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The science fiction encyclopedia

The science fiction encyclopedia

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Published by Doubleday in Garden City, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science fiction -- Encyclopedias

  • Edition Notes

    Statementgeneral editor, Peter Nicholls, associate editor, John Clute, technical editor, Carolyn Eardley, contributing editors, Malcolm Edwards, Brian Stableford.
    ContributionsNicholls, Peter, 1939-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3433.4 .S33 1979
    The Physical Object
    Pagination672 p. :
    Number of Pages672
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4547166M
    ISBN 100385130007
    LC Control Number77015167
    OCLC/WorldCa5432672

    SFE: Science Fiction Encyclopedia: () US author, one of the most important figures in twentieth-century Genre SF and an author of general significance. He is a figure who helps define by contrast those identified in this Encyc. About this Item: Cathay Books , Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. Cathay Books A hint of wear at the top of the spine and trace of label removal on front free end paper else Fine book in Dust Jacket with the lower edge lighly rubbed With a Foreword by Isaac Asimov, Locations by Robert Holdstock, Marriage of Science and Fiction by Brian Stableford.

    In this encyclopedia, fiction seemingly designed for children eleven and under is covered very selectively; picture books – relatively few of them being sf – are generally ignored. Full entries do appear, all the same, for titles whose ideal readers, in some views (not necessarily ours), are younger children. Science fiction (sometimes shortened to sci-fi or SF) is a genre of speculative fiction that typically deals with imaginative and futuristic concepts such as advanced science and technology, space exploration, time travel, parallel universes, and extraterrestrial has been called the "literature of ideas", and often explores the potential consequences of scientific, social, and.

      This encyclopedia is the most up-to-date, concise, clear and affordable guide to all aspects of science fiction, from its background to generic themes and devices, from authors (established and new) to : Little, Brown Book Group. Science fiction has long needed this comprehensive encyclopedia. Although the biographical details are necessarily short, and some of the entries border on the hopelessly opinionated, the authors provide an invaluable listing of almost every single author and subject in the genre.5/5(5).


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Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia showcases the prophecy and pageantry of science fiction. It weaves together world history with literary history and technical developments with SF trends, providing a cultural context to the Zeitgeist of the by: Welcome to the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls (emeritus) and Graham Sleight (managing).

All the more t entries are free to read online; samples appear below. Click here for the Introduction and more on the text; here for Frequently Asked Questions; here for Advice to Students on citations. Rather than an encyclopedia, it is a series of essays by a group of insufferably condescending pseudo-intellectuals about how crucially important (in their view) science fiction in all its aspects has been, and is, to literature/film and civilization in general/5(13).

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The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines.

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