Norstrilia

Norstrilia
Author: Cordwainer Smith
Publsiher: Gollancz
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-02-11
ISBN 10: 9781473212534
ISBN 13: 1473212537
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Norstrilia Book Review:

Rod McBan 151st farms 'stroon', the immortality drug, and is the last scion of one of the oldest and most honourable families on Norstrilia, only source of stroon. But he's also a telepathic cripple and faces the ever-present risk of being culled under the government's draconian population laws. To protect himself, he uses his not-strictly-legal computer to play the market and amass an unimaginable fortune. But after he survives an assassination attempt, McBan discovers that having enough money to literally buy the Earth is no good if you're too dead to spend it . . .

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author: Gary Westfahl
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1395
Release: 2005
ISBN 10: 9780313329531
ISBN 13: 0313329532
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review:

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith

The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
Author: Karen L. Hellekson
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 166
Release: 2017-07-06
ISBN 10: 0786450355
ISBN 13: 9780786450350
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith Book Review:

This critical work concentrates on the science fiction writings of Paul Linebarger, who wrote under the pseudonym Cordwainer Smith, as well as other pseudonyms he created to reflect his different writing styles. His writings give voice to concerns about humanity and personal struggle; his ideas about love, loss, alienation, and psychic pain continue to resonate today. This work begins with a brief biographical sketch of Cordwainer Smith, linking elements of his past to his writing and focusing on his contributions to science fiction as well as his concern with humanity. Also discussed are Smith’s published and unpublished novel–length non–science fiction, his revision process, the true man–underpeople dichotomy in his published and unpublished short fiction, and his only published novel-length science fiction work Norstrilia.

Science Fiction The 100 Best Novels

Science Fiction  The 100 Best Novels
Author: David Pringle
Publsiher: Gateway
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-06-30
ISBN 10: 1473208076
ISBN 13: 9781473208070
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Science Fiction The 100 Best Novels Book Review:

From one of the best-known editors in modern science fiction, this lively and authoritative guide will appeal to both newcomers and connoisseurs of the genre alike. Informative and readable, David Pringle's choices focus on landmark works by the likes of Ray Bradbury, Alfred Bester and J.G. Ballard, unearth less prominent talents such as Ian Watson, Octavia Butler and Joanna Russ, and highlight breakthrough novels by William Gibson and Philip K. Dick. An essential guide to science fiction literature.

Uncovering Lives

Uncovering Lives
Author: Alan C. Elms
Publsiher: Oxford University Press on Demand
Total Pages: 315
Release: 1996-09-01
ISBN 10: 0195113799
ISBN 13: 9780195113792
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Uncovering Lives Book Review:

"In this magnificent volume, Alan Elms effectively reintegrates psychology and biography, and brings psychology back home to its task of illuminating the lives of individual persons." --William McKinley Runyan, author of Life Histories and Psychobiography

Survey of Science Fiction Literature

Survey of Science Fiction Literature
Author: Frank Northen Magill
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 2542
Release: 1979
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015000128531
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Survey of Science Fiction Literature Book Review:

Extrapolation

Extrapolation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1989
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X001773638
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Extrapolation Book Review:

Foundation

Foundation
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2000
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015067523855
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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SF in Dimension

SF in Dimension
Author: Alexei Panshin,Cory Panshin
Publsiher: Advent Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 414
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106013460917
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SF in Dimension Book Review:

This collection of essays displays the talent and insight that make the Panshins the obvious and worthy successors to Damon Knight and James Blish in the field of science fiction and fantasy criticism. The Panshins document the evolution of a new and fruitful paradigm and offer a challenge to all conventional opinion about science fiction. They demonstrate that the conception of science fiction as fiction about science was fatally compromised from the outset. They trace the continuity of science fiction with man's most ancient and meaningful stories, the great fantasy of the past, and find this continuity in symbols of transcendent mystery. Nearly half of this book is devoted to studying the works of Robert Heinlein, extending and reconsidering the analysis begun in Heinlein in Dimension, and concluding with a long discussion of "The Number of the Beast--." The Panshin team applies theories of human psychological development to show the deeper meanings of the stories of Heinlein and other authors. They say: "In the mirror of a science fiction story may be seen a reflection of the author. In the mirror of science fiction stories may be seen a reflection of an era. And in our reading of science fiction--the stories we choose and what we make of them--may be seen a reflection of ourselves. We read science fiction to know ourselves better."

