the alien are investigated with wit and insight. G. Travis Regier follows the Other into its own home, accompanying those experts in the alien, C. J. Cherry and Samuel R. Delany. In the book's long key essay, Terry Dowling pursues the Art of Xenography as exemplified by Jack Vance's «General Culture» novels. Three expert commentators look into Booker Prize-winner Peter Carey's postcolonial and postmodern frolics into alternative realities. And the Xeno fictions of Isaac Asimov, Greg Egan, Mary Gentle, Ursula K. Le Guin, Naomi Mitchison, Neal Stephenson, and Stanley Weinbaum are read as their road maps into the strange. Eleven revealing essays on speculative fiction by some of the best critics in the field.

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Carl Freedman Critical Theory and Science Fiction


<P>Carl Freedman traces the fundamental and mostly unexamined relationships between the discourses of science fiction and critical theory, arguing that science fiction is (or ought to be) a privileged genre for critical theory. He asserts that it is no accident that the upsurge of academic interest in science fiction since the 1970s coincides with the heyday of literary theory, and that likewise science fiction is one of the most theoretically informed areas of the literary profession. Extended readings of novels by five of the most important modern science fiction authors illustrate the affinity between science fiction and critical theory, in each case concentrating on one major novel that resonates with concerns proper to critical theory.</P><P>Freedman's five readings are: Solaris: Stanislaw Lem and the Structure of Cognition; The Dispossessed: Ursula LeGuin and the Ambiguities of Utopia; The Two of Them: Joanna Russ and the Violence of Gender; Stars in My Pocket Like Grains of Sand: Samuel Delany and the Dialectics of Difference; The Man in the High Castle: Philip K. Dick and the Construction of Realities.</P>

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Samuel R. Delany Atlantis


<P>Wesleyan University Press has made a significant commitment to the publication of the work of Samuel R. Delany, including this recent fiction, now available in paperback. The three long stories collected in Atlantis: three tales – «Atlantis: Model 1924,» «Erik, Gwen, and D. H. Lawrence's Aesthetic of Unrectified Feeling,» and «Citre et Trans» – explore problems of memory, history, and transgression.</P><P>Winner of both the Hugo and Nebula awards, and Guest of Honor at the 1995 World Science Fiction Convention in Glasgow, Delany was won a broad audience among fans of postmodern fiction with his theoretically sophisticated science fiction and fantasy. The stories of Atlantis: three tales are not SF, yet Locus, the trade publication of the science fiction field, notes that the title story «has an odd, unsettling power not usually associated with mainstream fiction.»</P><P>A writer whose audience extends across and beyond science fiction, black, gay, postmodern, and academic constituencies, Delany is finally beginning to achieve the broader recognition he deserves.</P>

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Эдгар Аллан По The Complete Stories of Edgar Allan Poe


Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is sometimes considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing.

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Mack Reynolds The Case of the Little Green Men


Mack Reynolds skillfully blends elements of pop sci-fi culture, mystery and the detective genre in his 1951 mystery, as a detective encounters organized science fiction fandom. Anyone up on science fiction author of the 1950s will recognize a lot of names!

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John W. Campbell Jr The 39th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: John W. Campbell, Jr. (vol. 2)


John Wood Campbell, Jr. (1910–1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later renamed Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov called Campbell «the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely.»<P> Included in this volume are 12 of his classic novels and stories:<P> THE ELECTRONIC SIEGE<BR> THE LAST EVOLUTION<BR> SPACE RAYS<BR> BEYOND THE END OF SPACE<BR> THE BATTERY OF HATE<BR> ATOMIC POWER<BR> THE IRRELEVANT<BR> THE MIGHTIEST MACHINE<BR> CONQUEST OF THE PLANETS<BR> BLINDNESS<BR> THE ESCAPE<BR> ELIMINATION<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!

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Группа авторов A Companion to Science Fiction


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.

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John W. Campbell Jr. The 37th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: John W. Campbell, Jr. (vol. 1)


John Wood Campbell, Jr. (1910–1971) was an American science fiction writer and editor. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later renamed Analog Science Fiction and Fact) from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov called Campbell «the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely.»<P> Included in this volume are ten of his classic novels and stories:<P> WHEN THE ATOMS FAILED<BR> THE METAL HORDE<BR> PIRACY PREFERRED<BR> SOLARITE<BR> THE BLACK STAR PASSES<BR> ISLANDS OF SPACE<BR> INVADERS FROM THE INFINITE<BR> THE VOICE OF THE VOID<BR> THE DERELICTS OF GANYMEDE<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!

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Rachel Haywood Ferreira The Emergence of Latin American Science Fiction


&lt;P&gt;Early science fiction has often been associated almost exclusively with Northern industrialized nations. In this groundbreaking exploration of the science fiction written in Latin America prior to 1920, Rachel Haywood Ferreira argues that science fiction has always been a global genre. She traces how and why the genre quickly reached Latin America and analyzes how writers in Argentina, Brazil, and Mexico adapted science fiction to reflect their own realities. Among the texts discussed are one of the first defenses of Darwinism in Latin America, a tale of a time-traveling history book, and a Latin American Frankenstein. Latin American science fiction writers have long been active participants in the sf literary tradition, expanding the limits of the genre and deepening our perception of the role of science and technology in the Latin American imagination. The book includes a chronological bibliography of science fiction published from 1775 to 1920 in all Latin American countries.&lt;/P&gt;

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Филип Дик Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #2


