Download or read book Dangerous Visions written by Harlan Ellison and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2012-02-09 with total page 688 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Anthologies seldom make history, but Dangerous Visions is a grand exception. Harlan Ellison's 1967 collection of science fiction stories set an almost impossibly high standard, as more than a half dozen of its stories won major awards - not surpising with a contributor list that reads like a who's who of 20th-century SF: Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, Brian Aldiss, Roger Zelazny, Philip José Farmer, Fritz Leiber, Larry Niven and Robert Silverberg. Unavailable for 15 years, this huge anthology now returns to print, as relevant now as when it was first published.
Download or read book Again, Dangerous Visions written by Harlan Ellison and published by Open Road Media. This book was released on 2014-04-01 with total page 754 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Hugo Award–winning anthology with stories by Ursula K. Le Guin, Kurt Vonnegut, Dean Koontz, Thomas Disch, Ben Bova, and many more. Over the course of his legendary career, Harlan Ellison has defied—and sometimes defined—modern fantasy literature, all while refusing to allow any genre to claim him. A Grand Master of the Science Fiction Writers of America, winner of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Horror Writers Association as well as winner of countless awards, including the Hugo, Nebula, Edgar Allan Poe, and Bram Stoker, Ellison is as unpredictable as he is unique, irrepressible as he is infuriating. Again, Dangerous Visions is the classic companion to the most essential science fiction anthology ever published, and includes forty‐six original stories edited and with introductions by Harlan Ellison, featuring John Heidenry, Ross Rocklynne, Ursula K. Le Guin, Andrew J. Offutt, Gene Wolfe, Ray Nelson, Ray Bradbury, Chad Oliver, Edward Bryant, Kate Wilhelm, James B. Hemesath, Joanna Russ, Kurt Vonnegut, T. L. Sherred, K. M. O’Donnell (Barry N. Malzberg), H. H. Hollis, Bernard Wolfe, David Gerrold, Piers Anthony, Lee Hoffman, Gahan Wilson, Joan Bernott, Gregory Benford, Evelyn Lief, James Sallis, Josephine Saxton, Ken McCullough, David Kerr, Burt K. Filer, Richard Hill, Leonard Tushnet, Ben Bova, Dean Koontz, James Blish and Judith Ann Lawrence, A. Parra (y Figueredo), Thomas M. Disch, Richard A. Lupoff, M. John Harrison, Robin Scott, Andrew Weiner, Terry Carr, and James Tiptree Jr.
Download or read book Dangerous Visions and New Worlds written by Andrew Nette and published by PM Press. This book was released on 2021-10-26 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Much has been written about the “long Sixties,” the era of the late 1950s through the early 1970s. It was a period of major social change, most graphically illustrated by the emergence of liberatory and resistance movements focused on inequalities of class, race, gender, sexuality, and beyond, whose challenge represented a major shock to the political and social status quo. With its focus on speculation, alternate worlds and the future, science fiction became an ideal vessel for this upsurge of radical protest. Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985 details, celebrates, and evaluates how science fiction novels and authors depicted, interacted with, and were inspired by these cultural and political movements in America and Great Britain. It starts with progressive authors who rose to prominence in the conservative 1950s, challenging the so-called Golden Age of science fiction and its linear narratives of technological breakthroughs and space-conquering male heroes. The book then moves through the 1960s, when writers, including those in what has been termed the New Wave, shattered existing writing conventions and incorporated contemporary themes such as modern mass media culture, corporate control, growing state surveillance, the Vietnam War, and rising currents of counterculture, ecological awareness, feminism, sexual liberation, and Black Power. The 1970s, when the genre reflected the end of various dreams of the long Sixties and the faltering of the postwar boom, is also explored along with the first half of the 1980s, which gave rise to new subgenres, such as cyberpunk. Dangerous Visions and New Worlds contains over twenty chapters written by contemporary authors and critics, and hundreds of full-color cover images, including thirteen thematically organised cover selections. New perspectives on key novels and authors, such as Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip K. Dick, John Wyndham, Samuel Delany, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Judith Merril, Barry Malzberg, Joanna Russ, and many others are presented alongside excavations of topics, works, and writers who have been largely forgotten or undeservedly ignored.
|Author||: Andrew Milner|
|Release Date||: 2018-08-16|
|Pages||: 568 pages|
|Rating||: 4.0/5 (43 download)|
Download or read book Again, Dangerous Visions: Essays in Cultural Materialism written by Andrew Milner and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2018-08-16 with total page 568 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Again, Dangerous Visions: Essays in Cultural Materialism brings together twenty-six essays charting the development of Andrew Milner’s distinctively Orwellian version of cultural materialism.