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Lest darkness fall

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature  Lest darkness fall
Author: T. A. Shippey
Publsiher: Salem PressInc
Total Pages: 1126
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780893569099
ISBN 13: 0893569097
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Magill s Guide to Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature Lest darkness fall Book Review:

"These four volumes cover 791 books or series, 238 of them published during the 1980s and 1990s. the entries are 1,000 words long for single books and 1,500 for series, with a one-sentence summary beginning each entry followed by bibliographical information ... Volume 4 contains an extensive bibliography of critical works on science fiction and fantasy, a list of major award winners, a genre index." Booklist.

We the Underpeople

We the Underpeople
Author: Cordwainer Smith
Publsiher: Baen
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2008-07-29
ISBN 10: 9781416555674
ISBN 13: 1416555676
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

We the Underpeople Book Review:

In a far-flung future, planoforming ships knit together a galaxy ruled from Earth by the ruthless benevolence of the mysterious Lords of the Instrumentality, who presided over a utopia without death, danger—or freedom. The Underpeople, humanlike beings created from animals to do the work of utopia, had no rights, and could be disposed of at the whim of a human. But they had become more humanlike than their creators, and their leader, the cat woman C’Mell, had a plan for gaining their freedom—which made her much too dangerous a person to be permitted to live. Elsewhere in the galaxy, the planet Norstrilia had power of its own, for it was the only source of stroon, the drug which arrested aging and made humans immortal. Its inhabitants were wealthy beyond comprehension, and one of them, a boy named Rod McBan, with the help of his computer, had manipulated the galactic economy until he completely owned the planet Earth—which made him much too dangerous a person to be permitted to live. But when Rod came to Earth and joined forces with C’Mell and the Underpeople, the petrified utopia of the Instrumentality began to crack and fall apart as freedom was reborn in the galaxy. . . .

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction
Author: George Mann
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2012-03-01
ISBN 10: 1780337043
ISBN 13: 9781780337043
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction Book Review:

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 films. Science fiction has evolved into one of the most popular, cutting-edge and exciting fiction geners, with a proliferation of modern and classic authors, themes and ideas, movies, TV series and awards. Arranged in an A-Z format, and featuring a comprehensive index and cross-referencing system, The Mammoth Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is also the most accessible and easy to use encyclopedia of its kind currently available.

Galaxy Magazine

Galaxy Magazine
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1963
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105015334456
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCAL:B4324479
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction Book Review:

The Planet Buyer

The Planet Buyer
Author: Cordwainer Smith
Publsiher: Sphere
Total Pages: 156
Release: 1964
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105018747092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Planet Buyer Book Review:

A boy considered to be defective may be executed to avoid overpopulation on his planet. He uses an ancient computer to come up with a plan to become wealthy, then uses the wealth to buy planet Earth.

Philip Kindred Dick

Philip Kindred Dick
Author: Phil Stephensen-Payne,Gordon Benson
Publsiher: P. Stephensen-Payne
Total Pages: 163
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UVA:X002561627
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction Fantasy

The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction   Fantasy
Author: Sean McMullen
Publsiher: Melbourne University
Total Pages: 188
Release: 1998
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105021004945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The MUP Encyclopaedia of Australian Science Fiction Fantasy Book Review:

This book covers all Australian science fiction and fantasy authors, books and stories, as well as important magazines, sub-genres and works published electronically.

Analog Science Fiction Fact

Analog Science Fiction   Fact
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UCSC:32106011489942
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Analog Science Fiction Fact Book Review:

Philip Kindred Dick Metaphysical Conjurer

Philip Kindred Dick  Metaphysical Conjurer
Author: Phil Stephensen-Payne,Gordon Benson
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 222
Release: 1992
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: STANFORD:36105019759617
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Philip Kindred Dick Metaphysical Conjurer Book Review:

The New York Times Book Review

The New York Times Book Review
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Anonim
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1975
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015079608876
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The New York Times Book Review Book Review: