Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Introduction Science Fiction ix Fantasy Literature is a continuing bibliography of fantastic literature. The first volume lists 15,884 English-language first editions of books and pamphlets published between 1700 and 1974 in the fields ...

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028763

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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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.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 1

The best from Fantasy and science fiction, eighth series. + Boucher, Anthony The best from Fantasy and science fiction, eleventh series. + Mills, Robert P. The best from Fantasy and science fiction, fifteenth series.

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028755

Category: Reference

Page: 800

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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.

Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Science fiction and fantasy literature has been fulfilling these two goals for almost a century; and, the emergence of ecocriticism as an important critical theory has once again highlighted the importance of science fiction and fantasy ...

Author: Chris Baratta

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443835420

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 190

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The collection of essays titled Environmentalism in the Realm of Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature discusses the environmental and ecocritical themes found in works of science-fiction and fantasy literature. It focuses on an analysis of important literary works in these genres to yield an understanding of how they address the environmental issues we are facing today. Organized into four sections titled “Industrial Dilemmas,” “The Natural World, Community, and the Self,” “Materialism, Capitalism, and Environmentalism,” and “Dystopian Futures,” the essays included also investigate the solutions that these works present to ensure the sustainability of our natural world and, in turn, the sustainability of humanity. This collection will appeal to a broad range of scholars, including those who focus their studies on one of, or all of, the following fields: Ecocriticism, Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, and Environmentalism in Literature. The essays investigate the myriad ways that science fiction and fantasy literature address environmental concerns, with a focus on the detrimental effects – on humanity, on society – of environmental destruction. With topics ranging from the dangers of industrial progress to the connection between environmental degradation and the destruction of the individual, to environmental dangers posed by capitalistic societies to ignored warnings of ecological crises, the essays each tactfully analyze the relationship between the environmental themes in literature and how readers and scholars can learn from the irresponsible treatment of the environment, while also considering solutions to this crisis that are found in science fiction and fantasy literature.

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Vol 2

Literary Agent: Brandt S Brandt, 101 Park Avenue, New World, NY 10017. Honors : "The only award I really value is one ... First Science Fiction Sale: "Criminal Record," in Science Fantasy, July, 1954. Literary Agent: Hilary Rubinstein, ...

Author: R. Reginald

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 0941028771

Category: Reference

Page: 362

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume Two of Two, contains Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II.

Worlds of Wonder

This book is a long-overdue tribute to this previously ignored genre, placing these works within a general context of Canadian literature and culture.

Author: Jean-François Leroux

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776617451

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 170

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No longer dismissed as "escapist" reading, critics have finally discovered a brave new world of science fiction and fantasy literature. This book is a long-overdue tribute to this previously ignored genre, placing these works within a general context of Canadian literature and culture.

Fantasy Literature

OVERVIEW OF FANTASY LITERATURE AND SPECULATIVE FICTION Although research on the speculative fiction realm is still emerging, scholars have differing definitions of fantasy versus science fiction. William L. Godshalk (1975) contends that ...

Author: Mark A. Fabrizi

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 946300758X

Category: Education

Page: 234

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Fantasy literature, often derided as superficial and escapist, is one of the most popular and enduring genres of fiction worldwide. It is also—perhaps surprisingly—thought-provoking, structurally complex, and relevant to contemporary society, as the essays in this volume attest. The scholars, teachers, and authors represented here offer their perspectives on this engaging genre. Within these pages, a reader will find a wealth of ideas to help teachers use these texts in the classroom, challenging students to read fantasy with a critical eye. They employ interdisciplinary, philosophical, and religious lenses, as well as Marxist and feminist critical theory, to help students unlock texts. The books discussed include epic fantasy by such authors as Tolkien and Le Guin, children’s fantasy by Beatrix Potter and Saint-Exupéry, modern fantasy by Rowling and Martin, and even fairy tales and comic books. The contributors offer provocations, questioning the texts and pushing the boundaries of meaning within the fantasy genre. And in doing so, they challenge readers themselves to ponder these tales more deeply. But through each of these chapters runs a profound love of the genre and a respect for those who produce such beautiful and moving stories. Furthermore, as with all the books in this series, this volume is informed by the tenets of critical pedagogy, and is focused on re-envisioning fantasy literature through the lens of social justice and empowerment. Prepare to be challenged and inspired as you read these explorations of a much-loved genre.

A Study Guide for Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more.

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410357376

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 35

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A Study Guide for "Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Movements for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Movements for Students for all of your research needs.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

Science Fiction & Fantasy Book Review Annual, 1988. Westport, Conn.: Meckler, 1988. Currey, Lloyd W. Science Fiction and Fantasy Authors: A Bibliography of First Printings of Their Fiction and Selected Nonfiction.

Author: Brian Stableford

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810863453

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 568

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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.

A Reference Guide for English Studies

Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature : A Checklist , 1700–1974 , with Contemporary Science Fiction Authors II . 2 vols . Detroit : Gale besearch Co. , 1979 . 25917.836 142 W - 103 Bleiler , Everett F. , ed .

Author: Michael J. Marcuse

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520051614

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 872

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This ambitious undertaking is designed to acquaint students, teachers, and researchers with reference sources in any branch of English studies, which Marcuse defines as "all those subjects and lines of critical and scholarly inquiry presently pursued by members of university departments of English language and literature.'' Within each of 24 major sections, Marcuse lists and annotates bibliographies, guides, reviews of research, encyclopedias, dictionaries, journals, and reference histories. The annotations and various indexes are models of clarity and usefulness, and cross references are liberally supplied where appropriate. Although cost-conscious librarians will probably consider the several other excellent literary bibliographies in print, such as James L. Harner's Literary Research Guide (Modern Language Assn. of America, 1989), larger academic libraries will want Marcuse's volume.-- Jack Bales, Mary Washington Coll. Lib., Fredericksburg, Va. -Library Journal.

The Cambridge Companion to Fantasy Literature

NOTE ON THE CONTRIBUTORS brian attebery is author of a number of studies of science fiction and fantasy literature, including Strategies ofFantasy (1992) and Decoding Gender in Science Fiction (2002), and currently edits the Journal of ...

Author: Edward James

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521429595

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 297

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Examines the history of fantasy literature from its origins during the Enlightenment to the present, discussing its major themes and codes, writing and reading strategies, subgenres, and noteworthy writers.