Download or read book Dangerous Visions written by Harlan Ellison and published by Berkley Publishing Group. This book was released on 1972 with total page 576 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The most honored anthology of fantastic fiction ever published featuring the works of such luminaries as: Isaac Asimov * Robert Silverberg * Philip Jos, Farmer * Robert Bloch * Philip K. Dick * Larry Niven * Fritz Leiber * Poul Anderson * Damon Knight * J.G. Ballard * John Brunner * Frederik pohl * Roger Zelazny
Download or read book Harlan Ellison written by Ellen Weil and published by Ohio State University Press. This book was released on 2002 with total page 276 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Pink Beam written by Lord Rc and published by Lulu.com. This book was released on 2007-07-01 with total page 322 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A study of the novels and short stories of science fiction writer Philip K. Dick (1928-1982)with presentation of a literary chronology of his career.
Download or read book Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, Vol 1 written by R. Reginald and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2010-09 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Download or read book Science Fiction After 1900 written by Brooks Landon and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2014-05-01 with total page 286 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Download or read book The Light at the End of the Universe written by Terry Carr and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2011-11-14 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Terry Carr has been called the editor with impeccable taste, the man who knows which stories will be Hugo and Nebula award winners months before he puts them in his justly famous Best SF of the Year series. There are 15 stories in this anthology. Judge for yourself. He is the fantasist of the first rank.
Download or read book The Best of Bova written by Ben Bova and published by Baen Publishing Enterprises. This book was released on 2016-01-16 with total page 432 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: VOLUME 1 IN A STERLING COLLECTION OF STORIES FROM LEGENDARY HARD SCIENCE FICTION MASTER BEN BOVA. Selected stories from Bova's amazing career at the center of science fiction and space advocacy. He is the creator of the New York Times best-selling Grand Tour science fiction series, a six time Hugo award winner, and past president of the National Space Society. Volume #1 of 3 of the very best of Ben Bova, a grand master of science fiction storytelling. These stories span the five decades of Bova's incandescent career. Here are tales of star-faring adventure, peril, and drama. Here are journeys into the mind-bending landscapes of virtual worlds and alternate realities. Here you'll also find stories of humanity's astounding future on Earth, on Mars, and in the Solar System beyondÊstories that always get the science right. And Bova's gathering of deeply realized, totally human characters are the heroic, brave, tricky, sometimes dastardly engineers, astronauts, corporate magnates, politicians, and scientists who will make these futures possibleÊand those who often find that the problems of tomorrow are always linked to human values, and human failings, that are as timeless as the stars. At the publisher's request, this title is sold without DRM (Digital Rights Management). About the award-winning stories and novels of Ben Bova: _Technically accurate and absorbing. . .îÊKirkus _[Bova is] the science fiction author who will have the greatest effect on the world.îÊRay Bradbury _A masterful storytellerîÊVector _Gives a good read while turning your eyes to what might be in the not so distant future, just like Clarke and Asimov used to do so well.îÊSFX About Mars, Inc., by Ben Bova.: _. . .perfectly enjoyable as an SF book (could Bova write anything that wasnt enjoyable?), Mars, Inc. has that torn-from-the-headline vibe thats obviously intended for a larger audience. . . . the bottom line? Mars, Inc. has inspiration, excitement, thrills, romance, a dash of satireÊand is a good, fun read . . . .îÊAnalog "The Hugo winner returns to his most popular subject: the quest for Mars."ÊPublishers Weekly ". . . escapist fantasy for rocket scientists and space engineers, those dreaming of these kinds of missions. Yet Bovas story is rigorously realistic. . . . a fun read showing you do not need car chases or shootouts to deliver a fast-paced and exciting story."ÊDaily News of Galveston County
|Author||: Gina Misiroglu|
|Release Date||: 2015-03-26|
|Pages||: 1200 pages|
|Rating||: 4.3/5 (174 download)|
