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The Encyclopedia of science fiction

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Published by St. Martin"s Griffin in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science fiction -- Dictionaries.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementedited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls ; contributing editor Brian Stableford ; technical editor John Grant.
    ContributionsClute, John, 1940-, Nicholls, Peter, 1939-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3433.4 .E53 1995
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxxv, 1386 p. ;
    Number of Pages1386
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL796952M
    ISBN 10031213486X
    LC Control Number95032883


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Rather than an encyclopedia, it is a series of essays by a group of insufferably condescending pseudo-intellectuals about how crucially important (in their view) science fiction in all its aspects has been, and is, to literature/film and civilization in general/5(12).

Though the book is now somewhat outdated because it was published two decades ago, I still enjoy reading the information from the 90s.

If you are a science fiction fan, you will not be disappointed with this book. This encyclopedia was published in - /5(22). It seemed like a hopeless task but fortunately the science fiction genre nosedived into terminal mediocrity shortly afterwards so the book's actual utility never dated and the fact that it cuts off at the end of the seventies is effectively a bonus/5.

The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction. When the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction was published init was immediately hailed as a classic work of reference. Frank Herbert described it as 'the most valuable science fiction source book ever written' and Isaac Asimov said 'It will become the Bible for all science fiction fans.'/5.

Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia showcases the prophecy and pageantry of science fiction. It weaves together world history with literary history and technical developments with SF trends, providing a cultural context to the Zeitgeist of the by: His science fiction and fantasy works explore philosophical, psychological, anthropological, spiritual, and woodland themes.

He has received three BSFA awards and won the World Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author who is best known for his works of fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction/5. This category contains entries for critics, reviewers, and academics of importance to sf.

Cook, Frederick S. This category contains entries for editors in the sf field. Antczak, Stephen L. This category contains entries for "house names" - that is, pseudonyms owned by a publisher and used by one or more authors. Welcome to the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls (emeritus) and Graham Sleight (managing).

Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all. The present encyclopedia was first conceived by Peter Nicholls in the mids and was published as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z ( ; vt The Science Fiction Encyclopedia ).

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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.

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The Dune saga, set in the Alma mater: University of Washington (no degree). Get this from a library. The Encyclopedia of science fiction.

[John Clute; Peter Nicholls;] -- Gathers information about science fiction history, publishers, authors, motion pictures, novels, concepts, and themes. GARY WESTFAHL teaches at the University of California, Riverside.

His previous books include No Cure for the Future (), Unearthly Visions (), Worlds Enough and Time (), Science Fiction, Canonization, Marginalization, and the Academy (), Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture (), Space and Beyond (), and Cosmic.

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SFE: Science Fiction Encyclopedia: The word. The word "robot" first appeared in Karel Čapek's play R.U.R. (; trans ), and is derived from the Czech robota (statute labour), making it clear that Čapek intended his drama to comment on Slavery (see Imperialism), class, race (see Race in SF), and social robots were artificial human beings of organic.

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When the magazine ceased, several stories were still in the inventory.1st edition. Science fiction gives us different perspectives on our lives and the world, and allows us to escape from the present.

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