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Bradbury Beyond Apollo

By Jonathan R. Eller
  • ISBN Code: : 0252052293
  • Publisher : University of Illinois Press
  • Pages : 336
  • Category : Biography & Autobiography
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Celebrated storyteller, cultural commentator, friend of astronauts, prophet of the Space Age—by the end of the 1960s, Ray Bradbury had attained a level of fame and success rarely achieved by authors, let alone authors of science fiction and fantasy. He had also embarked on a phase of his career that found him exploring new creative outlets while reinterpreting his classic tales for generations of new fans. Drawing on numerous interviews with Bradbury and privileged access to personal papers and private collections, Jonathan R. Eller examines the often-overlooked second half of Bradbury's working life. As Bradbury's dreams took him into a wider range of nonfiction writing and public lectures, the diminishing time that remained for creative pursuits went toward Hollywood productions like the award-winning series Ray Bradbury Theater. Bradbury developed the Spaceship Earth narration at Disney's EPCOT Center; appeared everywhere from public television to NASA events to comic conventions; published poetry; and mined past triumphs for stage productions that enjoyed mixed success. Distracted from storytelling as he became more famous, Bradbury nonetheless published innovative experiments in autobiography masked as detective novels, the well-received fantasy The Halloween Tree and the masterful time travel story "The Toynbee Convector." Yet his embrace of celebrity was often at odds with his passion for writing, and the resulting tension continuously pulled at his sense of self. The revelatory conclusion to the acclaimed three-part biography, Bradbury Beyond Apollo tells the story of an inexhaustible creative force seeking new frontiers.

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  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 364
  • Pdf File: joanna-russ.pdf

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Experimental, strange, and unabashedly feminist, Joanna Russ's groundbreaking science fiction grew out of a belief that the genre was ideal for expressing radical thought. Her essays and criticism, meanwhile, helped shape the field and still exercise a powerful influence in both SF and feminist literary studies.Award-winning author and critic Gwyneth Jones offers a new appraisal of Russ's work and ideas. After years working in male-dominated SF, Russ emerged in the late 1960s with Alyx, the uber-capable can-do heroine at the heart of Picnic on Paradise and other popular stories and books. Soon, Russ's fearless embrace of gender politics and life as an out lesbian made her a target for male outrage while feminist classics like The Female Man and The Two of Them took SF in innovative new directions. Jones also delves into Russ's longtime work as a critic of figures as diverse as Lovecraft and Cather, her foundational place in feminist fandom, important essays like "Amor Vincit Foeminam," and her career in academia.

100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels

By Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Book Code : 1408103710
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 629
  • Pdf File: 100-must-read-science-fiction-novels.pdf

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"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author "A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine "Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I. Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction. The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review

By Neil Barron,R. Reginald
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wildside Press LLC
  • Book Code : 0893706248
  • Total of Pages : 202
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 183
  • Pdf File: science-fiction-and-fantasy-book-review.pdf

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"Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review" was founded in 1979 to provide comprehensive coverage of all the major and minor books being released in the genre at that time. This was the golden era of SF publishing, with a thousand titles (old and new) hitting the stands and the bookshelves each and every year. From the older classics to the newest speculative fiction, this was the period when the best and the brightest shined forth their talents. SF&FBR included reviews by writers in the field, by amateur critics, and by litterateurs and University professors. Over a thousand books were covered during the single year of publication, many of them having been reviewed no where else, before or since. The January 1980 issue includes a comprehensive index of all the works featured during the preceding year. This reprint will be a welcome addition to the literature of science fiction and fantasy criticism. Neil Barron is a retired bibliographer and literary critic, editor of the acclaimed "Anatomy of Wonder" series. Robert Reginald was the publisher for twenty-five years of Borgo Press, and has authored over 110 books of his own."