Download or read book American Countercultures: An Encyclopedia of Nonconformists, Alternative Lifestyles, and Radical Ideas in U.S. History written by Gina Misiroglu and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2015-03-26 with total page 1200 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Counterculture, while commonly used to describe youth-oriented movements during the 1960s, refers to any attempt to challenge or change conventional values and practices or the dominant lifestyles of the day. This fascinating three-volume set explores these movements in America from colonial times to the present in colorful detail. "American Countercultures" is the first reference work to examine the impact of countercultural movements on American social history. It highlights the writings, recordings, and visual works produced by these movements to educate, inspire, and incite action in all eras of the nation's history. A-Z entries provide a wealth of information on personalities, places, events, concepts, beliefs, groups, and practices. The set includes numerous illustrations, a topic finder, primary source documents, a bibliography and a filmography, and an index.
Download or read book The Cambridge History of Science Fiction written by Gerry Canavan and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2018-12-31 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The first science fiction course in the American academy was held in the early 1950s. In the sixty years since, science fiction has become a recognized and established literary genre with a significant and growing body of scholarship. The Cambridge History of Science Fiction is a landmark volume as the first authoritative history of the genre. Over forty contributors with diverse and complementary specialties present a history of science fiction across national and genre boundaries, and trace its intellectual and creative roots in the philosophical and fantastic narratives of the ancient past. Science fiction as a literary genre is the central focus of the volume, but fundamental to its story is its non-literary cultural manifestations and influence. Coverage thus includes transmedia manifestations as an integral part of the genre's history, including not only short stories and novels, but also film, art, architecture, music, comics, and interactive media.
Download or read book The Work of Ross Rocklynne written by Douglas Alver Menville and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 1989 with total page 70 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Ross Rocklynne (1913-1988) was the pen name used by Ross Louis Rocklin, an American science fiction author active in the Golden Age of Science Fiction. Born in 1913 in Ohio, Rocklynne was a regular contributor to the science fiction pulps. He was a professional guest at the first World Science Fiction Convention in 1939. Despite his numerous appearances and solid writing, Rocklynne never quite achieved the fame of his contemporaries Robert A. Heinlein, L. Sprague DeCamp, and Isaac Asimov. His most well known story is probably "The Men and the Mirror," first published in 1938. Rocklynne partially retired from writing in the late 1950s, but made a notable return in the 1970s when his novelette "Ching Witch " was included in Harlan Ellison's original anthology, Again, Dangerous Visions (1972). "Ching Witch " was later nominated for a Nebula award. This volume contains an annotated bibliography of Ross Rocklynne's work. It features an introduction by Arthur Jean Cox, plus an index.
Download or read book Harry Harrison written by Paul Tomlinson and published by Wildside Press LLC. This book was released on 2002-04-01 with total page 368 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The definitive Harry Harrison bibliography, with lengthy annotations and a special bonus--the Harrison story written for Harlan Ellison's unpublished "Last Dangerous Visions" anthology.
Download or read book Hawkwind written by Ian Abrahams and published by SAF Publishing Ltd. This book was released on 2004-07-30 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Hawkwind’s fusion of agit-prop and improvised space rock—including Lemmy and lyrics by Michael Moorcock—made them intriguing outsiders in rock. For over 30 years, Hawkwind have successfully existed outside the traditional music business, and spawned a fanatical fanbase. This high quality, authoritative biography contains dozens of new interviews with band members and over 100 rare illustrations, many published for the first time. With a cover designed by Hawkwind’s own sleeve artist Peter Pracownik and full co-operation of the all the key protagonists, this authoritative, high-quality biography is the definitive account of one of the UK’s most innovative bands.