The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One 1929 1964

Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0765305372
Release Date: 2005-02
Genre: Fiction

A collection of twenty-six definitive science fiction tales includes a diverse range of pieces selected by the writers themselves and provides an introduction to young and new readers as well as a fan's treasury of key short works. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

Author: Tom Shippey
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192803816
Release Date: 2003-01
Genre: Fiction

A collection of classic science fiction short stories features tales by H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Frederik Pohl, Clifford Simak, Brian Aldiss, Ursala K. LeGuin, and many others. Edited by the author of The Road to Middle-Earth. 20,000 first printing.

Modern Classics of Science Fiction

Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466859517
Release Date: 2013-12-10
Genre: Fiction

Brian Aldiss William Gibson R.A. Lafferty Ursula K. Le Guin Lucius Shepard Bruce Sterling Theodore Sturgeon Howard Waldrop Connie Willis Gene Wolfe Roger Zelazny "The best stories are timeless. Long years from now the stories here may still touch someone, cause that person to blink, and put the book down for a second, and stare off through the hallow air, and shirver in wonder."

Science Fiction

Author: Eric S. Rabkin
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195032721
Release Date: 1983-09-29
Genre: Literary Criticism

Science fiction stories dealing with the effects of technology on civilization include authors ranging from Jonathan Swift and Nathaniel Hawthorne to Isaac Asimov and Harlan Ellison

Downward to the Earth 1

Author: Laura Zuccheri
Publisher: Humanoids Inc
ISBN: 9781594656170
Release Date: 2018-03-07
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Based on Robert Silverberg's bestselling Sci-Fi novel about the effects of colonialism and the quest for transcendence. PUBLICATION IN 2 VOLUMES - COMPLETED WORK Ex-lieutenant Eddie Gundersen returns to Belzagor, where he had left behind his youthful illusions, the love of his life and his shameful past as a colonizer. He finds the planet returned to its two intelligent species: the Nildoror and the Sulidoror. Taking the lead on a scientific expedition to the borders of the indigenous lands, Gundersen must face his own demons and settle the score with a planet which still has hidden secrets.

Dying Inside

Author: Robert Silverberg
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 1429956771
Release Date: 2009-03-03
Genre: Fiction

In 1972, Robert Silverberg, even then an acknowledged leader in the science fiction field, published a book that was immediately hailed as a masterpiece. More than three decades later, Dying Inside has stood the test of time and has been recognized as one of the finest novels the field has ever produced. Never wasting a word, Silverberg persuasively shows us what it would be like to read minds, painting an unforgettable portrait of a man shaped by that unique power; a power he is now inexorably losing. Acclaimed upon first publication by SF critics and mainstream reviewers alike, Dying Inside is overdue for reintroduction to today's SF audience. This is a novel for everyone who appreciates deeply affecting characterization, imaginative power, and the irreplaceable perspective unique to speculative fiction of the highest order. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Masterpieces

Author: Orson Scott Card
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0441011330
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Genre: Fiction

An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

Notes to a science fiction writer

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
ISBN: UOM:49015000988932
Release Date: 1981
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

The editor of a science-fiction magazine offers advice to prospective authors on the theoretical and practical aspects of character, background, conflict, and plot development in short stories

Have Space Suit Will Travel

Author: Robert A. Heinlein
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781416505495
Release Date: 2005-02-08
Genre: Fiction

Teenager Clifford "Kip" Russell wins second prize in a soap jingle contest, a used worn spacesuit, and, while trying on his prize in his backyard, suddenly finds himself on a space odyssey as a prisoner aboard the ship of a space pirate, headed toward the Moon and a series of encounters with many bizarre creatures and situations. Reprint. 10,000 first printing.

The Light of Other Days

Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429959629
Release Date: 2010-01-11
Genre: Fiction

From Arthur C. Clarke, the brilliant mind that brought us 2001: A Space Odyssey, and Stephen Baxter, one of the most cogent SF writers of his generation, comes a novel of a day, not so far in the future, when the barriers of time and distance have suddenly turned to glass. When a brilliant, driven industrialist harnesses cutting-edge physics to enable people everywhere, at trivial cost, to see one another at all times—around every corner, through every wall—the result is the sudden and complete abolition of human privacy, forever. Then the same technology proves able to look backward in time as well. The Light of Other Days is a story that will change your view of what it is to be human. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume Two B

Author: Ben Bova
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 076530533X
Release Date: 2010-02-02
Genre: Fiction

This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas. It contains eleven great classics. There is no better anthology that captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field Published in 1973 to honor stories written before the institution of the Nebula Awards, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country. This volume contains novellas by: Ray Bradbury, James Blish, Algis Budrys, Theodore Cogswell, E. M. Forster, Frederik Pohl, James H. Schmitz, T. L. Sherred, Wilmar H. Shiras, Clifford D. Simak, and Jack Vance.

Science Fiction in Classic Rock

Author: Robert McParland
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 9781476630304
Release Date: 2017-10-13
Genre: Music

As technology advances, society retains its mythical roots—a tendency evident in rock music and its enduring relationship with myth and science fiction. This study explores the mythical and fantastic themes of artists from the late 1960s to the mid–1980s, including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Öyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Drawing on insights from Joseph Campbell, J.G. Frazer, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the author examines how performers have incorporated mythic archetypes and science fiction imagery into songs that illustrate societal concerns and futuristic fantasies.

Religion in Science Fiction

Author: Steven Hrotic
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9781472527455
Release Date: 2014-07-31
Genre: Religion

Religion in Science Fiction investigates the history of the representations of religion in science fiction literature. Space travel, futuristic societies, and non-human cultures are traditional themes in science fiction. Speculating on the societal impacts of as-yet-undiscovered technologies is, after all, one of the distinguishing characteristics of science fiction literature. A more surprising theme may be a parallel exploration of religion: its institutional nature, social functions, and the tensions between religious and scientific worldviews. Steven Hrotic investigates the representations of religion in 19th century proto-science fiction, and genre science fiction from the 1920s through the end of the century. Taken together, he argues that these stories tell an overarching story-a 'metanarrative'-of an evolving respect for religion, paralleling a decline in the belief that science will lead us to an ideal (and religion-free) future. Science fiction's metanarrative represents more than simply a shift in popular perceptions of religion: it also serves as a model for cognitive anthropology, providing new insights into how groups and identities form in a globalized world, and into how crucial a role narratives may play. Ironically, this same perspective suggests that science fiction, as it was in the 20th century, may no longer exist.

Library Journal

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ISBN: UOM:39015082964944
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Libraries

Includes, beginning Sept. 15, 1954 (and on the 15th of each month, Sept.-May) a special section: School library journal, ISSN 0000-0035, (called Junior libraries, 1954-May 1961). Also issued separately.