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21st Century Science Fiction

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13 : 1472114388
Pages : 576 pages
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Download 21st Century Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by David G. Hartwell and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-11-21 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fantastic collection of recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors, including many award-winners. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognised as some of the most skilled and trusted arbiters in science fiction, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans with a first opportunity to see their considerable talents combined, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the genre. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favourites to incandescent new talents, including Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear and Peter Watts. The stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction genre's major awards. Stories include Bacigalupi's 'The Gambler' (Hugo, Nebula, Sturgeon and BSFA nominee), Bear's 'Tideline' (Hugo and Sturgeon winner), Cooper's 'Savant Songs' (Sturgeon nominee), Cornell's 'One of Our Bastards Is Missing' (Hugo nominee), Gregory's 'Second Person Present Tense' (Sturgeon nominee), Mary Robinette Kowal's 'Evil Robot Monkey' (Hugo nominee), David Levine's 'Tk'tk'tk' (Hugo winner), David Moles's 'Finisterra' (Hugo nominee, Sturgeon winner), Hannu Rajaniemi's 'His Master's Voice' (BSFA and Sturgeon winner), Rachel Swirsky's 'Eros', Philia, Agape (Hugo and Sturgeon nominee), Peter Watts's 'The Island' (Hugo winner, Sturgeon nominee).


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Twenty-First Century Science Fiction

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Publisher : Tor Books
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ISBN 13 : 1429988746
Pages : 576 pages
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Download Twenty-First Century Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by David G. Hartwell and published by Tor Books. This book was released on 2013-11-05 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Twenty-First Century Science Fiction is an enormous anthology of short stories—close to 250,000 words—edited by two of the most prestigious and award-winning editors in the SF field and featuring recent stories from some of science fiction's greatest up-and-coming authors. David Hartwell and Patrick Nielsen Hayden have long been recognized as two of the most skilled and trusted arbiters of the field, but Twenty-First Century Science Fiction presents fans' first opportunities to see what their considerable talents come up with together, and also to get a unique perspective on what's coming next in the science fiction field. The anthology includes authors ranging from bestselling and established favorites to incandescent new talents including Paolo Bacigalupi, Cory Doctorow, Catherynne M. Valente, John Scalzi, Jo Walton, Charles Stross, Elizabeth Bear, and Peter Watts, and the stories selected include winners and nominees of all of the science fiction field's major awards. One of Publishers Weekly's Best Science Fiction Books of 2013 At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.


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Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty-First Century

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ISBN 13 : 1000786552
Pages : 151 pages
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Download Science Fiction Cinema in the Twenty-First Century PDF Format Full Free by Pablo Gómez-Muñoz and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2022-12-27 with total page 151 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recent films are increasingly using themes and conventions of science fiction such as dystopian societies, catastrophic environmental disasters, apocalyptic scenarios, aliens, monsters, time travel, teleportation, and supernatural abilities to address cosmopolitan concerns such as human rights, climate change, economic precarity, and mobility. This book identifies and analyses the new transnational turn towards cosmopolitanism in science fiction cinema since the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book considers a wide selection of examples, including case studies of films such as Elysium, In Time, 2012, Andrew Niccol’s The Host, Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, and Cloud Atlas. It also questions the seeming cosmopolitanism of these narratives and exposes how they sometimes reproduce social hierarchies and exploitative practices. Dealing with diverse, interdisciplinary concerns represented in cinema, this book in the Studies in Global Genre Fiction series will be of interest to readers and scholars working in the fields of science fiction, film and media studies, cosmopolitanism, border theory, popular culture, and cultural studies. It will also appeal to fans of science fiction cinema and literature.


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Download Science Fiction in the 21st Century PDF Format Full Free by and published by . This book was released on 2016 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shift your attention to how science fiction grew through the last century into this one. Uncover how the genre has developed from having highly similar plots, audiences, and even authors, into a diverse field with international appreciation and ownership. Tour novels and stories featuring characters of all shapes and colors, written by authors of varying ethnicities, nationalities, and genders. Learn how they were received at the time of publication, and see the impact they had on later writers.


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The History of Science Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 1137569573
Pages : 524 pages
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Download The History of Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Adam Roberts and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-08-04 with total page 524 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.


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Adaptation in Young Adult Novels

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ISBN 13 : 1501361783
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Adaptation in Young Adult Novels PDF Format Full Free by Dana E. Lawrence and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2020-09-03 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Adaptation in Young Adult Novels argues that adapting classic and canonical literature and historical places engages young adult readers with their cultural past and encourages them to see how that past can be rewritten. The textual afterlives of classic texts raise questions for new readers: What can be changed? What benefits from change? How can you, too, be agents of change? The contributors to this volume draw on a wide range of contemporary novels – from Rick Riordan's Percy Jackson series and Megan Shepherd's Madman's Daughter trilogy to Jesmyn Ward's Salvage the Bones – adapted from mythology, fairy tales, historical places, and the literary classics of Shakespeare, Charles Dickens, Jane Austen, and F. Scott Fitzgerald, among others. Unpacking the new perspectives and critiques of gender, sexuality, and the cultural values of adolescents inherent to each adaptation, the essays in this volume make the case that literary adaptations are just as valuable as original works and demonstrate how the texts studied empower young readers to become more culturally, historically, and socially aware through the lens of literary diversity.


