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Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes]

Written By: Gary Westfahl
  • ID Book : 1440866171
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Number of Pages : 766
  • Genre : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 603
  • Supported Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • eFile : science-fiction-literature-through-history.pdf

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This book provides high school and undergraduate students, and other interested readers, with a comprehensive survey of science fiction history and numerous essays addressing major science fiction topics, authors, works, and subgenres written by a distinguished scholar. This encyclopedia deals with written science fiction in all of its forms, not only novels and short stories but also mediums often ignored in other reference books, such as plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels. Some science fiction films, television programs, and video games are also mentioned, particularly when they are relevant to written texts. Its focus is on science fiction in the English language, though due attention is given to international authors whose works have been frequently translated into English. Since science fiction became a recognized genre and greatly expanded in the 20th century, works published in the 20th and 21st centuries are most frequently discussed, though important earlier works are not neglected. The texts are designed to be helpful to numerous readers, ranging from students first encountering science fiction to experienced scholars in the field. Provides readers with information about written science fiction in all its forms—novels, stories, plays, poems, comic books, and graphic novels Includes original interviews with major writers like Ted Chiang, Samuel R. Delany, Kim Stanley Robinson, and Connie Willis that are not available elsewhere Features numerous sidebars with additional data about various subjects and key passages from several classic works Includes hundreds of bibliographies of sources that provide additional information on various specific topics and the genre of science fiction as a whole

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  • File Pdf: william-gibson.pdf

Book Summary:

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehensive examination of the award-winning author of the seminal novel Neuromancer (and the other books in the Sprawl trilogy, Count Zero and Mona Lisa Overdrive), as well as other acclaimed novels including recent bestsellers Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History. Renowned scholar Gary Westfahl draws upon extensive research to provide a compelling account of Gibson's writing career and his lasting influence in the science fiction world. Delving into numerous science fiction fanzines that the young Gibson contributed to and edited, Westfahl delivers new information about his childhood and adolescence. He describes for the first time more than eighty virtually unknown Gibson publications from his early years, including articles, reviews, poems, cartoons, letters, and a collaborative story. The book also documents the poems, articles, and introductions that Gibson has written for various books, and its discussions are enriched by illuminating comments from various print and online interviews. The works that made Gibson famous are also featured, as Westfahl performs extended analyses of Gibson's ten novels and nineteen short stories. Lastly, the book presents a new interview with Gibson in which the author discusses his correspondence with author Fritz Leiber, his relationship with the late scholar Susan Wood, his attitudes toward critics, his overall impact on the field of science fiction, and his recently completed screenplay and forthcoming novel.

Encyclopedia of Gender and Information Technology

By Trauth, Eileen M.
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Isbn : 1591408164
  • Pages : 1451
  • Category : Reference
  • Reads : 292
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-gender-and-information-technology.pdf

Book Summary:

"This two volume set includes 213 entries with over 4,700 references to additional works on gender and information technology"--Provided by publisher.

Encyclopedia of Stock Car Racing [2 volumes]

By Lew Freedman
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 0313387109
  • Pages : 910
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Reads : 427
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-stock-car-racing-2-volumes.pdf

Book Summary:

This two-volume encyclopedia is the Daytona 500 of stock car racing books—an essential "Bible" that provides an all-encompassing history of the sport as well as an up-to-date examination of modern-day stock car racing. • Biographical features on the most important individuals in stock car racing, from Bill France Jr. and Richard Petty to Junior Johnson and Tony Stewart • Photographs that bring stock car racing to life • A comprehensive biography of stock car-related publications and sources • A handy index of stock car personalities, places, and races

Encounters with American Culture: Volume 2 (1973-1985)

By Peter S. Prescott
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Transaction Publishers
  • Isbn : 9781412822541
  • Pages : 319
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 486
  • File Pdf: encounters-with-american-culture.pdf

Book Summary:

