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Dark Benediction

Dark Benediction PDF
Author: Walter M. Miller Jr
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1473200652
Size: 47.94 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 480
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Dark Benediction

by Walter M. Miller Jr, Dark Benediction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Dark Benediction books, Walter M. Miller Jr is best remembered as the author of A Canticle for Leibowitz, universally recognized as one of the greatest novels of modern SF. But as well as writing that deeply felt and eloquent book, he produced many shorter works of fiction of stunning originality and power. His profound interest in religion and his innate literary gifts combined perfectly in the production of such works as The Darfstellar, for which he won a Hugo in 1955, Conditionally Human, I, Dreamer and The Big Hunger, all of which are included in this brilliant and essential collection.




Lost Mars

Lost Mars PDF
Author: Mike Ashley
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 022657508X
Size: 54.92 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 304
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Lost Mars

by Mike Ashley, Lost Mars Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Lost Mars books, “I was suddenly struck with the sight of a trail of rich red vegetation of several miles in the midst of the eternal snows. I approached with curiosity this oasis in the frozen desert.” An antique-shop owner gets a glimpse of the Red Planet through an intriguing artifact. A Martian’s wife contemplates the possibility of life on Earth. A resident of Venus describes his travels across the two alien planets. From an arid desert to an advanced society far superior to that of Earth, portrayals of Mars have differed radically in their attempts to uncover the truth about our neighboring planet. Since the 1880s, after an astronomer first described “channels” on the surface of Mars, writers have been fascinated with the planet, endlessly speculating on what life on Mars might look like and what might happen should we make contact with the planet's inhabitants. This wonderful collection offers ten wildly imaginative short stories from the golden age of science fiction by such classic sci-fi writers as H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, and J. G. Ballard, as well as hard-to-find stories by unjustly forgotten writers from the genre. Assembled and introduced by acclaimed anthologist Mike Ashley, these stories vividly evoke a time when notions of life on other planets—from vegetation and water to space invaders and utopian societies—were new and startling. As we continue to imagine landing people on Mars, these stories are well worth revisiting as gripping and vivid dispatches from futurists past.




Glorificemus

Glorificemus PDF
Author: Rose Secrest
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN:
Size: 11.33 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 143
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Glorificemus

by Rose Secrest, Glorificemus Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Glorificemus books, A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller, Jr. is now required reading in many high school and college literature courses. Glorificemus is a reader's guide to this popular science fiction novel. In addition to evaluating the literary elements and themes of Miller's fiction, this study also provides the reader with a bibliography, plot summaries of the short stories, translations, a map, and other helpful guides to the fiction of Walter M. Miller, Jr.




Voices For The Future

Voices for the Future PDF
Author: Thomas D. Clareson
Publisher: Popular Press
ISBN: 9780879721350
Size: 13.13 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 208
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Voices For The Future

by Thomas D. Clareson, Voices For The Future Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Voices For The Future books, Covering writers whose careers began in the 1950s, Volume II includes essays on J. G. Ballard, John Brunner, Phillip Jose Farmer, Ursula LeGuin, Walter M. Miller, Jr., Mack Reynolds, Robert Silverberg, and Roger Zelazny. "




The End Of The World

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Author: Maria Manuel Lisboa
Publisher: Open Book Publishers
ISBN: 1906924503
Size: 30.46 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 222
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The End Of The World

by Maria Manuel Lisboa, The End Of The World Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The End Of The World books, Our fear of the world ending, like our fear of the dark, is ancient, deep-seated and perennial. It crosses boundaries of space and time, recurs in all human communities and finds expression in every aspect of cultural production - from pre-historic cave paintings to high-tech computer games. This volume examines historical and imaginary scenarios of apocalypse, the depiction of its likely triggers, and imagined landscapes in the aftermath of global destruction. Its discussion moves effortlessly from classic novels including Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four and Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake, to blockbuster films such as Blade Runner, Armageddon and Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Lisboa also takes into account religious doctrine, scientific research and the visual arts to create a penetrating, multi-disciplinary study that provides profound insight into one of Western culture's most fascinating and enduring preoccupations.




Walter M Miller Jr

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Author: William H. Roberson
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786487100
Size: 32.14 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 218
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Walter M Miller Jr

by William H. Roberson, Walter M Miller Jr Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Walter M Miller Jr books, Walter M. Miller, Jr., was one of the twentieth century’s leading science fiction writers, a two-time Hugo Award winner and author of the classic novels A Canticle for Leibowitz and Saint Leibowitz and the Wild Horse Woman. This comprehensive literary guide provides more than 1,500 alphabetically arranged entries on Miller’s life and body of work. It includes summaries of his two novels and all of his shorter works, character descriptions, explanations of the literary, cultural, historical, and religious allusions found in the works, as well as translations of all foreign words and phrases. This guide is meant to inform both scholarly and popular readings of Miller’s work.




Race In American Science Fiction

Race in American Science Fiction PDF
Author: Isiah Lavender
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253222591
Size: 25.81 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 269
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Race In American Science Fiction

by Isiah Lavender, Race In American Science Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Race In American Science Fiction books, Noting that science fiction is characterized by an investment in the proliferation of racial difference, Isiah Lavender III argues that racial alterity is fundamental to the genre's narrative strategy. Race in American Science Fiction offers a systematic classification of ways that race appears and how it is silenced in science fiction, while developing a critical vocabulary designed to focus attention on often-overlooked racial implications. These focused readings of science fiction contextualize race within the genre's better-known master narratives and agendas. Authors discussed include Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Philip K. Dick, and Ursula K. Le Guin, among many others.




Twentieth Century American Science Fiction Writers

Twentieth century American Science fiction Writers PDF
Author: David Cowart
Publisher:
ISBN:
Size: 65.36 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Authors, American
Languages : en
Pages : 346
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Twentieth Century American Science Fiction Writers

by David Cowart, Twentieth Century American Science Fiction Writers Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Twentieth Century American Science Fiction Writers books, Profiles approximately one hundred American science fiction authors who began writing between 1900 and 1970, presenting primary and secondary bibliographies and illustrated biographical essays that chronicle each writer's career in detail; and includes eight essays on the genre and its fandom.




Science Fiction Studies

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Size: 51.86 MB
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Category : Science fiction
Languages : en
Pages :
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Science Fiction Studies

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Science Fiction Studies Ii

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Author: Richard D. Mullen
Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA
ISBN:
Size: 29.42 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Science fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 335
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Science Fiction Studies Ii

by Richard D. Mullen, Science Fiction Studies Ii Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Science Fiction Studies Ii books,