Edited by H. L. Gold, 'Galaxy Science Fiction' hit the scene in 1950 and quickly became the leading science fiction magazine of its time. ‘Galaxy’ gave a home to writers that didn't fit into ‘Astounding’ and ‘F&SF,’ and readers rejoiced. In this first 'Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack' we bring you more than five hundred pages of fiction. These are the stories that helped ‘Galaxy Magazine’ carve it's name on the Mount Rushmore of science fiction. This volume includes ‘Dream World’ by R. A. Lafferty; ‘The Imitation of Earth’ by James Stamers; ‘Amateur in Chancery’ by George O. Smith; ‘The Lamps of the Angels’ by Richard Sabia; ‘Conditionally Human’ by Walter M. Miller, Jr.; ‘Dawningsburgh’ by Wallace West; ‘Extracts from the Galactick Almanack’ by Laurence Janifer; ‘Breakdown’ by Herbert D. Kastle; ‘A Matter of Protocol’ by Jack Sharkey; ‘Charity Case’ by Jim Harmon; ‘The Rag and Bone Men’ by Algis Budrys; ‘Pick a Crime’ by Richard R. Smith; ‘Shatter the Wall’ by Sydney Van Scyoc; ‘Always a Qurono’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Subject to Change’ by Ron Goulart; ‘Sales Talk’ by Con Blomberg; ‘The Big Engine’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Accidental Flight’ by F. L. Wallace; ‘The World That Couldn't Be’ by Clifford D. Simak; ‘Solid Solution’ by James Stamers; ‘With These Hands’ by C. M. Kornbluth; ‘A Fall of Glass’ by Stanley R. Lee; ‘Sordman the Protector’ by Tom Purdom; ‘Jamieson’ by Bill Doede; ‘The Music Master of Babylon’ by Edgar Pangborn; and ‘The Defenders by Philip K. Dick.

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George O. Smith The 36th Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: George O. Smith


George Oliver Smith (1911–1981) (not to be confused with George H. Smith) was an American science fiction author. Smith was an active contributor to Astounding Science Fiction during the Golden Age of Science Fiction in the 1940s. His collaboration with the magazine’s editor, John W. Campbell, Jr., was interrupted when Campbell’s first wife, Doña, left him in 1949 and married Smith.<P> Smith continued regularly publishing science fiction novels and stories until 1960. His output greatly diminished in the 1960s and 1970s when he had a job that required his undivided attention. He was given the First Fandom Hall of Fame award in 1980. Included are:<P> OPERATION INTERSTELLAR<BR> STOP, LOOK, AND DIG<BR> HIGHWAYS IN HIDING<BR> THE FOURTH “R”<BR> INSTINCT<BR> HISTORY REPEATS<BR> THE BIG FIX<BR> THE UNDETECTED<BR> THE TROUBLEMAKERS<BR> AMATEUR IN CHANCERY<P> If you enjoy this ebook, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for «Wildside Press Megapack» to see more of the 300+ volumes in this series, covering adventure, historical fiction, mysteries, westerns, ghost stories, science fiction – and much, much more!

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Charles Singer A Short History of Science to the Nineteenth Century


Driven by an unquenchable thirst, the human spirit seeks an explanation of the world. In this fascinating study, a noted historian of science traces the course of the ceaseless yearning for answers across two and a half millennia and chronicles, in simple form, the development of the idea of a rational and interconnected material world. This account begins with the earliest recordings of true science among the Ionian Greeks and proceeds to detail the development of unitary systems of thought among Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, and others. Examinations of the science of imperial Rome &#8213; including Roman mathematics, astronomy, physics, and calendarial science &#8213; give rise to the science of the Middle Ages and the influence of Scholasticism, the rise of humanism, and the reawakened scientific spirit of the early Renaissance. These developments in turn led to the downfall of Aristotelian science in the seventeenth century, the Galilean revolution, Newtonian mathematical physics, and finally, the enthronement of determinism in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Profusely illustrated with maps and diagrams, this comprehensive yet concise volume offers an absorbing, readable history of science up to the dawn of the modern era.

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Samuel R. Delany The American Shore


&lt;P&gt;The American Shore: Meditations on a Tale of Science Fiction by Thomas M. Disch—"Angouleme" was first published in 1978 to the intense interest of science fiction readers and the growing community of SF scholars. Recalling Nabokov's commentary on Pushkin's Eugene Onegin, Roland Barthes' commentary on Balzac's Sarazine, and Grabinier's reading of The Heart of Hamlet, this book-length essay helped prove the genre worthy of serious investigation. The American Shore is the third in a series of influential critical works by Samuel R. Delany, beginning with The Jewel-Hinged Jaw and Starboard Wine, first published in the late seventies and reissued over the last five years by Wesleyan University Press, which helped win Delany a Pilgrim Award for Science Fiction Scholarship from the Science Fiction Research Association of America. This edition includes the author's corrected text as well as a new introduction by Delany scholar Matthew Cheney.&lt;/P&gt;

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E.C. Tubb Patient of Promise


In a long career, Edwin Charles Tubb (1919-2010) published 120 novels, and 200 short stories, mostly science fiction, but including historical, detective, and westerns. Guest of Honor at the 1970 World Science Fiction Convention, some of his finest SF short stories were collected in The Best Science Fiction of E. C. Tubb (Wildside Press, 2003). "Patient of Promise" originally appeared in Authentic Science Fiction #82, July 1957 issue. This is its first appearance since then.

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