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Title Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2
Author R. Reginald
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2010-09
Category Reference
Total Pages 362
ISBN 9780941028783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.

Title Critical Survey of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author Paul Di Filippo
Publisher Salem Press
Release Date 2017
Category Fantasy literature
Total Pages 1400
ISBN 1682172783
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The new edition of Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, previously published as Magill's Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, provides descriptions of hundreds of famous and well-regarded works of science fiction and fantasy, summarizing plots and analyzing the works in terms of their contributions to literature.

Lucian S True History by Lucian (of Samosata.)

Title Lucian s True History
Author Lucian (of Samosata.)
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1894
Category History, Ancient
Total Pages 247
ISBN NYPL:33433081622502
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author David Ketterer
Publisher Indiana University Press
Release Date 1992
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 206
ISBN 0253331226
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature 1975 1991
Author R. Reginald
Publisher Detroit : Gale Research
Release Date 1992
Category Authors
Total Pages 1512
ISBN UOM:49015003032613
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science fiction constitutes one of the largest and most widely read genres in literature, and this reference provides bibliographical data on some 20,000 science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction books, as well as nonfiction monographs about the literature. A companion to Reginald's Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, 1700-1974 (Gale, 1979), the present volume is alphabetically arranged by approximately 10,000 author names. The entry for each individual work includes title, publisher, date and place published, number of pages, hardbound or paperback format, and type of book (novel, anthology, etc.). Where appropriate, entries also provide translation notes, series information, pseudonyms, and remarks on special features (such as celebrity introductions). Includes indexes of titles, series, awards, and "doubles" (for locating volumes containing two novels). Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.

Title Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author R. Reginald
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2010-09
Category Reference
Total Pages 800
ISBN 9780941028769
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Title Classics of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The man in the high castle
Author Fiona Kelleghan
Publisher Salem PressInc
Release Date 2002
Category Fiction
Total Pages 698
ISBN 1587650525
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.

Title Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author Chris Baratta
Publisher Cambridge Scholars Publishing
Release Date 2011-11-15
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781443835428
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The collection of essays titled Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature discusses the environmental and ecocritical themes found in works of science-fiction and fantasy literature. It focuses on an analysis of important literary works in these genres to yield an understanding of how they address the environmental issues we are facing today. Organized into four sections titled “Industrial Dilemmas,” “The Natural World, Community, and the Self,” “Materialism, Capitalism, and Environmentalism,” and “Dystopian Futures,” the essays included also investigate the solutions that these works present to ensure the sustainability of our natural world and, in turn, the sustainability of humanity. This collection will appeal to a broad range of scholars, including those who focus their studies on one of, or all of, the following fields: Ecocriticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, and Environmentalism in Literature. The essays investigate the myriad ways that science fiction and fantasy literature address environmental concerns, with a focus on the detrimental effects – on humanity, on society – of environmental destruction. With topics ranging from the dangers of industrial progress to the connection between environmental degradation and the destruction of the individual, to environmental dangers posed by capitalistic societies to ignored warnings of ecological crises, the essays each tactfully analyze the relationship between the environmental themes in literature and how readers and scholars can learn from the irresponsible treatment of the environment, while also considering solutions to this crisis that are found in science fiction and fantasy literature.

Title Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review
Author Neil Barron
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2009-11
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9780893706241
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."

Intersections by George Edgar Slusser

Title Intersections
Author George Edgar Slusser
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 1987
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 252
ISBN 080931374X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These 17 essays from the seventh annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference examine the relationship between fantasy and science fiction. They propose that fantasy and science fiction are not isolated commercial literary forms, but instead are literary forms worthy of the recognition reserved for traditional literature. Discussion of genre identification ranges from the standard forms of literary criticism embodied in Aristotle’s mimesis and poesis to innovative and possibly controversial points of view such as a theory of humor, a philosophy of time, and a detailed analysis of Dr. Seuss’s Cat in the Hat. The essays provide not only a detailed study of literary elements but also the historical treatment of the material, its commercial use, and its relationship to similar literary forms such as the gothic tale and horror fiction. While few of the essayists agree with one another, they all contribute creative insights to the debate.

