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Read online The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction When the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction was published in it was immediately hailed as a classic work of reference Frank Herbert described it as the most valuable science fiction source book ever written and Isaac Asimov said It will become the Bible for all science fiction fans This new edition has taken years to prepare and is much more than a simple updating The world of science fiction in the s is much more complex than it was back in the late s The advent of game worlds shared worlds graphic novels film and tv spin offs technothrillers survivalist fiction of horror novels and fantasy novels with of centres has necessitated a radical revision and this has allowed the inclusion of related subjects such as magic realism Accordingly the book has expanded dramatically in order to cope with the complexities and changes It now contains well over entries a staggering more than the original and at million words it is over half a million words longer than the first edition This is the indispensable reference work not only for every reader who loves uses and wishes to know more about science fiction but for every reader of imaginative fiction at the end of this century by John Clute, Peter Nicholls, John Grant

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The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Canary Fever: Reviews, Interzone The 3rd Anthology, Strokes: Essays and Reviews, 1966-1986, The Encyclopedia of Fantasy, Interzone: The 2nd Anthology, Appleseed, Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia, Scores: Reviews 1993 - 2003, The Darkening Garden: A Short Lexicon of Horror
This huge volume is the first comprehensive encyclopedia of the fantasy field Not only does it describe the genre authoritatively but it redefines it offering an exciting new analysis of this highly diverse and hugely popular sphere of art With more than entries and over one million words this volume covers every aspect of fantasy literature film television opera art and comics Written and compiled by a team of editors with unparalleled collective experience in the field it is an invaluable reference for anyone interested in the art of the fantastic This paperback edition includes thirty two pages of update material obtained since the hardcover when to press br, This anthology contains a diverse range of the past year s content of Interzone the science fiction and fantasy magazine Contributors include J G Ballard John Sladek and Rachel Pollack winner of the Arthur C Clarke Award for the best British science fiction novel, Canary Fever is a collection of reviews about the most significant literatures of the twenty first century science fiction fantasy and horror the literatures Clute argues should be recognized as the central modes of fantastika in our times The title refers to the canary in the coal mine who whiffs gas and dies to save miners reviewers of fantastika can find themselves in a similar position though words can only hurt us br br This is the fourth such collection by John Clute Several older pieces are included here though the great bulk of the book over words was first published between and Every review has been edited Errors and incoherencies have been removed when possible The original versions of some reviews in particular those written in the past year or so have been treated as first drafts and have been brought into final form br One piece on John B Watson and Behaviorism is previously unpublished, When the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction was published in it was immediately hailed as a classic work of reference Frank Herbert described it as the most valuable science fiction source book ever written and Isaac Asimov said It will become the Bible for all science fiction fans This new edition has taken years to prepare and is much more than a simple updating The world of science fiction in the s is much more complex than it was back in the late s The advent of game worlds shared worlds graphic novels film and tv spin offs technothrillers survivalist fiction of horror novels and fantasy novels with of centres has necessitated a radical revision and this has allowed the inclusion of related subjects such as magic realism Accordingly the book has expanded dramatically in order to cope with the complexities and changes It now contains well over entries a staggering more than the original and at million words it is over half a million words longer than the first edition This is the indispensable reference work not only for every reader who loves uses and wishes to know more about science fiction but for every reader of imaginative fiction at the end of this century