Planet of Steel

By Kevin Partner
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  • Publisher : Scribbleit Limited
  • Book Code : N.a
  • Total of Pages : 117
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 784
  • Pdf File: planet-of-steel.pdf

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"If Foundation and Star Wars had a love child" Meet the mind at the core of the Robot Empire. A planet sized intelligence hungry to possess the secrets hidden within Arkship Dawn. Arla Farmer is the reluctant commander of the asteroid ship, helpless in a galaxy that has changed beyond recognition since their mission began thirteen centuries ago. Will she save her people and lead them to a new home among the stars? And what will happen when the Robot Empire itself comes under threat from an ancient weapon intent on cleansing the galaxy of all intelligent life? Planet of Steel is the third book in a now complete six book series. If you like the Foundation series of Isaac Asimov, or the works of Bradbury, Bear or Clarke, then you'll love Kevin Partner's series of fast paced space opera. Get Planet of Steel now and discover the secret at the heart of the Robot Empire. For readers who enjoy: Isaac Asimov's Foundation Star Wars Star Trek Battlestar Galactica The Orville The Expanse

International Who's Who in Poetry 2005

By Europa Publications
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  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Book Code : 1135355193
  • Total of Pages : 1787
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 568
  • Pdf File: international-who-s-who-in-poetry-2005.pdf

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The 13th edition of the International Who's Who in Poetry is a unique and comprehensive guide to the leading lights and freshest talent in poetry today. Containing biographies of more than 4,000 contemporary poets world-wide, this essential reference work provides truly international coverage. In addition to the well known poets, talented up-and-coming writers are also profiled. Contents: * Each entry provides full career history and publication details * An international appendices section lists prizes and past prize-winners, organizations, magazines and publishers * A summary of poetic forms and rhyme schemes * The career profile section is supplemented by lists of Poets Laureate, Oxford University professors of poetry, poet winners of the Nobel Prize for Literature, winners of the Pulitzer Prize for American Poetry and of the King's/Queen's Gold medal and other poetry prizes.

Space Exploration on Film

By Paul Meehan
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 1476644373
  • Total of Pages : 209
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 99
  • Pdf File: space-exploration-on-film.pdf

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Over the course of several decades, scientific fact has overtaken science fiction as humankind's understanding of the universe has expanded. Mirroring this development, the cinematic depictions of space exploration over the last century have evolved from whimsical sci-fi fantasies to more fact-based portrayals. This book chronologically examines 75 films that depict voyages into outer space and offers the historical, cultural, and scientific context of each. These films range from Georges Melies' fantastical A Trip to the Moon to speculative science fiction works such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Solaris, and Contact, and fact-based accounts of actual space missions as depicted in The Right Stuff, Apollo 13, Salyut 7 and First Man. Each film is analyzed not only in terms of its direction, screenplay, and other cinematic aspects but also its scientific and historical accuracy. The works of acclaimed directors, including Fritz Lang, George Pal, Stanley Kubrick, Andrei Tarkovsky, Robert Wise, Ron Howard, Robert Zemeckis, Ridley Scott, and Christopher Nolan, are accorded special attention for their memorable contributions to this vital and evolving subgenre of science fiction film.

Ray Bradbury - Poet des Raketenzeitalters

By Hardy Kettlitz
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  • Publisher : Memoranda Verlag
  • Book Code : 3948616558
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 532
  • Pdf File: ray-bradbury-poet-des-raketenzeitalters.pdf

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Ray Bradbury (1920–2012) war einer der bedeutendsten US-amerikanischen Schriftsteller des 20. Jahrhunderts. Aldous Huxley bezeichnete ihn als "einen der größten Visionäre unter den zeitgenössischen Autoren" und Brian W. Aldiss nannte ihn den "Hans Christian Andersen des Jet-Zeitalters". Seine Werke "Fahrenheit 451", "Die Mars-Chroniken" und "Der illustrierte Mann" sind in die Literaturgeschichte eingegangen. Bradbury schrieb nicht nur über 400 Erzählungen, sondern auch unzählige Drehbücher, Theaterstücke und Gedichte. Er war ein Moralist und Poet, der sein Publikum auf einzigartige Weise zu unterhalten wusste. Hardy Kettlitz liefert den bislang ausführlichsten Überblick in deutscher Sprache zu Leben und Werk dieses einflussreichen und mit vielen Literaturpreisen ausgezeichneten Schriftstellers. Gastbeiträge von Ekkehard Redlin, Jewgeni Lukin und Erik Simon, über 250 Abbildungen und eine deutsche Bibliografie von Joachim Körber runden den Band ab.

