Galaxy Science Fiction June 1952

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ISBN: 1944409025
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Attention Sci -Fi Fans!! Campy! Funny! Thought-Provoking!This digitally reproduced full edition replica of Galaxy Science Fiction's ground-breaking sci-fi magazine from June 1952 has been brought back to life for a new generation of fans to enjoy! Explore the possibilities of life in the future from the perspective of the 1950's pre-spaceflight era. Several of the stories and commentaries in this 65+ year-old publication are stunningly accurate, while others are amusingly way off base . . .or are they??. All are well written and entertaining, with beautiful illustrations and advertisements in the classic 1950's comic book style. Along with commentary by editor H.L. Gold, each Galaxy issue also contains a book review column by anthologist Groff Conklin, and a Willy Ley science column. The stories in this magazine are written by some of science fiction's most beloved authors, including Ray Bradbury, Robert Sheckley, Fritz Leiber, Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth, just to name a few. This June 1952 issue contains stories from Frederik Pohl & C.M. Kornbluth, Bryce Walton, Michael Shaara and William Morrison among others. Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, coming soon to e-retailers worldwide. Established in 1950, Galaxy Science Fiction was a pioneer in Science Fiction magazine publishing. Original editor H. L. Gold was interested in sociology, psychology, and other "soft" sciences, and was also willing to publish humorous and satirical stories. Science Fiction historian David Kyle commented in his book A Pictorial History of Science Fiction, 1979, that "of all the editors in and out of the post-war scene, the most influential beyond any doubt was H. L. Gold". The editorship of Galaxy passed from H.L. Gold to Frederik Pohl and then to Ejler Jakobsson during the 1960s. Look for more editions of MDP'sGalaxy's Science Fiction series, coming soon to e-retailers worldwide.

The Best Of C M Kornbluth

Author: Cyril M. Kornbluth
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The Silly Season, The Marching Morons, and The Mindworn are three of the acknowledged science-fiction classics included in a collection of nineteen tales displaying the author's irony and craftsmanship

Science Fiction Thinking Machines

Author: Groff Conklin
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Who will inherit the earth? Will it the the mechanical men we have developed to do the world's hard work? Androids-- imitation flesh-and-blood men? Or the electronic brain, with a consciousness, even a soul?

Building Imaginary Worlds

Author: Mark J.P. Wolf
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 113622081X
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Mark J.P. Wolf’s study of imaginary worlds theorizes world-building within and across media, including literature, comics, film, radio, television, board games, video games, the Internet, and more. Building Imaginary Worlds departs from prior approaches to imaginary worlds that focused mainly on narrative, medium, or genre, and instead considers imaginary worlds as dynamic entities in and of themselves. Wolf argues that imaginary worlds—which are often transnarrative, transmedial, and transauthorial in nature—are compelling objects of inquiry for Media Studies. Chapters touch on: a theoretical analysis of how world-building extends beyond storytelling, the engagement of the audience, and the way worlds are conceptualized and experienced a history of imaginary worlds that follows their development over three millennia from the fictional islands of Homer’s Odyssey to the present internarrative theory examining how narratives set in the same world can interact and relate to one another an examination of transmedial growth and adaptation, and what happens when worlds make the jump between media an analysis of the transauthorial nature of imaginary worlds, the resulting concentric circles of authorship, and related topics of canonicity, participatory worlds, and subcreation’s relationship with divine Creation Building Imaginary Worlds also provides the scholar of imaginary worlds with a glossary of terms and a detailed timeline that spans three millennia and more than 1,400 imaginary worlds, listing their names, creators, and the works in which they first appeared.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

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Science Fiction Handbook

Author: Lyon Sprague De Camp
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Glorificemus

Author: Rose Secrest
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A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. is now required reading in many high school and college literature courses. Glorificemus is a reader's guide to this popular science fiction novel. In addition to evaluating the literary elements and themes of Miller's fiction, this study also provides the reader with a bibliography, plot summaries of the short stories, translations, a map, and other helpful guides to the fiction of Walter M. Miller, Jr.

