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The detached retina : aspects of SF and fantasy

Author: Brian W Aldiss
Publisher: Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1995.
Series: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 4.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'We devotees of SF enjoy its diversity of opinion, the bustle of bright and dark, the clash of progress and entropy, the clamour of theories about the past, the future, the ever present present,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aldiss, Brian Wilson, 1925-
Detached retina.
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, 1995
(OCoLC)610177040
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 085323289X 9780853232896 0853232997 9780853232995
OCLC Number: 32899698
Notes: "Owes its origins to two volumes published by Serconia Press in 1985 and 1986, The Pale Shadow of Science and ... And the Lurid Glare of the Comet ... Almost all the original articles have been greatly revised"--Page [ix].
Description: x, 224 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Thanks for drowning the ocelot --
A robot tended your remains --
Between privy and universe : Aldous Huxley (1894-1963) --
The immanent will returns-2 --
A whole new can of worms --
Science fiction's mother figure --
Sturgeon : the cruelty of the gods --
The downward journey : Orwell's 1984 --
Peep --
Culture : is it worth losing your balls for? --
Wells and the leopard lady --
The adjectives of Erich Zann : a tale of horror --
Jekyll --
One hump or two --
Kafka's sister --
Campbell's soup --
Some early men in the moon --
Kaliyuga, or Utopia at a bad time --
The Atheist's tragedy revisited --
The pale shadow of science --
Decadence and development --
The veiled world --
A personal parabola.
Series Title: Liverpool science fiction texts and studies, 4.
Responsibility: Brian W. Aldiss.

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Literate, provocative writing. -- Gary K. Wolfe * Locus * Aldiss's criticism is a zesty joy to read. Discerning, empathetic, wry, his writings sprout from the same fertile loam as his fictions. -- Read more...

 
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