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Partners in Wonder

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ISBN : 9780739112670
Pages : 429 pages
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Download Free Partners in Wonder PDF by Eric Leif Davin Full Book and published by Lexington Books. This book was released on 2006 with total page 429 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Partners in Wonder' explores our knowledge of women and science fiction between 1936 and 1965. It describes the distinctly different form of science fiction that females produced, one that was both more utopian and more empathetic than that of their male counterparts.


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Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction

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ISBN : 9780313312038
Pages : 158 pages
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Download Free Science and Social Science in Bram Stoker's Fiction PDF by Carol A. Senf Full Book and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2002 with total page 158 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Best known today as the author of Dracula, Bram Stoker also wrote several other works, including The Jewel of Seven Stars, Lady Athlyne, and The Lair of the White Worm. While he is largely thought of as a Gothic author, he also employs science and technology in his writings. This book examines Stoker's familiarity with scientific discoveries of his day and his blending of science and technology with supernatural subject matter. Stoker, then, emerges as an early writer of science fiction. In addition, this book shows him to be a thoughtful critic of the role of science in society.


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The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science

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Publisher : McFarland
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ISBN : 0786437227
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Free The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science PDF by Frank McConnell Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2009-01-29 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "At first emphasizing that science fiction is primarily one of many forms of storytelling, McConnell gradually recognized science fiction as a modern expression of Gnosticism, rejecting bodily concerns for an exclusive emphasis on spirituality. McConnell's essays cover such topics as H.G. Wells, science fiction in academia, and the role of genre in storytelling"--Provided by publisher.


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The Fortean Influence on Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1476677409
Pages : 188 pages
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Download Free The Fortean Influence on Science Fiction PDF by Tanner F. Boyle Full Book and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2020-12-09 with total page 188 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Charles Fort was an American researcher from the early twentieth century who cataloged reports of unexplained phenomena he found in newspapers and science journals. A minor bestseller with a cult appeal, Fort's work was posthumously republished in the pulp science fiction magazine Astounding Stories in 1934. His idiosyncratic books fascinated, scared, and entertained readers, many of them authors and editors of science fiction. Fort's work prophesied the paranormal mainstays of SF literature to come: UFOs, poltergeists, strange disappearances, cryptids, ancient mysteries, unexplained natural phenomena, and everything in between. Science fiction authors latched on to Fort's topics and hypotheses as perfect fodder for SF stories. Writers like Arthur C. Clarke, Philip K. Dick, Robert Heinlein, H.P. Lovecraft, and others are examined in this exploration of Fortean science fiction--a genre that borrows from the reports and ideas of Fort and others who saw the possible science-fictional nature of our reality.


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Visions and Re-visions

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 9780853238997
Pages : 411 pages
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Download Free Visions and Re-visions PDF by Robert M. Philmus Full Book and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 411 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The former editor of Science Fiction Studies, Robert M. Philmus now casts his expert eye on a diverse range of short stories and novels by the premier creators of science fiction, including George Orwell, C. S. Lewis, and Ursula LeGuin. With essays on such masters of the genre as Stanislaw Lem, Kurt Vonnegut, and Philip K. Dick, the volume provides an in-depth textual examination of science fiction as a truly "revisionary" genre. Visions and Revisions will be of immense value to scholars of literature and science fiction studies.


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What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction

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Pages : 365 pages
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Download Free What it is We Do when We Read Science Fiction PDF by Paul Kincaid Full Book and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 365 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Paul Kincaid is a critic and reviewer - a regular contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, such as the BSFA's Vector, Foundation and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He has also contributed to many SF reference works, and was for 11 years the administrator of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is the recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction. A collection of Kincaid's essays on SF that range from the mid-1980s to the present.


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Science Fiction by Scientists

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Publisher : Springer
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ISBN : 3319411020
Pages : 214 pages
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Download Free Science Fiction by Scientists PDF by Michael Brotherton Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2016-11-15 with total page 214 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This anthology contains fourteen intriguing stories by active research scientists and other writers trained in science. Science is at the heart of real science fiction, which is more than just westerns with ray guns or fantasy with spaceships. The people who do science and love science best are scientists. Scientists like Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Fred Hoyle wrote some of the legendary tales of golden age science fiction. Today there is a new generation of scientists writing science fiction informed with the expertise of their fields, from astrophysics to computer science, biochemistry to rocket science, quantum physics to genetics, speculating about what is possible in our universe. Here lies the sense of wonder only science can deliver. All the stories in this volume are supplemented by afterwords commenting on the science underlying each story.


