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Title White Mars or The Mind Set Free
Author Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher Open Road Media
Release Date 2015-05-19
Category Fiction
Total Pages 326
ISBN 9781504010283
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A breathtaking vision of a utopian future on Mars by one of science fiction’s most renowned authors In the middle decades of the twenty-first century, the corporate powers on Earth have established a thriving colony on Mars as an alternative to life on the overpopulated, war-torn, ecologically ravaged home planet. But when the economy of EUPACUS—Earth’s collective industrialized nations—collapses, all contact between the two worlds abruptly ceases, and the Martian pioneers are left to fend for themselves. Led by Tom Jeffries, a philosopher and a visionary, the colonists now face a twofold challenge: No longer supported and subsidized by Earthbound interests, they must somehow form a working planetary alliance to create a new society based firmly in freedom and fairness for all while at the same time eliminating war, hunger, hatred, environmental abuse, and other former scourges of humanity. But first and foremost, they must survive. Brian W. Aldiss, a Hugo and Nebula Award–winning Grand Master of Science Fiction, presents a vision for the future that is startling, uplifting, and endlessly exciting. Written in collaboration with noted mathematician and physicist Roger Penrose—and with essential input from international law expert Laurence Lustgarten—Aldiss’s remarkable White Mars opens a window onto a relentlessly thrilling and gloriously possible tomorrow.

Imagining Mars by Robert Crossley

Title Imagining Mars
Author Robert Crossley
Publisher Wesleyan University Press
Release Date 2011-01-03
Category Fiction
Total Pages 396
ISBN 0819571059
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For centuries, the planet Mars has captivated astronomers and inspired writers of all genres. Whether imagined as the symbol of the bloody god of war, the cradle of an alien species, or a possible new home for human civilization, our closest planetary neighbor has played a central role in how we think about ourselves in the universe. From Galileo to Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Crossley traces the history of our fascination with the red planet as it has evolved in literature both fictional and scientific. Crossley focuses specifically on the interplay between scientific discovery and literary invention, exploring how writers throughout the ages have tried to assimilate or resist new planetary knowledge. Covering texts from the 1600s to the present, from the obscure to the classic, Crossley shows how writing about Mars has reflected the desires and social controversies of each era. This astute and elegant study is perfect for science fiction fans and readers of popular science. Ebook Edition Note: The photo of Arthur C. Clarke photo on p. 209 has been redacted.

White Mars by Brian W. Aldiss

Title White Mars
Author Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher St. Martin's Press
Release Date 2000-04-11
Category Fiction
Total Pages 323
ISBN 0312254733
Language English, Spanish, and French
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A 21st-Century Utopia Two of England's most distinguished thinkers have created a bold and startling vision of a new society escaping the ashes of the old. In the not-so-distant future, Man will have begun to colonize our planetary neighbor, Mars. Entrenched corporate and national interests have footed the bill, but a few visionary people attempt to keep Mars free of the hidebound ideologies that have plagued the Earth and turned it into a polluted wasteland of war and hunger. The colony has barely begun to take root in the Martian soil when all communication with EUPACUS--as the industrialized nations of Earth are known--is cut off completely. Environmental and economic stresses have finally spun out of control, and civilization as we know it has collapsed. With no hope of escape or support from Earth, the Martians must overcome the dire obstacles that face them and forge a new alliance for survival. Led by the brave Tom Jefferies, the colonists struggle to build a new way of living based on the search for knowledge, the improvement of human conditions, and the elimination of the hatreds and delusions that lead to misery in the past. Included in an appendix is the complete text of the Charter for an Independent Mars, written by Dr. Laurence Lustgarten, a renowned expert on international law.

Title Science Fact and Science Fiction
Author Brian Stableford
Publisher Routledge
Release Date 2006-09-06
Category Fiction
Total Pages 576
ISBN 9781135923730
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Science fiction is a literary genre based on scientific speculation. Works of science fiction use the ideas and the vocabulary of all sciences to create valid narratives that explore the future effects of science on events and human beings. Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. Although coverage will discuss the science behind the fiction from the Classical Age to the present, focus is naturally on the 19th century to the present, when the Industrial Revolution and spectacular progress in science and technology triggered an influx of science-fiction works speculating on the future. As scientific developments alter expectations for the future, the literature absorbs, uses, and adapts such contextual visions. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.

Title Contemporary Authors New Revision Series
Author Scot Peacock
Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date 2001-10
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0787646091
Language English, Spanish, and French
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In response to the escalating need for up-to-date information on writers, Contemporary Authors® New Revision Series brings researchers the most recent data on the world's most-popular authors. These exciting and unique author profiles are essential to your holdings because sketches are entirely revised and up-to-date, and completely replace the original Contemporary Authors® entries. For your convenience, a soft-cover cumulative index is sent biannually.While Gale strives to replicate print content, some content may not be available due to rights restrictions.Call your Sales Rep for details.

Future Wars by David Seed

Title Future Wars
Author David Seed
Publisher Liverpool University Press
Release Date 2012
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 302
ISBN 9781846317552
Language English, Spanish, and French
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This timely book investigates fiction that speculates about wars likely to break out in the near or distant future. Ranging widely across periods and conflicts real and imagined, Future Wars explores the interplay between politics, literature, science fiction, and war in a range of classic texts. Individual essays look at Reagan's infamous “Star Wars” project, nuclear fiction, Martian invasion, and the Pax Americana. The use of future war scenarios in military planning dates back to the nineteenth century, and Future Wars concludes with a US Army officer's assessment of the continuing usefulness of future wars fiction.

