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Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World

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ISBN 10 : 9780786457823
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Download Science Fiction, Imperialism and the Third World PDF Full Free by Ericka Hoagland and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Though science fiction is often thought of as a Western phenomenon, the genre has long had a foothold in countries as diverse as India and Mexico. These fourteen critical essays examine both the role of science fiction in the third world and the role of the third world in science fiction. Topics covered include science fiction in Bengal, the genre’s portrayal of Native Americans, Mexican cyberpunk fiction, and the undercurrents of colonialism and Empire in traditional science fiction. The intersections of science fiction theory and postcolonial theory are explored, as well as science fiction’s contesting of imperialism and how the third world uses the genre to recreate itself. Instructors considering this book for use in a course may request an examination copy here.


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Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System

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ISBN 10 : 9780819577177
Pages : 224 pages
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Download Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System PDF Full Free by John Rieder and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2017-03-07 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System, John Rieder asks literary scholars to consider what shape literary history takes when based on a historical, rather than formalist, genre theory. Rieder starts from the premise that science fiction and the other genres usually associated with so-called genre fiction comprise a system of genres entirely distinct from the pre-existing classical and academic genre system that includes the epic, tragedy, comedy, satire, romance, the lyric, and so on. He proposes that the field of literary production and the project of literary studies cannot be adequately conceptualized without taking into account the tensions between these two genre systems that arise from their different modes of production, distribution, and reception. Although the careful reading of individual texts forms an important part of this study, the systemic approach offered by Science Fiction and the Mass Cultural Genre System provides a fundamental challenge to literary methodologies that foreground individual innovation.


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Objective First Workbook with Answers with Audio CD

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ISBN 10 : 9780521178822
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Download Objective First Workbook with Answers with Audio CD PDF Full Free by Annette Capel and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2012-01-19 with total page 69 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Third edition of the best-selling Cambridge English: First (FCE) course. This Workbook with Answers provides practice of the language covered in the 24 units of the Student's Book. The accompanying Audio CD provides exam-style listening practice.


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Wizards, Aliens, and Starships

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ISBN 10 : 9780691196374
Pages : 392 pages
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Download Wizards, Aliens, and Starships PDF Full Free by Charles L. Adler and published by Princeton University Press. This book was released on 2019-11-19 with total page 392 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explaining the science behind science fiction and fantasy—from the probable to the impossible From space elevators to interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant, innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas—for instance, could Mr. Weasley’s flying car in the Harry Potter books really exist? Which concepts might happen, and which ones wouldn’t work? From the works of Ursula K. Le Guin to Star Trek and Avatar, this book delves into the most extraordinary details in science fiction and fantasy—such as time warps, shape changing, and rocket launches—and shows readers the physics and math behind the phenomena.


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From Science Fiction to Science Facts, Companion Study Guide to the Science-Fiction Novel Accused by Facet-Eyes

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ISBN 10 : 0967008484
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Download From Science Fiction to Science Facts, Companion Study Guide to the Science-Fiction Novel Accused by Facet-Eyes PDF Full Free by C. B. Don and published by . This book was released on 2005-07 with total page 142 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "FROM SCIENCE FICTION TO SCIENCE FACTS" is the non-fiction companion study guide to the fantastic science-fiction novel, "Accused By Facet-Eyes". It is a unique teaching/learning approach, which pairs literary entertainment with fascinating life science facts. Academic enrichment for nature-loving readers, middle-, high-school and college students. Intended for mainstream, supplementary and home schooling education. Readers will learn why honeybees are endangered worldwide; their pivotal role in pollination and will better appreciate the essential, mutual interdependence with humankind. Eye-opening life science facts point out important interactions of biology, chemistry and physics with contemporary issues in ecology and human-induced environmental hazards from a global, social perspective. "From Science Fiction To Science Facts" is a great time-saver for busy educators. Over 400 easily accessed references support the science facts; an overview of the science topics shows their relevance to the National Science Education Standards categories; the analytical format and discussion questions encourage critical thought and debates; C.B. Don's original, captivating photographs bring foraging honeybees on garden flowers to life!


