The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester
Editor: Berkley Publishing Group
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In this pulse-quickening novel, Alfred Bester imagines a future in which people "jaunte" a thousand miles with a single thought, where the rich barricade themselves in labyrinths and protect themselves with radioactive hit men--and where an inarticulate outcast is the most valuable and dangerous man alive.

The Stars My Destination

Author: Alfred Bester
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ISBN: 9780425043653
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Alfred Bester S The Stars My Destination

Author: Byron Preiss
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Alfred Bester

Author: Carolyn Wendell
Editor: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 0916732088
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A chronology, study, annotated bibliography of Bester's works, both within and outside of the science fiction genre.

Future Space Programs 1975

Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Science and Technology. Subcommittee on Space Science and Applications
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Between Science And Society

Author: Douglas A. Van Belle
Editor: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1793605742
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In Between Science and Society: Charting the Space of Science Fiction, Douglas A. Van Belle uses interviews with 24 science fiction authors to analyze the conceptual space that science fiction occupies between science and society. Using these interviews, Van Belle studies the similarities and differences between the academic and professional understandings of the genre. Between Science and Society argues that, for authors, all of the aspects of the genre that are emphasized by academics, such as science communication and depictions of scientists, are secondary to the artistic effort to entertain through storytelling. Through his interviews, Van Belle explores both the genre’s place in relation to science and society and key elements to surviving as a professional science fiction author. Van Belle creates a definition of science fiction based on the creative ideals expressed by these authors and compared to those that arise from the academic perspective, showing that academics are struggling to engage one of the two central ideals of the genre.

Survey Of Science Fiction Literature

Author: Frank Northen Magill
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ISBN: 9780893561994
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Science Fiction Studies

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Terminal Identity

Author: Scott Bukatman
Editor: Duke University Press
ISBN: 9780822313403
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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.

Conceptual Breakthrough

Author: James Holden
Editor: Inkermen Press
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Two experimental essays engaging with the science fiction concepts of 'Alien' and 'Star'.

Science Fiction Writers

Author: Richard Bleiler
Editor: Charles Scribners Sons/Reference
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On science fiction authors

The Stars Are The Styx

Author: Theodore Sturgeon
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Graphic Novels

Author: D. Aviva Rothschild
Editor: Libraries Unlimited
ISBN: 9781563080869
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The first of its kind, this annotated guide describes and evaluates more than 400 works in English. Rothschild's lively annotations discuss important features of each work-including the quality of the graphics, characterizations, dialogue, and the appropriate audience-and introduces mainstream readers to the variety and quality of graphic novels, helps them distinguish between classics and hackwork, and alerts experienced readers to material they may not have discovered. Designed for individuals who need information about graphic novels and for those interested in acquiring them, this book will especially appeal to librarians, booksellers, bookstore owners, educators working with teen and reluctant readers, as well as to readers interested in this genre.

Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction

Author: Thomas D. Clareson
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Discusses writers such as Poul Anderson, Brian W. Aldiss, Isaac Asimov, J.G. Ballard, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Anthony Boucher, Ray Bradbury, Algis Budrys, Edgar Rice Burroughs, John W. Campbell, Arthur C. Clarke, Hal Clement, Samuel R. Delany, Lester del Rey, Philip K. Dick, Gordon R. Dickson, Thomas Disch, Harlan Ellison, Philip Jose Farmer, Randall Garrett, Robert A. Heinlein, Zenna Henderson, Frank Herbert, Damon Knight, Cyril Kornbluth, Ursula K. Le Guin, Murray Leinster, Anne McCaffrey, Judith Merril, A. Merritt, Walter M. Miller Jr., Michael Moorcock, Andre Norton, Alexei Panshin, H. Beam Piper, Frederik Pohl, Joanna Russ, Robert Silverberg, Clifford D. Simak, Cordwainer Smith, E.E. "Doc" Smith, Norman Spinrad, Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Vance, A.E. van Vogt, Kurt Vonnegut, Donald Wollheim, RogerZelazny, Jack Williamson, and others.

Missouri Folklore Society Journal

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Galaxy Thirty Years Of Innovative Science Fiction

Author: Frederik Pohl
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Twenty-five stories from Galaxy magazine, originally published 1950-1976.

Luna Monthly

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A Reader S Guide To Science Fiction

Author: Baird Searles
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A guide for the first time or occasional science fiction reader introducing authors and their styles, tracing the history of science fiction and listing series and awards

Empire Star

Author: Samuel R. Delany
Editor: Macmillan Reference USA
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Classics Of Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature The Man In The High Castle

Author: Fiona Kelleghan
Editor: Salem PressInc
ISBN: 9781587650529
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"Plot summaries and analyses of 180 major books and series in the fields of science fiction and fantasy...all but eight of the essays in these volumes are taken directly from Salem Press's four-volume Magill's guide to science fiction and fantasy literature, which was published in 1996"--Publisher's note.