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The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction

Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
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ISBN 13: 0819571520
Page : 225 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction Book by Istvan Csicsery-Ronay and published by Wesleyan University Press. This book was released on 2012-10-01 with total page 225 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : This major critical work from one of the preeminent voices in science fiction scholarship reframes the genre as a way of understanding today’s world. As the application of technoscience increasingly transforms every aspect of life, science fiction has become an essential mode of imagining the horizons of possibility. Though the broad scope of science fiction may vary in artistic quality and sophistication, it shares a desire to imagine a collective future for the human species and the world. A strikingly high proportion of today’s films, commercial art, popular music, video games, and non-genre fiction are what Csicsery-Ronay calls “science fictional” —stimulating science-fictional habits of mind. We no longer treat science fiction as merely a genre-engine producing formulaic effects, but as a mode of awareness, which frames experiences as if they were aspects of science fiction. The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction describes science fiction as a constellation of seven diverse cognitive attractions that are particularly formative of science-fictionality. These are the “seven beauties” of the title: fictive neology, fictive novums, future history, imaginary science, the science-fictional sublime, the science-fictional grotesque, and the Technologiade, or the epic of technoscience’s development into a global regime.

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The Citadel of the Autarch

Publisher : Hachette UK
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ISBN 13: 0575114185
Page : 611 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Citadel of the Autarch Book by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 611 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Severian the Torturer continues his epic journey across the lands of Urth, carrying with him the Claw of the Conciliator and the great sword, Terminus Est. All his travels are leading towards a destiny that he dare not refuse . . . Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1984

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The Shadow of the Torturer

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ISBN 13: 0575114150
Page : 301 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Shadow of the Torturer Book by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-09-29 with total page 301 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Severian is a torturer, born to the guild and with an exceptionally promising career ahead of him . . . until he falls in love with one of his victims, a beautiful young noblewoman. Her excruciations are delayed for some months and, out of love, Severian helps her commit suicide and escape her fate. For a torturer, there is no more unforgivable act. In punishment he is exiled from the guild and his home city to the distant metropolis of Thrax with little more than Terminus Est, a fabled sword, to his name. Along the way he has to learn to survive in a wider world without the guild - a world in which he has already made both allies and enemies. And a strange gem is about to fall into his possession, which will only make his enemies pursue him with ever-more determination . . . Winner of the World Fantasy Award for best novel, 1981 Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1982

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The Fifth Head of Cerberus

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ISBN 13: 0575114142
Page : 222 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Fifth Head of Cerberus Book by Gene Wolfe and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-14 with total page 222 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : Far from Earth two sister planets, Sainte Anne and Sainte Croix, circle each other. It is said that a race of shapeshifting aliens once lived here, only to become extinct when human colonists arrived. But one man believes they still exist, somewhere out in the wilderness. In THE FIFTH HEAD OF CERBERUS, Gene Wolfe brilliantly interweaves three tales: a scientist's son gradual discovery of the bizarre secret of his heritage; a young man's mythic dreamquest for his darker half; the mystifying chronicle of an anthropologist's seemingly-arbitrary imprisonment. Gradually, a mesmerising pattern emerges.

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The Whole Story

Publisher : K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
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Page : 1198 pages
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Attending Daedalus

Publisher : Liverpool University Press
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ISBN 13: 9780853238287
Page : 260 pages
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To be Continued

Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
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ISBN 13: 157356155X
Page : 465 pages
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Foundation

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Page : 428 pages
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Discover

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Page : 700 pages
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The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book

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ISBN 13: 1472810856
Page : 192 pages
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Download PDF or read online The Science Fiction & Fantasy Quiz Book Book by Joseph A. McCullough and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-09-20 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called “Graywand”? How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.

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Waterstone's Guide to Books

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Page : 934 pages
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Choice

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Page : 730 pages
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A Complete Concordance Or Verbal Index to Works, Phrases and Passages in the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare

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Page : 1910 pages
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Download PDF or read online A Complete Concordance Or Verbal Index to Works, Phrases and Passages in the Dramatic Works of Shakespeare Book by John Bartlett and published by . This book was released on 1894 with total page 1910 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :

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Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror

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Page : 506 pages
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Books

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ISBN 13: 9780824086718
Page : 422 pages
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Gene Wolfe

Publisher : Borgo Press
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ISBN 13:
Page : 128 pages
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Download PDF or read online Gene Wolfe Book by Joan Gordon and published by Borgo Press. This book was released on 1986 with total page 128 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis : An annotated bibliography and criticism on Wolfe's science fiction and non-fiction writing.

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Science Fiction and Fantasy Series and Sequels

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Page : 430 pages
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Download PDF or read online Science Fiction and Fantasy Series and Sequels Book by Tim Cottrill and published by . This book was released on 1986 with total page 430 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt/synopsis :