the big book of science fiction

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Vintage
ISBN_10 : 9781101910108
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!

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN_10 : 9781329965768
Copyright Year : 2016-03-11
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DESCRIPTION : The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement. Two Idiots From Earth - A government official finds two supposed spies at a bar. Raymond The Automatic House - A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world stumbles across an automatic house. The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: A scientist and his assistant visit a temporal research station in Alaska. Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up: What happens when you aren鈥檛 monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl closely enough. Notes From Heaven is a thriller novella. Duplicity - A story about a female police detective investigating a crime. The Brand New & Instant Pop-Up Mall. A large mall springs up seemingly overnight. The Refugee - A cowboy finds a downed balloon 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 boy.

Genre : Experiments
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : 074603427X
Copyright Year : 1998
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DESCRIPTION : Activities include testing your eyes, making electricity, bending light and weather watching.

Genre : Science fiction
Publisher :
ISBN_10 : OSU:32435059662239
Copyright Year : 1957
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Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780819573506
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.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN_10 : 9780312703721
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.

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : St. Martin's Press
ISBN_10 : 9781466829497
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.

Genre : Education
Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
ISBN_10 : 0439077478
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.

Genre : Philosophy
Publisher : Springer
ISBN_10 : 9783319616858
Copyright Year : 2017-09-05
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DESCRIPTION : In this highly original book, Russell Blackford discusses the intersection of science fiction and humanity鈥檚 moral imagination. With the rise of science and technology in the 19th century, and our continually improving understanding of the cosmos, writers and thinkers soon began to imagine futures greatly different from the present. Science fiction was born out of the realization that future technoscientific advances could dramatically change the world. Along with the developments described in modern science fiction - space societies, conscious machines, and upgraded human bodies, to name but a few - come a new set of ethical challenges and new forms of ethics. Blackford identifies these issues and their reflection in science fiction. His fascinating book will appeal to anyone with an interest in philosophy or science fiction, or in how they interact. 鈥淭his is a seasoned, balanced analysis of a major issue in our thinking about the future, seen through the lens of science fiction, a central art of our time. Everyone from humanists to technologists should study these ideas and examples. Blackford鈥檚 book is wise and savvy, and a delight to read as well.鈥 Greg Benford, author of Timescape.

馃搾Evaporating Genres by Gary K. Wolfe

Genre : Fiction
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
ISBN_10 : 9780819571045
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.