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The Pleasant Profession Of Robert A Heinlein

Author : Farah Mendlesohn
ISBN : 9781783526802
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Robert A. Heinlein began publishing in the 1940s at the dawn of the Golden Age of science fiction, and today he is considered one of the genre's 'big three' alongside Arthur C. Clarke and Isaac Asimov. His short stories were instrumental in developing its structure and rhetoric, while novels such as Stranger in a Strange Land and Starship Troopers demonstrated that such writing could be a vehicle for political argument. Heinlein’s influence remains strong, but his legacy is fiercely contested. His vision of the future was sometimes radical, sometimes deeply conservative, and arguments have flared up recently about which faction has the most significant claim on his ideas. In this major critical study, Hugo Award-winner Farah Mendlesohn carries out a close reading of Heinlein’s work, including unpublished stories, essays, and speeches. It sets out not to interpret a single book, but to think through the arguments Heinlein made over a lifetime about the nature of science fiction, about American politics, and about himself.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Year S Best Science Fiction Vol 1

Author : Jonathan Strahan
ISBN : 9781534449619
Genre : Fiction
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A must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. Authors include past award-winners Rebecca Roanhorse, Ken Liu, Carmen Maria Machado, Aliette de Boddard, Kim Stanley Robinson, Yoon Ha Lee, and Ted Chiang. An assemblage of future classics, this anthology is a must-read for anyone who enjoys the vast and exciting world of science fiction.
Category: Fiction

Aliens In Popular Culture

Author : Michael M. Levy
ISBN : 9781440838330
Genre : Social Science
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An indispensable resource, this book provides wide coverage on aliens in fiction and popular culture. • Provides cultural context in introductory essays on some of the key themes and contexts of alien representation • Covers a broad scope, with more than 130 entries on different topics, and is written by nearly 90 researchers with diverse expertise • Shows readers the varied ways that imagined aliens have become a part of popular culture • Presents both familiar topics and more obscure topics in popular culture to provide new scholarship
Category: Social Science

The Moon

Author : Oliver Morton
ISBN : 9781541768062
Genre : Science
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An intimate portrait of the Earth's closest neighbor--the Moon--that explores the history and future of humankind's relationship with it Every generation has looked towards the heavens and wondered at the beauty of the Moon. Fifty years ago, a few Americans became the first to do the reverse--and shared with Earth-bound audiences the view of their own planet hanging in the sky instead. Recently, the connection has been discovered to be even closer: a fragment of the Earth's surface was found embedded in a rock brought back from the Moon. And astronauts are preparing to return to the surface of the Moon after a half-century hiatus--this time to the dark side. Oliver Morton explores how the ways we have looked at the Moon have shaped our perceptions of the Earth: from the controversies of early astronomers such as van Eyck and Galileo, to the Cold War space race, to the potential use of the Moon as a stepping stone for further space exploration. Advanced technologies, new ambitions, and old dreams mean that men, women, and robots now seem certain to return to the Moon. For some, it is a future on which humankind has turned its back for too long. For others, an adventure yet to begin.
Category: Science

Citizen Science Fiction

Author : Jerome Winter
ISBN : 9781793621481
Genre : Research
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Citizen Science Fiction argues that science-fiction literature and media can engage and empower individuals to become active and critical participants in citizen science such that they can collaborate meaningfully in the scientific and technological communities, institutions, and industries that deeply shape their everyday lives.
Category: Research

Hancer S Price Guide To Paperback Books

Author : Kevin Hancer
ISBN : STANFORD:36105038673047
Genre : Antiques & Collectibles
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A reference guide to the prices of paperback collectible books and a bibliography of paperback imprints. Lists all mass market paperbacks published in the United States between 1939 and 1959 ; some publishers are listed through 1965. Includes selected Canadian, pre-1939 and post 1959 books based on colector interest. Lists over 30,000 entries under their imprint names and imprint code numbers.
Category: Antiques & Collectibles

The Publishers Weekly

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ISBN : UCSD:31822017337189
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Books In Print

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105021781450
Genre : American literature
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Category: American literature

Farnham S Freehold A Novel

Author : Robert Anson Heinlein
ISBN : UCSC:32106002114343
Genre : Science fiction
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Category: Science fiction