The Big Book Of Science Fiction

The Big Book Of Science Fiction

The Big Book Of Science Fiction

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Genre : Science fiction
Author : Groff Conklin
Publisher :
Release : 1957
Total Pages : 176 Pages
ISBN : OSU:32435059662239


The Big Book Of Classic Fantasy

The Big Book Of Classic Fantasy

A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ann Vandermeer
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2019-07-02
Total Pages : 864 Pages
ISBN : 9780525435570


The Big Book Of Modern Fantasy

The Big Book Of Modern Fantasy

WORLD FANTASY AWARD WINNER • A true horde of fantasy tales sure to delight fans, scholars, and even the greediest of dragons—from bestselling authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Step through a shimmering portal ... a worn wardrobe door ... a schism in sky ... into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties—and beyond, into the twenty-first century—the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Ann Vandermeer
Publisher : Vintage
Release : 2020-07-21
Total Pages : 864 Pages
ISBN : 9780525563877


The Mammoth Book Of Extreme Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book Of Extreme Science Fiction

Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Mike Ashley
Publisher : Robinson
Release : 2010-07-31
Total Pages : 160 Pages
ISBN : 9781849015356


The Berenstain Bears Big Book Of Science And Nature

The Berenstain Bears Big Book Of Science And Nature

Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

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Genre : Juvenile Fiction
Author : Stan Berenstain
Publisher : Courier Corporation
Release : 2013-01-01
Total Pages : 192 Pages
ISBN : 9780486498348


The History Of Science Fiction

The History Of Science Fiction

The History of Science Fiction traces the origin and development of science fiction from Ancient Greece up to the present day. The author is both an academic literary critic and acclaimed creative writer of the genre. Written in lively, accessible prose it is specifically designed to bridge the worlds of academic criticism and SF fandom.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : A. Roberts
Publisher : Springer
Release : 2005-11-28
Total Pages : 368 Pages
ISBN : 9780230554658


The Usborne Big Book Of Science Things To Make And Do

The Usborne Big Book Of Science Things To Make And Do

Provides instructions for creating science-themed crafts and performing simple science experiments.

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Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
Author : Rebecca Gilpin
Publisher : Usborne Pub Limited
Release : 2008
Total Pages : 95 Pages
ISBN : STANFORD:36105132806923


The Big Book Of Experiments

The Big Book Of Experiments

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Release : 2000
Total Pages : 190 Pages
ISBN : OCLC:1011571375


What Makes This Book So Great

What Makes This Book So Great

As any reader of Jo Walton's Among Others might guess, Walton is both an inveterate reader of SF and fantasy, and a chronic re-reader of books. In 2008, then-new science-fiction mega-site Tor.com asked Walton to blog regularly about her re-reading—about all kinds of older fantasy and SF, ranging from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. These posts have consistently been among the most popular features of Tor.com. Now this volumes presents a selection of the best of them, ranging from short essays to long reassessments of some of the field's most ambitious series. Among Walton's many subjects here are the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by "mainstream"; the underappreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely readable, engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

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Genre : Literary Criticism
Author : Jo Walton
Publisher : Tor Books
Release : 2014-01-21
Total Pages : 448 Pages
ISBN : 9781466844094


Masterpieces

Masterpieces

An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

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Genre : Fiction
Author : Orson Scott Card
Publisher : Penguin
Release : 2004-03-01
Total Pages : 422 Pages
ISBN : 0441011330