Book Stand On Zanzibar

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  • Author : John Brunner
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2013-06-24
  • ISBN : 0575101474
  • Pages : 672 pages

Download or read Stand On Zanzibar PDF, written by John Brunner and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-06-24 with total page 672 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are seven billion-plus humans crowding the surface of 21st century Earth. It is an age of intelligent computers, mass-market psychedelic drugs, politics conducted by assassination, scientists who burn incense to appease volcanoes ... all the hysteria of a dangerously overcrowded world, portrayed in a dazzlingly inventive style. Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1969 Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1969

Book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Download or read The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy PDF, written by Gary Westfahl and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 520 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Book Speaking of the Fantastic

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  • Author : Darrell Schweitzer
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Release : 2002
  • ISBN : 1592240011
  • Pages : 204 pages

Download or read Speaking of the Fantastic PDF, written by Darrell Schweitzer and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2002 with total page 204 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of interviews with Terry Bisson, Marion Zimmer Bradley, John Brunner, Jonathan Carroll, Robert Holdstock, Ellen Kushner, Ursula K. Le Guin, Fritz Leiber, Ray Faraday Nelson, Frederik Pohl, Dan Simmons, Lawrence Watt-Evans, and Gene Wolfe.

Book SF

    SF

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  • Author : Thomas D. Clareson
  • Publisher : Popular Press
  • Release : 1971
  • ISBN : 9780879720230
  • Pages : 380 pages

Download or read SF PDF, written by Thomas D. Clareson and published by Popular Press. This book was released on 1971 with total page 380 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of twenty-five essays from eight countries, illustrating the many approaches to science fiction.

Book The 1960s

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  • Author : Philip Tew
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2018-07-26
  • ISBN : 135001169X
  • Pages : 352 pages

Download or read The 1960s PDF, written by Philip Tew and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2018-07-26 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did social, cultural and political events in Britain during and leading up to the 1960s shape modern British fiction? The 1960s were the "swinging decade†?: a newly energised youth culture went hand-in-hand with new technologies, expanding educational opportunities, new social attitudes and profound political differences between the generations. This volume explores the ways in which these apparently seismic changes were reflected in British fiction of the decade. Chapters cover feminist writing that fused the personal and the political, gay, lesbian and immigrant voices and the work of visionary experimental and science fiction writers. A major critical re-evaluation of the decade, this volume covers such writers as J.G. Ballard, Anthony Burgess, A.S. Byatt, Angela Carter, John Fowles, Christopher Isherwood, Doris Lessing, Michael Moorcock and V.S. Naipaul.

Book Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Download or read Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature PDF, written by M. Keith Booker and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 434 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

Book Heritage Americana Grand Format Auction Catalog  629

Download or read Heritage Americana Grand Format Auction Catalog 629 PDF, written by Ivy Press and published by Heritage Capital Corporation. This book was released on 2006-09 with total page 412 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:

Book Sense of Place and Sense of Planet

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  • Author : Ursula K. Heise
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2008-09-29
  • ISBN : 9780199714803
  • Pages : 264 pages

Download or read Sense of Place and Sense of Planet PDF, written by Ursula K. Heise and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2008-09-29 with total page 264 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Sense of Place and Sense of Planet analyzes the relationship between the imagination of the global and the ethical commitment to the local in environmentalist thought and writing from the 1960s to the present. Part One critically examines the emphasis on local identities and communities in North American environmentalism by establishing conceptual connections between environmentalism and ecocriticism, on one hand, and theories of globalization, transnationalism and cosmopolitanism, on the other. It proposes the concept of "eco-cosmopolitanism" as a shorthand for envisioning these connections and the cultural and aesthetic forms into which they translate. Part Two focuses on conceptualizations of environmental danger and connects environmentalist and ecocritical thought with the interdisciplinary field of risk theory in the social sciences, arguing that environmental justice theory and ecocriticism stand to benefit from closer consideration of the theories of cosmopolitanism that have arisen in this field from the analysis of transnational communities at risk. Both parts of the book combine in-depth theoretical discussion with detailed analyses of novels, poems, films, computer software and installation artworks from the US and abroad that translate new connections between global, national and local forms of awareness into innovative aesthetic forms combining allegory, epic, and views of the planet as a whole with modernist and postmodernist strategies of fragmentation, montage, collage, and zooming.

Book An Informal History of the Hugos

Download or read An Informal History of the Hugos PDF, written by Jo Walton and published by Macmillan. This book was released on 2018-08-07 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, An Informal History of the Hugos is a book about the renowned science fiction award for the many who enjoyed Jo Walton's previous collection of writing from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science-fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been presented since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious awards in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and David G. Hartwell. "A remarkable guided tour through the field—a kind of nonfiction companion to Among Others. It's very good. It's great."—New York Times bestselling author Cory Doctorow, Boing Boing on What Makes This Book So Great At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Book QI  The Third Book of General Ignorance

Download or read QI The Third Book of General Ignorance PDF, written by John Lloyd and published by Faber & Faber. This book was released on 2015-09-29 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Third Book of General Ignorance gathers together 180 questions, both new and previously featured on the BBC TV programme's popular 'General Ignorance' round, and show why, when it comes to general knowledge, none of us knows anything at all. Who invented the sandwich? What was the best thing before sliced bread? Who first ate frogs' legs? Which cat never changes its spots? What did Lady Godiva do? What can you legally do if you come across a Welshman in Chester after sunset?

