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Science fiction : stories and contexts

Author: Heather Masri
Publisher: New York : Bedford/St. Martins, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A selection of fiction by classic and emerging writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, grouped into major themes: alien encounters, artificial life, time, utopias and dystopias, disasters and apocalypses, and evolutions. The stories are complemented by contextual documents that suggest the scholarly, theoretical, and historical currents that drove the development of the genre.
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Genre/Form: Anthologie
Science fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Heather Masri
ISBN: 9780312450151 031245015X
OCLC Number: 230198038
Description: xix, 1242 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: From the War of the worlds / H.G. Wells --
A martian odyssey / Stanley G. Weinbaum --
Arena / Fredric Brown --
Mars is heaven / Ray Bradbury --
When I was Miss Dow / Sonya Dorman --
Vaster than empires and more slow / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Bloodchild / Octavia E. Butler --
Wang's carpets / Greg Egan --
Slow life / Michael Swanwick --
From the Second sex / Simone de Beauvoir --
The shadow / Carl Gistav Jung --
The fact of blackness / Frantz Fanon --
The sandman / E.T.A. Hoffman --
From Frankenstein, or the Modern Prometheus / Mary Shelley --
R.U.R. / Karel Ĉapek --
Liar! / Isaac Asimov --
Baby you were great! / Kate Wilhelm --
The girl who was plugged in / James Tiptree Jr. --
Burning chrome / William Gibson --
Nekropolis / Maureen F. McHugh --
The algorithms for love / Ken Liu --
The uncanny / Sigmund Freud --
The precession of simulacra / Jean Baudrillard --
A cyborg manifesto / Donna J. Haraway --
Master Zacharius / Jules Verne --
The Gostak and the doshes / Miles J. Breuer --
Vintage season / C.L. Moore --
All your zombies / Robert A. Heinlein --
When we went to see the end of the world / Robert Silverberg --
The lucky strike / Kim Stanley Robinson --
At the Rialto / Connie Willis --
Story of your life / Ted Chiang --
Start the clock / Benjamin Rosenbaum --
From being and nothingness / Jean-Paul Sartre --
The historian and his facts / Edward Hallett Carr --
To build a time machine / Michio Kaku --
From we / Yevgeny Zamyatin --
The weapon shop / A.E. van Vogt --
The country of the kind / Damon Knight --
"Repent, Harlequin!" said the Ticktockman --
When it changed / Joanna Russ --
Kirinyaga / Mike Resnick. Dead space for the unexpected / Geoff Ryman --
Something to hitch meat to / Nalo Hopkinson --
Ideology and terror, a novel form of government / Hannah Arendt --
From the Organization man / William H. Whyte Jr. --
Progress or utopis, or, Can we imagine the future? / Fredric Jameson --
From Omega : "The last days of the world" / Camille Flammarion --
Adam and no Eve / Alfred Bester --
The nine billion names of God / Arthur C. Clarke --
The terminal beach / J.G. Ballard --
How the world was saved / Stanislaw Lem --
Cassandra / C.J. Cherryh --
Take your choice / Sakyo Komatsu --
Recording angel / Ian McDonald --
When this world is all on fire / William Sanders --
From the Myth of the eternal return / Mircea Eliade --
The imagination of disaster / Susan Sontag --
The whole world gasped / Paul Boyer --
Rappuccini's daughter / Nathaniel Hawthorne --
Twilight / John W. Campbell Jr. --
From Star maker / Olaf Stapledon --
Mimsy were the borogoves / Lewis Padgett --
Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes --
For a breath I tarry / Roger Zelazny --
Driftglass / Samuel R. Delaney --
Blood music / Greg Bear --
Bears discover fire / Terry Bisson --
Nonmoral nature / Stephen J. Gould --
Will robots inherit the earth? / Marvin Minsky --
The myth of the ant queen / Steven Johnson.
Responsibility: edited by Heather Masri.
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A selection of fiction by classic and emerging writers from the nineteenth to the twenty-first centuries, grouped into major themes: alien encounters, artificial life, time, utopias and dystopias, disasters and apocalypses, and evolutions. The stories are complemented by contextual documents that suggest the scholarly, theoretical, and historical currents that drove the development of the genre.

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