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Download Science Fiction Literature through History: An Encyclopedia [2 volumes] PDF

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ISBN 13: 0199885524
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Download Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature PDF

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ISBN 13: 0810878844
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Read and Download M. Keith Booker book Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book THistorical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature. This book was released on 2014-10-01 with total page 434 pages. Book excerpt: This dictionary covers the history of Science Fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature.

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ISBN 13: 9781440866166
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Download Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema PDF

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ISBN 13: 1538130106
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Download The Year's Best Science Fiction: Twenty-Third Annual Collection PDF

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ISBN 13: 1429993456
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Download The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson PDF

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ISBN 13: 1476601038
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Download Science Fiction and the Prediction of the Future PDF

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ISBN 13: 0786484764
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Read and Download Gary Westfahl, book Science Fiction and the Dismal Science in PDF, EPub, Mobi, Kindle online. Free book TScience Fiction and the Dismal Science. This book was released on 2019-11-27 with total page 298 pages. Book excerpt: Despite the growing importance of economics in our lives, literary scholars have long been reluctant to consider economic issues as they examine key texts. This volume seeks to fill one of these conspicuous gaps in the critical literature by focusing on various connections between science fiction and economics, with some attention to related fields such as politics and government. Its seventeen contributors include five award-winning scholars, five science fiction writers, and a widely published economist. Three topics are covered: what noted science fiction writers like Robert A. Heinlein, Frank Herbert, and Kim Stanley Robinson have had to say about our economic and political future; how the competitive and ever-changing publishing marketplace has affected the growth and development of science fiction from the nineteenth century to today; and how the scholars who examine science fiction have themselves been influenced by the economics of academia. Although the essays focus primarily on American science fiction, the traditions of Russian and Chinese science fiction are also examined. A comprehensive bibliography of works related to science fiction and economics will assist other readers and critics who are interested in this subject.

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ISBN 13: 132691216X
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ISBN 13: 1442695536
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ISBN 13: 0230300391
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