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Title What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction
Author Paul Kincaid
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2008
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 365
ISBN STANFORD:36105131654928
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Paul Kincaid is a critic and reviewer - a regular contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, such as the BSFA's Vector, Foundation and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He has also contributed to many SF reference works, and was for 11 years the administrator of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is the recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction. A collection of Kincaid's essays on SF that range from the mid-1980s to the present.

Title Medicine and Ethics in Black Women s Speculative Fiction
Author Esther L. Jones
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2016-04-29
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 190
ISBN 9781137514691
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Speculative fiction often shows the complicated and rather fraught history of medicine as it relates to black women. Through prominent writers like Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Nalo Hopkinson, Jones highlights how personal experiences of illness and disease frequently reflect larger societal sicknesses in connection to race and gender.

Title Reading Science Fiction
Author James Gunn
Publisher Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date 2008-10-28
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781137191519
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students. Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction: • Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism • Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society • Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.

Title Once and Future Antiquities in Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author Brett M. Rogers
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2018-12-27
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 248
ISBN 9781350068964
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In 15 all-new essays, this volume explores how science fiction and fantasy draw on materials from ancient Greece and Rome, 'displacing' them from their original settings-in time and space, in points of origins and genre-and encouraging readers to consider similar 'displacements' in the modern world. Modern examples from a wide range of media and genres-including Philip Pullman's His Dark Materials and the novels of Helen Oyeyemi, the Rocky Horror Picture Show and Hayao Miyazaki's Spirited Away, and the role-playing games Dungeons and Dragons and Warhammer 40K-are brought alongside episodes from ancient myth, important moments from history, and more. All together, these multifaceted studies add to our understanding of how science fiction and fantasy form important areas of classical reception, not only transmitting but also transmuting images of antiquity. The volume concludes with an inspiring personal reflection from the New York Times-bestselling author of speculative fiction, Catherynne M. Valente, offering her perspective on the limitless potential of the classical world to resonate with experience today.

Title The Arthur C Clarke Award
Author Paul Kincaid
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 243
ISBN 095524160X
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Essays on winners of the first 18 years of the Arthur C. Clarke Award.

Title Teaching the Short Story
Author A. Cox
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2011-04-05
Category Fiction
Total Pages 204
ISBN 9780230316591
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The short story is moving from relative neglect to a central position in the curriculum; as a teaching tool, it offers students a route into many complex areas, including critical theory, gender studies, postcolonialism and genre. This book offers a practical guide to the short story in the classroom, covering all these fields and more.

Title Science fiction Studies
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2006
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106018383817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction
Author Christine Berberich
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Release Date 2014-12-18
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 344
ISBN 9781474232586
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Guiding readers through key writers and genres, historical contexts and major theoretical approaches, this is a comprehensive introduction to the study of popular fiction. Charting the rise of commercial fiction from the 19th century to today, The Bloomsbury Introduction to Popular Fiction includes introductory surveys, written by leading scholars, to a wide range of popular genres, including: Science Fiction Crime Writing Romance and Chick Lit Adventure Stories and Lad Lit Horror Graphic Novels Children's Literature Part II of the book also includes case-study readings of key writers and texts, from the work of HG Wells, Ian Fleming and Raymond Chandler to more recent books such as Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The book also includes a chapter covering "The Writer's Perspective" on popular publishing, while annotated guides to further reading and online resources throughout give students the tools they need to pursue independent study on their courses.

Title Speaking of Science Fiction
Author Paul Walker
Publisher Frank Dietz
Release Date 1978
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 425
ISBN UOM:39015003859751
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Hard Science Fiction by George Edgar Slusser

Title Hard Science Fiction
Author George Edgar Slusser
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1986
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 284
ISBN UOM:39015011309377
Language English, Spanish, and French
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These 16 essays from the fifth annual J. Lloyd Eaton Conference at the Univer­sity of California, Riverside, seek to come to grips with science fiction’s core, the core at which “science must ulti­mately seem to outweigh the fiction.” Never before has hard SF been the topic of such extended discussion by such qualified people. The dialogue con­stitutes new (and potentially shocking to a traditional literary critic) modes of lit­erary criticism, modes that take into ac­count the impact of scientific specula­tion and method on our culture and on the ways our culture invents stories and myths. Essayists include writer/scientist pro­fessors Robert L. Forward, David Brin, and Gregory Benford. Noted critics and writers with scientific backgrounds or interests include: James Gunn, Frank McConnell, George Guffey, John Hunt­ington, Paul Carter, Patricia Warrick, Paul Alkon, Robert M. Philmus, David Clayton, Eric S. Rabkin, Herbert Suss­man, Michael Collings, and George E. Slusser.

Title Astounding Science fiction
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1958
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UVA:X030221583
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Classic Science Fiction Writers
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Chelsea House
Release Date 1995
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 186
ISBN STANFORD:36105010486632
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A comprehensive volume provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on twelve significant modern black American fiction writers, including Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Chester House, Paule Marshall, Ann Petry, and John A. Williams.

