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Download Modern Fantasy: The 100 Best Novels PDF Format Full Free by David Pringle and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-09-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pringle presents his selections in chronological order and includes a synopsis of the story, a discussion of the author's overall contribution to fantasy literature, critical commentary on the title's significance, and a brief publishing history. An introductory essay tackles the difficulty of defining fantasy, while a "Brief Bibliography" directs readers to other discussions of the genre. By no means a definitive subject guide, this entertaining volume should serve as a solid introduction to the elusive field of imaginative literature.


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ISBN 13 : 1473208076
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Download Science Fiction: The 100 Best Novels PDF Format Full Free by David Pringle and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2014-06-30 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From one of the best-known editors in modern science fiction, this lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre alike. Informative and readable, David Pringle's choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight breakthrough novels by William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. An essential guide to science fiction literature.


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Modern Fantasy

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Publisher : New York : Bedrick Books
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ISBN 13 : 9780872263284
Pages : 278 pages
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Download Modern Fantasy PDF Format Full Free by David Pringle and published by New York : Bedrick Books. This book was released on 1988 with total page 278 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Recommends the hundred best modern fantasy novels and offers brief summaries of each work


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ISBN 13 : 113678554X
Pages : 248 pages
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Download Fantasy PDF Format Full Free by Richard Mathews and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2016-01-29 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Using a broad definition of fantasy to include myth, folklore, legend and fairy tale, this survey of the genre will entice as well as inform any student interested in the mysterious, mystical or magical. Beloved authors like J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin, William Morris and Robert E. Howard are examined closely.


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ISBN 13 : 9780313329531
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Download The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2005 with total page 1395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.


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ISBN 13 : 9780810863453
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Download The A to Z of Fantasy Literature PDF Format Full Free by Brian Stableford and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2009-08-13 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.


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ISBN 13 : 0521429595
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Download The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature PDF Format Full Free by Edward James and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-26 with total page 268 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Examines the history of fantasy literature from its origins during the Enlightenment to the present, discussing its major themes and codes, writing and reading strategies, subgenres, and noteworthy writers.


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100 Must-read Fantasy Novels

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ISBN 13 : 1408136074
Pages : 208 pages
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Download 100 Must-read Fantasy Novels PDF Format Full Free by Nick Rennison and published by A&C Black. This book was released on 2009-09-28 with total page 208 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Fantasy is one of the most visible genres in popular culture - we see the creation of magical and imagined worlds and characters in every type of media, with very strong fan bases in tow. This latest guide in the successful Bloomsbury Must-Read series covers work from a wide range of authors: Tolkien, Philip Pullman, Terry Pratchett, Michael Moorcock, Rudyard Kipling and C.S Lewis to very contemporary writers such as Garth Nix and Steven Erikson. If you want to expand your range of reading or deepen your understanding of this genre, this is the best place to start.


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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN 13 : 1476640572
Pages : 202 pages
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Download Michael Bishop and the Persistence of Wonder PDF Format Full Free by Joe Sanders and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2022-02-23 with total page 202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Since they began appearing in the 1970s, Michael Bishop's science fiction and fantasy stories have been recognized for their polished prose and their depth of thought and feeling. His award-winning fiction includes No Enemy but Time (1982), Unicorn Mountain (1988), Brittle Innings (1994) and the outstanding short story "The Pile" (2008). After the 2017 publication of his collection Other Arms Reach Out to Me, Bishop was inducted into the Georgia Writers' Hall of Fame. Revision and republication of much of Bishop's fiction in recent years have renewed interest in Bishop's explorations of religion, belief and the pursuit of human truth. This book is the first comprehensive study of Michael Bishop's literary body, examining his work in full. Featured are close readings of all his novels and studies of short stories, poetry and essays that Bishop himself identified for special attention.


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Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

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ISBN 13 : 0313077401
Pages : 192 pages
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Download Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy PDF Format Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2002-01-30 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction occupies a peculiar place in the academic study of literature. For decades, scholars have looked at science fiction with disdain and have criticized it for being inferior to other types of literature. But despite the sentiments of these traditionalists, many works of science fiction engage recognized canonical texts, such as the Odyssey, and many traditionally canonical works contain elements of science fiction. More recently, the canon has been subject to revision, as scholars have deliberately sought to include works that reflect diversity and have participated in the serious study of popular culture. But these attempts to create a more inclusive canon have nonetheless continued to marginalize science fiction. This book examines the treatment of science fiction within the academy. The expert contributors to this volume explore a wide range of topics related to the place of science fiction in literary studies. These include academic attitudes toward science fiction, the role of journals and cultural gatekeepers in canon formation, and the marginalization of specific works and authors by literary critics. In addition, the volume gives special attention to multicultural and feminist concerns. In discussing these topics, the book sheds considerable light on much broader issues related to the politics of literary studies and academic inquiry.