Peter S. Prescott was one of the most informed and incisive American literary critics to write for the general public. Never content merely to summarize or to pronounce quick judgments, Prescott's reviews are witty and delightful essays to be enjoyed for their own sake as examples of civilized discourse. Whether he is exploring a well-known novelist's outlook and methods, or the peculiar deficiencies of a work of nonfiction, Prescott's grace, elegance, and insights make each piece proof that real criticism need not be pedantic, obscure, or interminably long. The focus in this second volume of Prescott's writings published by Transaction is on both fiction by American authors and on nonfiction reflecting our American unease. He casts an ironic eye on how we in this country think we live now; on what we are saying about ourselves in our fiction, our history, and our biography. Prescott considers some of our century's classic writers: Hemingway and Henry Miller; John Cheever and Thornton Wilder. He offers new insights regarding those who are still at work: Mailer, John Irving, Oates, Updike, Ozick, and Alice Walker. Some authors do not fare well. With his customary flair; Prescott explains why the reputations of Kurt Vonnegut and Barbara Tuchman, the Encyclopedia Britannica, and John Gardner, urgently need deflation. He includes essays on writers and books not generally noticed in collections of criticism: Stephen King, The Joy of Sex, fairy tales, science fiction, thrillers, books on survival and etiquette. Here is a critic with a personal voice and a sense of style. For essays published in this collection, Prescott received the most highly regarded prize in journalism: the rarely presented George Polk Award for Criticism. This is a chronicle of our contemporary American culture as revealed by its books, written with verve, intelligence, wisdom, and wit by a critic who's cruel only when appropriate. Encounters with American Culture is, quite simply, literary journalism at its urbane best. Peter S. Prescott was book review editor for Newsweek. His books include A Darkening Green: Notes from the Silent Generation, and The Child Savers: Juvenile Justice Observed. Anne L. Prescott is Helen Goodhart Altschul Professor of English at Barnard College.

Interstellar Patrol

By Christopher Anvil
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1618243756
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 366
  • File Pdf: interstellar-patrol.pdf

Book Summary:

A FEW GOOD CON MEN.... The starship crew was stuck on a planet where the well-meaning schemes of ivory tower social engineers had created a nightmare of battling gangs. So they pretended to be the "Royal Legions" from a distant star kingdom in hot pursuit of an unspeakably evil and nearly all-powerful villain who was hiding somewhere on the planet. Things went even better than they had hoped, and the planet was rapidly becoming civilized . . . and then the real Royal Flagship showed up. They thought they were doomed, but instead the new arrivals (who also weren't quite what they claimed to be) thought the crew had shown just the sort of initiative and ingenuity that the Interstellar Patrol was looking for. So they were inducted into the Patrol. And that was just the beginning. . . . At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). "I am delighted that someone is making Christopher Anvil's work available once again. Especially the Interstellar Patrol stories. I've always loved Anvil's . . . peculiar sense of humor." ¾David Weber "[Anvil is] insistently readable!" ¾The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The War of the Sky Lords

By John Brosnan
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Gateway
  • Isbn : 057509527X
  • Pages : 192
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 992
  • File Pdf: the-war-of-the-sky-lords.pdf

Book Summary:

Jan Dorvin, the Minervan, has overthrown the power of no less than five of the mighty airship colonies known as the Sky Lords that once terrorized the Earth and destroyed her people. Now, under her rule, the Lord Montcalm, the Lord Matamoros, the Perfumed Breeze, the Lord Retribution, and the Lord Nimrod all unwillingly bow to the ancient yet superior and terrible technology that she has plucked from outer space. But not every Sky Lord is under her control. Now her enemies are learning that as much as they hate each other, the only way to survive is to join together in a colossal show of strength that not even the laser beams of a Sky Angel, a sentient computer program, or an uppity Minervan can resist.

Golden Reflections

By Fred Saberhagen
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Baen Publishing Enterprises
  • Isbn : 1618247999
  • Pages : 480
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 870
  • File Pdf: golden-reflections.pdf

Book Summary:

A Classic Novel of Adventure in Time and Alternate Worlds by a Best-Selling Master of Science Fiction¾Plus Stories Set in the Same Universe by David Weber, Harry Turtledove, Walter John Williams, Jane Lindskold, John Maddox Roberts and More Top Writers. Mike Gabrielis brother Tom had mysteriously disappeared after gaining pos- session of a priceless Aztec artifact. Mike sets out to find his brother, never suspecting that he is about to be shuttled back and forth in time, and between alternate universes. The descendants of the Incas plan to keep Pizarro and his conquistadors from overthrowing their ancestors empire. In spite of Mikes sympathy for their cause, if he helps them he may wipe out the world he was born into, and himself along with it. In addition to Fred Saberhagens classic novel The Mask of the Sun, seven top writers have contributed stories set in the same universe, including NY Times best-selling authors David Weber and Harry Turtledove. expanding on Fred Saberhagens concept in this volume of exciting alternate history adventure. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management).

