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Ten Thousand Light Years From Home

Author : James Tiptree, Jr.
ISBN : 9781473203143
Genre : Fiction
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A collection of worlds of wit and wonder, including: "AND I AWOKE AND FOUND ME HERE ON THE COLD HILL'S SIDE" - Man seeks to get into bed with anything new and different, or die trying. But when the new and different was not human...would he die trying? "THE MAN WHO WALKED HOME" - The first-time astronaut, stuck in the far future, slid ever so slowly toward a present whose past was his future and whose future was his past... "I'M TOO BIG BUT I LOVE TO PLAY" - If genuine aliens are to communicate meaningfully, one must make himself into an analogue of the other. But how can you tell the difference between what is human - and what is merely identical? Contents: And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side (1972) The Snows Are Melted, the Snows Are Gone (1969) The Peacefulness of Vivyan (1971) Mamma Come Home (1968) Help (1968) Painwise (1972) Faithful to Thee, Terra, in Our Fashion (1969) The Man Doors Said Hello To (1970) The Man Who Walked Home (1972) Forever to a Hudson Bay Blanket (1972) I'll Be Waiting for You When the Swimming Pool Is Empty (1971) I'm Too Big but I Love to Play (1970) Birth of a Salesman (1968) Mother in the Sky with Diamonds (1971) Beam Us Home (1969)
Category: Fiction

Dark Light

Author : Ken MacLeod
ISBN : 9781405519410
Genre : Fiction
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The Second Sphere is thousands of light years away from Earth - if Earth still exists. For Matt Cairns and the cosmonauts of the Bright Star, this distant corner of the galaxy is their new home. But the Second Sphere is also home to other civilisations, lifted from their worlds by a race of god-like aliens. On Croatan, two of these civilisations live a precarious co-existence, separated by eons of technological advance. The arrival of the Bright Star is an event that may trigger disaster, for this is the first human-crewed starship to arrive at the ancient colony. And all the time, hidden among the stars, the gods are watching. They have always been watching. Find out more about this title and others at www.orbitbooks.co.uk
Category: Fiction

Space And Beyond

Author : Gary Westfahl
ISBN : 0313308462
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Although the exploration of space has long preoccupied authors and filmmakers, the development of an actual space program, discoveries about the true nature of space, and critical reconsiderations of America's frontier experiences have challenged and complicated conventional portrayals of humans in space. This volume reexamines the themes of space and the frontier in science fiction in light of recent scientific and literary developments. Included are the observations of noted science fiction writers such as Arthur C. Clarke, Gregory Benford, James Gunn, and Jack Williamson, along with contributions from leading scholars in the field.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Wesleyan Anthology Of Science Fiction

Author : Arthur B. Evans
ISBN : 9780819569554
Genre : Fiction
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The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide
Category: Fiction

Platinum Pohl

Author : Frederik Pohl
ISBN : 9781466826441
Genre : Fiction
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Frederik Pohl, the bestselling author of The Boy Who Would Live Forever, is famous for his novels, but first and foremost, he is a master of the science fiction short story. For more than fifty years he has been writing incisive, entertaining SF stories, several hundred in all. Even while writing his bestselling triple-crown (Hugo, Nebula, Campbell Award) novel Gateway and the other Heechee Saga novels, he has always written short fiction. Now, for the first time, he has gathered together the best of his many stories. Spanning the decades, these tales are in their way a living history of science fiction. Because Frederik Pohl has been on the frontlines of the field since the halcyon days of the late 1930s, and has written short stories in every decade since. And because he has always been a keen observer of the human condition and the world that is shaped by it, his stories reflect the currents of political movements, social trends, major events that have shaken the world . . . Yet at their core, all his stories are most acutely concerned with people. All sorts of people. Some are people you'll love, some you'll hate. But you will need to find out what happens to the people who inhabit these stories. Because Frederik Pohl imbues his characters with a depth and individuality that makes them as real as people you see every day. Of course, he also employs a mind-boggling variety of scientific ideas and science fictional tropes with which his characters must interact. And he does it all with seemingly no effort at all. That's some trick. Not everyone can do that . . . but that's why he was named a Grand Master of Science Fiction by his peers in the Science Fiction Writers of America. Here are his two Hugo Award winning stories, "Fermi and Frost" and "The Meeting" (with C. M. Kornbluth), along with such classic novellas as the powerful "The Gold at the Starbow's End" and "The Greening of Bed-Stuy," and stories such as "Servant of the People," "Shaffery Among the Immortals," and "Growing Up in Edge City," all finalists for major awards. And dozens of other wonderful tales, like "The Mayor of Mare Tranq" and the provocative "The Day the Martians Landed" and many others. Altogether, a grand collection of thought-provoking, entertaining science fiction by one of the all-time greats! At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Category: Fiction

The Lady Who Had Wings

Author : Darius John Granger
ISBN : 9781612102641
Genre : Fiction
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Did you ever find an angel lying dead in the snow? Few people have, so that's what made Logans experience unique. Then other "angels" equipped with blasters, arrived on the scene. That made it interesting. Until Logan couldn't figure out where his loyalty belonged - with his friends or his enemies.
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From My Guy To Sci Fi

Author : Helen Carr
ISBN : UOM:39015015151411
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Debates literary genres and the ways in which women writers use them, and explores the cultural implications from a feminist criticism standpoint
Category: Literary Criticism

James Tiptree Jr

Author : Julie Phillips
ISBN : 9781466889118
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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James Tiptree, Jr. burst onto the science fiction scene in the 1970s with a series of hard-edged, provocative short stories. Hailed as a brilliant masculine writer with a deep sympathy for his female characters, he penned such classics as Houston, Houston, Do You Read? and The Women Men Don't See. For years he corresponded with Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, Ursula Le Guin. No one knew his true identity. Then the cover was blown on his alter ego: A sixty-one-year-old woman named Alice Sheldon. As a child, she explored Africa with her mother. Later, made into a debutante, she eloped with one of the guests at the party. She was an artist, a chicken farmer, a World War II intelligence officer, a CIA agent, an experimental psychologist. Devoted to her second husband, she struggled with her feelings for women. In 1987, her suicide shocked friends and fans. The James Tiptree, Jr. Award was created to honor science fiction or fantasy that explores our understanding of gender. This fascinating biography by Julie Phillips, ten years in the making, is based on extensive research, exclusive interviews, and full access to Alice Sheldon's papers.
Category: Biography & Autobiography