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Stover, Leon E.

Overview
Works: 53 works in 182 publications in 1 language and 7,411 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Motion picture plays  Satire  Psychological fiction  Miscellanea 
Roles: Editor, Compiler, Interviewer
Classifications: PR5774, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Leon E Stover
Robert A. Heinlein by Leon E Stover ( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A critical introduction to the prolific science fiction author."
Stonehenge : the Indo-European heritage by Leon E Stover ( Book )
4 editions published in 1978 in English and Undetermined and held by 806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The cultural ecology of Chinese civilization; peasants and elites in the last of the agrarian states by Leon E Stover ( Book )
19 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harry Harrison by Leon E Stover ( Book )
5 editions published in 1990 in English and Undetermined and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stonehenge by Harry Harrison ( Book )
10 editions published between 1972 and 2013 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three against an Empire! Ason: Prince of an ancient house, intent on restoring the keystone of his father's power, braves the limits of the land-rimmed sea to sail North, through the cold fog, to the icy island where, with heroic effort, the key to victory may be found. Inteb: Former envoy of the Pharoah, reluctant voyager to the forbidden island of Yerni, armed only with his arcane knowledge and his loyalty to Ason. Naikeri: Pround daughter of the Albi, she has never known a warrior like Ason, nor a world like the one she helps him build-a world that will center on one of the greatest monuments of all time ... STONEHENGE The exciting saga of the creation of a legend! At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied
China : an anthropological perspective by Leon E Stover ( Book )
6 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Above the human landscape; a social science fiction anthology by Willis E McNelly ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The island of Doctor Moreau : a critical text of the 1896 London first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The time machine : an invention : a critical text of the 1895 London first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction from Wells to Heinlein by Leon E Stover ( Book )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Science fiction may have begun in the American pulp magazine industry in 1926 but its origins lay in the British tradition of the scientific romance, whose mastery by H.G. Wells in his Victorian youth (1895-1901) makes him the "father of modern SF" (Jules Verne is a more distant ancestor who lived to be a rival). Wells's most self-conscious descendant is Robert Heinlein, whose rapid rise to fame during the magazine era made him "the dean of American SF." He so succeeded in winning literary recognition for the genre that it all but vanished into the mainstream, save for a lingering identity in classified paperbacks and in television programming." "The present work, by a man who taught the subject at the university level for decades, is a critical examination of the literary trajectory of science fiction from the scientific romances of H.G. Wells to the era of Robert Heinlein. Such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. van Vogt, L. Sprague de Camp, Harry Harrison, Kurt Vonnegut, Brian Aldiss, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, C.S. Lewis, and Arthur Conan Doyle are discussed along the way. The roles of various magazines in establishing the genre, an area of the author's special expertise, are fully examined (Hugo Gernsback's Science and Invention, Amazing Stories, and Weird Tales, among others)."--Jacket
The prophetic soul : a reading of H.G. Wells's Things to come, together with his film treatment, Whither mankind? and the postproduction script (both never before published) by Leon E Stover ( Book )
8 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The war of the worlds : a critical text of the 1898 London first edition, with an introduction, illustrations, and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"H. G. Wells' novel, a "scientific romance," attained perhaps its greatest fame in another form, the infamous realistic 1939 radio broadcast "Invasion from Mars" by the redoubtable Orson Welles. It was also notably made into an early fifties science fiction adventure movie (and there have been other adaptations as well). So indelible is the association that the novel, like the panic inducing broadcast and the Hollywood flick, now is taken as little more than a light fantasy of outerspace terror and human heroism. This is far from the author's original vision. Like the other scientific romances treated in the Annotated H. G. Wells series, The War of the Worlds is a philosophical tale and as such, is profoundly ideological. The world of the Martians represents the progressive future of humanity in a cultural war with our world of tradition and reaction - these are the two worlds in question. The Mars from which the invaders come is united by a planet-wide system of irrigation canals; for Wells this indicates a socialist world-state, as claimed by the American astronomer Percival Lowell. The red planet is red in more than one sense, pointing the direction of terrestrial progress. The Martians in the novel are octopoidal monsters, bodily anticipating the tentacular, all-controlling totalitarian regimes of the twentieth century. To those familiar with Wells' works only through film, this acclaimed series annotated by the world's premier Wellsian scholar, Leon Stover, will be a real eye-opener."--BOOK JACKET