Out of Many

By John M Faragher,Mari Jo Buhle,Daniel Czitrom,Susan H. Armitage
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Isbn : 0205990878
  • Pages : 496
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 778
  • File Pdf: out-of-many.pdf

Book Summary:

NOTE: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyHistoryLab does not come packaged with this content. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyHistoryLab, search for ISBN-10: 0134126874 / ISBN-13: 9780134126876. That package includes ISBN-10: 0205962068 / ISBN-13: 9780205962068 and ISBN-10: 0205967779 / ISBN-13: 9780205967773. MyHistoryLab should only be purchased when required by an instructor. For courses in U.S. History Show students how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition offers a distinctive and relevant approach to American history, highlighting the experiences of diverse communities of Americans in the unfolding story of our country. The only American history text with a truly continental perspective, Out of Many offers community vignettes — from New England to the South, the Midwest to the far West — that help students see how diverse communities and different regions have shaped America's past. By focusing on particular communities and regions, Out of Many weaves the stories of the people and the nation into a single compelling narrative that continues to this day. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History Survey course extends learning online, engaging students and improving results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. And Writing Space helps educators develop and assess concept mastery and critical thinking through writing, quickly and easily. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. Out of Many: A History of the American People, Eighth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an immersive learning experience designed for the way today's students read, think, and learn.

Building Imaginary Worlds

By Mark J.P. Wolf
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Isbn : 1136220801
  • Pages : 394
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Reads : 322
  • File Pdf: building-imaginary-worlds.pdf

Book Summary:

Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

The Dreaming Sex

By Mike Ashley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Peter Owen Publishers
  • Isbn : 0720614074
  • Pages : 256
  • Category : Fiction
  • Reads : 738
  • File Pdf: the-dreaming-sex.pdf

Book Summary:

Rare jewels of Victorian fiction highlight the fantastic contributions made by women writers in the early development of science fictionA selection of early science fiction short stories by women are collected here, along with an introduction exploring the contributions women made in the early development of the field—in particular the different perspectives they cast on the wonders or fears that technological and scientific advances may bring. The contributions of women to the history of science fiction and to the genre's development has been sorely overlooked. Frankenstein, generally reckoned as the first true work of science fiction, was by Mary Shelley, and one of the first utopian works written in America was also by a woman, Mary Griffith. A companion volume to his acclaimed The Darker Sex, Mike Ashley's latest collection is more essential reading by such female writers as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, Adeline Knapp, and many others.

Encyclopedia of Domestic Violence and Abuse [2 volumes]

By Laura L. Finley
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Isbn : 1610690028
  • Pages : 885
  • Category : Family & Relationships
  • Reads : 269
  • File Pdf: encyclopedia-of-domestic-violence-and-abuse-2-volumes.pdf

Book Summary:

This comprehensive, two-volume work examines domestic abuse in the United States and worldwide, providing research, personal stories, and primary documents that reveal the extent of the problem. • Presents personal narratives that highlight the importance of each survivor's unique experience with abuse • Includes primary source documents that address key legislation and court cases • Provides a wide range of resources for researchers, such as recommended reading and film lists as well as state, national, and international organizations related to domestic abuse

Created Equal

By Jacqueline Jones,Peter Wood,Tim Borstelmann,Elaine Tyler May,Vicki L. Ruiz
  • Format : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Pearson
  • Isbn : 013435558X
  • Pages :
  • Category : History
  • Reads : 868
  • File Pdf: created-equal.pdf

Book Summary:

For U.S. History survey courses Examine American history through the lens of contested equality Created Equal: A History of the United States frames the American experience as the stories of various groups of men and women, all “created equal” in their common humanity, claiming an American identity for themselves. Presenting a rich historical analysis in a chronological framework, the authors challenge students to think critically about the ongoing struggles over equal rights and the shifting boundaries of inclusion and acceptance that have characterized American history. Updated with the latest data and statistics, the Fifth Edition covers contemporary issues of inclusion such as marriage equality and the reopening of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Also available with MyHistoryLab® MyHistoryLab for the U.S. History survey course extends learning online to engage students and improve results. Media resources with assignments bring concepts to life, and offer students opportunities to practice applying what they’ve learned. Please note: this version of MyHistoryLab does not include an eText. Created Equal: A History of the United States, Fifth Edition is also available via REVEL™, an interactive learning environment that enables students to read, practice, and study in one continuous experience. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MyLab™ & Mastering™ does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with MyLab & Mastering, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MyLab & Mastering, search for: 0134378857 / 9780134378855 Created Equal: A History of the United States, Volume 2 plus MyHistoryLab® for U.S. History Survey – Access Card Package, 5/e Package consists of: 0134101995 / 9780134101996 Created Equal: A History of the United States, Volume 2, 5/e 0205967779 / 9780205967773 MyHistoryLab for U.S. History Survey Access Card

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