The Demolished Man

Author: Alfred Bester
Editor: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679767817
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In 2301, a psychopathic business magnate comes up with the ultimate plan to eliminate his competition and destroy the order of society.

An Alfred Bester Omnibus The Demolished Man Tiger Tiger The Dark Side Of The Earth

Author: Alfred Bester
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Galaxy Science Fiction June 1952

Author: MDP Publishing
Editor: MDP Publishing
ISBN: 1944409025
File Size: 78,77 MB
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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 Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester
Editor: ibooks
ISBN: 1876963468
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#5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman #5 in the Millennium SF Masterworks series, a library of the finest science fiction ever written. “Science fiction has only produced a few works of actual genius, and this is one of them.” —Joe Haldeman "Bester at the peak of his powers is, quite simply, unbeatable” —James Lovegrove Marooned in outer space after an attack on his ship, Nomad, Gulliver Foyle lives to obsessively pursue the crew of a rescue vessel that had intended to leave him to die. When it comes to pop culture, Alfred Bester (1913-1987) is something of an unsung hero. He wrote radio scripts, screenplays, and comic books (in which capacity he created the original Green Lantern Oath). But Bester is best known for his science-fiction novels, and The Stars My Destination may be his finest creation. With its sly potshotting at corporate skullduggery, The Stars My Destination seems utterly contemporary, and has maintained its status as an underground classic for fifty years. (Bester fans should also note that iBooks has reprinted ReDemolished, which won the very first Hugo Award in 1953.)

The Wesleyan Anthology Of Science Fiction

Author: Arthur B. Evans
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 0819569550
File Size: 31,59 MB
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The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide

The Complete Critical Assembly

Author: David Langford
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1587153300
File Size: 52,62 MB
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Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature

Author: R. Reginald
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0941028763
File Size: 70,49 MB
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.

Terminal Identity

Author: Scott Bukatman
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822313403
File Size: 41,52 MB
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Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to both the site of the termination of the conventional "subject" and the birth of a new subjectivity constructed at the computer terminal or television screen--puts to rest any lingering doubts of the significance of science fiction in contemporary cultural studies. Demonstrating a comprehensive knowledge, both of the history of science fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural theory and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the nature of human identity in the Information Age. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman begins with the proposition that Western culture is suffering a crisis brought on by advanced electronic technologies. Then in a series of chapters richly supported by analyses of literary texts, visual arts, film, video, television, comics, computer games, and graphics, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that traces the postmodern subject from its current crisis, through its close encounters with technology, and finally to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining. Synthesizing the most provocative theories of postmodern culture with a truly encyclopedic treatment of the relevant media, this volume sets a new standard in the study of science fiction—a category that itself may be redefined in light of this work. Bukatman not only offers the most detailed map to date of the intellectual terrain of postmodern technology studies—he arrives at new frontiers, providing a propitious launching point for further inquiries into the relationship of electronic technology and culture.

Invincible Iron Man Vol 11

Author: Matt Fraction
Editor: Marvel Entertainment
ISBN: 1302367900
File Size: 60,69 MB
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Collects Invincible Iron Man #521-527. Tony Stark: prisoner of Mandarin City! Can Rescue, Iron Man 2.0 and War Machine team up - and not kill one another - while Tony Stark...builds the Mandarin's ultimate weapon?! What is the stunning truth behind the Mandarin's mission? How can our heroes stop the Mandarin's plans? And what insane invention is Zeke Stane willing to unleash?

Encyclopedia Of Science Fiction

Author: Don D'Ammassa
Editor: Infobase Learning
ISBN: 1438140622
File Size: 51,44 MB
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Presents articles on the science fiction genre of literature, including authors, themes, significant works, and awards.

A Reader S Book Of Days True Tales From The Lives And Works Of Writers For Every Day Of The Year

Author: Tom Nissley
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393241491
File Size: 43,57 MB
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A witty and addictively readable day-by-day literary companion. At once a love letter to literature and a charming guide to the books most worth reading, A Reader's Book of Days features bite-size accounts of events in the lives of great authors for every day of the year. Here is Marcel Proust starting In Search of Lost Time and Virginia Woolf scribbling in the margin of her own writing, "Is it nonsense, or is it brilliance?" Fictional events that take place within beloved books are also included: the birth of Harry Potter’s enemy Draco Malfoy, the blood-soaked prom in Stephen King’s Carrie. A Reader's Book of Days is filled with memorable and surprising tales from the lives and works of Martin Amis, Jane Austen, James Baldwin, Roberto Bolano, the Brontë sisters, Junot Díaz, Philip K. Dick, Charles Dickens, Joan Didion, F. Scott Fitzgerald, John Keats, Hilary Mantel, Haruki Murakami, Flannery O’Connor, Orhan Pamuk, George Plimpton, Marilynne Robinson, W. G. Sebald, Dr. Seuss, Zadie Smith, Susan Sontag, Hunter S. Thompson, Leo Tolstoy, David Foster Wallace, and many more. The book also notes the days on which famous authors were born and died; it includes lists of recommended reading for every month of the year as well as snippets from book reviews as they appeared across literary history; and throughout there are wry illustrations by acclaimed artist Joanna Neborsky. Brimming with nearly 2,000 stories, A Reader's Book of Days will have readers of every stripe reaching for their favorite books and discovering new ones.

Odd John

Author: Olaf Stapledon
Editor: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575128607
File Size: 15,64 MB
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John Wainwright is a freak, a human mutation with an extraordinary intelligence which is both awesome and frightening to behold. Ordinary humans are mere playthings to him. And Odd John has a plan - to create a new order on Earth, a new supernormal species. But the world is not ready for such a change ...

