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Author : Isaac Asimov
ISBN : 9780007376032
Genre : Science fiction, American
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Gold is Isaac Asimov's first original collection of science fiction in over a decade. It is also his last science fiction collection, one containing all of his uncollected SF stories that have never before appeared in book form. The title novella, Gold, won the 1992 Hugo Award.

Religion And Science Fiction

Author : James F. McGrath
ISBN : 9780718892555
Genre : Religion
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As announced by its title, this multidisciplinary book focuses on the intersection between religion and science fiction. Several perspectives are addressed by scholars from different disciplines: theology, literature, history, music, and anthropology. Thus, gathering a range of distinct voices and approaches, this work edited by James F. McGrath shows how multifaceted and multicultural the science's fiction treatment of religion is.


Author : Isaac Asimov
ISBN : 0006482031
Genre : Fantasy fiction
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A collection of 31 fantasy stories, ranging from the humorous to the profound. The book also contains previously uncollected writings about the craft of fantasy writing and essays about fantasy itself in which Asimov writes on matters such as metaphor, irony, originality and symbolism.

Science Fiction And The Prediction Of The Future

Author : Gary Westfahl,
ISBN : 9780786484768
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Science fiction has always challenged readers with depictions of the future. Can the genre actually provide glimpses of the world of tomorrow? This collection of fifteen international and interdisciplinary essays examines the genre's predictions and breaks new ground by considering the prophetic functions of science fiction films as well as SF literature. Among the texts and topics examined are classic stories by Murray Leinster, C.L. Moore, and Cordwainer Smith; 2001: A Space Odyssey and its sequels, Japanese anime and Hong Kong cinema; and electronic fiction. Gary Westfahl teaches at the University of California, Riverside. A prolific writer and editor, he earned the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for his lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship. Wong Kin Yuen is the chair of the English department at Hong Kong Shue Yen University and has published broadly on science fiction. Amy Kit-Sze Chan teaches English at Hong Shue Yen University and has published numerous articles on women's issues and cultural studies.

The Oxford Handbook Of Science Fiction

Author : Rob Latham
ISBN : 9780199838844
Genre : Comics & Graphic Novels
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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction attempts to descry the historical and cultural contours of SF in the wake of technoculture studies. Rather than treating the genre as an isolated aesthetic formation, it examines SF's many lines of cross-pollination with technocultural realities since its inception in the nineteenth century, showing how SF's unique history and subcultural identity has been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology. The volume consists of four broadly themed sections, each divided into eleven chapters. Section I, "Science Fiction as Genre," considers the internal history of SF literature, examining its characteristic aesthetic and ideological modalities, its animating social and commercial institutions, and its relationship to other fantastic genres. Section II, "Science Fiction as Medium," presents a more diverse and ramified understanding of what constitutes the field as a mode of artistic and pop-cultural expression, canvassing extra-literary manifestations of SF ranging from film and television to videogames and hypertext to music and theme parks. Section III, "Science Fiction as Culture," examines the genre in relation to cultural issues and contexts that have influenced it and been influenced by it in turn, the goal being to see how SF has helped to constitute and define important (sub)cultural groupings, social movements, and historical developments during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. Finally, Section IV, "Science Fiction as Worldview," explores SF as a mode of thought and its intersection with other philosophies and large-scale perspectives on the world, from the Enlightenment to the present day.

Cyberpunk Steampunk And Wizardry

Author : Nader Elhefnawy
ISBN : 9781508899464
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Where writing on science fiction is concerned, it is the most recent decades that most often get overlooked, so that "big picture" views of the period are a rarity. CYBERPUNK, STEAMPUNK AND WIZARDRY seeks to correct that, offering an overview of the genre that emphasizes exactly these years, with an eye to the big trends and what they meant, both for science fiction, and today's culture as a whole.

Companion To Literature

Author : Abby H. P. Werlock
ISBN : 9781438127439
Genre : Short stories, American
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

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