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Prepare to take a step beyond reality into the fantastic realm of other worlds imagined by the pioneers of science fiction. This collection features a set of wide ranging and mind expanding tales created by the founding fathers of this most fascinating and exciting of literary genres. As well as the works of famous authors such as Jules Verne, Arthur Conan Doyle and Jack London, there are some startlingly original gems by lesser known scribes.

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Science Fiction: Paperback: iUniverse: 9780595411290: 13 Dec 2006

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Offers tips and advice on writing science fiction, discussing the rules of fiction, and how to structure a successful story.

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Final Voyage and Other Science Fiction Stories: Paperback: Richard SIMMs Publications: 9780993038716: 10 Oct 2016

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Aims to bring together a diverse selection of science fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall', first published in 1941, to the 2006 story 'Friends in Need' by Eliza Blair. This title includes stories which portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races.

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What character did Peter Cushing portray in Star Wars: A New Hope? Who was Arwen Evenstar's mother? According to Isaac Asimov, what is third law of robotics? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called 'Graywand'?Do you dare face the ultimate test of science fiction and fantasy knowledge? This fun-filled book offers the chance to prove your expertise, with questions ranging from easy to nearly impossible, drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and television shows in the history of the genre.

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A collection of classic science fiction short stories features tales by H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Frederik Pohl, Clifford Simak, Brian Aldiss, Ursala K. LeGuin, and many others. Edited by the author of The Road to Middle-Earth. 20,000 first printing.

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Pulp Science Fiction: Paperback: iUniverse: 9780595406067: 13 Nov 2006

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The fourth book from the highly esteemed Royal College of Art Photography Department, Science and Fiction gathers together 20 young international artists whose work engages with cultural notions of science and fiction. Highly illustrated, the publication features original material by this new generation of artists, specifically conceived and produced for the publication.

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In this book Carlos Clarens, author of Crime Movies (also available from Da Capo/Perseus), George Cukor, and many articles in film magazines, brings his encyclopedic knowledge of films and filmmakers to the subject of horror and science-fiction films of the classic era. Whether discussing the erotic aspects of King Kong, examining the works of Val Lewton, contrasting the director s attitude toward the monster in Frankenstein and The Bride of Frankenstein, accounting for the special genius of Lon Chaney, or comparing the various versions of Dr.

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Award-winning anthologists Jane Yolen and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have combed through a year's worth of books and magazines and websites to find the most outstanding fantasy and science fiction stories of 2004-and collected them into a single volume aimed specifically at teens and young adults. Many of today's most popular authors are represented here, including:* Peter S.

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy 1967: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781536823264: 31 Jul 2016

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy 1976: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781537151069: 17 Aug 2016

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy 1959: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781535031585: 30 Jun 2016

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Here, in an attractive gift box, are unabridged editions of the five most popular science-fiction novels of H.G. Wells: The First Men in the Moon, The Invisible Man, The Time Machine, The Island of Dr. Moreau, and The War of the Worlds. Five remarkably prescient works by the "father" of modern science fiction includeThe First Men in the Moon, a 1901 novel about lunar life; The Invisible Man, the story of a scientist whose experiments take a terrifying turn;The Time Machine, a journey into the future; The Island of Dr.

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy 2011: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781534644434: 11 Jun 2016

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The Rudderhaven Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology III: Paperback: Rudderhaven: 9781932060164: 12 Sep 2015

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Science Fiction is our conversation with the future; politics are our conversation with each other. Strange Bedfellows - as in 'politics makes strange bedfellows' - contains short fiction from the best writers in the field including including Nebula Award-winner Eugie Foster; writers who are passionate about the importance of ideology and political action as a source of solutions as well as problems.

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This ingeniously conceived anthology raises the intriguing question, If Thomas Pynchon s Gravity s Rainbow had won the Nebula award in 1973, would the future distinction between literary fiction and science fiction have been erased? Exploring the possibility of an alternate history of speculative fiction, this literary collection reveals that the lines between genres have already been obscured.

