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Microworlds : writings on science fiction and fantasy

Author: Stanisław Lem; Franz Rottensteiner
Publisher: San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1984.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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In this bold and controversial examination of the past, present, and future of science fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary merit of the genre with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Edited and with an Introduction by Franz Rottensteiner. Translated by Rottensteiner and others. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Lem, Stanisław.
Microworlds.
San Diego : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, ©1984
(DLC) 84012837
(OCoLC)10912422
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Stanisław Lem; Franz Rottensteiner
ISBN: 9780544080157 0544080157 1299885209 9781299885202
OCLC Number: 559525825
Notes: "A Helen and Kurt Wolff book."
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 285 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Reflections on my life --
On the structural analysis of science fiction --
Science fiction : a hopeless case--with exceptions --
Philip K. Dick : a visionary among the Charlatans --
The time-travel story and related matters of science-fiction structuring --
Metafantasia : the possibilities of science fiction --
Cosmology and science fiction --
Todorov's fantastic theory of literature --
Unitas oppositorum : the prose of Jorge Luis Borges --
About the Strugatsky's Roadside picnic.
Other Titles: Fantastyka i futurologia.
Responsibility: Stanisław Lem ; edited by Franz Rottensteiner.
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In this bold and controversial examination of the past, present, and future of science fiction, Lem informs the raging debate over the literary merit of the genre with ten arch, incisive, provocative essays. Edited and with an Introduction by Franz Rottensteiner. Translated by Rottensteiner and others. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book.

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