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OVER EXCESSIVE AMBITION AS REFLECTED IN THREE SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS: FRANKENSTEIN, SOLARIS AND INFERNAL DEVICES

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ISBN 10 : 9788194807582
Pages : 109 pages
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Download OVER EXCESSIVE AMBITION AS REFLECTED IN THREE SCIENCE FICTION NOVELS: FRANKENSTEIN, SOLARIS AND INFERNAL DEVICES PDF Full Free by KHULOD H. HUSAIN and published by KY Publications. This book was released on 2021-08-05 with total page 109 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This book attempts to explore the emergence of science fiction as a genre and its development into steampunk as a subgenre of science fiction in selected science fiction novels: Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1823), Stanislaw Lem's Solaris (1970) and K. W. Jeter's Infernal Devices (1987). This research shows that the scientists in these novels drag themselves into darkness. Victor, the protagonists of Frankenstein, is an ambition scientist who wants to conquer death but tragically loses his family during this endeavor. Kelvin, the hero of Solaris, is psychologically devastated when he struggles to understand how Solaris ocean creates a simulation of people. The hero of the third novel, George Dewar's father, a mad scientist and inventor, creates a double of his own son as a robot tries to destroy the earth. The main argument of this research is that all these novels set in different eras draw on science fiction to criticize and question man's greedy and unrestricted desire for scientific discovery to the extent that they want to conquer the universe and play the role of God. The study will ask the following questions: How do the ambitious scientists in the novels drag themselves into madness? And how does the scientific desire turn into a crave for transcendence bringing about their damnation? What do these scientific explorations and inventions reveal about human nature? Does steampunk bring evolution to the future as a sub-genre of science fiction?


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Brave New Words

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ISBN 10 : 9780199885527
Pages : 384 pages
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Download Brave New Words PDF Full Free by Jeff Prucher and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2007-05-07 with total page 384 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.


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Startling Stories, January 1939

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ISBN 10 : 9781312159143
Pages : 134 pages
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Download Startling Stories, January 1939 PDF Full Free by Stanley G. Weinbaum and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2014-05-02 with total page 134 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first issue of this long-running pulp, presented in a larger than original size. In this issue are featured THE BLACK FLAME by Stanley G. Weinbaum, THE ETERNAL MAN by D. D. Sharp, SCIENCE ISLAND by Eando Binder, and articles by Otto Binder, Otis Adelbert Kline, and Mort Weisinger.


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Future West

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ISBN 10 : UOM:39015082652697
Pages : 281 pages
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Download Future West PDF Full Free by William Henry Katerberg and published by . This book was released on 2008 with total page 281 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What is the future of the American West? This book look at works of utopian, dystopian, and apocalyptic science fiction to show how narratives of the past and future powerfully shape our understanding of the present-day West.


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We Are Satellites

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ISBN 10 : 9780281084241
Pages : 135 pages
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Download We Are Satellites PDF Full Free by MARTIN SAUNDERS and published by SPCK. This book was released on 2020-10-15 with total page 135 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: You are not the centre of the universe. When we’re so focused on our own lives and concerns, it’s easy to forget that the world doesn’t revolve around us. This book unpacks seven core values of the Christian life – with God at the centre – exploring whether this in fact is a much more fulfilling way to live. Offering a new vision of the Christian faith for today’s generation, this lively, engaging look at discipleship is full of warmth and practical advice, making it the perfect introduction for young people looking to follow Jesus.


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ISBN 10 : 9781473219687
Pages : 320 pages
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Download Dream Makers PDF Full Free by Charles Platt and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-12-21 with total page 320 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: When Charles Platt set out to answer the question, "Who writes science fiction?" he interviewed almost all the writers who molded the field during the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. The profiles that Platt wrote have become a definitive source of information about the lives and careers of Isaac Asimov, Jerry Pournelle, Frank Herbert, Frederik Pohl, and dozens more. Originally published in two volumes, the profiles collected here have been specially updated with afterwords written in 2017. "There has never been a better book about science fiction; it is doubtful that there has ever veen a better book about writing of any kind." -The Cleveland Press. "A book of sharp, insightful, beautifully written essays . . . . This is quite probably the finest book of its type yet to appear." -Publishers Weekly. "A magnificent achievement, exemplary in its insights, its structure, its editorial restraint and perspective . . . a monumental book." -Robert Silverberg. "Platt held me spellbound for hours. . . . These are some of the best [interviews] I've ever seen." -Analog magazine. "A superb piece of work . . . full of color and warm empathy, it makes for charming reading." -Alfred Bester.


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Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture

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ISBN 10 : 0313308470
Pages : 157 pages
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Download Science Fiction, Children's Literature, and Popular Culture PDF Full Free by Gary Westfahl and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 2000 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Literature often is central to individual maturation. It typically reflects, in one way or another, the experiences of the reader and the larger strains of society. This book examines representative works of science fiction, children's literature, and popular culture as mirrors of what it means to grow up in the contemporary world. That world is permeated by technology, and technology thus figures prominently in the process of growing up and in these literary works. Included are chapters on Superman, the Hardy Boys, Star Trek, music videos, and other topics.


