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Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts #1: Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

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This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.

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Like most professional fiction and nonfiction writers, Stableford has a day job to cover the slow times (creative writing, King Alfred's College, England). He traces the birth of the genre to 1726 and Book Three of Swift's , calling it a fictional anti-science satire. His entries consider hacks as well as himself and other fine authors, Britain and France as well as the US, the more popular themes, various writing approaches and techniques, magazine and fanzines, and publishers. He does not cite titles, nor does he provide an index, so the reference is little help tracking down a favorite book. The bibliography is general rather than entry- specific. The articles are heavily cross-referenced.
Annotation 2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. It provides an account of the major authors of works marketed under the genre la

Product Details

ISBN:
9780810849389
Author:
Stableford, Brian M.
Publisher:
Scarecrow Press
Location:
Lanham, Md.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Modern - General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
World History-1650 to Present
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references.
Series:
Historical Dictionaries of Literature and the Arts
Series Volume:
PRB 02-10Eno. 1
Publication Date:
20040431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Pages:
504
Dimensions:
900x600

Related Subjects

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Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z
History and Social Science » World History » 1650 to Present
History and Social Science » World History » General

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