The Big Book of Science Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 1178
Release: 2016
ISBN 10: 1101910097
ISBN 13: 9781101910092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Science Fiction Book Review:

"What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you'll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds"--Back cover.

The Big Book of Science Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author: Groff Conklin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1957
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: OSU:32435059662239
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy
Author: Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2020-07-21
ISBN 10: 0525563873
ISBN 13: 9780525563877
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy Book Review:

From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first century--the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories.

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy
Author: Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2019-07-02
ISBN 10: 0525435573
ISBN 13: 9780525435570
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy Book Review:

A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
Author: Mike Ashley
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-31
ISBN 10: 184901535X
ISBN 13: 9781849015356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction Book Review:

Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."

Masterpieces

Masterpieces
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 422
Release: 2004-03-01
ISBN 10: 9780441011339
ISBN 13: 0441011330
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Masterpieces Book Review:

An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

The Big Book of Mars

The Big Book of Mars
Author: Marc Hartzman
Publsiher: Quirk Books
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2020-07-07
ISBN 10: 1683692101
ISBN 13: 9781683692102
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Mars Book Review:

Filled with entertaining history, archival images, pop culture ephemera, and interviews with NASA scientists, The Big Book of Mars is the most comprehensive look at our relationship with Mars—yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Mars has been a source of fascination and speculation ever since the Ancient Sumerians observed its blood-red hue and named it for their god of war and plague. But it wasn't until 1877, when "canals" were observed on the surface of the Red Planet, suggesting the presence of water, that scientists, novelists, filmmakers, and entrepreneurs became obsessed with the question of whether there's life on Mars. In The War of the Worlds, H.G. Wells suggested that we wouldn't need to make contact with Martians—they'd come for us—while, many years later, Nikola Tesla claimed that he did make contact. Since then, Mars has fully invaded pop culture. It has its own day of the week (Tuesday, or martis in Latin), candy bar, and iconic Looney Tunes character. It has been the subject of novels and movies, from Ray Bradbury's The Martian Chronicles to Mars Attacks! to The Martian. And it has sparked a space-race feud between Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, who both hope to send a manned mission to Mars in the near future.

Solaris Rising

Solaris Rising
Author: Peter F. Hamilton
Publsiher: Solaris
Total Pages: 448
Release: 2011-10-25
ISBN 10: 1849973113
ISBN 13: 9781849973113
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Solaris Rising Book Review:

Solaris Rising is the first in an exciting new series of anthologies that are set to reaffirm Solaris’s proud reputation for producing high quality science fiction. Featuring all original short stories from many best-selling authors such as Peter F. Hamilton, Alastair Reynolds, Stephen Baxter, Paul di Filippo, Adam Roberts, Lavie Tidhar, Ian Watson, Ken MacLeod, Mike Resnick, Tricia Sullivan, Eric Brown, Steve Rasnic Tem along with other top name authors; stories guaranteed to surprise, thrill and delight, demonstrating why science fiction remains the most innovative, satisfying, and downright exciting genre of all.

The Science of Science Fiction

The Science of Science Fiction
Author: Mark Brake
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 228
Release: 2018-10-02
ISBN 10: 1510739378
ISBN 13: 9781510739376
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Science Fiction Book Review:

We are the first generation to live in a science fiction world. Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry travelers to the edge of space, and social media reports that the first human to live for a thousand years has already been born. The science we do, the movies we watch, and the culture we consume is the stuff of fiction that became fact, the future imagined in our past—the future we now inhabit. The Science of Science Fiction is the story of how science fiction shaped our world. No longer a subculture, science fiction has moved into the mainstream with the advent of the information age it helped realize. Explore how science fiction has driven science, with topics that include: Guardians of the Galaxy: Is Space Full of Extraterrestrials? Jacking In: Will the Future Be Like Ready Player One? Mad Max: Is Society Running down into Chaos? The Internet: Will Humans Tire of Mere Reality? Blade Runner 2049: When Will We Engineer Human Lookalikes? And many more! This book will open your eyes to the way science fiction helped us dream of things to come, forced us to explore the nature and limits of our own reality, and aided us in building the future we now inhabit.

