Released on 2008Categories Literary Criticism

New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

New Boundaries in Political Science Fiction

Author: Donald M. Hassler

Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

ISBN: 1570037361

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 382

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Surveying the vast expanse of politically-charged science fiction, this book posits that the defining dilemma for these tales rests in whether identity and meaning germinate from progressive linear changes or progress, or from a continuous return to primitive realities of war, death and the competition for survival.
Released on 2010-09Categories Reference

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780941028769

Category: Reference

Page: 800

View: 599

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Released on 2014-12-17Categories Literary Criticism

The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb

The Science Fiction of Phyllis Gotlieb

Author: Dominick Grace

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9781476615080

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 739

Gotlieb is a writer central to the Canadian science fiction canon. Though she has been called the queen of Canadian SF by Robert J. Sawyer, and though David Ketterer has suggested that she is Canadian SF, Gotlieb has been largely overlooked by SF studies. This book delves deeply into her body of work and traces her career in detail. Offering close readings of Gotlieb's novels, short stories (including ones not reprinted since their initial appearances), and SF-related poetry, this study explores Gotlieb's development as a writer and her characteristic themes. The book also references her manuscripts when the differences between them and the published stories provide insights into her working methods. The book enumerates and analyzes Gotlieb's innovative explorations of common SF tropes such as the superhuman, human-alien interaction, and the galactic empire, her prevalent thematic concerns (e.g., reproduction, colonization, the mind-body relationship, the essence of "humanity") as well as her stylistically dense and literary approach to the genre.
Released on 2000-01-01Categories Literary Criticism

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

Author: Michael Ashley

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853238553

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 705

This is the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. This first volume looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the growth and development of the science fiction magazines from when Hugo Gernsback launched the very first, Amazing Stories, in 1926 through to the birth of the atomic age and the death of the pulps in the early 1950s. These were the days of the youth of science fiction, when it was brash, raw and exciting: the days of the first great space operas by Edward Elmer Smith and Edmond Hamilton, through the cosmic thought variants by Murray Leinster, Jack Williamson and others to the early 1940s when John W. Campbell at Astounding did his best to nurture the infant genre into adulthood. Under him such major names as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon emerged who, along with other such new talents as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, helped create modern science fiction. For over forty years magazines were at the heart of science fiction and this book considers how the magazines, and their publishers, editors and authors influenced the growth and perception of this fascinating genre.
Released on 2021-05-19Categories Literary Criticism

Science Fiction: A Critical Guide

Science Fiction: A Critical Guide

Author: Patrick Parrinder

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000378788

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 349

This book, first published in 1979, presents a portrait of science fiction as a distinct form of serious and creative literature. Contributors are drawn from Britain, America and Europe, and range from well-known academic critics to young novelists. The essays establish the common properties of science fiction writing, and assess the history and significance of a field in which critical judgements have often been unreliable. The material ranges from the earliest imaginative journeys to the moon, to later developments of British, American and European science fiction.
Released on 2013-09-12Categories Literary Criticism

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture

Science Fiction and Digital Technologies in Argentine and Brazilian Culture

Author: E. King

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137338761

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 242

View: 642

Fictional narratives produced in Latin America often borrow tropes from contemporary science fiction to examine the shifts in the nature of power in neoliberal society. King examines how this leads towards a market-governed control society and also explores new models of agency beyond that of the individual.