♥ Book Title : St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers
☯ Full Synopsis : "Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts."Article| Jay P. Pederson| Statement ..."
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♥ Book Title : Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature
☯ Full Synopsis : "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."Article| Brian M. Stableford| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers
☯ Full Synopsis : "Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres."Article| David Pringle| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers
☯ Full Synopsis : "Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers."Article| Barbara Ripp Safford| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Twentieth-century Science-fiction Writers
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♥ Book Title : The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy
☯ Full Synopsis : "A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film."Article| Gary Westfahl| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography
☯ Full Synopsis : "An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography."Article| Mary K. Mannix, Fred Burchsted, Jo Bell Whitlatch| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : To be Continued
☯ Full Synopsis : "Adds 1,600 new books and 400 new series, maintaining the first volume's successful formula."Article| Merle Jacob, Hope Apple| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Cherryh Odyssey
☯ Full Synopsis : "The Cherryh Odyssey brings together a dozen essays about respected science fiction and fantasy author C. J. Cherryh. Fellow author and academic Edward Carmien has gathered top voices in the field to discuss the literary life and career of Cherryh, including Burton Raffel, Jane Fancher, Janice Bogstad, Betsy Wollheim, and many others. A substantial bibliography rounds out this collection. The Cherryh Odyssey is a text fans of the author will find invaluable, as will writers new to the field, as it presents a readable yet in-depth examination of many issues relevant to this award-winning author's literary life and career. Scholars will find this blend of academic and professional voices a compelling resource for further research."Article| Edward Carmien| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers
☯ Full Synopsis : "Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts."Article| David Pringle| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Science Fiction Rebels
☯ Full Synopsis : "Mike Ashley's acclaimed history of science-fiction magazines comes to the 1980s with Science-Fiction Rebels: The Story of the Science Fiction Magazines from 1981 to 1990. This volume charts a significant revolution throughout science fiction, much of which was driven by the alternative press, and by new editors at the leading magazines. The period saw the emergence of the cyberpunk movement, and the drive for, what David Hartwell called, 'The Hard SF Renaissance', which was driven from within Britain. Ashley plots the rise of many new authors in both strands: William Gibson, John Shirley, Bruce Sterling, John Kessel, Pat Cadigan, Rudy Rucker in cyberpunk, and Stephen Baxter, Alistair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton, Neal Asher, Robert Reed, in hard sf. He also shows how the alternative magazines looked to support each other through alliances, which allowed them to share and develop ideas as science-fiction evolved."Article| Mike Ashley| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "Understanding Contemporary American Science Fiction: The Age of Maturity, 1970-2000 explores the major trends and developments during three decades that witnessed science fiction's most dramatic progression from subliterary escapist entertainment to a more sophisticated literature of ideas. Darren Harris-Fain suggests that to understand American science fiction fully, it is essential to realize that the current field with all its variety results from the proceeding decades of writings. In addition, he contends that although much science fiction of merit was written in America prior to 1970, the latter decades of the twentieth century witnessed a dramatic improvement in quality, even as the field fragmented into a variety of subgenres and as writers sought to transcend earlier critical dismissals. Harris-Fain discusses significant and representative works, most of which mainstream literary scholars and critics ignore, as he charts the historical and literary development of contemporary American science fiction. the internal divisions along both literary and political lines experienced during the Vietnam era; the influence of the feminist movement and other contemporary concerns; the increasing contributions of female, African American, and gay and lesbian writers; and the emergence of such significant trends as hard science fiction, cyberpunk, alternate history, and shared-world stories. Harris-Fain also considers literary science fiction's relationship to the mass media, the effects the popularity of fantasy has on the field, and academia's continued misprizing of the genre."Article| Darren Harris-Fain| Statement ..."
♥ Book Title : The Readers' Advisory Guide to Genre Fiction
☯ Full Synopsis : "Covering fifteen popular genres, each chapter includes a definition of the genre, its characteristics and appeal elements (such as character development, story line, and frame), and its key authors and subgenres."Article| Joyce G. Saricks| Statement ..."