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Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy

By Gregory Benford,,Gary Westfahl,Howard V. Hendrix,Joseph D. Miller
  • ISBN Code: : 147663193X
  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Pages : 271
  • Category : Literary Criticism
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 The J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature—long held at the University of California, Riverside—have been a major influence in the study of science fiction and fantasy for thirty years. The conferences have attracted leading scholars whose papers are published in Eaton volumes found in university libraries throughout the world. This collection brings together 22 of the best papers—most with new afterwords by the authors—presented in chronological order to show how science fiction and fantasy criticism has evolved since 1979.

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Alden Walker—sport pilot and skydiver—finds himself and his light airplane mysteriously transported into an alien world: a parallel Earth peopled by exotic-looking humans as well as a host of animals that have evolved into human-like form, with human-like powers of thought, but which have retained their appetites for flesh and blood. Especially human flesh and blood. Accompanied by a beautiful indigenous woman with a score of her own to settle, Walker must set out upon a covert mission to retrieve a vital element from the creatures who have stolen it, employing his piloting and parachuting skills in combination with her superb swordsmanship. On their quest they will encounter a host of anthropomorphic predators, until they finally reach their goal: a mountain fortress occupied by a coldly calculating race of humanoid vampire bats. And upon the success or failure of their mission hangs the fate of both their worlds.

Aliens

By Eaton Conference on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature
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  • Publisher : SIU Press
  • Book Code : 9780809313754
  • Total of Pages : 280
  • Category : Literary Collections
  • Members : 602
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How and when does there come to be an "an­thropology of the alien?” This set of essays, written for the eighth J. Lloyd Eaton Confer­ence on Fantasy and Science Fiction, is con­cerned with the significance of that question. "[Anthropology] is the science that must desig­nate the alien if it is to redefine a place for itself in the universe,” according to the Introduction. The idea of the alien is not new. In the Re­naissance, Montaigne’s purpose in describing an alien encounter was excorporation--man­kind was the "savage” because the artificial devices of nature controlled him. Shake­speare’s version of the alien encounter was in­corporation; his character of Caliban is brought to the artificial, political world of man and incor­porated into the body politic "The essays in this volume . . . show, in their general orientation, that the tribe of Shakespeare still, in literary studies at least, outnumbers that of Montaigne.” These essays show the interrelation of the excorporating pos­sibilities to the internal soundings of the alien encounter within the human mind and form. This book is divided into three parts: "Searchings: The Quest for the Alien” includes "The Aliens in Our Mind,” by Larry Niven; "Effing the Ineffable,” by Gregory Benford; "Border Patrols,” by Michael Beehler; "Alien Aliens,” by Pascal Ducommun; and "Metamorphoses of the Dragon,” by George E. Slusser. "Sightings: The Aliens among Us” includes "Discriminating among Friends,” by John Huntington; "Sex, Superman, Sociobiology,” by Joseph D. Miller; "Cowboys and Telepaths,” by Eric S. Rabkin; "Robots,” by Noel Perrin; "Aliens in the Supermarket,” by George R. Guffey; and "Aliens 'R’ U.S.,” by Zoe Sofia. "Soundings: Man as the Alien” includes "H. G. Wells’ Familiar Aliens,” by John R. Reed; "Inspiration and Possession,” by Clayton Koelb; "Cybernauts in Cyberspace,” by David Porush; "The Human Alien,” by Leighton Brett Cooke; "From Astarte to Barbie,” by Frank McConnell; and "An Indication of Monsters;” by Colin Greenland.

American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913–1929

By John T. Soister,Henry Nicolella,Steve Joyce
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  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Book Code : 0786487909
  • Total of Pages : 830
  • Category : Performing Arts
  • Members : 354
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During the Silent Era, when most films dealt with dramatic or comedic takes on the “boy meets girl, boy loses girl” theme, other motion pictures dared to tackle such topics as rejuvenation, revivication, mesmerism, the supernatural and the grotesque. A Daughter of the Gods (1916), The Phantom of the Opera (1925), The Magician (1926) and Seven Footprints to Satan (1929) were among the unusual and startling films containing story elements that went far beyond the realm of “highly unlikely.” Using surviving documentation and their combined expertise, the authors catalog and discuss these departures from the norm in this encyclopedic guide to American horror, science fiction and fantasy in the years from 1913 through 1929.

