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  • The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy [3 volumes]

    The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy [3 volumes]
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313329500

    Works of science fiction and fantasy are enormously popular among students and general readers. The combined effort of some 150 expert contributors-including Richard Bleiler, John Clute, Ian Nichols, and Darrell Schweitzer-this encyclopedia discusse…

  • William Gibson

    William Gibson
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780252079375

    The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehens…

  • William Gibson

    William Gibson
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780252037801

    The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume is the first comprehens…

  • Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Science Fiction and the Dismal Science

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476677385

    Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusin…

  • Foods of the Gods

    Foods of the Gods

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820317472

    Gluttony and starvation, pleasure and pain, growth and decay. These and other extremes of our condition related to food, though all but banned from the "civilized" tables of mainstream fiction, are ideal topics for the "undomesticated," free-roaming…

  • Science Fiction and the Two Cultures

    Science Fiction and the Two Cultures

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786442973

    Essays in this volume demonstrate how science fiction can serve as a bridge between science and the humanities. Essays are arranged chronologically and form a historical survey of science fiction, showing how early writers like Dante and Mary Shelle…

  • Arthur C. Clarke

    Arthur C. Clarke
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780252041938

    Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountain…

  • Arthur C. Clarke

    Arthur C. Clarke
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780252083594

    Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with Rama and The Fountain…

  • Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

    Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313320644

    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 th…

  • An Alien Abroad

    An Alien Abroad
    av Dr Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781479408030

  • Nursery Realms

    Nursery Realms

    Häftad - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820321448

    Child characters are surprisingly common in horror, fantasy, and science fiction literature and films. Children represent innocence and virtue and symbolize the classic question of fantastic literature: What is the future of the human race, and how…

  • Immortal Engines

    Immortal Engines

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820352428

    These nineteen original essays seek to recontextualize the subject of immortality, examining its influence as an ancient human aspiration while at the same time considering new scientific advances and their impact on life and literature. Grouped in…

  • Immortal Engines

    Immortal Engines

    Häftad - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820317335

    These nineteen original essays seek to recontextualize the subject of immortality, examining its influence as an ancient human aspiration while at the same time considering new scientific advances and their impact on life and literature. Grouped in…

  • Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future

    Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786458417

    Science fiction has always intrigued readers with depictions of an unforeseen future. Can the genre actually provide audiences with a glance into the world of tomorrow? This collection of fifteen international and interdisciplinary essays examines t…

  • Science Fiction and Market Realities

    Science Fiction and Market Realities

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780820317267

    This volume examines the modern marketplace of science fiction and the relationship between art, culture and commerce as reflected in works of science fiction. It includes discussion on American, British and Russian science fiction in context of the…

  • Unearthly Visions

    Unearthly Visions

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313317057

    A pioneering scholarly examination of the rich and fascinating fields of science fiction and fantasy art, this book stimulates scholarly interest in these areas by offering both surveys of the entire history of these traditions and focused examinati…

  • Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476669281

    As science fiction becomes as a major topic for literary study, one reason for its increasing stature is the influence of the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, long held at the University of California, Riverside.…

  • Worlds Enough and Time

    Worlds Enough and Time

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313317064

    With our lives firmly controlled by the steady pace of time, humans have yearned for ways to escape its constraints, and authors have responded with narratives about traveling far into the past or future, reversing the flow of time, or creating alte…

  • Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction

    Hugo Gernsback and the Century of Science Fiction
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786430796

    An examination of science fiction editor and author Hugo Gernsback's career, this work explores the many ways in which his work influenced the genre. The book summarizes the science fiction theories of Gernsback and his successors, considers his eff…

  • Space and Beyond

    Space and Beyond
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313308468

    Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged an…

  • The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s

    The Rise and Fall of American Science Fiction, from the 1920s to the 1960s
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781476674940

    Tracing the development of science fiction, this book offers a thorough examination of how the genre evolved to its current state. Close critical attention is given to topics including art that has accompanied science fiction, the subgenres of space…

  • A Day in a Working Life [3 volumes]

    A Day in a Working Life [3 volumes]
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781610694025

    Ideal for high school and college students studying history through the everyday lives of men and women, this book offers intriguing information about the jobs that people have held, from ancient times to the 21st century.This unique book provides d…

  • Cosmic Engineers

    Cosmic Engineers
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 1996 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313297274

    The first comprehensive critical study of hard science fiction, this book reveals how the term hard science fiction originated, and how arguments about its range and nature have unfolded. Westfahl shows that hard science fiction is generally charact…

  • Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture

    Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture
    av Gary Westfahl

    Inbunden - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313308475

    In a constantly changing world, individuals are forever growing to meet the challenges and developments that emerge around them. In contemporary society, technology is at the heart of change. Literature, too, reflects the evolution of culture and in…

  • Science Fiction Quotations

    Science Fiction Quotations

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780300108002

    Thousands of memorable quotations from the best science fiction works of all time In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein monster first come…

  • No Cure for the Future

    No Cure for the Future

    Inbunden - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780313317071

    Speculations about new medical advances have been a crucial aspect of science fiction since its origins in the 19th century, when such novels as Frankenstein and The Island of Dr. Moreau provided powerful mythic images of doctors with godlike abilit…

  • The The Spacesuit Film

    The The Spacesuit Film
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780786442676

    Filmmakers employ various images to suggest the strangeness of outer space, but protective spacesuits most powerfully communicate the dangers of space and the frailty and weakness of humans beyond the cradle of Earth. Many films set in space, howeve…

  • A Sense-Of-Wonderful Century

    A Sense-Of-Wonderful Century
    av Dr Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781434445063

  • Islands in the Sky

    Islands in the Sky
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781434403568

  • The Other Side of the Sky

    The Other Side of the Sky
    av Gary Westfahl

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781434457493