Sisters of the Revolution

Sisters of the Revolution
Author: Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: PM Press
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2015-06-01
ISBN 10: 1629630357
ISBN 13: 9781629630359
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sisters of the Revolution Book Review:

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler, Sisters of the Revolution gathers daring examples of speculative fiction’s engagement with feminism. Dark, satirical stories such as Eileen Gunn’s “Stable Strategies for Middle Management” and the disturbing horror of James Tiptree Jr.’s “The Screwfly Solution” reveal the charged intensity at work in the field. Including new, emerging voices such as Nnedi Okorafor and featuring international contributions from Angelica Gorodischer and many more, this collection seeks to expand the ideas of both contemporary fiction and feminism to new fronts. Moving from the fantastic to the futuristic, subtle to surreal, these stories will provoke thoughts and emotions about feminism like no other book available today. Other contributors include Anne Richter, Carol Emshwiller, Eleanor Arnason, Hiromi Goto, Joanna Russ, Karin Tidbeck, Kelley Eskridge, Kelly Barnhill, Kit Reed, L. Timmel Duchamp, Leena Krohn, Leonora Carrington, Pamela Sargent, Rose Lemberg, Susan Palwick, Tanith Lee, Ursula K. Le Guin, and Vandana Singh.

The Big Book of Science

The Big Book of Science
Author: Joel Levy
Publsiher: Chartwell Books
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2018-02-15
ISBN 10: 0785835997
ISBN 13: 9780785835998
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Science Book Review:

The well-known "a bee in a cathedral" analogy describes the size of an atom and its nucleus in understandable terms. The analogy goes that if an atom were expanded to the size of a cathedral, the nucleus would be only about the size of a bee. The Big Book of Science uses analogies to demonstrate 100 basic scientific truths and principles in new and exciting ways, describing the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny and the unfathomably complex in everyday terms. Readers will be drawn to the book by its combination of intuitive reasoning and a highly visual presentation style. It's bursting with facts, figures, diagrams, charts, and illustrations. Each page helps readers understand fundamental scientific principles and theories by using analogies that describe abstract ideas using everyday objects. Each analogy is explained in direct terms and clearly illustrated. A range of facts and figures -- presented in uniquely accessible "infographics" -- complements the analogies. The book covers a wide array of scientific topics: physics, chemistry, astronomy, biology, earth sciences, anatomy and technology. The analogies include: If an atomic nucleus expanded to the size of a marble, it would weigh about 100 million tons, or roughly the equivalent of 16 Great Pyramids of Egypt. It would take a human heart less than 18 days to fill an Olympic-sized swimming pool. The volcanic blast of Mount St. Helens released thermal energy 1,600 times the size of Hiroshima. Krakatoa's 1883 eruption was roughly 13,000 times as powerful as that same bomb. Informative and engaging, The Big Book of Science gives readers a deeper appreciation of the forces and facts that govern the universe and everything in it.

The Norton Book of Science Fiction

The Norton Book of Science Fiction
Author: Ursula K. Le Guin,Brian Attebery
Publsiher: R.S. Means Company
Total Pages: 869
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780393972412
ISBN 13: 0393972410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Norton Book of Science Fiction Book Review:

A collection of sixty-seven contemporary American science fiction stories includes contributions by Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, and Philip K. Dick

The Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature

The Berenstain Bears  Big Book of Science and Nature
Author: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Activity Books
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2013-01-01
ISBN 10: 0486498344
ISBN 13: 9780486498348
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature Book Review:

Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

The Usborne Big Book of Experiments

The Usborne Big Book of Experiments
Author: Alastair Smith
Publsiher: Usborne Pub Limited
Total Pages: 96
Release: 1996
ISBN 10: 9780746022887
ISBN 13: 0746022883
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Usborne Big Book of Experiments Book Review:

This fascinating book shows you how to investigate the world around you and discover science in action.

My Big Book of Science

My Big Book of Science
Author: Susan Akass
Publsiher: CICO Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2019-07-09
ISBN 10: 9781782497479
ISBN 13: 1782497471
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Big Book of Science Book Review:

A bumper book of over 60 projects and experiments to inspire and challenge budding young scientists. Science isn’t just for the classroom. My Big Book of Science is packed with projects that can be done safely at home, encouraging children to experiment, have fun, and learn at the same time. They can become a chemical wizard by making liquids magically change color and dazzle their friends with home-made glow-in-the dark slime, and get to grips with fabulous physics by learning to defy the laws of gravity and master electrical circuits. With brilliant biology projects, they will get to know their own body inside out, and even learn how to make fake poo and snot! None of the projects require specialist equipment: just a few basic items and enthusiasm and a willingness to learn. With My Big Book of Science rainy day afternoons just became a whole lot more fun!