Book Science Fiction  The 100 Best Novels

Download or read Science Fiction The 100 Best Novels PDF, written by David Pringle and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From one of the best-known editors in modern science fiction, this lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre alike. Informative and readable, David Pringle's choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight breakthrough novels by William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. An essential guide to science fiction literature.

Book Science Fiction Literature through History  An Encyclopedia  2 volumes

Download or read Science Fiction Literature through History An Encyclopedia 2 volumes PDF, written by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2021-07-31 with total page 766 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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

Book Is That a Big Number

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  • Author : Andrew Elliott
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2018-06-28
  • ISBN : 0192554417
  • Pages : 336 pages

Download or read Is That a Big Number PDF, written by Andrew Elliott and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2018-06-28 with total page 336 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Impressive statistics are thrown at us every day - the cost of health care; the size of an earthquake; the distance to the nearest star; the number of giraffes in the world. We know all these numbers are important - some more than others - and it's vaguely unsettling when we don't really have a clear sense of how remarkable or how ordinary they are. How do we work out what these figures actually mean? Are they significant, should we be worried, or excited, or impressed? How big is big, how small is small? With this entertaining and engaging book, help is at hand. Andrew Elliott gives us the tips and tools to make sense of numbers, to get a sense of proportion, to decipher what matters. It is a celebration of a numerate way of understanding the world. It shows how number skills help us to understand the everyday world close at hand, and how the same skills can be stretched to demystify the bigger numbers that we find in the wider contexts of science, politics, and the universe. Entertaining, full of practical examples, and memorable concepts, Is That A Big Number? renews our relationship with figures. If numbers are the musical notes with which the symphony of the universe is written, and you're struggling to hear the tune, then this is the book to get you humming again.

Book 100 Must read Science Fiction Novels

Download or read 100 Must read Science Fiction Novels PDF, written by Nick Rennison and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2009-01-01 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author "A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine "Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I. Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

Book John Brunner

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  • Author : Jad Smith
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Release : 2013-01-30
  • ISBN : 0252094514
  • Pages : 192 pages

Download or read John Brunner PDF, written by Jad Smith and published by University of Illinois Press. This book was released on 2013-01-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, the British author wrote with a stamina matched by only a few other great science fiction writers and with a literary quality of even fewer, importing modernist techniques into his novels and stories and probing every major theme of his generation: robotics, racism, drugs, space exploration, technological warfare, and ecology. In this first intensive review of Brunner's life and works, Jad Smith carefully demonstrates how Brunner's much-neglected early fiction laid the foundation for his classic Stand on Zanzibar and other major works such as The Jagged Orbit, The Sheep Look Up, and The Shockwave Rider. Making extensive use of Brunner's letters, columns, speeches, and interviews published in fanzines, Smith approaches Brunner in the context of markets and trends that affected many writers of the time, including Brunner's uneasy association with the "New Wave" of science fiction in the 1960s and '70s. This landmark study shows how Brunner's attempts to cross-fertilize the American pulp tradition with British scientific romance complicated the distinctions between genre and mainstream fiction and between hard and soft science fiction and helped carve out space for emerging modes such as cyberpunk, slipstream, and biopunk.

Book Dream Makers

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  • Author : Charles Platt
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2017-12-21
  • ISBN : 147321968X
  • Pages : 235 pages

Download or read Dream Makers PDF, written by Charles Platt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-12-21 with total page 235 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Charles Platt set out to answer the question, "Who writes science fiction?" he interviewed almost all the writers who molded the field during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The profiles that Platt wrote have become a definitive source of information about the lives and careers of Isaac Asimov, Jerry Pournelle, Frank Herbert, Frederik Pohl, and dozens more. Originally published in two volumes, the profiles collected here have been specially updated with afterwords written in 2017. "There has never been a better book about science fiction; it is doubtful that there has ever veen a better book about writing of any kind." -The Cleveland Press. "A book of sharp, insightful, beautifully written essays . . . . This is quite probably the finest book of its type yet to appear." -Publishers Weekly. "A magnificent achievement, exemplary in its insights, its structure, its editorial restraint and perspective . . . a monumental book." -Robert Silverberg. "Platt held me spellbound for hours. . . . These are some of the best [interviews] I've ever seen." -Analog magazine. "A superb piece of work . . . full of color and warm empathy, it makes for charming reading." -Alfred Bester.

Book A Companion to the British and Irish Novel  1945   2000

Download or read A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945 2000 PDF, written by Brian W. Shaffer and published by John Wiley & Sons. This book was released on 2008-04-15 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Companion to the British and Irish Novel 1945-2000 serves as an extended introduction and reference guide to the British and Irish novel between the close of World War II and the turn of the millennium. Covers a wide range of authors from Samuel Beckett to Salman Rushdie Provides readings of key novels, including Graham Greene’s ‘Heart of the Matter’, Jean Rhys’s ‘Wide Sargasso Sea’ and Kazuo Ishiguro’s ‘The Remains of the Day’ Considers particular subgenres, such as the feminist novel and the postcolonial novel Discusses overarching cultural, political and literary trends, such as screen adaptations and the literary prize phenomenon Gives readers a sense of the richness and diversity of the novel during this period and of the vitality with which it continues to be discussed