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Projections : science fiction in literature & film

Author: Lou Anders
Publisher: Austin, Tex. : MonkeyBrain Books, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the history and the people, the science and the society, the lives, times and themes, the cultural impact and the critical response of the dynamic genre that is speculative fiction.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lou Anders
ISBN: 1932265120 9781932265125
OCLC Number: 57384125
Notes: Includes both original essays and reprinted material.
Description: 329 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Foreword: Spectacles and speculations / Lou Anders --
Growing up in the future / Michael Swanwick --
In defense of science fiction / John Clute --
Achilles Superman and Darth Vader, or why Star Wars has it in for our rebel civilization / David Brin --
The tinsel screen / James E. Gunn --
Burroughs and Caspak . Mike Resnick --
The Matrix trilogy / Adam Roberts --
The Thing of shapes to come : science fiction as anatomy of the future / Howard V. Hendrix --
This is true / Tim Lebbon --
Build your own boom : Australian SF in the 90s and beyond / Sean McMullen --
Strange loops of wonder / Catherine Asaro --
The Timex machine / Lucius Shepard --
An excellence of Peake / Michael Moorcock --
Something about Harry / Mark Finn --
The future is already here : Is there a place for science fiction in the twenty-first century? / Robert J. Sawyer --
The way the future looks : THX 1138 and Blade Runner / Robert Silverberg --
Gulliver unravels : generic fantasy and the loss of subversion / John Grant --
The British future / Paul Cornell --
Scientists in SF films / Robert A. Metzger --
The squandered promise of science fiction / Jonathan Lethem --
Shot in Australia, written just about everywhere / Sean McMullen --
The final voyage of Odysseus / Robert Silverberg --
The body apocalyptic : theology and technology in films and fictions of the MIME era / Howard V. Hendrix --
eXcreMent / Lucius Shepard --
Queen of the Martian mysteries : an appreciation of Leigh Brackett / Michael Moorcock --
The Matrix and the star maker / Mike Resnick --
The man who invented tomorrow / James Gunn --
Delany : nuances of a theme by Stevens / Adam Roberts --
We hobbits are a merry folk ... : an incautious and heretical re-appraisal of J.R.R. Tolkien / David Brin --
Letter to a young science fiction writer / Michael Swanwick.
Other Titles: Science fiction in literature & film
Science fiction in literature and film
Responsibility: edited by Lou Anders.

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