Catalog Of Copyright Entries

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Omnibus Of Science Fiction

Author: Groff Conklin
Editor: Random House Value Pub
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Robots In American Popular Culture

Author: Steve Carper
Editor: McFarland
ISBN: 1476670412
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 They are invincible warriors of steel, silky-skinned enticers, stealers of jobs and lovable goofball sidekicks. Legions of robots and androids star in the dream factories of Hollywood and leer on pulp magazine covers, instantly recognizable icons of American popular culture. For two centuries, we have been told tales of encounters with creatures stronger, faster and smarter than ourselves, making us wonder who would win in a battle between machine and human. This book examines society’s introduction to robots and androids such as Robby and Rosie, Elektro and Sparko, Data, WALL-E, C-3PO and the Terminator, particularly before and after World War II when the power of technology exploded. Learn how robots evolved with the times and then eventually caught up with and surpassed them.

Galaxy Magazine

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The History Of The Science Fiction Magazine 1946 1955

Author: Michael Ashley
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Beyond Human Ken

Author: Judith Merril
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The Road To Science Fiction From Here To Forever

Author: James Gunn
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Now in Paperback! The Road to Science Fiction is a six-volume anthology that covers the development of this genre from its earliest prototypes to the current day. Created originally to provide anthologies for use in classrooms in the late 1970s, these volumes became mass-market sellers. Between an ancient Roman's trip to the moon and the fantastic tales of H.G. Wells lies a journey through time and space and an awesome evolution in scientific thinking. From Gilgamesh's search for immortality to Edgar Allan Poe's balloon trip in the year 2848 these and other key works are gathered together for the first time in one anthology, complete with revealing commentary on the authors, their eras, and the role each played in establishing what we today recognize as science fiction. Volume 4 From Here to Forever covers the period from 1950-1992, illustrating how science fiction can be as concerned with language and character as much as traditional fiction and anything in the mainstream. Includes stories by Jorge Luis Borges, Richard Matheson, C. M. Kornbluth, Jack Vance, and Pamela Zoline.

Survey Of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Frank Northen Magill
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Dimensions Of Science Fiction

Author: William Sims Bainbridge
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Who Goes There

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The Way To Ground Zero

Author: Martha A. Bartter
Editor: Praeger
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Bartter surveys 250 American science-fiction stories, and American SF novels--with occasional overlaps of stories made into episodic novels--that have some relationship, often direct, sometimes marginal, to atomic weapons and their effects. . . . Highly recommended for popular literature collections. Choice Divided into three principal parts, The Way to Ground Zero begins by exploring The Way to Hiroshima. Through a detailed analysis of the works included, Bartter reveals the sociopolitical assumptions that authors took for granted and develops a method by which these assumptions can be disclosed. She shows that encoded in these fictions we can find the patterns that led us to create and use the atomic bomb. In the second section, Bartter looks at the deeper assumptions on which these sociopolitical assumptions rest, focusing particularly on those which perpetuate considerations of nuclear war--both in science fiction and in actual policy making. Finally, Bartter explores alternative assumptions proposed by innovative science fiction writers. Throughout, an attempt is made to forge a deeper understanding of the ways in which science fiction both reflects and influences human and international relations. Students of science fiction and of literature and politics will find Bartter's work enlightening, provocative reading. Bartter argues that a close examination of American fiction, particularly science fiction, can offer important new insights into the events surrounding the bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. The use of an atomic bomb to end the war followed a scenario long established in science fiction--defeating our enemy with a super-weapon developed by native technological genius. By examining the interrelationship between this persistent plot-device and the development and use of a real super-weapon, Bartter sheds new light on the transactional role of literature and real life. Her analysis is based on a comprehensive theory of human nature, substantiated by exhaustive research in science fiction archives and libraries and covers a large number of stories--both well-known and relatively obscure--featuring super weapons or super war and published by American authors.

Periodicals

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