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A 100 postcard collection of the iconic, bizarre and mind-blowing best of science fiction cover designs from 80 years of Penguin's history. From the 1930s and 1940s and the world famous tri-band design, to the covers of the 1960s and 1970s inspired by surrealism, expressionism, psychedelia and pop art, this collection charts science fiction's emergence as a literary force while embracing the spirit of its pulp excess.

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The stories of Mary Shelley, H.G. Wells, and Jules Verne paved the way for the fantastic science fiction literature that we all enjoy today. However, full appreciation of these contemporary works is impossible without an understanding of their literary roots. Classic Science Fiction and Fantasy Stories is a wonderful collection, comprising excerpts and short stories from some of the most beloved writers of all time.

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Written by one of the leading authorities on writing, publishing and teaching science fiction, The Science of Science Fiction Writing offers the opportunity to share in the knowledge James Gunn has acquired over the past forty years. He reflects on the fiction-writing process and how to teach it, and the ideas he has shared with his students about how to do it effectively and how to get it published afterwards.

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Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Paperback: Dib Books: 9781785320569: 05 May 2016

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Collected Science Fiction Short Stories: Paperback: Dib Books: 9781785320545: 24 Apr 2016

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This sixth volume of the year's best science fiction and fantasy features over thirty stories by some of the genre's greatest authors, including Yoon Ha Lee, James Patrick Kelly, Ken Liu, Robert Reed, Lavie Tidhar, Carrie Vaughn, and many others. Selecting the best fiction from Asimov's, Clarkesworld, F & SF, and other top venues, The Year's Best Science Fiction & Fantasy is your guide to magical realms and worlds beyond tomorrow.

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A deluxe edition of super-charged, original and classic short stories. Dystopia, Post-Apocalypse, time travel, robots and more this brilliant collection brings together the best of today's writers (many stories previously unpublished), with an eclectic range of science fiction masters including H. Rider Haggard, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Philip Frances Nowlan, Edward Page Mitchell and Jack London.

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Now in Paperback! Between an ancient Roman's trip to the moon and the fantastic tales of H.G. Wells lies a journey through time and space and an awesome evolution in scientific thinking. From Gilgamesh's search for immortality to Lucian's odyssey on the moon; from Jonathan Swift's hilarious satire on scientists in Gulliver's Travels to Mary Shelley's horrifying description of a scientist who has gone too far in Frankenstein from Edgar Allan Poe's balloon trip in the year 2848 to Jules Verne's prophesies of the impact of scientific inventions on future civilization; from Edward Bellamy's utopian escape from the industrial Revolution to H.

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A comprehensive guide to science fiction films, which analyzes and contextualizes the most important examples of the genre, from Un voyage dans la lune (1902), to The Road (2009).

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Pulp Science Fiction" reads like a wild Saturday afternoon sci-fi double feature matinee from the "50s!"The passenger cleared his throat as he began his message. "Mom. Mom, it's me. I don't have a lot of time, so please listen to me carefully. I'm not at school. I'm on my way to Buffalo to meet a woman who can help me stop something unimaginable. Mom, you've got to get out of the condo.

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An anthology of top-selected writings from 2009, edited by a Hugo Award-winning author, includes the works of such figures as Ian McDonald, Alastair Reynolds, Nancy Kress, Mary Rosenblum and Robert Charles Wilson and is complemented by an extensive recommended reading guide. Simultaneous.

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A funny thing happened to Ralph. He's an exchanged ET abducted by ET's and brought aboard the same space ship from which he had come. There he was given a message for the people of Earth, "It s up to the people of Earth to save themselves from the destruction which threatens them.

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This book offers a clearly written, entertaining and comprehensive source of medical information for both writers and readers of science fiction. Science fiction in print, in movies and on television all too often presents dubious or simply incorrect depictions of human biology and medical issues. This book explores the real science behind such topics as how our bodies adapt to being in space, the real-life feasibility of common plot elements such as suspended animation and medical nanotechnology, and future prospects for improving health, prolonging our lives, and enhancing our bodies through technology.

