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British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers, 1918-1960

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Pages : 392 pages
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Download British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers, 1918-1960 PDF Format Full Free by Darren Harris-Fain and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2002 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Essays on British writers of fantasy and science fiction, including dark fantasy and supernatural horror. Includes lesser-known authors who made their own small but significant contributions to this field. Discusses the impact of pulp magazines and other new magazines that focused on subgenres such as romance fiction, adventure fiction, Western fiction, and eventually fantasy and science fiction, and utopian literature, a predecessor and close cousin of science fiction.


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The Undergraduate's Companion to Children's Writers and Their Web Sites

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Publisher : Libraries Unlimited
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ISBN 13 : 1591580978
Pages : 154 pages
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Download The Undergraduate's Companion to Children's Writers and Their Web Sites PDF Format Full Free by Jen Stevens and published by Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 2004 with total page 154 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume, one in the Undergraduate Companion series, focuses on American and British writers for children and young adults and is addressed to students in both English and Education classes. It provides both print and free online sources. Most undergraduates do not possess the research skills necessary to evaluate Web sites. This volume will address their needs by providing pathfinders to works by, about, and related to key writers of children's and young adult fiction. Included are entries for 185 British and American writers and writing teams, most from the 20th century. Young adult and adult. Grades 9 and up.


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British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Since 1960

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Pages : 472 pages
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Download British Fantasy and Science-fiction Writers Since 1960 PDF Format Full Free by Darren Harris-Fain and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 2002 with total page 472 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 13 : 9780810849389
Pages : 512 pages
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Download Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature PDF Format Full Free by Brian M. Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 512 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.


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Science Fact and Science Fiction

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Publisher : Routledge
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ISBN 13 : 1135923744
Pages : 576 pages
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Download Science Fact and Science Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Brian Stableford and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2006-09-06 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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Icons of Horror and the Supernatural

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Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13 : 031308100X
Pages : 818 pages
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Download Icons of Horror and the Supernatural PDF Format Full Free by S. T. Joshi and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2006 with total page 818 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Each entry discusses a type of monster or villian in horror, science fiction, or supernatural literature or films, providing a history of when it first appeared in the genre, criticism of its incarnations since, and what makes it so frightening.


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Seeking a Role

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Publisher : OUP Oxford
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ISBN 13 : 0191606782
Pages : 688 pages
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Download Seeking a Role PDF Format Full Free by Brian Harrison and published by OUP Oxford. This book was released on 2009-03-26 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In this, the first of two self-standing volumes bringing The New Oxford History of England up to the present, Brian Harrison begins in 1951 with much of the empire intact and with Britain enjoying high prestige in Europe. The United Kingdom could still then claim to be a great power, whose welfare state exemplified compromise between Soviet planning and the USA’s free market. When the volume ends in 1970, no such claims carried conviction. The empire had gone, central planning was in trouble, and even the British political system had become controversial. In an unusually wide-ranging, yet impressively detailed volume, Harrison approaches the period from unfamiliar directions. He explains how British politicians in the 1950s and 1960s responded to this transition by pursuing successive roles for Britain: worldwide as champion of freedom, and in Europe as exemplar of parliamentary government, the multi-racial society, and economic planning. His main focus, though, rests not on the politicians but on the decisions the British people made largely for themselves: on their environment, social structure and attitudes, race relations, family patterns, economic framework, and cultural opportunities. By 1970 the consumer society had supplanted postwar austerity, the socialist vision was fading, and 'the sixties' (the theme of his penultimate chapter) had introduced new and even exotic themes and values. Having lost an empire, Britain was still resourcefully seeking a role: it had yet to find it.


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The Transcendent Vision of Mythopoeic Fantasy

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ISBN 13 : 1476647356
Pages : 233 pages
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Download The Transcendent Vision of Mythopoeic Fantasy PDF Format Full Free by David S. Hogsette and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-07-22 with total page 233 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: An ever-expanding critical library on fantasy fiction requires an analysis of why the genre is so ubiquitous, enduring and beloved. This work analyzes the mythic elements in foundational fantasy texts, arguing that mythopoeic fantasy reveals timeless truths that link human cultures past and present. Through close readings of works like Phantastes, The King of Elfland's Daughter, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, A Wizard of Earthsea, The Neverending Story, A Wrinkle in Time and Out of the Silent Planet, this book explores how mythopoeic fantasy speaks to the deepest concerns of the human heart. It investigates the genre's use of an imagination that is sometimes atrophied by the demands of contemporary life, and explores how fantasy provides restoration, consolation and hope within a cultural context that too often decries such ideas. Each chapter focuses on a representative text, providing author background and engaging relevant scholarship on a variety of relevant thematic issues. Offering new insights on these classic texts by drawing upon post-secular critical approaches, this work is suitable for both new and seasoned students of fantasy.


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Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN 13 : 3319706756
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Desire and Empathy in Twentieth-Century Dystopian Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Thomas Horan and published by Springer. This book was released on 2018-02-13 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book assesses key works of twentieth-century dystopian fiction, including Katharine Burdekin’s Swastika Night, George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four, and Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, to demonstrate that the major authors of this genre locate empathy and morality in eroticism. Taken together, these books delineate a subset of politically conscious speculative literature, which can be understood collectively as projected political fiction. While Thomas Horan addresses problematic aspects of this subgenre, particularly sexist and racist stereotypes, he also highlights how some of these texts locate social responsibility in queer and other non-heteronormative sexual relationships. In these novels, even when the illicit relationship itself is truncated, sexual desire fosters hope and community.


