The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature (The A to Z Guide Series 10)

The A to Z of Science Fiction Literature (The A to Z Guide Series 10)

By: Brian Stableford (author)Paperback

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Science Fiction literature, also known as sci fi and sf, is one of the more recent genres, and also one of the more popular. It only truly emerged during the 20th century, and has not stopped growing in terms of authors, titles and readers. It has also evolved into a variety of subgenres, ranging from hard sf to soft sf, from Utopias to dystopias, with more than a smattering of horror, detective, war and feminist titles. Stableford covers all these aspects and more, taking a close look at what has become a booming industry, with its specialized writers, publishers, and fan magazines. The compendium includes not only sf from the United States and United Kingdom, but also France, Russia, and many others. While the chronology charts the genre's dazzling growth, and the dictionary section looks at writers, books, themes, and other specifics, the introduction provides exceptional insight into what Science Fiction Literature is all about.

About Author

Brian Stableford is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at University College, Winchester, England. A professional writer since 1965, he has published more than fifty novels and two hundred short stories, several nonfiction works, and thousands of articles for periodicals and reference books.

Contents

Part 1 Acknowledgments Part 2 Acronyms and Abbreviations Part 3 Chronology Part 4 Introduction Part 5 THE DICTIONARY Part 6 Bibliography Chapter 7 General Reference Works Chapter 8 Historical Studies Chapter 9 Aesthetic and Theoretical Studies Chapter 10 Miscellaneous Anthologies and Essay Collections Chapter 11 Bibliographies Chapter 12 Thematic Studies Chapter 13 Nations and Regions Chapter 14 Studies of Individual Authors Chapter 15 Writing Guides and Manuals Chapter 16 Speculative Nonfiction Chapter 17 Journals Chapter 18 Fanzines Chapter 19 Websites Part 20 About the Author

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780810853973
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 496
  • ID: 9780810853973
  • weight: 567
  • ISBN10: 0810853973

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