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Science Fiction: Teachers' Guide: Ages 8-12: Mixed media product: Hopscotch Educational Publishing Ltd. : 9781904307853: 01 Aug 2005

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The prestigious Nebula Awards are the Oscars of science fiction and fantasy, the only SF awards bestowed annually by the writers' own demanding peers, the Science-fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. Just as the Nebula Awards honor only the finest science ficiton and fantasy, the Nebula Awards series showcases only the best of the ballot, offering as well fiction and nonfiction not collected elsewhere and a dazzling selection of essays written expressley for each volume.

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This accessible and provocative collection of science fiction acquaints readers with cutting-edge gender controversies in moral and political philosophy. By imagining future worlds that defy our most basic assumptions about sex and gender, freedom and equality, and ethical values, the anthology s authors not only challenge traditional standards of morality and justice, but create bold experiments for testing feminist hypotheses.

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Wildlife Rescue helps return endangered black-footed ferrets to the wild. Wildlife Rescue is a company that helps wild animals. They take care of animals that are sick, injured, or in danger. Each rescue becomes an adventure. It takes our group of heroes all over the country to help endangered animals. Students learn about life science concepts, ecosystems, and the environment.

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Travel where no man has gone before with this decade-by-decade progression of science-fiction classics. From the classic, low-budget space exploration Flash Gordon tales of the Saturday matinee serials, to the slick CGI-realized world of The Matrix, science-fiction films have long been pushing the boundaries of the visually and dramatically fantastic turning the known world on its head, playing with the laws of physics, and all the while holding their audience spellbound.

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A full-length analysis of the popular phenomenon of American science fiction television argues that the genre has replaced the Western in the American cultural imagination; explores common themes in science fiction-including politics, ideology, ethnicity, gender, and militarism-and examines narrative patterns and visual styles as exemplified by key science fiction series.

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Science and Fiction in the Science-Fiction Novel: Hardback: Palala Press: 9781341904066: 07 Sep 2015

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Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design. This in-depth study by William Whittington considers the evolution of sound design not only through cultural and technological developments during the last four decades, but also through the attitudes and expectations of filmgoers.

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In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre.

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The material in this book forms the basis of an interdisciplinary, college-level course, which uses science fiction film as a vehicle for exploring science concepts. Unlike traditional introductory-level courses, the science content is arranged according to major themes in science fiction, with a deliberate progression from the highly objective and discipline-specific (e.

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Despite periods of heavy censorship and political opposition, science fiction has emerged in the People's Republic of China as a popular literary genre. This anthology of stories by six major Chinese science fiction writers is the first such collection to be published in English. The stories are enriched by China's ancient tradition of fantastic literature as well as that nation's fascination with futuristic science and technology, and they provide illuminating glimpses of Chinese attitudes, values, and daily life.

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Kipling's Science Fiction. From one of the greatest storytellers of all time - a collection of fantastic tales of things that might have been. In the late 19th and early 20th century, before science fiction and fantasy was pushed into a ghetto, the most literary and respected authors would write fantastic tales without a thought for labels and genres.

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Offering a broad historical and theoretical reassessment of science fiction, Christine Cornea explores the development of this popular genre in cinema from its very beginnings to the present day. Each chapter offers analyses of particular films, situating them within a wider historical/cultural context while also highlighting a specific key thematic issue.

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The importance of science fiction to undergraduate literary studies cannot be underestimated. Its capacity to challenge students' social, political and cultural perspectives makes it invaluable in highlighting the contingent nature of contemporary society and the potential for change. Teaching Science Fiction is the first book in thirty years to address how science fiction might be taught to this effect.