The Philosophy Of Steven Soderbergh

Author: R. Barton Palmer
Editor: University Press of Kentucky
ISBN: 0813139899
File Size: 47,84 MB
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Widely regarded as a turning point in American independent cinema, Steven Soderbergh's sex, lies, and videotape (1989) launched the career of its twenty-six-year-old director, whose debut film was nominated for an Academy Award and went on to win the Cannes Film Festival's top award, the Palme d'Or. The Philosophy of Steven Soderbergh breaks new ground by investigating salient philosophical themes through the unique story lines and innovative approaches to filmmaking that distinguish this celebrated artist. Editors R. Barton Palmer and Steven M. Sanders have brought together leading scholars in philosophy and film studies for the first systematic analysis of Soderbergh's entire body of work, offering the first in-depth exploration of the philosophical ideas that form the basis of the work of one of the most commercially successful and consistently inventive filmmakers of our time.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Nineteenth Annual Collection

Author: Gardner Dozois
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429903821
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The twenty-first century has so far proven to be exciting and wondrous and filled with challenges we had never dreamed. New possibilities previously unimagined appear almost daily . . . and science fiction stories continue to explore those possibilities with delightful results: Collected in this anthology are such compelling stories as: "On K2 with Kanakaredes" by Dan Simmons. A relentlessly paced and absorbing tale set in the near future about three mountain climbers who must scale the face of K2 with some very odd company. "The Human Front" by Ken MacLeod. In this compassionate coming-of-age tale the details of life are just a bit off from things as we know them-and nothing is as it appears to be. "Glacial" by Alastair Reynolds. A fascinating discovery on a distant planet leads to mass death and a wrenching mystery as spellbinding as anything in recent short fiction. The twenty-six stories in this collection imaginatively takes us far across the universe, into the very core of our beings, to the realm of the gods, and the moment just after now. Included here are the works of masters of the form and of bright new talents, including: Eleanor Arnason Chris Beckett Michael Blumlein Michael Cassutt Brenda W. Clough Paul Di Filippo Andy Duncan Carolyn Ives Gilman Jim Grimsley Simon Ings James Patrick Kelly Leigh Kennedy Nancy Kress Ian R. MacLeod Ken MacLeod Paul J. McAuley Maureen F. McHugh Robert Reed Alastair Reynolds Geoff Ryman William Sanders Dan Simmons Allen M. Steele Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Howard Waldrop Supplementing the stories are the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and a lengthy list of honorable mentions, making this book a valuable resource in addition to serving as the single best place in the universe to find stories that stir the imagination and the heart.

Creating Characters

Author: Dwight V. Swain
Editor: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806183837
File Size: 78,49 MB
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A jargon-free manual on the basics of developing interesting fictional characters Vibrant, believable characters help drive a fictional story. Along with a clever plot, well-drawn characters make us want to continue reading a novel or finish watching a movie. In Creating Characters, Dwight V. Swain shows how writers can invent interesting characters and improve them so that they move a story along. “The core of character,” he says in chapter 1, “lies in each individual story person’s ability to care about something; to feel implicitly or explicitly, that something is important.” Building on that foundation—the capacity to care—Swain takes the would-be writer step-by-step through the fundamentals of finding and developing “characters who turn you on.” This basic but thought-provoking how-to is a valuable tool for both the novice and the seasoned writer.

Science Fiction Voices 1

Author: Darrell Schweitzer
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 1434407845
File Size: 19,27 MB
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This volume collects inverviews with Theodore Sturgeon, Alfred Bester, Frederick Pohl, James Gunn, Fritz Leiber, Hal Clement, and L. Sprague de Camp.

The Black Mirror And Other Stories

Author: Franz Rottensteiner
Editor: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819568311
File Size: 56,28 MB
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Handsomely equipped with a comprehensive introductory historical essay, editor's notes and selected bibliography, this distinguished anthology is a model of genre research. These previously untranslated stories, published from 1871 onward, offer reading virtually unknown to most American (and many German) readers. Some authors combine scientific and philosophical issues, like Kurd Lasswitz in his witty tale "To the Absolute Zero of Existence: A Story from 2371," while others, as in Erik Simon's 1983 title story, pose psychological puzzles involving alien phenomena. Though the earlier stories in particular demand painstaking reading, all of them repay it with rewarding insights into German and Austrian culture and the many possible uses and misuses of science.

Benchmarks Revisited 1983 1986

Author: Algis Budrys
ISBN: 1291436049
File Size: 61,10 MB
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Consists of book reviews and essays written for The magazine of fantasy and science fiction.

Sci Fi Baby Names

Author: Robert Schnakenberg
Editor: Quirk Books
ISBN: 9781594741616
File Size: 30,38 MB
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Presents five hundred baby names taken from science fiction movies, books, and television shows, providing information on each name's origin and source, and includes a description, quotation, and trivia information.

Metaphors Of Conciousness

Author: Ronald S. Valle
Editor: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461338026
File Size: 72,89 MB
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As we move into the 1980s, there is an increasing awareness that our civilization is going through a profound cultural transformation. At the heart of this transformation lies what is often called a "paradigm shift"-a dramatic change in the thoughts, perceptions, and values which form a particular vision of reality. The paradigm that is now shifting comprises a large number of ideas and values that have dominated our society for several hundred years; values that have been associated with various streams of Western culture, among them the Scientific Revolution of the seventeenth century, The Enlightenment, and the Industrial Revolution. They include the belief in the scientific method as the only valid approach to knowledge, the split between mind and matter, the view of nature as a mechanical system, the view of life in society as a competitive struggle for survival, and the belief in unlimited material progress to be achieved through economic and technological growth. All these ideas and values are now found to be severely limited and in need of radical revision.