Reading Science Fiction

Reading Science Fiction
Publisher Macmillan International Higher Education
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 256
ISBN 9781137078988
Rating 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students. Comprehensive and engaging, Reading Science Fiction: • Explores a wide range of theoretical approaches to studying science fiction, such as gender studies, post-colonial studies and structuralism • Maps the definitions and history of science fiction, including its origin, influences and parallel development with modern society • Introduces major science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Joanna Russ, Octavia Butler and Kim Stanley Roberts.

Reading Science Fiction
  • Author : James Gunn,Marleen Barr,Matthew Candelaria
  • Publisher : Macmillan International Higher Education
  • Release Date : 2008-10-28

Reading Science Fiction brings together world class scholars and fiction writers to introduce the history, concepts and contexts necessary to understanding this fascinating genre. Providing valuable insights into the world of science-fiction, this thought-provoking textbook makes learning how to read science fiction an exciting collaborative process for teachers and students.

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100 Must read Science Fiction Novels
  • Author : Nick Rennison,Stephen E. Andrews
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01

"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author "A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine "Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I. Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in

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SciFi in the Mind s Eye
  • Author : Margret Grebowicz
  • Publisher : Open Court Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2007

From the Publisher: What does our favorite science fiction tell us about the culture of science? What do stories of cyborg women and genetic engineering show us about how science and values interact and how science and politics affect each other? In SciFi in the Mind's Eye, leading scholars look

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The Doors of Eden
  • Author : Adrian Tchaikovsky
  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2020-08-20

Adrian Tchaikovsky brought us far-future adventure with Children of Time. Now The Doors of Eden takes us from Bodmin Moor to London and alternate versions of earth. This is an extraordinary feat of the imagination and a page-turning adventure. They thought we were safe. They were wrong. Lee and Mal

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Hard Reading
  • Author : Tom Shippey,T. A. Shippey
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2016

An exploration of politics and the role of the 'soft sciences' in Science Fiction.

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Medicine and Ethics in Black Women   s Speculative Fiction
  • Author : Esther L. Jones
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-04-29

Speculative fiction often shows the complicated and rather fraught history of medicine as it relates to black women. Through prominent writers like Octavia Butler, Nnedi Okorafor, and Nalo Hopkinson, Jones highlights how personal experiences of illness and disease frequently reflect larger societal sicknesses in connection to race and gender.

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Beggars in Spain
  • Author : Nancy Kress
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2009-05-19

In a world where the slightest edge can mean the difference between success and failure, Leisha Camden is beautiful, extraordinarily intelligent ... and one of an ever-growing number of human beings who have been genetically modified to never require sleep. Once considered interesting anomalies, now Leisha and the other "Sleepless" are

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The Stars We Steal
  • Author : Alexa Donne
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2020-02-04

The Bachelorette goes to space in this gripping story about a young girl caught in a world of royal intrigue and lost love in her quest to save her family from ruin. Perfect for fans of Katharine McGee, Melissa de la Cruz, and Kiera Cass. Engagement season is in the

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Pompeii
  • Author : Robert Harris
  • Publisher : Fawcett Books
  • Release Date : 2004

Recently placed in charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct that brings fresh water to thousands of people around the bay of Naples, Roman engineer Marius Primus struggles to discover why the aqueduct has ceased delivering water and heads to the slopes of Mount Vesuvius to find the problem, only

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Ready Player One
  • Author : Ernest Cline
  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release Date : 2011-08-16

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Now a major motion picture directed by Steven Spielberg. “Enchanting . . . Willy Wonka meets The Matrix.”—USA Today • “As one adventure leads expertly to the next, time simply evaporates.”—Entertainment Weekly A world at stake. A quest for the ultimate prize. Are you ready? In the year 2045,

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The Spaceship Next Door
  • Author : Gene Doucette
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2018-09-04

When a spaceship lands in Sorrow Falls, a lovable and fearless small-town girl is the planet’s only hope for survival Three years ago, a spaceship landed in an open field in the quiet mill town of Sorrow Falls, Massachusetts. It never opened its doors, and for all that time,

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Science Fiction Prototyping
  • Author : Brian David Johnson
  • Publisher : Morgan & Claypool Publishers
  • Release Date : 2011-02-02

Science fiction is the playground of the imagination. If you are interested in science or fascinated with the future then science fiction is where you explore new ideas and let your dreams and nightmares duke it out on the safety of the page or screen. But what if we could

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Ernest Hemingway
  • Author : Carlos Baker
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1972

Read online Ernest Hemingway written by Carlos Baker, published by which was released on 1972. Download full Ernest Hemingway Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle.

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Nova
  • Author : Samuel R. Delany
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2014-01-07

A quest for a priceless element—and revenge—fuels this far-future interstellar adventure that “reads like Moby-Dick at a strobe-light show” (Time). In 3172, the universe is divided between three political units: the stars and worlds of Draco, with Earth as its power center; the Pleiades Federation, on whose capital world,

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Ender s Game
  • Author : Orson Scott Card
  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2010-04-01

Winner of the Hugo and Nebula Awards In order to develop a secure defense against a hostile alien race's next attack, government agencies breed child geniuses and train them as soldiers. A brilliant young boy, Andrew "Ender" Wiggin lives with his kind but distant parents, his sadistic brother Peter, and

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