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Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for those who enjoyed Walton's previous collection of essays from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction ...
An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000
Engaged, passionate, and consistently entertaining, this is a book for those who enjoyed Walton's previous collection of essays from Tor.com, the Locus Award-winning What Makes This Book So Great. The Hugo Awards, named after pioneer science fiction publisher Hugo Gernsback, and voted on by members of the World Science Fiction Society, have been given out since 1953. They are widely considered the most prestigious award in science fiction. Between 2010 and 2013, Jo Walton wrote a series of posts for Tor.com, surveying the Hugo finalists and winners from the award's inception up to the year 2000. Her contention was that each year's full set of finalists generally tells a meaningful story about the state of science fiction at that time. Walton's cheerfully opinionated and vastly well-informed posts provoked valuable conversation among the field's historians. Now these posts, lightly revised, have been gathered into this book, along with a small selection of the comments posted by SF luminaries such as Rich Horton, Gardner Dozois, and the late David G. Hartwell.
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33.590000 USD

An Informal History of the Hugos: A Personal Look Back at the Hugo Awards, 1953-2000

by Jo Walton
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As video gaming and video gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. In this examination of how video gaming and video gaming culture are depicted in science fiction, Jason Barr examines how preconceived, media-fueled paranoia about video ...
Video Gaming in Science Fiction: A Critical Study
As video gaming and video gaming culture became more mainstream in the 1970s, science fiction authors began to incorporate aspects of each into their work. In this examination of how video gaming and video gaming culture are depicted in science fiction, Jason Barr examines how preconceived, media-fueled paranoia about video gaming, first formed almost fifty years ago, still resonate in modern science fiction prose. This works reveals how the negative stereotypes of gamers and gaming have trickled through mainstream thought through the years and still dominate science fiction and almost every discussion or depiction of modern video gamers in media and entertainment. As a result, faithful and honest portrayals of gamers and gaming are still wanting, even in the forward thinking worlds of science fiction.
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41.950000 USD

Video Gaming in Science Fiction: A Critical Study

by Jason Barr
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Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films,Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible ...
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]
Inspired by the very newspapers seen in the Fantastic Beasts films,Movie-Making News reveals previously untold behind-the-scenes stories from the first film and offers a sneak-peek at what's to come in the exciting next instalment. Bursting with scoops, exclusives and candid insights from the actors and filmmakers that it wasn't possible to reveal until now, Movie-Making News celebrates Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with features and snippets on the characters, beasts, costumes, special effects, plus a host of filmmaking facts to tantalise readers. Written in a breezy, accessible style, and designed to mimic a real newspaper, it will also include a colour `Late Edition' that offers early photos and insight into what the future holds for Newt, Jacob, Tina & Queenie in Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald.
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22.17 USD

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Movie-Making News: The Stories Behind the Magic [Lenticular Cover]

by Jody Revenson
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This companion to Frank Herbert's six original Dune novels-Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune-provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and other elements, and highlights the series' underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction covers themes of ecology, chaos theory, concepts ...
A Dune Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert's Original Six Novels
This companion to Frank Herbert's six original Dune novels-Dune, Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune and Chapterhouse: Dune-provides an encyclopedia of characters, locations, terms and other elements, and highlights the series' underrated aesthetic integrity. An extensive introduction covers themes of ecology, chaos theory, concepts and structures, and Joseph Campbell's monomyth in Herbert's narrative.
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36.750000 USD

A Dune Companion: Characters, Places and Terms in Frank Herbert's Original Six Novels

by Donald E. Palumbo
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Acknowledged as one of the founding figures of science fiction scholarship and teaching, and one of the genre's leading writers, James Gunn in 1951 wrote what is likely the first master's thesis on modern science fiction, Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis. It achieved some degree of legendary status when ...
Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis: The Seminal 1951 Thesis with a New Introduction and Commentary
Acknowledged as one of the founding figures of science fiction scholarship and teaching, and one of the genre's leading writers, James Gunn in 1951 wrote what is likely the first master's thesis on modern science fiction, Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis. It achieved some degree of legendary status when portions appeared in the short-lived pulp magazine Dynamic, but has otherwise remained unavailable for scholars and general readers of science fiction. Appearing for the first time in book form, this early critical work by a science fiction master is an important historical addition to the field of science fiction studies. Gunn's observations on many of the classic Golden Age stories of the 1940s, before they were classic, highlight this exuberant and astute early academic critical assessment of science fiction. Here the reader will witness the development of Gunn's critical perspective that informed his essential genre history Alternate Worlds and the monumental anthology series The Road to Science Fiction. Michael R. Page's introduction and commentary show the historical significance of Gunn's work and frame it within the context of the later development of science fiction criticism and theory.
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74.22 USD