The first men in the moon : a critical text of the 1901 London first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invisible man : a grotesque romance : a critical text of the 1897 New York first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Stonehenge city : a reconstruction by Leon E Stover ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Stonehenge, the megalithic monument in southern England that dates in its Bronze Age phase to 2000 B.C. (but with a history stretching back yet another thousand years to Neolithic times), attracts more than a million tourists a year, but is much more than a visible array of great standing stones. The entire region includes a vast cemetery and a number of other sites that indicate the remains of sizeable wooden buildings. Stonehenge was indeed its own city, the metropolitan center of a powerful kingdom heretofore unsuspected." "That city is reconstructed by the author from the archaeological evidence - royal palace, banquet hall and tomb, among other buildings. In passing, the author incisively demolishes the popular theory that Stonehenge served as a prehistoric astronomical observatory. He rather advances a political theory grounded in cultural continuities that carry forward into the early Iron Age, best documented in ancient Ireland. Here (apart from Homer) begins European literature, derived from oral traditions. The entire book is richly illustrated."--Jacket
Imperial China and the state cult of Confucius by Leon E Stover ( Book )
7 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work explores the political logic of old China's archaic civilization, where court protocol was the essence of a liturgical government whose philosophical basis rested on the scriptural authority of Confucian teachings. The historical paradox (vast empire, weak state) is resolved in this book. Over 100 photographs and drawings are included, along with an appendix covering the Great Chinese Museum of New York and a bibliographic essay on important Sinologist works."--Cover of p.[4]
Apeman, spaceman; anthropological science fiction by Leon E Stover ( Book )
2 editions published in 1968 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The sea lady : a tissue of moonshine by H. G Wells ( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Much attention has been paid to the "scientific romance" novels of H.G. Wells, a founder of modern science fiction and one of the genre's greatest writers. In comparison, little attention has been given by critics to his works of fantasy, which in the opinion of many, are just as artistic and worthy of study. This work takes a critical look at Wells' little known fantasy The Sea Lady: A Tissue of Moonshine, which is "a parable of dark foreboding that unveils the nothingness of utopian dreams" and foreshadows Franz Kafka's dark fables of the totalitarian age. A lengthy introduction by the editor provides a comprehensive overview of the text and the story of The Sea Lady, and serves to explain the ideas of civil death and every citizen's acting as a public servant, and the concept of totalitarian metaphysics, which deals with a revolt against the limits of the human condition. This work provides a complete, extensively annotated text of the 1902 London first edition of The Sea Lady. Prepared by the world's leading Wellsian scholar, the volume also provides germane appendices and a bibliography."--Jacket
When the sleeper wakes : a critical text of the 1899 New York and London first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Man who could work miracles : a critical text of the 1936 New York first edition, with an introduction and appendices by H. G Wells ( Book )
6 editions published between 2002 and 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The editor's introduction explains how two such radically different films are related and discusses the artistic quality of the text, Wells' overriding sense of cosmic vision, his views on sex and politics, and his uncommon estimate of the common man's incapacity for public affairs. The annotations for Wells' original text offer penetrating insights into Wellsian thought as expressed for half a century in a variety of genres, including scientific romances and nonfiction. The author, the world's foremost Wellsian scholar, here brings his unique power of analysis to bear on, in the opinion of many, the strangest work Wells ever wrote. The appendices include the 1898 short story version, "The Man Who Could Work Miracles," three related cosmic-vision short stories by Wells, and an excerpt from a 1931 radio address by Wells not inaccurately retitled "If I Were Dictator of the World.""--Jacket
 
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Alternative Names
Stover, Leon
Stover, Leon, 1929-
Stover, Leon Eugene
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English (112)
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