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Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0192584898
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Topologies of the Classical World in Children's Fiction PDF Format Full Free by Claudia Nelson and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2019-10-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Beginning with Rudyard Kipling and Edith Nesbit and concluding with best-selling series still ongoing at the time of writing, this volume examines works of twentieth- and twenty-first-century children's literature that incorporate character types, settings, and narratives derived from the Greco-Roman past. Drawing on a cognitive poetics approach to reception studies, it argues that authors typically employ a limited and powerful set of spatial metaphors - palimpsest, map, and fractal - to organize the classical past for preteen and adolescent readers. Palimpsest texts see the past as a collection of strata in which each new era forms a layer superimposed upon a foundation laid earlier; map texts use the metaphor of the mappable journey to represent a protagonist's process of maturing while gaining knowledge of the self and/or the world; fractal texts, in which small parts of the narrative are thematically identical to the whole, present the past in a way that implies that history is infinitely repeatable. While a given text may embrace multiple metaphors in presenting the past, associations between dominant metaphors, genre, and outlook emerge from the case studies examined in each chapter, revealing remarkable thematic continuities in how the past is represented and how agency is attributed to protagonists: each model, it is suggested, uses the classical past to urge and thus perhaps to develop a particular approach to life.


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Lord Dunsany

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Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
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ISBN 13 : 0810893142
Pages : 304 pages
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Download Lord Dunsany PDF Format Full Free by S. T. Joshi and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2013-12-13 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anglo-Irish writer Lord Dunsany (1878–1957) was a pioneering writer in the genre of fantasy literature and the author of such celebrated works as The Book of Wonder (1912) and The King of Elfland’s Daughter (1924). Over the course of a career that spanned more than five decades, Dunsany wrote thousands of stories, plays, novels, essays, poems, and reviews, and his work was translated into more than a dozen languages. Today, Dunsany’s work is experiencing a renaissance, as many of his earlier works have been reprinted and much attention has been paid to his place in the history of fantasy and supernatural literature. This bibliography is a revision of the landmark volume published in 1993, which first charted the full scope of Dunsany’s writing. This new edition not only brings the bibliography up to date, listing the dozens of new editions of Dunsany’s work that have appeared in the last two decades and the wealth of criticism that has been written about him, but also records many obscure publications in Dunsany’s lifetime that have not been previously known or identified. In all, the bibliography has been expanded by at least thirty percent. Among this new material are dozens of uncollected short stories, newspaper articles, and poems, and many books, essays, and reviews of Dunsany’s work published over the past century. Altogether, this bibliography is the definitive listing of works by and about Dunsany and will be the foundation of Dunsany studies for many years to come.


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A Study Guide for Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice"

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ISBN 13 : 1410361039
Pages : 29 pages
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Download A Study Guide for Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice" PDF Format Full Free by Gale, Cengage Learning and published by Gale, Cengage Learning . This book was released on 2016-06-29 with total page 29 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Study Guide for Nevil Shute's "A Town Like Alice," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.


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Science Fiction Authors

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Pages : 318 pages
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Download Science Fiction Authors PDF Format Full Free by Maura Heaphy and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2009 with total page 318 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.


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British Science Fiction Film and Television

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ISBN 13 : 0786484837
Pages : 237 pages
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Download British Science Fiction Film and Television PDF Format Full Free by Tobias Hochscherf and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 237 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Written by international experts from a range of disciplines, these essays examine the uniquely British contribution to science fiction film and television. Viewing British SF as a cultural phenomenon that challenges straightforward definitions of genre, nationhood, authorship and media, the editors provide a conceptual introduction placing the essays within their critical context. Essay topics include Hammer science fiction films, the various incarnations of Doctor Who, Stanley Kubrick’s A Clockwork Orange, and such 21st-century productions as 28 Days Later and Torchwood.


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100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors

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Pages : 565 pages
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Download 100 Most Popular Science Fiction Authors PDF Format Full Free by Maura Heaphy and published by Libraries Unltd Incorporated. This book was released on 2010 with total page 565 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Contains biographical and bibliographical information on one hundred popular science fiction writers active from the classical era into the twenty-first century, each including a list of interviews and essays.



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The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature

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Pages : 441 pages
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Download The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature PDF Format Full Free by Brian M. Stableford and published by A to Z Guide Series. This book was released on 2005 with total page 441 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "Science fiction literature, also known as sci-fi and sf, is one of the more recent and popular genres. It only truly emerged during the 20th century and has not stopped growing in terms of authors, titles, and readers. It has also evolved into a variety of subgenres, ranging from hard sf to soft sf and utopias to dystopias, with more than a smattering of horror, detective, war, and feminist titles. Stableford covers all of this and more, taking a close look at what has become a booming industry, with specialized writers, publishers, and fan magazines and literature from the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and many other countries. The chronology charts the genre's dazzling growth; the introduction provides exceptional insight into what science fiction literature is all about; and the dictionary section examines writers, books, themes, and other specifics."--BOOK JACKET.