Title Theory of Mind and Science Fiction
Author N. Pagan
Publisher Springer
Release Date 2014-01-06
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 79
ISBN 9781137399120
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Theory of Mind and Science Fiction shows how theory of mind provides an exciting 'new' way to think about science fiction and, conversely, how science fiction sheds light not only on theory of mind but also empathy, morality, and the nature of our humanity.

Title Science Fiction in the Real World
Author Norman Spinrad
Publisher SIU Press
Release Date 1990
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 234
ISBN 0809316714
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This collection of 14 essays on science fiction, most of which originally appeared in Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, explores critical standards; questions of genre, including film and the graphic novel (an evolution of the comic book); and images of the hero. Spinrad provides sketches of four major writers: Sturgeon, Vonnegut, Ballard, and Dick. He also discusses the economic, social, and literary forces that have shaped contemporary science fiction. ISBN 0-8093-1538-6:

Title Analog Science Fiction science Fact
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 1990
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106009755148
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Up Through an Empty House of Stars
Author David Langford
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 2003-08
Category Fiction
Total Pages 312
ISBN 9781592240555
Language English, Spanish, and French
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At last, _Up Through an Empty House of Stars_ brings together the best of the never before collected SF reviews and articles that helped build David Langford's towering reputation since 1980. Complementing the review columns collected in _The Complete Critical Assembly_ and the knockabout essays and squibs in _The Silence of the Langford_, this volume's 100 glittering selections mix serious critical insight with the inimitable Langford wit. In 2002 David Langford won his sixteenth Hugo award as Best Fan Writer, for critical and humorous commentary on SF. In the same year his occasionally scandalous SF newsletter _Ansible_ won its fifth Hugo. Langford also received the 2001 Hugo for best short story, and the 2002 Skylark Award. Here he shines a unique light on classics like Ernest Bramah, G.K. Chesterton, Robert Heinlein and Jack Vance, and analyses major SF -- and major clunkers, and minor eccentrics -- of the 1980s, 1990s and early 2000s, continuing to the latest by such current stars as Gene Wolfe and China Mi, ville. Plus witty asides on crime fiction and its SF links, gleeful examination of writing so bad it's almost good, and (even at his most serious) turns of phrase to make you laugh aloud

Title The Discovery of Socket Greeny
Author Tony Bertauski
Publisher DeadPixel Publications
Release Date 2010-07
Category Young Adult Fiction
Total Pages 266
ISBN 9780982845202
Language English, Spanish, and French
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If you liked Ready Player One and Ender’s Game, you’ll love the thrilling high-tech adventure of Socket Greeny! I was a nobody before I was a legend. I had this funny name and white hair and really didn’t care about anything. But then one day something happened and nothing was ever the same. Change is like that. One day you’re a nothing, the next you’re saving everything. Not everybody. Everything. It’s not that I didn’t want to do what I did. Someone once told me that true nature is a train—you either get on board or get run over. So I got on and let it take me. What I saw… the androids and the off-world creatures. The psychotic minders. It’s out there. The rabbit hole is deep. That’s the thing with the truth. It’s been right in front of us all this time. We just have to see it. Once you do, you’ll never unsee it. Once you know the truth, you can’t ignore it. I was once a nobody and now I’m a legend because I saw the truth about reality, about this universe. And I did something about it. REVIEWS FOR SOCKET GREENY “Absolutely the BEST sci-fi! Totally enjoyable!” –Dr. Bill Encke, Reviewer “THE best book I have EVER read!” – Reviewer “I cried and laughed… I was captivated.” –Teresa Koschalk, Reviewer “A story along the lines of Heinlein’s best!” –SciFiGirl, Reviewer “Transcendent… a beautiful and well written expression.” Tiffany, Reviewer “A Great Series for the SF fan of any Age.” Greg T, Reviewer “Twists throughout woven in so well you may not notice the dominos until the very end.” Reviewer “This was one of the best sci-fi/tech audiobooks I’ve heard lately, and frankly I can’t believe it’s still relatively undiscovered.” Ms. Christian C., Reviewer AWARDS IndieReader’s BEST BOOKS of 2014 7 Indie Titles Perfect for the Big Screen –IndieReader (2015)

The Craft Of Science Fiction by Reginald Bretnor

Title The Craft of Science Fiction
Author Reginald Bretnor
Publisher Barnes & Noble
Release Date 1977
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 321
ISBN UVA:X000596753
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Science Fiction Writers of the Golden Age
Author Harold Bloom
Publisher Chelsea House Pub
Release Date 1995
Category Literature and science
Total Pages 203
ISBN STANFORD:36105009801791
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Looks at the writings of Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl, Theodore Sturgeon, and A.E. van Vogt

The Sociology Of Science Fiction by Brian M. Stableford

Title The Sociology of Science Fiction
Author Brian M. Stableford
Publisher Wildside Press LLC
Release Date 1987
Category Reference
Total Pages 189
ISBN 9780893702656
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes "a fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they like"-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.