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Download Science Fiction and Fantasy Reference Index, 1985-1991 PDF Format Full Free by Halbert W. Hall and published by Englewood, Colo. : Libraries Unlimited. This book was released on 1993 with total page 714 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:


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ISBN 13 : 1587153300
Pages : 340 pages
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Popular Texts in English

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ISBN 13 : 9788484271260
Pages : 406 pages
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Download Popular Texts in English PDF Format Full Free by Antonio Ballesteros González and published by Univ de Castilla La Mancha. This book was released on 2001 with total page 406 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book comprises a collection of articles devoted to the academic study of popular texts in English. Authors analyse genres which had been habitually looked down on by canonical approaches to literature and art. They take into serious consideration forms like horror literature, the gothic, fantasy, de-tective fiction, science fiction, best-sellers, films and television series of different kinds... among some other representations of what conservative scholars had been considering as marginal. The referential richness of the perspectives reflected here demonstrates that popular texts can be enjoyable for readers and audiences, at the same time that they can be significant in order to reach a better understanding of our culture and ourselves at the beginning of a new millennium.


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Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature's Most Chilling Genre

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ISBN 13 : 1440862060
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Download Horror Fiction in the 20th Century: Exploring Literature's Most Chilling Genre PDF Format Full Free by Jess Nevins and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2020-01-31 with total page 277 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Providing an indispensable resource for academics as well as readers interested in the evolution of horror fiction in the 20th century, this book provides a readable yet critical guide to global horror fiction and authors. Horror Fiction in the 20th Century encompasses the world of 20th-century horror literature and explores it in a critical but balanced fashion. Readers will be exposed to the world of horror literature, a truly global phenomenon during the 20th century. Beginning with the modern genre's roots in the 19th century, the book proceeds to cover 20th-century horror literature in all of its manifestations, whether in comics, pulps, paperbacks, hardcover novels, or mainstream magazines, and from every country that produced it. The major horror authors of the century receive their due, but the works of many authors who are less well-known or who have been forgotten are also described and analyzed. In addition to providing critical assessments and judgments of individual authors and works, the book describes the evolution of the genre and the major movements within it. Horror Fiction in the 20th Century stands out from its competitors and will be of interest to its readers because of its informed critical analysis, its unprecedented coverage of female authors and writers of color, and its concise historical overview. Covers both the best-known authors of horror literature and a large number of lesser-known or forgotten authors whose work would reward searching out by modern readers Is unprecedented in its coverage of international horror literature and includes dozens of authors whose horror fiction has never before been translated into English Covers the major 20th century developments and movements within horror literature in one volume, in a linear and chronological manner Is a corrective to decades of sexist, racist, colonialist, and provincial horror criticism


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ISBN 13 : 0786424370
Pages : 230 pages
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Download Stealing Through Time PDF Format Full Free by Jack Seabrook and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2006-03-30 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The writings of twentieth-century author Jack Finney are classic contributions to the genres of science fiction and suspense thrillers in American literature. Two of Finney's novels, The Body Snatchers and Good Neighbor Sam, became the basis of popular films, but it was his time-travel story Time and Again (1970) that won him a devoted following. The novel about an advertising artist who travels back to the New York of the 1880s quickly became a cult favorite, celebrated especially by New Yorkers for its rich descriptions of life in the city at that time. The year of his death, Finney finished the sequel, From Time to Time (1995). In 1955 he published The Body Snatchers, a chilling tale of aliens who emerge from pods in the guise of humans. Many critics interpreted the insidious infiltration by aliens as a cold war allegory that dramatized America's looming fear of a communist invasion, and the 1956 film Invasion of the Body Snatchers was remade twice. Over the course of his career, Finney wrote ten novels, more than 50 short stories, two plays, and a work of nonfiction, all of which are presented and discussed in this book. Also, reproduced in full and analyzed is a series of letters exchanged between Finney and various persons associated with his alma mater, Knox College. These letters give rare insight into Finney's character and demonstrate his personal interest in some of the themes that recur in his fiction. This work begins with an overview of Finney's life and career, presents a complete assessment of the author's works, and concludes with a look at the various ways that Finney's works have been adapted for the stage, television, and film. Also included is the first comprehensive list of Jack Finney's writings ever published.