Modern Science Fiction: A Critical Analysis: The Seminal 1951 Thesis with a New Introduction and Commentary

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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 Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl ...
Arthur C. Clarke
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 Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl closely examines Clarke's remarkable career, ranging from his forgotten juvenilia to the passages he completed for a final novel, The Last Theorem. As Westfahl explains, Clarke's science fiction offered original perspectives on subjects like new inventions, space travel, humanity's destiny, alien encounters, the undersea world, and religion. While not inclined to mysticism, Clarke necessarily employed mystical language to describe the fantastic achievements of advanced aliens and future humans. Westfahl also contradicts the common perception that Clarke's characters were bland and underdeveloped, arguing that these reticent, solitary individuals, who avoid conventional relationships, represent his most significant prediction of the future, as they embody the increasingly common lifestyle of people in the twenty-first century.
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26.250000 USD

Arthur C. Clarke

by Gary Westfahl
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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 Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl ...
Arthur C. Clarke
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 Fountains of Paradise that many regard as his finest works. Gary Westfahl closely examines Clarke's remarkable career, ranging from his forgotten juvenilia to the passages he completed for a final novel, The Last Theorem. As Westfahl explains, Clarke's science fiction offered original perspectives on subjects like new inventions, space travel, humanity's destiny, alien encounters, the undersea world, and religion. While not inclined to mysticism, Clarke necessarily employed mystical language to describe the fantastic achievements of advanced aliens and future humans. Westfahl also contradicts the common perception that Clarke's characters were bland and underdeveloped, arguing that these reticent, solitary individuals, who avoid conventional relationships, represent his most significant prediction of the future, as they embody the increasingly common lifestyle of people in the twenty-first century.
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103.950000 USD

Arthur C. Clarke

by Gary Westfahl
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Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell's terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake news. 1984 and ...
1984 and Philosophy: Is Resistance Futile?
Although the year 1984 is hurtling back into the distant past, Orwell's novel Nineteen Eighty-Four continues to have a huge readership and to help shape the world of 2084. Sales of Orwell's terrifying tale have recently spiked because of current worries about alternate facts, post-truth, and fake news. 1984 and Philosophy brings together brand new, up-to-the-minute thinking by philosophers about Nineteen Eighty-Four as it relates to today's culture, politics, and everyday life. Some of the thinking amounts to thoughtcrime, but we managed to sneak it past the agents of the Ministry of Truth, so this is a book to be read quickly before the words on the page mysteriously transform into something different. Who's controlling our lives and are they getting even more levers to control us? Is truth objective or just made up? What did Orwell get right--and did he get some things wrong? Are social media opportunities for liberation or instruments of oppression? How can we fight back against totalitarian control? Can Big Brother compel us to love him? How does the language we use affect the way we think? Do we really need the unifying power of hate? Why did Orwell make Nineteen Eighty-Four so desperately hopeless? Can science be protected from poisonous ideology? Can we really believe two contradictory things at once? Who surveils the surveilors?
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25.58 USD

1984 and Philosophy: Is Resistance Futile?

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Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators ...
Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World
Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators in the vanguard of international science fiction. Eleven experts offer innovative English-language scholarship on figures ranging from Cuban pioneer Daina Chaviano to Nigerian filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi to the Hugo Award-winning Chinese writer Liu Cixin. These essays invite readers to ponder the themes, formal elements, and unique cultural characteristics within the works of these irreplaceable-if too-little-known-artists. Dale Knickerbocker includes fantasists and genre-benders pushing SF along new evolutionary paths even as they draw on the traditions of their own literary cultures. Includes essays on Daina Chaviano (Cuba), Jacek Dukaj (Poland), Jean-Claude Dunyac (France), Andreas Eschbach (Germany), Angelica Gorodischer (Argentina), Sakyo Komatsu (Japan), Liu Cixin (China), Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, Francophone Canada), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Nigeria), Johanna Sinisalo (Finland), and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia). Contributors: Alexis Brooks de Vita, Pawel Frelik, Yvonne Howell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilan, Vibeke Rutzou Petersen, Amy J. Ransom, Hanna-Riikka Roine, Hanna Samola, Mingwei Song, Tatsumi Takayuki, Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo, and Natacha Vas-Deyres.
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129.68 USD

Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

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Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators ...
Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World
Anthologies, awards, journals, and works in translation have sprung up to reflect science fiction's increasingly international scope. Yet scholars and students alike face a problem. Where does one begin to explore global SF in the absence of an established canon? Lingua Cosmica opens the door to some of the creators in the vanguard of international science fiction. Eleven experts offer innovative English-language scholarship on figures ranging from Cuban pioneer Daina Chaviano to Nigerian filmmaker Olatunde Osunsanmi to the Hugo Award-winning Chinese writer Liu Cixin. These essays invite readers to ponder the themes, formal elements, and unique cultural characteristics within the works of these irreplaceable-if too-little-known-artists. Dale Knickerbocker includes fantasists and genre-benders pushing SF along new evolutionary paths even as they draw on the traditions of their own literary cultures. Includes essays on Daina Chaviano (Cuba), Jacek Dukaj (Poland), Jean-Claude Dunyac (France), Andreas Eschbach (Germany), Angelica Gorodischer (Argentina), Sakyo Komatsu (Japan), Liu Cixin (China), Laurent McAllister (Yves Meynard and Jean-Louis Trudel, Francophone Canada), Olatunde Osunsanmi (Nigeria), Johanna Sinisalo (Finland), and Arkady and Boris Strugatsky (Russia). Contributors: Alexis Brooks de Vita, Pawel Frelik, Yvonne Howell, Yolanda Molina-Gavilan, Vibeke Rutzou Petersen, Amy J. Ransom, Hanna-Riikka Roine, Hanna Samola, Mingwei Song, Tatsumi Takayuki, Juan Carlos Toledano Redondo, and Natacha Vas-Deyres.
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31.450000 USD

Lingua Cosmica: Science Fiction from around the World

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Dystopia is an American Tradition and a present and future reality. The signs that we are living in a dystopia have been clear for decades. Climate change threatens our water, air, and land. Corruption, inequality, and injustice in politics create a vast divide between the rich and the poor. Racism, ...
Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature
Dystopia is an American Tradition and a present and future reality. The signs that we are living in a dystopia have been clear for decades. Climate change threatens our water, air, and land. Corruption, inequality, and injustice in politics create a vast divide between the rich and the poor. Racism, sexism, and homophobia divide us and oppress individuals and groups. Violence and incarceration threaten the bodies and lives of our most vulnerable. The marginalized suffer, the privileged are unhappy, and complacency and cynicism abound. In trying times, we look for heroes, and American traditions of utopia and dystopia tend to do what most traditions do-focus on men and boys as the movers and shakers, the makers (and the destroyers), and as agents of social change and the promise of the future. But times are changing and The Hunger Games transformed the game spurring an explosion of young adult (YA) dystopia that features female protagonists. Ignoring or minimizing the roles that girls and women play in the present and the future (and the past) is no longer an option. In Girls on Fire, Sarah Hentges argues that American traditions of dystopia should look to girls and women in fiction-and in the world-for inspiration toward progressive transformation in the future. She shows the ways that female protagonists act as Girls on Fire and reveal the injustices of the present through the lens of the future. Tracing patterns and themes and weaving together analysis of over a hundred and forty books as well as films, pop culture texts, social media, articles, feminist theory, academic analyses, and observations and students' voices from the classroom, Girls on Fire illustrates a rich tradition and a promising future. With a focus on Young Adult (YA) dystopia and female protagonists, and with particular attention to intersections of race, class, gender, sexuality and power and empowerment-as well as a vision toward social justice- Girls on Fire traces trends and critiques, themes and issues, characters and plots, details and patterns...and the intersectional possibilities that fictional futures point toward. When we expand our vision and explore our collective imagination, we build a better future. Girls on Fire are ready to lead the way.
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41.950000 USD

Girls on Fire: Transformative Heroines in Young Adult Dystopian Literature

by Sarah Hentges
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Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age
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31.490000 USD

Transforming Harry: The Adaptation of Harry Potter in the Transmedia Age

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The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction
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16.790000 USD

The Evolution of African Fantasy and Science Fiction

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Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest New-Wave Trajectory
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31.450000 USD

Afro-Future Females: Black Writers Chart Science Fiction's Newest New-Wave Trajectory

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5 Minute Journal: Flower House, Mindfulness Daily Planner, Meditation Journals to Write In, Daily Mindfulness Planner for Manage Anxiety, Worry and Stress 120 Pages 8.5 X 11
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8.390000 USD