Walter M. Miller, Jr.

By William H. Roberson
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786487100
  • Total of Pages : 218
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 167
  • Pdf File: walter-m-miller-jr.pdf

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Walter M. Miller, Jr., was one of the twentieth century’s leading science fiction writers, a two-time Hugo Award winner and author of the classic novels A Canticle for Leibowitz and Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman. This comprehensive literary guide provides more than 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries on Miller’s life and body of work. It includes summaries of his two novels and all of his shorter works, character descriptions, explanations of the literary, cultural, historical, and religious allusions found in the works, as well as translations of all foreign words and phrases. This guide is meant to inform both scholarly and popular readings of Miller’s work.

Faint Echoes, Distant Stars

By Ben Bova
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  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Book Code : 0061854484
  • Total of Pages : 352
  • Category : Science
  • Members : 502
  • Pdf File: faint-echoes-distant-stars.pdf

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Our neighboring planets may have the answer to this question. Scientists have already identified ice caps on Mars and what appear to be enormous oceans underneath the ice of Jupiter's moons. The atmosphere on Venus appeared harsh and insupportable of life, composed of a toxic atmosphere and oceans of acid -- until scientists concluded that Earth's atmosphere was eerily similar billions of years ago. An extraterrestrial colony, in some form, may already exist, just awaiting discovery. But the greatest impediment to such an important scientific discovery may not be technological, but political. No scientific endeavor can be launched without a budget, and matters of money are within the arena of politicians. Dr. Ben Bova explores some of the key players and the arguments waged in a debate of both scientific and cultural priorities, showing the emotions, the controversy, and the egos involved in arguably the most important scientific pursuit ever begun.

1962

By David Krell
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  • Publisher : U of Nebraska Press
  • Book Code : 1496226585
  • Total of Pages : 408
  • Category : Sports & Recreation
  • Members : 369
  • Pdf File: 1962.pdf

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In the watershed year of 1962, events and people came together to reshape baseball like never before. The season saw five no-hitters, a rare National League playoff between the Giants and the Dodgers, and a thrilling seven-game World Series where the Yankees, led by Mickey Mantle, won their twentieth title, beating the San Francisco Giants, led by Willie Mays, in their first appearance since leaving New York. Baseball was expanding with the Houston Colt .45s and the New York Mets, who tried to fill the National League void in New York but finished with 120 losses and the worst winning percentage since 1900. Despite their record, the ’62 Mets revived National League baseball in a city thirsty for an alternative to the Yankees. As the team struggled through a disastrous first year, manager Casey Stengel famously asked, “Can’t anybody here play this game?” Earlier that year in Los Angeles, Dodgers owner Walter O’Malley launched Dodger Stadium, a state-of-the-art ballpark in Chavez Ravine and a new icon for the city. For the Dodgers, Sandy Koufax pitched his first of four career no-hitters, Maury Wills set a record for stolen bases in a season, and Don Drysdale won twenty-five games. Beyond baseball, 1962 was also a momentous year in American history: Mary Early became the first Black graduate of the University of Georgia, First Lady Jackie Kennedy revealed the secrets of the White House in a television special, John Glenn became the first astronaut to orbit Earth, and JFK stared down Russia during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Weaving the 1962 baseball season within the social fabric of this era, David Krell delivers a fascinating book as epochal as its subject.

Writers Directory

By NA NA
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1349036501
  • Total of Pages : 1550
  • Category : Literary Criticism
  • Members : 776
  • Pdf File: writers-directory.pdf

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