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Description: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One 1929-1964 : Paperback : Orb Books : 9780765305374 : 0765305372 : 01 Feb 2005 : The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929-1964. This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for The Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of ...

 
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Description: Science fiction meets science fact in this brand new book from the UK and Ireland | s best-loved comedian, Dara O Briain. So | is there anybody out there? NO. Well, maybe. Sort your science fiction from your science fact and find out what to say (and how to say it) when you meet an extra-terrestrial being.

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Description: The Big Book of Science Fiction : Paperback : Random House USA Inc : 9781101910092 : 1101910097 : 12 Jul 2016 : Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all timepast, present, and future!

 
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Description: The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction : Paperback : Wesleyan University Press : 9780819569554 : 0819569550 : 31 Aug 2010 : The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available-includes online teacher's guide

 
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Description: Science Fiction has proved notoriously difficult to define. It has been explained as a combination of romance, science and prophecy; as a genre based on an imagined alternative to the reader's environment; and as a form of fantastic fiction and historical literature. It has also been argued that science fiction narratives are the most engaged, socially relevant, and responsive to the modern technological environment. This Very Short Introduction doesn't offer a history of science fiction, but instead ties examples of science fiction to different historical moments, in order to demonstrate how science fiction has evolved over time. David Seed looks not only at literature, but also at drama and poetry, as well as film. Examining recurrent themes in science fiction he looks at voyages into space, the concept of the alien and alternative social identities, the role of technology in science fiction, and its relation to time - in the past, present, and future. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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Description: Finalist for the 2020 Hugo Award for Best Semiprozine. Celebrate the fifteenth anniversary of cutting-edge science fiction from the hit podcast, Escape Pod. Escape Pod has been bringing the finest short fiction to millions of ears all over the world, at the forefront of a new fiction revolution. This anthology gathers together fifteen stories, including new and exclusive work from writers such as from Cory Doctorow, Ken Liu, Mary Robinette Kowal, T. Kingfisher and more. From editors Mur Laffterty and S. B. Divya comes the science fiction collection of the year, bringing together bestselling authors in celebration of the publishing phenomenon that is, Escape Pod.

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Description: Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction : Paperback : F& W Publications Inc : 9781599631400 : 1599631407 : 30 Oct 2013 : Do you envision celestial cities in distant, fantastic worlds? Do you dream of mythical beasts and gallant quests in exotic kingdoms? If you have ever wanted to write the next great fantasy or science fiction story, this all-in-one comprehensive book will show you how. Writing Fantasy & Science Fiction is full of advice from master authors offering definitive instructions on world building, character creation, and storytelling in the many styles and possibilities available to writers of speculative...

 
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Description: Is There Anybody Out There? : Hardback : Scholastic : 9780702303944 : 0702303941 : 01 Oct 2020 : Science fiction meets science fact in this brand new book from the UK and Ireland's best-loved comedian, Dara O Briain. So - is there anybody out there? NO. Well, maybe. Sort your science fiction from your science fact and find out what to say (and how to say it) when you meet an extra-terrestrial being.

 
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Description: ' Delany's works have become essential to the history of science fiction' New Yorker Samuel Delany is one of the most radical and influential science fiction writers of our age, who reinvented the genre with his fearless explorations of race, class and gender. Driftglass is the definitive volume of his stories, featuring neutered space travellers, telepathy, Hells Angels and genetically modified amphibious workers.' Delany's books interweave science fiction with histories of race, sexuality and control. In so doing, he gives readers fiction that reflects and explores the social truths of our world' The New York Times

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Description: An entertaining and wide-ranging collection of science-fiction short stories featuring space aliens, spectacular inventions, futuristic technologies and vividly imagined worlds. Part of the Macmillan Collector's Library; a series of stunning, cloth-bound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Classic Science Fiction Stories is selected and introduced by academic and science-fiction writer Adam Roberts. Classic Science Fiction Stories highlights not only famous writers such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. G. Wells and H. P. Lovecraft, but also gives voice to lesser known but equally inventive writers such as Florence Mc Landburgh and Ambrose Bierce. Spanning the 1750s to the early twentieth century, these mesmerizing and expertly crafted stories are by turns intriguing, terrifying and, at times, downright comic. Together they show how science fiction took root to develop into the global phenomenon it is today.

