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Survey of Science Fiction Literature

Biographical Supplement

by Frank N. Magill

  • 340 Want to read
  • 40 Currently reading

Published by Salem Pr Inc .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History and criticism,
  • Science fiction,
  • Bibliography

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL8235355M
    ISBN 100893561851
    ISBN 109780893561857


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: Survey of Science Fiction Literature/With Bibliographic Supplement: Five Hundred 2,Word Essay Reviews of World-Famous Science Fiction Novels With 2, Bibliographical References (): Magill, Frank Northen: Books5/5(1). The new edition of Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, previously published as Magill's Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, provides descriptions of hundreds of famous and well-regarded works of science fiction and fantasy, summarizing plots and analyzing the works in terms Ratings: 0.

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Survey of Science Fiction Literature Dea-Imm (Volume 2) Hardcover – January 1, by Frank N. Magill (Editor)Format: Hardcover. This new edition of the Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature is a three-volume set offering plot summaries and analyses of of the most popular and frequently taught science fiction and fantasy books and series.

Front matter includes a broad survey of developments in the science fiction and fantasy fields by scholar T. The History of Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading title. Perhaps A History of Science Fiction would be more appropriate as this book is not an exhaustive survey of science fiction literature as much as it is using aspects of that literature to articulate a thesis about the nature of science fiction by:   The survey identified characteristics of readers of science fiction, their knowledge and experiences of works, authors, and subgenres.

It examined their attitudes to science and science fiction and their judgment of the similarity between real and fictional scientists.

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Books everyone can recommend to their little sister/brother. Please don't add books with less than ratings. There’s another unusual trend about science fiction readers. The Bowker Review says about sixty-five percent of book buyers make more than $50, My survey indicates science fiction readers are wealthier: seventy-two percent make more than $50, A majority of Sci Fi readers make more than $80, This is a list of science-fiction novels, novel series, and collections of linked short stories.

It includes modern novels, as well as novels written before the term "science fiction" was in common list includes novels not marketed as SF but still considered to be substantially science fiction in content by some critics, such as Nineteen Eighty Four.

Over the course of the Victorian and Edwardian science-fiction panel, about 50 books and short stories were mentioned or discussed. It’s not possible to reproduce all the discussion here, but the list makes a fair starting point for those who may be looking for a general introduction to the science-fiction of the period.

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Bibliographical supplement. Englewood Cliffs: Salem Press, © (OCoLC) Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Marshall B Tymn; Frank N Magill. Add to Book Bag Remove from Book Bag Saved in: Survey of science fiction literature: five hundred 2,word essay reviews of world-famous science fiction novels with 2, bibliographical references /.

The contributors are among the most highly regarded and influential scholars in their respective areas of expertise in literature and science. Together, their contributions provide a comprehensive, consistently informative, and frequently enlightening survey of what is an extremely varied and theoretically challenging interdisciplinary field.

He wrote non-fiction works on his own, including A Historical and Critical Survey of the Science-Fiction Film, The Work of Ross Rocklynne: An Annotated Bibliography and Guide, and Classics of Fantastic Literature; or, Les Épines Noires: Selected Review Essays. The History of Science Fiction is a somewhat misleading title.

Perhaps A History of Science Fiction would be more appropriate as this book is not an exhaustive survey of science fiction literature as much as it is using aspects of that literature to articulate a thesis about the nature of science fiction itself/5(14).

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Science fiction, abbreviation SF or sci-fi, a form of fiction that deals principally with the impact of actual or imagined science upon society or term science fiction was popularized, if not invented, in the s by one of the genre’s principal advocates, the American publisher Hugo Hugo Awards, given annually since by the World Science Fiction.

The seedling stars - Zotz. --Selected science fiction and fantasy awards --Timeline --Bibliography --Science fiction and fantasy websites --Title index --Author index --Genre index. Other Titles: Science fiction & fantasy literature. Science fiction and fantasy literature.

Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature. Responsibility. Science fiction emerged nearly years ago during a time of great advances in science. Since then authors have tried to make sense of their world by imagining what the future will look like. Science fiction, that's what. One thing we'll find over and over again in sci-fi is a setting that is strange, different, or faraway.

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Because of the ties with futurism and utopian works, there is often overlap with these fields as well. The field also has spawned subfields, such as feminist science fiction studies.

Not all science fiction is good, but then this claim cannot be made of any other type of literature either. This is summed up best by Sturgeon’s Law, named after Theodore Sturgeon, an American science fiction author, who said that 90% of science fiction is crap, but that 90% of everything is crap.

Yet to those who still feel that science fiction has a less welldeveloped critical tradition than literature and science, I would like to propose one counter-example: that the field of science fiction studies might be better at confronting its past and present Western bias and racial prejudices than literature and science.

Chris McKitterick is a science-fiction author and scholar, Director of the Gunn Center for the Study of Science Fiction, and teaches SF and creative writing at KU. He has been a professional writer for decades, an editor for nearly as long, managed technical writers and editors, and currently freelances for a variety of publishers.

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