Worlds Of Wonder by Camille R. La Bossière

Title Worlds of Wonder
Author Camille R. La Bossière
Publisher University of Ottawa Press
Release Date 2004
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 202
ISBN 9780776605708
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science fiction and fantasy have come to be popular genres for Canadian writers. The work of Margaret Atwood, for example, contains many allusions to science fiction; indeed she has written novels that work explicitly with the tropes of the genre. While some science fiction and fantasy texts are concerned with little more than brains in jars on a distant planet or similarly fabulous Fairy-land fare, many works in both genres have contained penetrating social commentary and cutting-edge narrative techniques. Worlds of Wonder brings together an array of scholarship on Canadian Science fiction and fantasy as varied as the genres themselves. Collectively, the contributors strive to define the ethos particular to Canadians working in the genres. They pay particular attention to narrative modes, and there are many allusions to such theorists of 'grand narratives' as Northrop Frye, Frank Kermode, Jean-François Lyotard, and Fredric Jameson. Amongst many things, the essays demonstrate that duality and ambiguity are defining characteristics of Canadian science fiction and fantasy.

Title Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Author R. Reginald
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1979
Category Authors
Total Pages 1141
ISBN STANFORD:36105012017641
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Fights Of Fancy by George Edgar Slusser

Title Fights of Fancy
Author George Edgar Slusser
Publisher University of Georgia Press
Release Date 1993
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 223
ISBN 0820315338
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of fifteen original essays offers new perspectives on armed conflict as a central aspect of science fiction and fantasy writing. Looking past the superficial conventions associated with ray guns and aliens, swords and sorcerers, the contributors show how writers in the genre today are not so much imagining war more fully as they are completely re-imagining it. Science fiction and fantasy writing is no longer mired in epic or chivalric models but is responding to new and more complex "real-world" motivations for armed aggression: advances in weaponry, shifts in the theaters of war, and changes in battlefield conditions. Most of the papers were presented at the annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, the field's most prestigious international gathering. The trend throughout the book is away from critical interest in stories of spatial or territorial conquest and toward works that deal with topics related to wars of temporal logistics and the internationalization of the combat zone, including urban street violence, gender conflicts, and resistance to runaway technology. The essays range from studies of the semantics and linguistics of warfare in science fiction to a critique of Osip Senkovsky's Fantastic Journeys of Baron Brambeus; from writer Joe Haldeman's assessment of the impact of his Vietnam experiences on his fiction to inquiries into a shared author/reader agenda in novels concerning potential mass destruction, including Stephen King's Dead Zone and M. J. Engh's Arslan. The collection also charts new directions in writing, such as the anti-apocalyptic science fiction of Samuel R. Delany, and embraces new modes of presentation, particularly computer animation and the bande dessinee, or illustrated narrative, as exemplified by French novelist Phillippe Druillet's La Nuit. Musician Bob Marley, film actor/directors Sylvester Stallone and Bruce Lee, and the cyberpunk film classics Terminator and the Road Warrior series are among other topics discussed. Together, the essays reinforce the editors' contention that the true function of these fantasies and science fictions is neither nostalgia nor fancy, but analysis. The contributors treat the texts they examine as a means not of playing war games but of understanding the role of war in the present and the future.

Title Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature The absolute at large
Author T. A. Shippey
Publisher Salem PressInc
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1126
ISBN 0893569070
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Out Of This World by National Library of Canada

