Alternate Worlds

Alternate Worlds
Title Alternate Worlds PDF eBook
Author James Gunn
Publisher McFarland
Pages 337
Release 2018-08-03
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 1476633320

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Alternate Worlds was first published in 1975 and became an instant classic, winning a Hugo award. This third edition brings the history of science fiction up to date, covering developments over the past forty years--a period that has seen the advent of technologies only imagined in the genre's Golden Age. As a literature of change, science fiction has become ever more meaningful, presaging dangers to humanity and, as Alvin Toffler wrote, guarding against "the premature arrival of the future." The world has begun to recognize science fiction in many different ways, incorporating its elements in products, visual media and huge conventions.




Alternate Worlds

Alternate Worlds
Title Alternate Worlds PDF eBook
Author James E. Gunn
Publisher
Pages 256
Release 1975
Genre Science fiction
ISBN 9780891040491

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The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction

The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction
Title The Cambridge Companion to Science Fiction PDF eBook
Author Edward James
Publisher Cambridge University Press
Pages 330
Release 2003-11-20
Genre Literary Criticism
ISBN 9780521016575

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Alternate Histories of the World

Alternate Histories of the World
Title Alternate Histories of the World PDF eBook
Author Matthew Buchholz
Publisher Penguin
Pages 194
Release 2013-10-01
Genre Humor
ISBN 0698139178

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This remarkable collection of maps, photographs, engravings and paintings from the early ages to modern day provides a stunning new look at the world as defined by our struggles and alliances with the monsters and supernatural creatures that have defined our existence. Learn how a mechanical man helped write America’s Declaration of Independence. Track the course of the Living Dead virus from Africa to Europe and on to the New World. View artifacts from our uneasy alliance with the Martian race, or simply delight in the vibrant colors and illustrations from a bygone age. More than 100 full-color images and insightful essays make this book an essential addition to the libraries of dedicated historians as well as casual fans of monsters and mayhem.




The road to science fiction. 6. Around the world

The road to science fiction. 6. Around the world
Title The road to science fiction. 6. Around the world PDF eBook
Author James Gunn
Publisher Borealis
Pages 0
Release 1998
Genre Science fiction
ISBN 9781565041585

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In its first four volumes, this much-praised historical anthology series traced how the earliest forms of fantastic fiction developed into what is now known as science fiction. Volume Six looks at sci-fi in a dozen foreign countries and offers a rich variety of stories from around the world.




Star Bridge

Star Bridge
Title Star Bridge PDF eBook
Author Jack Williamson
Publisher Macmillan
Pages 300
Release 2014-11-11
Genre Fiction
ISBN 0765335026

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The galaxy's inhabited planets are held together by the repressive Eron Company, the apparent holder of the secret to faster–than–light travel through the Tubes, the network linking the scattered worlds together. Mysterious parties have hired the adventurer Horn to assassinate the company's general manager, Garth Kohlnar. Horn completes his mission, and in the ensuing manhunt encounters Wendre Kohlnar, the daughter and now possibly the heir of the dead man. Escaping through a transdimensional Tube, Horn finds himself on the planet Eron, a world consumed by the Eron Company. There he encounters a corrupt aristocracy, a brewing power struggle over the succession, a covert revolution, and the mystery of who actually knows the secret of the Tubes. James Gunn and Jack Williamson's Star Bridge marks the return of a classic, high-concept space opera by two SF Grand Masters




Inside Science Fiction

Inside Science Fiction
Title Inside Science Fiction PDF eBook
Author James E. Gunn
Publisher Scarecrow Press
Pages 264
Release 2006
Genre Fiction
ISBN 9780810857148

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James Gunn has had a long and distinguished career in science fiction. In addition to his stories and novels, he has written extensively about the reading, writing, and criticism of science fiction. Many of these essays were published in The Science of Science-Fiction Writing (Scarecrow, 2002). A second collection of essays, Inside Science Fiction, was originally published in 1992, and is now available in this revised, updated, and expanded edition. With the addition of five new articles written since 1992, Inside Science Fiction represents Gunn's latest thoughts about the genre. The book is divided into four major sections that tackle various aspects of the genre: - "Getting Inside Science Fiction," in which Gunn discusses his relationship with the genre - "Science Fiction and the Teacher" illustrates various approaches to teaching science fiction - "Science Fiction on Film and Television" deals with the film industry's approaches to science fiction, in particular, Gunn's experiences of seeing his novel The Immortals turned into a made-for-television movie and subsequent series - "Science Fiction and the Real World" examines the impact of science fiction on the world and what the future holds for the genre Inside Science Fiction offers a complete overview of science fiction for readers and viewers from an author, reader, and teacher who has seen it from all sides for more than seventy years.