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Billion Year Spree

Author : Brian Wilson Aldiss
Publisher : Doubleday Books
Page : 362 pages
File Size : 50,9 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015000383847

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"Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present."-- ǂc (Source of summary not specified.

Billion Year Spree

Author : Brian Wilson Aldiss
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 42,8 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Science fiction
ISBN : 0552098051

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Billion Year Spree by Brian Wilson Aldiss Pdf

Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present.

Billion Year Spree

Author : Brian Wilson Aldiss
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 43,7 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Electronic
ISBN : LCCN:74009868

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Brian W. Aldiss

Author : Paul Kincaid
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 282 pages
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Release : 2022-07-12
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9780252053474

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Brian W. Aldiss by Paul Kincaid Pdf

Brian W. Aldiss wrote classic science fiction novels like Report on Probability A and Hothouse. Billion Year Spree, his groundbreaking study of the field, defined the very meaning of SF and delineated its history. Yet Aldiss’s discomfort with being a guiding spirit of the British New Wave and his pursuit of mainstream success characterized a lifelong ambivalence toward the genre. Paul Kincaid explores the many contradictions that underlay the distinctive qualities of Aldiss’s writing. Wartime experiences in Asia and the alienation that arose upon his return to the cold austerity of postwar Britain inspired themes and imagery that Aldiss drew upon throughout his career. He wrote of prolific nature overwhelming humanity, believed war was madness even though it provided him with the happiest period of his life, and found parallels in the static lives of Indian peasants and hidebound English society. As Kincaid shows, contradictions created tensions that fueled the metaphorical underpinnings of Aldiss's work and shaped not only his long career but the evolution of postwar British science fiction.

Billion Year Spree

Author : Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 41,8 Mb
Release : 1975
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:873289478

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Frankenstein Unbound

Author : Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 153 pages
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Release : 2015-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504010368

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Frankenstein Unbound by Brian W. Aldiss Pdf

A disruption of time and space sends a modern man back two hundred years to confront Dr. Frankenstein’s immortal monster in this brilliant reinvention of Mary Shelley’s classic tale Some years into the twenty-first century, a newly devised weapon of mass destruction will do far worse than kill; it will disrupt time and space. Suddenly, land, buildings, animals, and people are falling through “timeslips” and being transported briefly back to earlier eras. One of these inadvertent time travelers, Joe Bodenland, is shocked when he finds himself parked outside a villa on the shore of Lake Geneva—and soon after, unbelievably, in the presence of nineteenth-century literary luminaries Lord Byron and Percy Shelley, along with Shelley’s very enticing fiancée, budding author Mary. But when Joe comes face to face with a real, flesh-and-blood Victor Frankenstein and the monster the mad doctor brought into this world, the visitor from the future realizes that not only has time been disrupted, reality itself has been transmogrified. And this Frankenstein, it seems, is far from finished with his unholy endeavors, leaving it up to Joe to make it right for the sake of history—and for the bewitching lady novelist who has stolen his heart—before he is rudely thrust back to his own time. An absolutely stunning reinvention of a cherished literary classic, Frankenstein Unbound proves once more that there are no limits to the unparalleled creative genius of science fiction Grand Master W. Brian Aldiss, one of the most revered names in the field of speculative fiction.

The Science Fiction Source Book

Author : David Wingrove
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 330 pages
File Size : 45,6 Mb
Release : 1984
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : UOM:39015015051827

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"The science fiction source book" is packed with information about writers, novels, short stories, magazines and works of criticism.

Star Maker

Author : Olaf Stapledon
Publisher : e-artnow
Page : 246 pages
File Size : 55,9 Mb
Release : 2021-01-08
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4064066387174

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Star Maker by Olaf Stapledon Pdf

A human narrator from England is transported out of his body via unexplained means. He realizes he is able to explore space and other planets. After exploring a civilization on another planet in our galaxy at a level of development similar to our own that existed millions of years ago thousands of light years from Earth (the "Other Earth") in some detail, his mind merges with that of one of its inhabitants, and as they travel together, they are joined by still more minds or group-minds. This snowballing process is paralleled by the expansion of the book's scale, describing more and more planets in less and less detail. The disembodied travelers encounter many ideas that are interesting from both science-fictional and philosophical points of view. Star Maker tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within and between different civilizations.

The History of Science Fiction

Author : Adam Roberts
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Page : 0 pages
File Size : 53,6 Mb
Release : 2016-08-22
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 113756959X

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The History of Science Fiction by Adam Roberts Pdf

This book is the definitive critical history of science fiction. The 2006 first edition of this work traced the development of the genre from Ancient Greece and the European Reformation through to the end of the 20th century. This new 2nd edition has been revised thoroughly and very significantly expanded. An all-new final chapter discusses 21st-century science fiction, and there is new material in every chapter: a wealth of new readings and original research. The author’s groundbreaking thesis that science fiction is born out of the 17th-century Reformation is here bolstered with a wide range of new supporting material and many hundreds of 17th- and 18th-century science fiction texts, some of which have never been discussed before. The account of 19th-century science fiction has been expanded, and the various chapters tracing the twentieth-century bring in more writing by women, and science fiction in other media including cinema, TV, comics, fan-culture and other modes.