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Summary of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari

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Download Summary of 21 Lessons for the 21st Century by Yuval Noah Harari PDF Format Full Free by Peter Cuomo and published by Peter Cuomo. This book was released on 2022-01-03 with total page 72 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A complete summary of Yuval Noah Harari book 21 Lessons for the 21st Century About the original book: 21 Lessons for the Twenty-First Century is an in-depth look at present world politics and humanity's immediate future written by historian, philosopher, and prominent author Yuval Noah Harari. Harari believes that the coming together of biotechnology and artificial intelligence might spell the end of history, with certain people becoming godlike. Despite the global implications of this issue, most individuals are distracted by irrelevant information and are unaware of the argument taking place around them. - The book is divided into five sections: - A discussion of the primary technological and political challenges confronting the global community - Potential responses to these challenges - An analysis of how humans can rise to the occasion to help solve these challenges - A discussion of whether humans can truly comprehend the global nature of these problems - The Harari's solution for assisting humans in gaining clarity.


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Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives

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ISBN 13 : 1801175640
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Gender and Female Villains in 21st Century Fairy Tale Narratives PDF Format Full Free by Natalie Le Clue and published by Emerald Group Publishing. This book was released on 2022-02-11 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For every hero, there is a villain, and for every villain there is a story. But how much do we really know about the villain? Filling a gap in the field of gender representation and character evolution, the chapters in this edited collection focus on female villains in the fairy tale narratives of 21st Century media.


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The History of Science Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 9781137569592
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Download The History of Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Adam Roberts and published by Palgrave Macmillan. This book was released on 2016-08-22 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.


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ISBN 13 : 1000826287
Pages : 568 pages
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Download The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Lisa Yaszek and published by Taylor & Francis. This book was released on 2023-03-22 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Companion to Gender and Science Fiction is the first large-scale reference work of its kind, critically assessing the relations of gender and genre in science fiction (SF) especially—but not exclusively—as explored in speculative art by women and LGBTQ+ artists across the world. This global volume builds upon the traditions of interdisciplinary inquiry by connecting established topics in gender studies and science fiction studies with emergent ideas from researchers in different media. Taken together, they challenge conventional generic boundaries; provide new ways of approaching familiar texts; recover lost artists and introduce new ones; connect the revival of old, hate-based politics with the increasing visibility of imagined futures for all; and show how SF stories about new kinds of gender relations inspire new models of artistic, technoscientific, and political practice. Their chapters are grouped into five conversations—about the history of gender and genre, theoretical frameworks, subjectivities, medias and transmedialities, and transtemporalities—that are central to discussions of gender and SF in the current moment. A range of both emerging and established names in media, literature, and cultural studies engage with a huge diversity of topics including eco-criticism, animal studies, cyborg and posthumanist theory, masculinity, critical race studies, Indigenous futurisms, Black girlhood, and gaming. This is an essential resource for students and scholars studying gender, sexuality, and/or science fiction.


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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 0810878844
Pages : 434 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature PDF Format Full Free 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.


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An Alternate History of the 21st Century

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Publisher : Sinister Regard Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 1941928595
Pages : 68 pages
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Download An Alternate History of the 21st Century PDF Format Full Free by William Shunn and published by Sinister Regard Publishers. This book was released on 2007-09-04 with total page 68 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “William Shunn is one of those SF writers who, because they specialize in short fiction, are not given quite the recognition they deserve—no novels, no mass-market publication, so only the plaudits of the cognoscenti of the short form. Yet Shunn is a fine writer; ingenious, stylish, closely in touch with current global trends and expert in producing thought-provoking near-future SF, and at last he has a collection to show off that keen ability . . . including two impressive original novelettes.” —Nick Gevers, Locus Magazine A presidential inauguration in a fascist America eerily similar to our own. A man who broadcasts his every sense and emotion to a national audience. A space station unequipped to deal with alien visitors. Welcome to an off-kilter 21st century as only Hugo and Nebula Award nominee William Shunn could envision it. From time travel to nanoterrorism, Los Angeles to Lagrange Point 2, the six stories in this collection span not just the length of a century but the breadth of a unique and provocative imagination. Step inside, settle in, and discover a world that’s always surprising but never unfamiliar. Discover the 21st century. “[These stories] tellingly and concisely ironize the clichés and tropes of genre SF, but without destroying their use as toolkit.” —John Clute, The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction “[William Shunn] has the sure instincts of a twenty-first century science fiction writer. He is keenly attuned to the present (in the twenty-first century, there's no point keeping track of the future). He recognizes those truly present-day moments that could only come now, today, in this futuristic present that we swim through without ever really seeing. This extraordinary book is a journey through our present. From the bitingly political (‘From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left’) to the sad and personal (‘Not of This Fold’—a gorgeous novella about faith and humanity that could only have been written by a lapsed Mormon sf writer), and everything in between, this collection is the kind of thing that you can never unread, a book that will awaken you to the present all around you.” —Cory Doctorow