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Scots like Iain N. Banks and Ken MacLeod lead in a futuristic tradition, for from MacDonald, Barrie, and Stevenson onwards, Scots have been speculating in ways derived from their unique circumstances: lacking political power, they imagine future spaces and different places-with a twist. Nineteenth-century thermodynamics (theorized in Scotland), Celtic Otherworlds, and a Scotland always on the "other side" of history open unusual futures for Mitchison, Spark, Lindsay, Mitchell, MadDiarmid, Morgan, Crumey, Fitt, and Gray.

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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times.

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781535048996: 01 Jul 2016

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Bibliographie Der Deutschsprachigen Science Fiction Und Fantasy: Paperback: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform: 9781535056083: 01 Jul 2016

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Science Fiction is illuminated by world class scholars and fiction writers, who introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding the genre. Their groundbreaking approach provides insights into today's SF world and makes learning how to read Science Fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students.

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Brief tales about animals illustrate moral principles and lessons of life, and include the stories of a crow who finds a clever way to get a drink of water and a disappointed fox who decides the grapes he couldn't reach were sour.

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The Simon and Kirby Library: Science Fiction spans more than 20 years, beginning with the first stories Joe Simon and Jack Kirby ever produced together (beginning in June 1940)-their ten-issue run ofBlue Bolt adventures. Then the Cold War years will be represented by Race For the Moon, featuring pencils by Kirby and inked artwork by comic book legends Reed Crandall, Angelo Torres, and Al Williamson.

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Science Fiction: Ten Explorations 1986: Paperback: Palgrave Macmillan: 9781349072613: 01 Jan 1986

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Body, Soul and Cyberspace explores how recent science-fiction cinema addresses questions about the connections between body and soul, virtuality, and the ways in which we engage with spirituality in the digital age. The book investigates notions of love, life and death, taking an interdisciplinary approach by combining cinematic themes with religious, philosophical and ethical ideas.

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Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri.

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In this new and timely cultural history of science fiction, Roger Luckhurst examines the genre from its origins in the late nineteenth century to its latest manifestations. The book introduces and explicates major works of science fiction literature by placing them in a series of contexts, using the history of science and technology, political and economic history, and cultural theory to develop the means for understanding the unique qualities of the genre.

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A socio-cultural analysis of the relationship between modernism and science fiction, from the 1870s to the 1970s, with examples drawn from literature and other media in Britain, Europe and the Americas. The book challenges how high and low culture has been mapped in the twentieth century.

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For all its concern with change in the present and future, science fiction is deeply rooted in the past and, surprisingly, engages especially deeply with the ancient world. Indeed, both as an area in which the meaning of "classics" is actively transformed and as an open-ended set of texts whose own 'classic' status is a matter of ongoing debate, science fiction reveals much about the roles played by ancient classics in modern times.

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Weinberg's work is so ground-breaking, his research so arduous, and his precursors in this field so generally unhelpful that we must regard this as charting virtually unexplored waters. There is nothing really to compare the book to, and there is not likely to be a more complete such book in the near future. Weinberg deserves the thanks of anyone seriously interested in what we might call the cultural history of SF, and his book belongs in any collection that purports to represent that history.

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From Tolkien to Star Trek, from Game of Thrones to Battlestar Galactica, and from The Walking Dead to Janelle Monae's Afrofuturist concept albums, transmedia world-building offers us complex and immersive environments beyond capitalism. This book examines the ways in which these popular storyworlds offer tools for anticapitalist theory and practice.

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Steve Tomasula's work exists at the cutting edges of scientific knowledge and literarytechniques. As such, it demands consideration from multiple perspectives and from critics who can guide the reader through the formal innovations and multimedia involutions while providing critical scientific, aesthetic, historical, and technical contexts. This book, the first of its kind, provides this framework, showing readers the richness and relevance of the worlds Tomasula constructs.

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This book focuses on the interplay of gender, race, and their representation in American science fiction, from the nineteenth-century through to the twenty-first, and across a number of forms including literature and film. Haslam explores the reasons why SF provides such a rich medium for both the preservation of and challenges to dominant mythologies of gender and race.

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This one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations.

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