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Essential Science Fiction Novels - Volume 1

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ISBN 10 : 9783969879306
Pages : 892 pages
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Download Essential Science Fiction Novels - Volume 1 PDF Full Free by Mary Shelley and published by Tacet Books. This book was released on 2020-10-28 with total page 892 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Welcome to the Essential Science Fiction Novels book series, where you will find a selection of endless tales about the incredible technologies of the future, time travel and its consequences, adventures in interstellar spaceships, strange post-apocalyptic worlds, dangerous alien invasions and everything else the authors dreamed of or feared for the future of humanity. For this book, the literary critic August Nemo has chosen the 5 novels by authors who created memorable stories that shaped the foundations of Science Fiction. This book contains the following novels: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. Time Machine by H. G. Wells. Erewhon by Samuel Butler. From the Earth to the Moon by Jules Verne. A Princess of Mars by Edgar Rice Burroughs. If you appreciate good books, be sure to check out the other Tacet Books titles!


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ISBN 10 : 9780433035145
Pages : 28 pages
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The History of the Science-fiction Magazine

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ISBN 10 : 0853238553
Pages : 316 pages
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Download The History of the Science-fiction Magazine PDF Full Free by Michael Ashley and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2000-01-01 with total page 316 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This is the first of three volumes that chart the history of the science fiction magazine from the earliest days to the present. This first volume looks at the exuberant years of the pulp magazines. It traces the growth and development of the science fiction magazines from when Hugo Gernsback launched the very first, Amazing Stories, in 1926 through to the birth of the atomic age and the death of the pulps in the early 1950s. These were the days of the youth of science fiction, when it was brash, raw and exciting: the days of the first great space operas by Edward Elmer Smith and Edmond Hamilton, through the cosmic thought variants by Murray Leinster, Jack Williamson and others to the early 1940s when John W. Campbell at Astounding did his best to nurture the infant genre into adulthood. Under him such major names as Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, A. E. van Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon emerged who, along with other such new talents as Ray Bradbury and Arthur C. Clarke, helped create modern science fiction. For over forty years magazines were at the heart of science fiction and this book considers how the magazines, and their publishers, editors and authors influenced the growth and perception of this fascinating genre.


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The Golden Age of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9781526729262
Pages : 240 pages
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Download The Golden Age of Science Fiction PDF Full Free by John Wade and published by Pen and Sword. This book was released on 2019-01-30 with total page 240 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the ‘golden age of science fiction’. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as ‘unsuitable for children’ and the inescapable barrier of the ‘X’ certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on – and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession.For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today’s science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. This book is a personal account of John Wade’s fascination with the genre across all the entertainment media in which it appeared – the sort of stuff he revelled in as a young boy – and still enjoys today.


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The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction

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ISBN 10 : 9780199838851
Pages : 640 pages
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Download The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction PDF Full Free by Rob Latham and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2014-09-01 with total page 640 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The excitement of possible futures found in science fiction has long fired the human imagination, but the genre's acceptance by academe is relatively recent. No longer marginalized and fighting for respectability, science-fictional works are now studied alongside more traditional art forms. Tracing the capacious genre's birth, evolution, and impact across nations, time periods, subgenres, and media, The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction offers an in-depth, comprehensive assessment of this robust area of scholarly inquiry and considers the future directions that will dictate the terms of the scholarly discourse. The Handbook begins with a focus on questions of genre, covering topics such as critical history, keywords, narrative, the fantastic, and fandom. A subsequent section on media engages with film, television, comics, architecture, music, video games, and more. The genre's role in the convergence of art and everyday life animates a third section, which addresses topics such as UFOs, the Atomic Era, the Space Race between the US and USSR, organized religion, automation, the military, sexuality, steampunk, and retrofuturism. The final section on worldviews features perspectives on SF's relationship to the gothic, evolution, colonialism, feminism, afrofuturism, utopianism, and posthumanism. Along the way, the Handbook's forty-four original essays cover novels by the likes of Mary Shelley, Jules Verne, H. G. Wells, Philip K. Dick, and Octavia Butler; horror-tinged pulp magazines like Weird Tales; B-movies and classic films that include 2001: A Space Odyssey, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, and Star Wars; mind-bending TV shows like The Twilight Zone and Dr. Who; and popular video games such as Eve Online. Showing how science fiction's unique history and subcultural identity have been constructed in ongoing dialogue with popular discourses of science and technology, The Oxford Handbook of Science Fiction acknowledges the full range of texts and modalities that make science fiction today less a genre than a way of being in the world.