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Exploring Science Through Science Fiction

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Publisher : Springer Nature
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ISBN : 3030293939
Pages : 335 pages
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Download Free Exploring Science Through Science Fiction PDF by Barry B. Luokkala Full Book and published by Springer Nature. This book was released on 2019-11-01 with total page 335 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How does Einstein’s description of space and time compare with Doctor Who? Can James Bond really escape from an armor-plated railroad car by cutting through the floor with a laser concealed in a wristwatch? What would it take to create a fully intelligent android, such as Star Trek’s Commander Data? Exploring Science Through Science Fiction addresses these and other intriguing questions, using science fiction as a springboard for discussing fundamental science concepts and cutting-edge science research. It includes references to original research papers, landmark scientific publications and technical documents, as well as a broad range of science literature at a more popular level. The revised second edition includes expanded discussions on topics such as gravitational waves and black holes, machine learning and quantum computing, gene editing, and more. In all, the second edition now features over 220 references to specific scenes in more than 160 sci-fi movies and TV episodes, spanning over 100 years of cinematic history. Designed as the primary text for a college-level course, this book will appeal to students across the fine arts, humanities, and hard sciences, as well as any reader with an interest in science and science fiction. Praise for the first edition: "This journey from science fiction to science fact provides an engaging and surprisingly approachable read..." (Jen Jenkins, Journal of Science Fiction, Vol. 2 (1), September 2017)


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The Science of Science-fiction Writing

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ISBN : 1578860113
Pages : 232 pages
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Download Free The Science of Science-fiction Writing PDF by James E. Gunn Full Book and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 232 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A fiction-writing text by a well-known sci-fi author, editor and professor.


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Creators of Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1434457591
Pages : 212 pages
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Download Free Creators of Science Fiction PDF by Brian Stableford Full Book and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2009-11-01 with total page 212 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Well-known critic and novelist Brian Stableford here discusses the writers, editors, and publishers who helped create the modern genre of science fiction: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Camille Flammarion, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Hugo Gernsback, John W. Campbell Jr., Edward E. "Doc" Smith, Robert A. Heinlein, James Blish, Gregory Benford, and Ian Watson. Complete with bibliography and index.


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Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy

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ISBN : 9811362106
Pages : 229 pages
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Download Free Childhood, Science Fiction, and Pedagogy PDF by David W. Kupferman Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2019-04-24 with total page 229 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book invites readers to both reassess and reconceptualize definitions of childhood and pedagogy by imagining the possibilities - past, present, and future - provided by the aesthetic turn to science fiction. It explores constructions of children, childhood, and pedagogy through the multiple lenses of science fiction as a method of inquiry, and discusses what counts as science fiction and why science fiction counts. The book examines the notion of relationships in a variety of genres and stories; probes affect in the convergence of childhood and science fiction; and focuses on questions of pedagogy and the ways that science fiction can reflect the status quo of schooling theory, practice, and policy as well as offer alternative educative possibilities. Additionally, the volume explores connections between children and childhood studies, pedagogy and posthumanism. The various contributors use science fiction as the frame of reference through which conceptual links between inquiry and narrative, grounded in theories of media studies, can be developed.


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The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN : 1780337043
Pages : 608 pages
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Download Free The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction PDF by George Mann Full Book and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-03-01 with total page 608 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.


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The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

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Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN : 9780853238553
Pages : 300 pages
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Download Free The History of the Science-fiction Magazine PDF by Michael Ashley Full Book and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 300 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 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.


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The (Un)Certain Future of Empathy in Posthumanism, Cyberculture and Science Fiction

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ISBN : 1848883366
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The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema

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Pages : 296 pages
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Download Free The Biology of Science Fiction Cinema PDF by Mark C. Glassy Full Book and published by McFarland Publishing. This book was released on 2001 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science fiction films of the 1930s and 1940s were often set in dark laboratories that had strange looking glass containers with bubbling fluids and mad scientists conducting glandular and hormonal experiments. In the 1950s, films were more focused on radiation induced mutations. The 1960s and 1970s brought more sophisticated biological sciences to the movies and focused on such relatively new concepts as immunology, cyrobiology, and biochemistry. In the 1980s and 1990s, the focus of science fiction films has been DNA. This work of film criticism relates 71 science fiction films to the biological sciences. The author covers cell biology, pharmacology, endocrinology, hematology, and entomology, to name just a few topics. An analysis of each film includes a brief plot synopsis, the author's favorite quotations, the biological principles involved, the accuracy of the laboratory, and correct and incorrect biological information. In his analyses, the author sets out what would be required to achieve in real life the results seen in the movies and whether these experiments or events could actually happen.


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50 Short Science Fiction Tales

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Publisher : Simon and Schuster
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ISBN : 0684842963
Pages : 288 pages
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Download Free 50 Short Science Fiction Tales PDF by Isaac Asimov Full Book and published by Simon and Schuster. This book was released on 1997-08-01 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Includes science fiction tales by Issac Asimov, Anthony Boucher, Robert A. Heinlein, and Jack Finney


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Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition

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ISBN : 331956577X
Pages : 246 pages
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Download Free Science Fiction, Ethics and the Human Condition PDF by Christian Baron Full Book and published by Springer. This book was released on 2017-07-10 with total page 246 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book explores what science fiction can tell us about the human condition in a technological world, with the ethical dilemmas and consequences that this entails. This book is the result of the joint efforts of scholars and scientists from various disciplines. This interdisciplinary approach sets an example for those who, like us, have been busy assessing the ways in which fictional attempts to fathom the possibilities of science and technology speak to central concerns about what it means to be human in a contemporary world of technology and which ethical dilemmas it brings along. One of the aims of this book is to demonstrate what can be achieved in approaching science fiction as a kind of imaginary laboratory for experimentation, where visions of human (or even post-human) life under various scientific, technological or natural conditions that differ from our own situation can be thought through and commented upon. Although a scholarly work, this book is also designed to be accessible to a general audience that has an interest in science fiction, as well as to a broader academic audience interested in ethical questions.