5 Minute Journal: Flower House, Mindfulness Daily Planner, Meditation Journals to Write In, Daily Mindfulness Planner for Manage Anxiety, Worry and Stress 120 Pages 8.5 X 11

by Windblown Planners
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Blade Runner Creator Philip K. Dick
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8.390000 USD

Blade Runner Creator Philip K. Dick

by Tessa B Dick
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Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America's democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and victory for proof that early twentieth-century anxieties about individualism, race, and the foreign or intrusive other persist today. In Stranger America, Josh Toth tracks and delineates these anxieties ...
Stranger America: A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion
Contradictory ideals of egalitarianism and self-reliance haunt America's democratic state. We need look no further than Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and victory for proof that early twentieth-century anxieties about individualism, race, and the foreign or intrusive other persist today. In Stranger America, Josh Toth tracks and delineates these anxieties in our narrative media, locating in America's aesthetic production, finally locating a potential narrative strategy for circumnavigating themsuch anxieties. Toth's central focus is, simply, strangeness--or those characters who adamantly resist being fixed in any given category of identity. As with the theorists employed (Nancy, i ek, Derrida, Freud, Hegel), the subjects and literature considered are as encompassing as possible: from the work of Herman Melville, William Faulkner, James Weldon Johnson, and Nella Larsen to that of Philip K. Dick, Woody Allen, Larry David, and Bob Dylan; from the rise of nativism in the early twentieth century to object-oriented ontology and the twenty-first-century zombie craze; from ragtime and the introduction of sound in American cinema to the exhaustion of postmodern metafiction. Toth argues that American literature, music, film, and television can show us the path toward a new ethic, one in which we organize identity around the stranger rather than resorting to tactics of pure exclusion or inclusion. Ultimately, he provides a new narrative approach to otherness American democracy that seeks to realize a truly democratic form of community.
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83.480000 USD

Stranger America: A Narrative Ethics of Exclusion

by Josh Toth
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Vaka Rangi Volume 3: Star Trek: The Next Generation (Seasons 2-5)
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20.990000 USD

Vaka Rangi Volume 3: Star Trek: The Next Generation (Seasons 2-5)

by Josh Marsfelder
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Deep Ends: A Ballardian Anthology 2018
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31.500000 USD

Deep Ends: A Ballardian Anthology 2018

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The Bend at the End of the Road
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14.690000 USD

The Bend at the End of the Road

by Barry N Malzberg
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The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction (Hardback)
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42.000000 USD

The Complete Scribes of Speculative Fiction (Hardback)

by Cristopher DeRose
Hardback
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A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural. Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never- ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. ...
Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Travelled
A fascinating analysis of the psychology behind the popular TV series Supernatural. Following the adventures of two brothers who investigate deeply strange and paranormal mysteries in their never- ending road trip, the TV show Supernatural has many fans eager to better understand the psychology behind the series' themes and characters. Through 20 essays, this collection examines such issues as; the role grief and trauma play in the protagonists' lives, the various archangels and archetypes depicted, how people can cope with tragedy, loss, addiction, and fear to become heroes who do the right thing and the dynamics of fandom: how fans relate to the narrative, characters, and actors, and continue to engage with series through fanfic, social media, and other practices.
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22.17 USD

Supernatural Psychology: Roads Less Travelled

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Hugo Award winning writer James Gunn (1923-) has been called the last Golden Age author of science fiction. In a career spanning almost 70 years, he has written 28 books and dozens of short stories and participated in the production of films, radio and television programs and comic books. Gunn's ...
Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction
Hugo Award winning writer James Gunn (1923-) has been called the last Golden Age author of science fiction. In a career spanning almost 70 years, he has written 28 books and dozens of short stories and participated in the production of films, radio and television programs and comic books. Gunn's memoir provides an intimate account of his unusual life and career, and of the colorful world of science fiction during the latter half of the 20th century.
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26.250000 USD