Ten Billion

Author : Stephen Emmott
Publisher : Vintage
Page : 224 pages
File Size : 50,6 Mb
Release : 2013-09-10
Category : Political Science
ISBN : 9780345806468

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Ten Billion by Stephen Emmott Pdf

Deforestation. Desertification. Species extinction. Global warming. Growing threats to food and water. The driving issues of our times are the result of one huge problem: Us. As the population continues to grow, our problems will increase. And this means that every way we look at it, a planet of ten billion people is likely to be a nightmare. Stephen Emmott, a scientist whose lab is at the forefront of research into complex natural systems, sounds the alarm. TEN BILLION is a snapshot of our planet, and our species, approaching a crisis, and a stark analysis of where this leaves us. TEN BILLION is not another climate book. TEN BILLION is a book about us.

The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of

Author : Thomas M. Disch
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 276 pages
File Size : 51,6 Mb
Release : 2000-07-05
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780684859781

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The Dreams Our Stuff is Made Of by Thomas M. Disch Pdf

A popular insider offers a fascinating history of science fiction filled with provocative critiques, tidbits, and insights that reveal much about our cultural and literary history.

Greybeard

Author : Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 244 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2014-04-01
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781497608269

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Greybeard by Brian W. Aldiss Pdf

Human reproduction has ceased and society slowly spirals in this “adult Lord of the Flies” by a Grand Master of Science Fiction (San Francisco Chronicle). After the “Accident,” all males on Earth become sterile. Society ages and falls apart bit by bit. First, toy companies go under. Then record companies. Then cities cease to function. Now Earth’s population lives in spread‐out, isolated villages, with its youngest members in their fifties. When the people of Sparcot begin to make claims of gnomes and man‐eating rodents lurking around their village, Greybeard and his wife set out for the coast with the hope of finding something better.

Ralph 124C 41+

Author : Hugo Gernsback
Publisher : e-artnow
Page : 120 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2020-03-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : EAN:4064066053628

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Ralph 124C 41+ by Hugo Gernsback Pdf

The eponymous protagonist saves the life of the heroine by directing energy remotely at an approaching avalanche. As the novel goes on, he describes the technological wonders of the modern world, frequently using the phrase "As you know..." The hero finally rescues the heroine by travelling into space on his own "space flyer" to rescue her from the villain's clutches.

Hothouse

Author : Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 228 pages
File Size : 51,5 Mb
Release : 2015-05-19
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504010351

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Hothouse by Brian W. Aldiss Pdf

A Hugo Award–winning classic about a far-future Earth dominated by gargantuan plants and the few humans who remain Millions of years beyond our time, our Earth has long since stopped spinning—and giant flora have taken over the sunlit half of the motionless world. Here humans are among the very few animal species that still exist, struggling to survive against enormous odds, but they have become small and weak, and their numbers have dwindled to almost nothing. When the aging leader of Gren’s tribe decrees it is time for the old ones to go “Up,” the younger are left to make their own way below. Although the journey will not be an easy one for young Gren, he sets off on an odyssey across a perilous world populated by carnivorous plants and other evolved vegetation. But any knowledge to be gained at the terminator—the forbidding boundary between the day world and the night—might well prove worthless for the boy and the companions he amasses along the way when the expanding sun goes nova and their Earth is no more. A thrilling parable of courage, discovery, and survival, Hothouse is among Grand Master Brian W. Aldiss’s most beloved and enduring works. Ingeniously inventive, richly detailed, and breathtakingly lush and vibrant, the doomed world and people that Aldiss creates will live forever in the minds of all those who enter this remarkable realm.

Finches of Mars

Author : Brian W. Aldiss
Publisher : Open Road Media
Page : 220 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2015-08-04
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9781504002127

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Finches of Mars by Brian W. Aldiss Pdf

Colonists on Mars fight to prevent their own extinction in “a suspenseful genre-bending combination of straight SF and mystery” (Booklist, starred review). Doomed by overpopulation, irreversible environmental degradation, and never-ending war, Earth has become a fetid swamp. For many, Mars represents humankind’s last hope. In six tightly clustered towers on the red planet’s surface, the colonists who have escaped their dying home world are attempting to make a new life unencumbered by the corrupting influences of politics, art, and religion. Unable ever to return, these pioneers have chosen an unalterable path that winds through a landscape as terrible as it is beautiful, often forcing them to compromise their beliefs—and sometimes their humanity—in order to survive. But the gravest threat to the future is not the settlement’s total dependence on foodstuffs sent from a distant and increasingly uncaring Earth, or the events that occur in the aftermath of the miraculous discovery of native life on Mars—it is the fact that in the ten years since colonization began, every new human baby has been born dead, or so tragically deformed that death comes within hours. The great Brian W. Aldiss has delivered a dark and provocative yet ultimately hopeful magnum opus rich in imagination and bold ideas. A novel of philosophy as much as science fiction, Finches of Mars is an exploration of intellectual history, evolution, technology, and the future by one of speculative fiction’s undisputed masters.