Foundation by Anonim

Title Foundation
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2003
Category Books
Total Pages 86
ISBN UOM:39015057999701
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Dying Planet by Robert Markley

Title Dying Planet
Author Robert Markley
Publisher Duke University Press Books
Release Date 2005-09-08
Category Science
Total Pages 456
ISBN UOM:39015062570315
Language English, Spanish, and French
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For more than a century, Mars has been at the center of debates about humanity’s place in the cosmos. Focusing on perceptions of the red planet in scientific works and science fiction, Dying Planet analyzes the ways Mars has served as a screen onto which humankind has projected both its hopes for the future and its fears of ecological devastation on Earth. Robert Markley draws on planetary astronomy, the history and cultural study of science, science fiction, literary and cultural criticism, ecology, and astrobiology to offer a cross-disciplinary investigation of the cultural and scientific dynamics that have kept Mars on front pages since the 1800s. Markley interweaves chapters on science and science fiction, enabling him to illuminate each arena and to explore the ways their concerns overlap and influence one another. He tracks all the major scientific developments, from observations through primitive telescopes in the seventeenth century to data returned by the rovers that landed on Mars in 2004. Markley describes how major science fiction writers—H. G. Wells, Kim Stanley Robinson, Philip K. Dick, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Judith Merril—responded to new theories and new controversies. He also considers representations of Mars in film, on the radio, and in the popular press. In its comprehensive study of both science and science fiction, Dying Planet reveals how changing conceptions of Mars have had crucial consequences for understanding ecology on Earth.

Title British Fantasy and Science fiction Writers Since 1960
Author Gale Group
Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date 2002
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 472
ISBN STANFORD:36105025820817
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction discuss the changing attitudes towards this genre, including serious consideration by critics. Covers the publication of science fiction in comic books, limited productions of publications by fan presses, the difference between British and American science fiction, the birth of the New Wave, and the revival of horror fiction as a distinct genre.

Title American Book Publishing Record
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000-07
Category Books
Total Pages 86
ISBN STANFORD:36105111050477
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Contemporary Literary Criticism
Author Tom Burns
Publisher Contemporary Literary Criticis
Release Date 2004-10
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 496
ISBN 0787679631
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Covers authors who are currently active or who died after December 31, 1959. Profiles novelists, poets, playwrights and other creative and nonfiction writers by providing criticism taken from books, magazines, literary reviews, newspapers and scholarly journals.

Title Analog Science Fiction Fact
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106011264246
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Genre At The Crossroads by George Edgar Slusser

Title Genre at the Crossroads
Author George Edgar Slusser
Publisher Xenos Books
Release Date 2003
Category Literary Criticism
Total Pages 238
ISBN STANFORD:36105113644475
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Cultural Writing. Fantasy. Essays. The genre of fantasy (with its many forms) dominated twentieth-century literature and art much in the way "realism" dominated the literature and art of the ninteenth-century. Yet, while winning wide popular acclaim, it has often encountered the disapproval and distain of academic critics. The twenty essays in this volume set out to "make the case" for fantasy, especially science fiction, meanwhile tracing its orgins and illuminating its history. Outside of the editors, contributors include Frank McConnell, Bradford Lyau, G.S. Rousseau, Eric S. Rabkin, Brian Aldiss, Gregory Benford, A. Owen Aldridge, Mark Rose, Georgy Guffy, Michael Clifton and Gary Westfahl.

Title Science fiction Studies
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2021
Category Science fiction
Total Pages 86
ISBN UCSC:32106019361382
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title British and Irish Novelists Since 1960
Author Gale Group
Publisher Gale / Cengage Learning
Release Date 2003
Category Biography & Autobiography
Total Pages 439
ISBN STANFORD:36105026157474
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Essays on British and Irish novelists discusses the combination of desperation and avant-gardism, bestsellers, masterpieces, competing technologies, hyper fiction, the future of the novel, recent changes in British publishing, and the increase in writings by celebrity authors.

Title A Plutonian Monologue on His Wife s Death
Author Brian Wilson Aldiss
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000
Category
Total Pages 19
ISBN STANFORD:36105110146649
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Title Kim Stanley Robinson Maps the Unimaginable
Author William J. Burling
Publisher McFarland
Release Date 2009-04-30
Category Literary Collections
Total Pages 303
ISBN UOM:39015080829362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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"These essays examine Robinson's use of alternate history and politics, both in his many novels and in his short stories. This collection, drawn from writers on four continents, includes five new essays and broadens the interpretive debate surrounding Robinson's science fiction and argues for consideration of the author as an intellectual figure of the first rank"--Provided by publisher.

Library Journal by Anonim

Title Library Journal
Author Anonim
Publisher Unknown
Release Date 2000-04
Category Libraries
Total Pages 86
ISBN UVA:X006106498
Language English, Spanish, and French
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The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury

Title The Martian Chronicles
Author Ray Bradbury
Publisher Simon and Schuster
Release Date 2012-04-17
Category Fiction
Total Pages 241
ISBN 9781451678192
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

The tranquility of Mars is disrupted by humans who want to conquer space, colonize the planet, and escape a doomed Earth.

Title 100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors
Author Maura Heaphy
Publisher Libraries Unltd Incorporated
Release Date 2010
Category Language Arts & Disciplines
Total Pages 565
ISBN PSU:000067848362
Language English, Spanish, and French
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Book Summary:

This biographical guide introduces readers to the writers behind the most popular, influential, and provocative work in the field of science fiction.