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The History of Science Fiction and Its Toy Figurines

Author : Luigi Toiati
Publisher : Pen and Sword
Page : 1031 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2023-12-21
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781399005555

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Science fiction, as the name suggests, is the combination of science and fantasy. In addition to a literary form, it also encompasses film, TV, comics, toys and our beloved toy astronauts, or other figures such as aliens, monsters and other playable genres. The term science fiction was coined by publisher Hugo Gernsbach around the first decades of the last century to refer to the predominantly 'space' adventures covered in his magazines. Space invaded radio, cinema, TV, and consequently for a long time toy figurines were predominantly space-related, later evolving into other themes. This lavishly illustrated book covers both the history of literary science fiction, following in the footsteps of contemporary official criticism, and toy figurines inspired by science fiction. You will also find several other themes, such as the link between science fiction figures and cinema, radio, TV, comics, and more. Luigi Toiati offers to both guide the reader on an often-nostalgic walk through science fiction in all its various forms, and to describe the figurines and brands associated with it.

Toys in the Age of Wonder

Author : Mark Rich
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 345 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 2020-09-09
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780786443925

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By the middle 1800s, toys were appearing in forms that drew upon--and that inspired--advances in areas such as optics, biology, geography, transportation, and automation. In these decades, too, a new type of wonder tale was being brought to maturity by a Poe-inspired Jules Verne. The modern wonder tale's highly-charged vision expressed the hopes and the fears, and the delights and the traumas, engendered by "new worlds idealism"--that Western pursuit of both mechanical and geographical conquest. Exploring realms belonging to childhood, literature, science, and history, this innovative study weaves together the histories of wonder tales and children's toys, focusing specifically on their modern aspects and how they reflect and express the social attitudes of that time period beginning around 1859 and ending around 1957.

Science Fiction Toys and Models

Author : Stephen J. Sansweet,Steve Essig
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 48,5 Mb
Release : 1980-01-01
Category : Fantasy television programs
ISBN : 0931064279

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Toys in the Age of Wonder

Author : Mark Rich
Publisher : McFarland
Page : 345 pages
File Size : 45,9 Mb
Release : 2020-08-28
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9781476639789

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Toys in the Age of Wonder by Mark Rich Pdf

By the middle 1800s, toys were appearing in forms that drew upon--and that inspired--advances in areas such as optics, biology, geography, transportation, and automation. In these decades, too, a new type of wonder tale was being brought to maturity by a Poe-inspired Jules Verne. The modern wonder tale's highly-charged vision expressed the hopes and the fears, and the delights and the traumas, engendered by "new worlds idealism"--that Western pursuit of both mechanical and geographical conquest. Exploring realms belonging to childhood, literature, science, and history, this innovative study weaves together the histories of wonder tales and children's toys, focusing specifically on their modern aspects and how they reflect and express the social attitudes of that time period beginning around 1859 and ending around 1957.

Trillion Year Spree

Author : Brian Wilson Aldiss,David Wingrove
Publisher : New York : Atheneum
Page : 536 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1986
Category : Literature and science
ISBN : UOM:49015000551987

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The History of Science Fiction: A Graphic Novel Adventure

Author : Xavier Dollo,Djibril Morissette-Phan
Publisher : Humanoids, Inc.
Page : 203 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 2021-11-23
Category : Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN : 9781643379470

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Journey through time and space with this graphic novel history of the science fiction genre.

Science Fiction Before 1900

Author : Paul Kent Alkon
Publisher : Twayne Publishers
Page : 208 pages
File Size : 54,5 Mb
Release : 1994
Category : Fantastic fiction
ISBN : UOM:39015026906290

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Science Fiction Before 1900 by Paul Kent Alkon Pdf

A "Choice" Outstanding Academic Book, "Science Fiction Before 1900" is an accessible and fascinating overview of the evolution and early history of science fiction. Investigating works that marked significant turning points in the early evolution of the genre, including "Frankenstein," "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea," "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" and "The Time Machine," Paul Alkon places these works in context. He also discusses science fiction and its complex relationship to other genres. This book will be a great addition to the emerging field of science fiction study. A chronology of significant events, works and figures from the genre's history, notes and references and an extensive bibliographic essay with recommended reading round out the volume.

Billion Year Spree

Author : Brian Wilson Aldiss
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 386 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Science fiction
ISBN : 0552098051

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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.