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Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century - Science and Technology

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ISBN 13 : 3030894770
Pages : 1146 pages
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Download Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century - Science and Technology PDF Format Full Free by Alvaro Rocha and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2021-10-13 with total page 1146 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book comprises the proceedings of the International Perm Forum “Science and Global Challenges of the 21st Century” held on October 18th – 23rd, 2021, at Perm State University, Perm, Russia. Global challenges, which determine the main trends in the development of social and economic life in the XXI century, require the integration of specialists in various fields of knowledge. That is why the main principle of this edition is interdisciplinarity, the formation of end-to-end innovation chains, including fundamental and applied research, and the wide application of smart innovations, networks, and information technologies. The authors seek to find synergy between technologies and such fields as computer science, geosciences, biology, linguistics, social studies, historical studies, and economics. The book is of interest to researchers seeking nontrivial solutions at the interface of sciences, digital humanities, computational linguistics, cognitive studies, machine learning, and others.


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Arab and Muslim Science Fiction

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ISBN 13 : 1476685231
Pages : 397 pages
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Download Arab and Muslim Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Hosam A. Ibrahim Elzembely and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-03-21 with total page 397 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How is science fiction from the Arab and Muslim world different than mainstream science fiction from the West? What distinctive and original contributions can it make? Why is it so often neglected in critical considerations of the genre? While other books have explored these questions, all have been from foreign academic voices. Instead, this book examines the nature, genesis, and history of Arabic and Muslim science fiction, as well as the challenges faced by its authors, in the authors' own words. These authors share their stories and struggles with censors, recalcitrant publishers, critics, the book market, and the literary establishment. Their uphill efforts, with critical contributions from academics, translators, and literary activists, will enlighten the sci-fi enthusiast and fill a gap in the history of science fiction. Topics covered range from culture shock to conflicts between tradition and modernity, proactive roles for female heroines, blind imitation of storytelling techniques, and language games.


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Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films

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ISBN 13 : 0786472340
Pages : 298 pages
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Download Neuroscience in Science Fiction Films PDF Format Full Free by Sharon Packer, M.D. and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-11-06 with total page 298 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: As the gap between science fiction and science fact has narrowed, films that were intended as pure fantasy at the time of their premier have taken on deeper meaning. This volume explores neuroscience in science fiction films, focusing on neuroscience and psychiatry as running themes in SF and finding correlations between turning points in "neuroscience fiction" and advances in the scientific field. The films covered include The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Island of Dr. Moreau, Robocop, The Stepford Wives, The Mind Snatchers and iconic franchises like Terminator, Ironman and Planet of the Apes. Examining the parallel histories of psychiatry, neuroscience and cinema, this book shows how science fiction films offer insightful commentary on the scientific and philosophical developments of their times.


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SCIENCE FICTION THE WONDER OF HUMAN IMAGINATION

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ISBN 13 : 0244934096
Pages : 117 pages
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Download SCIENCE FICTION THE WONDER OF HUMAN IMAGINATION PDF Format Full Free by Andreas Sofroniou and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2017-09-19 with total page 117 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction explores the probable consequences of some improbable or impossible transformation of the basic conditions of human (or intelligent non-human) existence. This transformation need not be a technological invention, but may be some mutation of known biological or physical reality: artificial or extraterrestrial life-forms and travel through time are favourite subjects. Science Fiction stories may involve Utopian political speculation, or satire, but most rely on the marvellous appeal of fantasy. The term Science Fiction was first given general currency by Hugo Gernsback, editor of the popular Amazing Stories magazine from 1926. Once uniformly dismissed as pulp trash, SF gained greater respect from the 1950s, as writers like Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, and John Wyndham expanded its range; themes of alien invasion and brain-washing became especially popular at the height of the Cold War.


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Women's Space

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ISBN 13 : 1476636729
Pages : 206 pages
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Download Women's Space PDF Format Full Free by Melanie A. Marotta and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-01-17 with total page 206 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the Star Wars expanded universe to Westworld, the science fiction western has captivated audiences for more than fifty years. These twelve new essays concentrate on the female characters in the contemporary science fiction western, addressing themes of power, agency, intersectionality and the body. Discussing popular works such as Fringe, Guardians of the Galaxy and Mass Effect, the essayists shed new light on the gender dynamics of these beloved franchises, emphasizing inclusion and diversity with their critical perspectives.