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Science Fiction Compilations
The Science Fiction Handbook by
Publication Date: 2009-03-30
Includes separate historical surveys of key sub-genres including time-travel narratives, post-apocalyptic and post-disaster narratives and works of utopian and dystopian science fiction
Science Fiction Television by
Publication Date: 2004-07-30
Science fiction series have remained a staple of American television from its inception: classic programs such as The Twilight Zone, The Outer Limits, and Star Trek, along with more recent series including Babylon 5 and Stargate SG-1, have been some of the most enduring and influential of all television shows.
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Science Fiction Writers of the Golden Age by
Publication Date: 1994-01-01
-- Covers more than 1,400 of the most important authors who write in English -- Ranges from the author of Beowulf to present-day writers -- Includes writers in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand -- Each volume covers approximately 12 authors and includes a concise biography, a selection of critical extracts, and a complete and up-to-date bibliography of the author's separate publications
The Golden Age of Sci Fi
The Naked Sun by
Publication Date: 1991-11-01
A millennium into the future, two advancements have altered the course of human history;the colonization of the Galaxy and the creation of the positronic brain.On the beautiful Outer World planet of Solaria, a handful of human colonists lead a hermit-like existence, their every need attended to by their faithful robot servants.To this strange and provocative planet comes Detective Elijah Baley, sent from the streets of New York with his positronic partner, the robot R. Daneel Olivaw, to solve an incredible murder that has rocked Solaria to its foundations.The victim had been so reclusive that he appeared to his associates only through holographic projection.Yet someone had gotten close enough to bludgeon him to death while robots looked on.Now Baley and Olivaw are faced with two clear impossibilities:Either the Solarian was killed by one of his robots--unthinkable under the laws of Robotics--or he was killed by the woman who loved him so much that she never came into his presence!
The Time Machine by
Publication Date: 2009-01-01
H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, from 1895, popularized the idea of a vehicle that allows its user to travel intentionally and selectively across time, and indeed Wells is credited with coining the very term "time machine." The Time Traveler of this novella tests his time machine with a leap forward to the year 802,701 A.D., to find that evolution has produced two very different post-human races - the peaceful and childlike fruit-eating Eloi and the Morlocks - pale, darkness-dwelling troglodites who operate the underground machinery that makes this seeming paradise possible.
The War of the Worlds by
Publication Date: 2017-04-21
When an army of invading Martians lands in England, panic and terror seize the population. As the aliens traverse the country in huge three-legged machines, incinerating all in their path with a heat ray and spreading noxious toxic gases, the people of the Earth must come to terms with the prospect of the end of human civilization and the beginning of Martian rule.
The World Set Free by
Publication Date: 2009-05-01
The World Set Free is H. G. Wells' prophetic 1914 novel, telling of world war and the advent of nuclear weapons. Although Wells' atomic bombs only have a limited power of explosion, they keep on exploding for days on end. "Never before in the history of warfare had there been a continuing explosive; indeed, up to the middle of the twentieth century the only explosives known were combustibles whose explosiveness was due entirely to their instantaneousness; and these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange even to the men who used them."
The first Sci FI book?
Publication Date: 2016-04-20
"Dover hits a homerun with this slick edition. Frankenstein has never looked so beautiful." -- Horror Novel Reviews Generations have thrilled to Mary Shelley's 1818 novel, the suspenseful tale of a well-intentioned doctor who dares to play God and the misbegotten monster who wreaks a savage revenge on his creator. Combining elements of Gothic novels and Romantic sensibilities, Frankenstein; or, the Modern Prometheus poses enduring questions about ambition, responsibility, the quest for scientific discovery and immortality, and the fate of social outcasts. Acclaimed as both the first modern horror novel and the first science-fiction novel, the story has inspired countless writers and artists.
Invisible Man by
Publication Date: 2009-09-01
When a mysterious man enters the village of Iping, strange things begin to occur! Furniture moves on its own, money and food is stolen, and noises are heard in the night. Soon, the Invisible Man reveals himself! The mysterious tale is brought into shocking detail in this striking graphic novel adaptation.