The Big Book of Science Fiction Ten Classic Science Fiction Short Stories

The Big Book of Science Fiction  Ten Classic Science Fiction Short Stories
Author: Susan Hart
Publsiher: Lulu Press, Inc
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016-03-11
ISBN 10: 1329965760
ISBN 13: 9781329965768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Science Fiction Ten Classic Science Fiction Short Stories Book Review:

The Pied Piper of Spring - A galactic tinkerer is called to a small settlement. Two Idiots From Earth - A government official finds two supposed spies at a bar. Raymond The Automatic House - A survivor in a post-apocalyptic world stumbles across an automatic house. The Fate Of Humanity Rests In Her Hands: A scientist and his assistant visit a temporal research station in Alaska. Radiation Can Really Mess Things Up: What happens when you aren’t monitoring the site of a nuclear disaster like Chernobyl closely enough. Notes From Heaven is a thriller novella. Duplicity - A story about a female police detective investigating a crime. The Brand New & Instant Pop-Up Mall. A large mall springs up seemingly overnight. The Refugee - A cowboy finds a downed balloon and is shocked when the inhabitant emerges and starts to yell at him in a strange language.Rio Temporal - Spring arrives at Amarillo Falls, a town nested somewhere in the future, and with it a restaurant owner encounters a mysterious boy.

The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Author: Prentice-Hall, Inc
Publsiher: Longman Publishing Group
Total Pages: 1166
Release: 2001
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: PSU:000048593830
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review:

This one volume anthology explores the last two hundred years of Science Fiction and Fantasy--featuring women and men authors of various ethnic backgrounds, and a range of both traditional canonical literature and popular culture. Designed to heighten interest in a fun and exciting topic, this book will lead readers to meaningful intellectual, social, and historic investigations. Contributing authors include Mary W. Shelly, Edgar Allen Poe, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, Louisa May Alcott, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Bram Stoker, Stephen King, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, Jack London, Ray Bradbury, and Kurt Vonnegut. For fans of science fiction, fantasy, and the stories presented here, who appreciate that they represent the best of humanity, and include potential warnings for where humanity is headed.

The Very Best of the Best

The Very Best of the Best
Author: Gardner Dozois
Publsiher: St. Martin's Griffin
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2019-02-26
ISBN 10: 1250296218
ISBN 13: 9781250296214
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Very Best of the Best Book Review:

For the first time in a decade, a compilation of the very best in science fiction, from a world authority on the genre. For decades, the Year's Best Science Fiction has been the most widely read short science fiction anthology of its kind. Now, after thirty-five annual collections comes the ultimate in science fiction anthologies. In The Very Best of the Best, legendary editor Gardner Dozois selects the finest short stories for this landmark collection, including short fiction from authors such as Charles Stross, Michael Swanwick, Nancy Kress, Greg Egan, Stephen Baxter, Pat Cadigan, and many many more.

The Big Book of Maker Skills

The Big Book of Maker Skills
Author: Chris Hackett,The Editors of Popular Science
Publsiher: Weldon Owen International
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2014-11-04
ISBN 10: 1681881616
ISBN 13: 9781681881614
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Big Book of Maker Skills Book Review:

This ultimate guide for tech makers covers everything from hand tools to robots plus essential techniques for completing almost any DIY project. Makers, get ready: This is your must-have guide to taking your DIY projects to the next level. Legendary fabricator and alternative engineer Chris Hackett teams up with the editors of Popular Science to offer detailed instruction on everything from basic wood- and metalworking skills to 3D printing and laser-cutting wizardry. Hackett also explains the entrepreneurial and crowd-sourcing tactics needed to transform your back-of-the-envelope idea into a gleaming finished product. In The Big Book of Maker Skills, readers learn tried-and-true techniques from the shop classes of yore—how to use a metal lathe, or pick the perfect drill bit or saw—and get introduced to a whole new world of modern manufacturing technologies, like using CAD software, printing circuits, and more. Step-by-step illustrations, helpful diagrams, and exceptional photography make this book an easy-to-follow guide to getting your project done.

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories
Author: Tom Shippey
Publsiher: Oxford University Press, USA
Total Pages: 587
Release: 2003-01
ISBN 10: 9780192803818
ISBN 13: 0192803816
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories Book Review:

A collection of classic science fiction short stories features tales by H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clark, Frederik Pohl, Clifford Simak, Brian Aldiss, Ursala K. LeGuin, and many others. Edited by the author of The Road to Middle-Earth. 20,000 first printing.