Sisters of Tomorrow

Author : Lisa Yaszek,Patrick B. Sharp
Publisher : Wesleyan University Press
Page : 432 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2016-06-07
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9780819576255

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Sisters of Tomorrow by Lisa Yaszek,Patrick B. Sharp Pdf

Winner of the Susan Koppelman Award (2017) For nearly half a century, feminist scholars, writers, and fans have successfully challenged the notion that science fiction is all about “boys and their toys,” pointing to authors such as Mary Shelley, Clare Winger Harris, and Judith Merril as proof that women have always been part of the genre. Continuing this tradition, Sisters of Tomorrow: The First Women of Science Fiction offers readers a comprehensive selection of works by genre luminaries, including author C. L. Moore, artist Margaret Brundage, and others who were well known in their day, including poet Julia Boynton Green, science journalist L. Taylor Hansen, and editor Mary Gnaedinger. Providing insightful commentary and context, this anthology documents how women in the early twentieth century contributed to the pulp-magazine community and showcases the content they produced, including short stories, editorial work, illustrations, poetry, and science journalism. Yaszek and Sharp’s critical annotation and author biographies link women’s work in the early science fiction community to larger patterns of feminine literary and cultural production in turn-of-the-twentieth-century America. In a concluding essay, the award-winning author Kathleen Ann Goonan considers such work in relation to the history of women in science and engineering and to the contemporary science fiction community itself.

Today's Hottest Collectibles

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 372 pages
File Size : 49,9 Mb
Release : 1998
Category : Antiques & Collectibles
ISBN : 0873413725

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More than 1,300 identifying photos and 10,000 values make this resource of current popular areas of collecting a must-have for every garage sale, antique store, or auction browser.

Toy Shop

Author : Harry Harrison,Sheba Blake
Publisher : Sheba Blake Publishing
Page : 15 pages
File Size : 42,5 Mb
Release : 2019-03-31
Category : Fiction
ISBN : 9783962170400

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The gadget was strictly, beyond any question, a toy. Not a real, workable device. Except for the way it could work under a man's mental skin....Harry Harrison (March 12, 1925 August 15, 2012) was an American science fiction author, known for his character the Stainless Steel Rat and for his novel Make Room! Make Room! (1966). The latter was the rough basis for the motion picture Soylent Green (1973). Harrison was (with Brian Aldiss) the co-president of the Birmingham Science Fiction Group.Aldiss called him "a constant peer and great family friend". His friend Michael Carroll said, "Imagine Pirates of the Caribbean or Raiders of the Lost Ark, and picture them as science-fiction novels. They're rip-roaring adventures, but they're stories with a lot of heart." Novelist Christopher Priest wrote in an obituary,Harrison was an extremely popular figure in the SF world, renowned for being amiable, outspoken and endlessly amusing. His quickfire, machine-gun delivery of words was a delight to hear, and a reward to unravel: he was funny and self-aware, he enjoyed reporting the follies of others, he distrusted generals, prime ministers and tax officials with sardonic and cruel wit, and above all he made plain his acute intelligence and astonishing range of moral, ethical and literary sensibilities.

Toymaker

Author : Bertauski
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 128 pages
File Size : 44,6 Mb
Release : 2021-11
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 195143272X

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The Mechanics of Wonder

Author : Gary Westfahl
Publisher : Liverpool University Press
Page : 360 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 1998-01-01
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0853235635

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The Mechanics of Wonder by Gary Westfahl Pdf

This is a sustained argument about the idea of science fiction by a renowned critic. Overturning many received opinions, it is both controversial and stimulating Much of the controversy arises from Westfahl's resurrection of Hugo Gernsback - for decades a largely derided figure - as the true creator of science fiction. Following an initial demolition of earlier critics, Westfahl argues for Gernsback's importance. His argument is fully documented, showing a much greater familiarity with early American science fiction, particularly magazine fiction, than previous academic critics or historians. After his initial chapters on Gernsback, he examines the way in which the Gernsback tradition was adopted and modified by later magazine editors and early critics. This involves a re-evaluation of the importance of John W. Campbell to the history of science fiction as well as a very interesting critique of Robert Heinlein's Beyond the Horizon, one the seminal texts of American science fiction. In conclusion, Westfahl uses the theories of Gernsback and Campbell to develop a descriptive definition of science fiction and he explores the ramifications of that definition. The Mechanics of Wonder will arouse debate and force the questioning of presuppositions. No other book so closely examines the origins and development of the idea of science fiction, and it will stand among a small number of crucial texts with which every science fiction scholar or prospective science fiction scholar will have to read.

Cinefantastique

Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 554 pages
File Size : 47,5 Mb
Release : 2003
Category : Horror films
ISBN : UOM:39015057993043

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