the big book of science fiction


No.ISBN : 9781101910108
Author : Jeff VanderMeer
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
Copyright Year : 2016-07-12
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DESCRIPTION : Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME鈥攑ast, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We鈥檝e got the worlds if you鈥檝e got the time. Including: 路 Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! 路 An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! 路 The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! 路 A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: 路 Aliens! 路 Space battles! 路 Robots! 路 Technology gone wrong! 路 Technology gone right!


No.ISBN : 1530512336
Author : Susan Hart
Genre :
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Copyright Year : 2016-03-11
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DESCRIPTION : The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement to take care of the rat population. Two Idiots From Earth - A government official on a planet currently at war with earth, finds two supposed spies at a bar and suspects they are Terran agents. Raymond The Automatic House - A man, a survivor in a post-apocalyptic world, stumbles across an automatic house tucked deep into the woods. The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: A scientist and his assistant visit a formerly shuttered and remote temporal research station in Alaska, they learn the true purpose of their visit. Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up: A classic Sci-Fi story about what happens when you aren't monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl, quite closely enough. Notes From Heaven is an innovative and romantic thriller novella set in the near future. Duplicity - A story set in the near future about a female police detective investigating a crime. The Brand New & Instant Pop-Up Mall. A large mall springs up seemingly overnight in place of an apple orchard. The Refugee - A cowboy finds a downed balloon, he thinks, and is shocked when the inhabitant emerges and starts to yell at him in a strange language. Rio Temporal - Spring arrives at Amarillo Falls, a town nested somewhere in the future, and with it a restaurant owner encounters a mysterious young boy who he is loathe to tell his wife about because she desperately wants children.


No.ISBN : 1580862101
Author : Alastair Smith
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Publisher : E.D.C. Publishing
Copyright Year : 1999-12
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DESCRIPTION : Activities include testing your eyes, making electricity, bending light and weather watching.


No.ISBN : OSU:32435059662239
Author : Groff Conklin
Genre : Science fiction
Publisher :
Copyright Year : 1957
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No.ISBN : 9780312703721
Author : Gardner Dozois
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
Copyright Year : 2001-08-18
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DESCRIPTION : The twenty-three stories in this collection imaginatively take us far across the universe, into the very core of our being, 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: Stephen Baxter, M.Shayne Bell, Rick Cook, Albert E. Cowdrey, Tananarive Due, Greg Egan, Eliot Fintushel, Peter F. Hamilton, Earnest Hogan, John Kessel, Nancy Kress, Ursula K. Le Guin, Paul J. McAuley, Ian McDonald, Susan Palwick, Severna Park, Alastair Reynolds, Lucius Shepard, Brian Stableford, Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Robert Charles Wilson Supplementing the stories is the editor's insightful summation of the year's events and 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.


No.ISBN : 9781466829497
Author : Gardner Dozois
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
Copyright Year : 1993-06-15
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DESCRIPTION : With stories about consciousness and conscience, about heroes and horrors, this volume offers up two dozen dazzling stories from some of science fiction's greatest writers, including: Neal Barret, Jr., Terry Bisson, Pat Cadigan, Arthur C. Clarke, L. Sprague de Camp, Bradley Denton, Greg Egan, Joe Haldeman, Lukas Jaeger, Kathe Koja, Nancy Kress, Jonathan Lethem, Ian R. McLeod, Tom Maddox, Maureen F. McHugh, Ian McDonald, Frederik Pohl, Robert Reed, Robert Silverberg, Michael Swanwick, Steven Utley, Ian Watson, Kate Wilhelm, Connie Willis. Rounded out by a list of Honourable Mentions and Gardner Dozois's annual summation of the year in science fiction, this anthology is the single best guide available to the best possible tomorrows and alternate yesterdays of the past year.


No.ISBN : 0439077478
Author : Marcia Miller
Genre : Education
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : Help students gain writing confidence with this comprehensive collection of easy, super-engaging lessons that invite them to describe a dream, write a mystery story, create a movie review, compose a business letter, and so many more! Everything you need is here: Complete how-to's, quick mini-lessons, pre-writing graphic organizers, and reproducible assessment forms. A great way to prepare kids to shine on the standardized tests! For use with Grades 3-6.


No.ISBN : 9780819571045
Author : Gary K. Wolfe
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Copyright Year : 2011-01-03
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DESCRIPTION : In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally 鈥渆vaporate鈥 into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers 鈥渦nlearned鈥 how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.


No.ISBN : 9780929895376
Author : Marcia Sheehan Freeman
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
Publisher : Maupin House Publishing, Inc.
Copyright Year : 2000
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DESCRIPTION : Here's how to use Newbridge Early Science Big Books -- or any other Big Book series -- as models of good writing to teach the information-writing techniques so critical for student success on performance-based writing tests. Includes strategies for teaching writing-craft fundamentals, oral and written models, student examples, practice activities, assessment procedures, and advice on preparing young writers for success on performance-based tests.


No.ISBN : 9780819573506
Author : Kit Reed
Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Copyright Year : 2013-03-15
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DESCRIPTION : Called 鈥渙ne of our brightest cultural commentators鈥 by Publishers Weekly, Kit Reed draws from life鈥攚ith a difference. This new collection brings together thirty-four of her strong, original stories, from early classics like 鈥淭he Wait鈥 and 鈥淲inter鈥 to six never-before-collected short stories, including 鈥淭he Legend of Troop 13鈥 and 鈥淲herein We Enter the Museum.鈥 An early favorite, 鈥淎utomatic Tiger,鈥 is the first in a series of Reed鈥檚 stories about animals. There鈥檚 a monkey who grinds out bestsellers with the help of a 鈥渃reative writing鈥 app. Her uncanny black dog can enter a crowded room and sit down at the feet of the next man to die. Her characters confront war in various arenas: mother/daughter battles, the war of the sexes, the struggles of men scarred by war. Kit Reed鈥檚 self-described 鈥渢ransgenred鈥 fiction is confirmation of an 鈥渆xtraordinary talent鈥 (The Financial Times). The range and complexity of her work speaks for itself in The Story Until Now.