Title Out of this World
Author National Library of Canada
Publisher [Kingston, Ont.] : Quarry Press
Release Date 1995
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 264
ISBN UOM:39015034531965
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Aliens by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Title Aliens
Author Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 1987
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 243
ISBN 0809313758
Language English, Spanish, and French
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How and when does there come to be an "an­thropology of the alien?” This set of essays, written for the eighth J. Lloyd Eaton Confer­ence on Fantasy and Science Fiction, is con­cerned with the significance of that question. "[Anthropology] is the science that must desig­nate the alien if it is to redefine a place for itself in the universe,” according to the Introduction. The idea of the alien is not new. In the Re­naissance, Montaigne’s purpose in describing an alien encounter was excorporation--man­kind was the "savage” because the artificial devices of nature controlled him. Shake­speare’s version of the alien encounter was in­corporation; his character of Caliban is brought to the artificial, political world of man and incor­porated into the body politic "The essays in this volume . . . show, in their general orientation, that the tribe of Shakespeare still, in literary studies at least, outnumbers that of Montaigne.” These essays show the interrelation of the excorporating pos­sibilities to the internal soundings of the alien encounter within the human mind and form. This book is divided into three parts: "Searchings: The Quest for the Alien” includes "The Aliens in Our Mind,” by Larry Niven; "Effing the Ineffable,” by Gregory Benford; "Border Patrols,” by Michael Beehler; "Alien Aliens,” by Pascal Ducommun; and "Metamorphoses of the Dragon,” by George E. Slusser. "Sightings: The Aliens among Us” includes "Discriminating among Friends,” by John Huntington; "Sex, Superman, Sociobiology,” by Joseph D. Miller; "Cowboys and Telepaths,” by Eric S. Rabkin; "Robots,” by Noel Perrin; "Aliens in the Supermarket,” by George R. Guffey; and "Aliens 'R’ U.S.,” by Zoe Sofia. "Soundings: Man as the Alien” includes "H. G. Wells’ Familiar Aliens,” by John R. Reed; "Inspiration and Possession,” by Clayton Koelb; "Cybernauts in Cyberspace,” by David Porush; "The Human Alien,” by Leighton Brett Cooke; "From Astarte to Barbie,” by Frank McConnell; and "An Indication of Monsters;” by Colin Greenland.

Title A Writer s Guide to Speculative Fiction Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author Crawford Kilian
Publisher Self-Counsel Press
Release Date 2019-11-01
Category Reference
Total Pages 168
ISBN 9781770405066
Language English, Spanish, and French
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You can create believable science fiction and fantasy worlds Speculative fiction is an umbrella genre enveloping the ever-expanding genres of science fiction and fantasy, and best-selling science fiction and fantasy authors Crawford Kilian and Silvia Moreno-Garcia come together in this book to show writers how to craft believable worlds and plausible characters, and ultimately, how to craft good stories. Their hands-on, practical, put-the-book-down-and-start-writing advice speaks to new and emerging authors of science fiction and fantasy. They offer more than pep talks and success stories; they explain genres and how to bend and blend them, and give concrete suggestions on how to overcome the inevitable problems writers face, such as self editing, writing plausible characters, and building a plot without writing formula fiction. With a combined nearly 50 years of experience, Kilian and Moreno-Garcia save writers time, energy, and grief by showing them how to master the craft of storytelling and how to market their stories as successfully as possible. Their invaluable advice persuades readers to go beyond their, and others’, expectations of market and genre, pushing them to be better writers, and to add their own unique storytelling voices into the growing speculative fiction arena.

Title Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Software and wetware
Author T. A. Shippey
Publisher Salem PressInc
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 1126
ISBN 0893569100
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

Immortal Engines by George Edgar Slusser

Title Immortal Engines
Author George Edgar Slusser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1996
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 243
ISBN 0820317322
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Grouped in three broad categories, the essays provide key information about and concepts of immortality, examine science fiction stories and scientific research to consider the prospects and possible effects of achieving immortality, and discuss immortality and life extension as literary themes.

Coordinates by Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (3rd : 1981 : University of California, Riverside)

Title Coordinates
Author Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature (3rd : 1981 : University of California, Riverside)
Publisher Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press
Release Date 1983
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 209
ISBN UOM:39015008913736
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

Essays examine the themes, literary techniques, and social aspects of the science fiction and fantasy writings of authors, such as Jules Verne, Ray Bradbury, and Robert A. Heinlein