Bridge of Shadows

By Rachel Caine
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  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Book Code : 1504067800
  • Total of Pages : 281
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 424
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New York Times–Bestselling Author: In El Paso, Texas, tension grows between a doctor serving the undocumented and her ex-husband, a border patrol agent . . . Dr. Ana Maria Ross Gutierrez runs a clinic near the Texas-Mexico border, taking care of those who’ve crossed into the United States illegally. Ana was once married to Peter Ross, but his decision to join the border patrol drove her to divorce him—despite Peter’s continuing feelings for her and his conviction that he’s protecting the desperate immigrants in his own way. Now, as hostility and hatred heat up in El Paso, Ana, Peter, and a young mother are entangled in danger and violence that threaten them all, in this emotional, suspenseful tale by the New York Times–bestselling author of ITW Thriller Award finalist Stillhouse Lake and the Revivalist and Morganville Vampires series. “Immediately draws the reader into the desperation and the fear of these people who go to such lengths to become part of the American society . . . extremely well-written . . . The characters are interesting and multi-dimensional.” —Literary Times

Bridge of Sighs

By Richard Russo
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  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Book Code : 0307267903
  • Total of Pages : 546
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 981
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This moving novel follows Louis Charles Lynch (“Lucy”) as he and his wife of forty years are about to embark on a vacation to Italy. Lucy is sixty years old and has spent his entire life in Thomaston, New York. Like his late, beloved father, Lucy is an optimist, though he’s had plenty of reasons not to be—chief among them his mother, still indomitably alive. Yet it was her shrewdness, combined with that Lynch optimism, that had propelled them years ago to the right side of the tracks and created an “empire” of convenience stores about to be passed on to the next generation. Lucy's oldest friend, once a rival for his wife's affection, leads a life in Venice far removed from Thomaston. In fact, the exact nature of their friendship is one of the many mysteries Lucy hopes to untangle in the “history” he’s writing of his hometown and family. And with his story interspersed with that of Noonan, the native son who’d fled so long ago, the destinies building up around both of them (and Sarah, too) are relentless, constantly surprising, and utterly revealing. Bridge of Sighs, from the beloved Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Empire Falls, is a moving novel about small-town America that expands Russo's widely heralded achievement in ways both familiar and astonishing.

The Girl on the Bridge

By James Hayman
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  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Book Code : 0062657216
  • Total of Pages : 368
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 747
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From New York Times bestselling author of the acclaimed McCabe and Savage series comes an electrifying new thriller of taut and twisted suspense. On a freezing December night, Hannah Reindel leaps to her death from an old railway bridge into the rushing waters of the river below. Yet the real cause of death was trauma suffered twelve years earlier when Hannah was plucked from a crowd of freshman girls at a college fraternity party, drugged, and then viciously assaulted by six members of the college football team. Those responsible have never faced or feared justice. Until now. A month after Hannah’s death, Joshua Thorne—former Holden College quarterback and now a Wall Street millionaire—is found murdered, his body bound to a bed and brutally mutilated. When a second attacker dies in mysterious circumstances, detectives Mike McCabe and Maggie Savage know they must find the killer before more of Hannah’s attackers are executed. But they soon realize, these murders may not be simple acts of revenge, but something far more sinister. The Girl on the Bridge is a compelling and harrowing tale of suspense that once read will not easily be forgotten.

Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

By Karen Haber
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  • Publisher : Rockport Publishers
  • Book Code : 161060234X
  • Total of Pages : 224
  • Category : Design
  • Members : 366
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Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art profiles and celebrates the work of today’s leading practitioners of art of the fantastic, as well as a handful of gifted newcomers from around the globe. The range and impact of their work is both inspiring and far-reaching. These 28 masters have created images for television, movies, gaming, museum exhibits, theme park rides, and every area of publishing.Some of the artists featured only employ traditional painting techniques, while others use only digital methods, and many more blend the mediums to create their fantastical images. Each artist discusses his/her influences and techniques as well as offering tips to beginning artists. Science Fiction Grandmaster and Hugo Award–winning author Joe Haldeman contributes a foreword. Artists, science fiction fans, and art collectors will appreciate the outstanding artwork featured here. Featured artists include: —Brom —Jim Burns —Kinuko Y. Craft —Dan Dos Santos —Bob Eggleton —Donato Giancola —Rebecca Guay —James Gurney —Gregory Manchess —Stephan Martiniere —Terese Nielsen —John Picacio —Greg Spalenka —Shaun Tan —Charles Vess