Star-Begotten: A Life Lived in Science Fiction

by James Gunn
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Devoted to Tolkien, the teller of tales and cocreator of the myths they brush against, these essays focus on his lifelong interest in and engagement with fairy stories, the special world that he called faerie, a world they both create and inhabit, and with the elements that make that world ...
There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale: Essays on Tolkien's Middle-earth
Devoted to Tolkien, the teller of tales and cocreator of the myths they brush against, these essays focus on his lifelong interest in and engagement with fairy stories, the special world that he called faerie, a world they both create and inhabit, and with the elements that make that world the special place it is. They cover a range of subjects, from The Hobbit to The Lord of the Rings and their place within the legendarium he called the Silmarillion to shorter works like The Story of Kullervo and Smith of Wootton Major. From the pen of eminent Tolkien scholar Verlyn Flieger, the individual essays in this collection were written over a span of twenty years, each written to t the parameters of a conference, an anthol- ogy, or both. They are revised slightly from their original versions to eliminate repetition and bring them up to date. Grouped loosely by theme, they present an unpatterned mosaic, depicting topics from myth to truth, from social manners to moral behavior, from textual history to the microparticles of Middle-earth. Together these essays present a complete picture of a man as complicated as the books that bear his name an independent and unorthodox thinker who was both a believer and a doubter able to maintain conflicting ideas in tension, a teller of tales both romantic and bitter, hopeful and pessimistic, in equal parts tragic and comedic. A man whose work does not seek for right or wrong answers so much as a way to accommodate both; a man of antitheses. Scholars of fantasy literature generally and of Tolkien particularly will find much of value in this insightful collection by a seasoned explorer of Tolkien's world of faerie.
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26.200000 USD

There Would Always Be a Fairy Tale: Essays on Tolkien's Middle-earth

by Verlyn Flieger
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The writings of H.G. Wells have had a profound influence on literary and cinematic depictions of the present and the possible future, and modern science fiction continues to be indebted to his scientific romances, such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Island of Doctor Moreau. ...
Wells Meets Deleuze: The Scientific Romances Reconsidered
The writings of H.G. Wells have had a profound influence on literary and cinematic depictions of the present and the possible future, and modern science fiction continues to be indebted to his scientific romances, such as The Time Machine, The War of the Worlds and The Island of Doctor Moreau. Interpreted and adapted for more than a century, Wells's texts have resisted easy categorization and are perennial subjects for emerging critical and theoretical perspectives. The author examines Wells's works through the post-structuralist philosophy of Gilles Deleuze. Via this critical perspective, concepts now synonymous with science fiction - such as time travel, alien invasion and transhumanism - demonstrate the intrinsic relevance of Wells to the genre and contemporary thought.
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41.950000 USD

Wells Meets Deleuze: The Scientific Romances Reconsidered

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The success of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO's Game of Thrones series underscores the perennial popularity of medieval history-or rather medievalism, the idea of the Middle Ages. Medievalist movies, books and video games are lucrative property in the multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and Renaissance ...
Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War
The success of George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire novels and HBO's Game of Thrones series underscores the perennial popularity of medieval history-or rather medievalism, the idea of the Middle Ages. Medievalist movies, books and video games are lucrative property in the multi-billion-dollar entertainment industry, and Renaissance fairs, reenactment groups and historical martial arts clubs have become prominent in pop culture. Yet actual medieval history-especially medieval military history-remains a niche subject of scholarship. This book, written by an historian and medieval martial arts expert, explains how Martin's fantasy world reflects real history.
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36.750000 USD

Game of Thrones and the Medieval Art of War

by Ken Mondschein
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Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, ...
J. G. Ballard
Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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23.100000 USD

J. G. Ballard

by D Harlan Wilson
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Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, ...
J. G. Ballard
Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Surrealism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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99.750000 USD

J. G. Ballard

by D Harlan Wilson
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By mid-career, many successful writers find a groove and their readers come to expect a familiar consistency and fidelity. Not so with Henry Green (1905-1973). He prefers uncertainty over reason and fragmentation over cohesion, and rarely lets the reader settle into a nice cozy read. Evil, he suggests, can be ...
Henry Green: Havoc in the House of Fiction
By mid-career, many successful writers find a groove and their readers come to expect a familiar consistency and fidelity. Not so with Henry Green (1905-1973). He prefers uncertainty over reason and fragmentation over cohesion, and rarely lets the reader settle into a nice cozy read. Evil, he suggests, can be as instructive as good. Through his use of paradoxical and ambiguous language, his novels bring texture to the flatness of life, making the world seem bigger and closer. We soon stop worrying about what Hitler's bombs have in store for the Londoners of Caught (1943) and Back (1946) and start thinking about what they have in store for each other. Praised in his lifetime as England's top fiction author, he is largely overlooked today. This book presents a comprehensive analysis of his work for a new generation of readers.
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Henry Green: Havoc in the House of Fiction

by Peter Wolfe
Paperback / softback
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