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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: PM Green: Coldest Places ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Holiday by the Sea ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Life in Hot Places ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Looking at the Moon ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: My Book of the Seasons ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Rocks and the Earth ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Stars in the Sky ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Stormy Weather ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Watching Clouds ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: We Need the Sun ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 Green level titles introduce more compound words, some longer sentences often with two clauses and different forms of text such as non-fiction, rhymes, diagrams, fables and verse. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pm19-offer

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Description: This pack contains six copies each of the following titles: PM Green: Coldest Places ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Holiday by the Sea ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Life in Hot Places ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Looking at the Moon ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: My Book of the Seasons ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Rocks and the Earth ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Stars in the Sky ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Stormy Weather ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: Watching Clouds ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 PM Green: We Need the Sun ( PM Science Facts) Levels 14, 15 Green level titles introduce more compound words, some longer sentences often with two clauses and different forms of text such as non-fiction, rhymes, diagrams, fables and verse. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pm19-offer

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Description: Journey through time and space with this graphic novel history of the science fiction genre, from Jules Verne, Jonathan Swift, and Mary Shelley to William Gibson and Philip K. Dick to Ken Liu and Ted Chiang, and beyond. Trace the progress of SF through modern times and learn why key figures and inventors like Thomas Edison and Elon Musk have looked to science fiction to predict the future. For the first time in illustrated form, this comprehensive history of science fiction traces its origins and, in fascinating detail, charts its history from its beginnings as a schlock genre to its respected status today. Join author/historian Xavier Dollo and artist Djibril Morissette- Phan ( All- New Wolverine, X- Men: Gold, Star- Lord) in their visual journey into the expansive universe of science fiction. Who is considered the world's first science fiction author? How did American science fiction begin? What sci-fi novel is the alltime best-seller? What were the Pulps and how did they predict with uncanny accuracy the 21st century world around us? The answers are here, along with detailed chapters dedicated to the founders of the genre and their modern-day successors. Discover the origins of your favorite page-to-screen science fiction movies. Marvel at the behind-the-scenes stories of some of literature's most imaginative writers. Find out why science fiction so effortlessly captures our imaginations and makes us dream of new worlds. Far more than just a list of facts, The History of Science Fiction is a roaring analytical reflection on the genre that continues to shape our world, presented in a stunning 8 x 11 hardcover sure to stand out on any bookshelf or serve as the coffee-table conversation starter for all things sci-fi!

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Description: Forward the Foundation : Paperback : Random House USA Inc : 9780553565072 : 0553565079 : 01 Oct 2021 : In this stunning finale to one of the greatest science fiction adventures of all time, Asimov looks back to the development of one of science fiction's most popular creations: the science of Psychohistory, which predicts the actions of society.

 
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Description: A comprehensive guide to science fiction films, which analyzes and contextualizes the most important examples of the genre, from Un voyage dans la lune (1902), to The Road (2009).

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Description: YOUR COMPLETE GUIDE TO WRITING AWESOME AND AMAZING FICTION FROM ANOTHER DIMENSION. This is an authoritative and engaging introduction to writing science fiction and fantasy for the complete beginner. This book provides all the information, guidance, and advice you need to write great science fiction to captivate your readers. It will help you understand how the genre works, the big dos and don'ts - as well as giving you the inspiration and motivation you actually need to write. Written by a leading science fiction novelist and a Professor in Creative Writing at the University of London - you'll discover how to let your creativity flow, create incredible worlds, and get your novel finished. ABOUT THE SERIESThe Teach Yourself Creative Writing series helps aspiring authors tell their story. Covering a range of genres from science fiction and romantic novels, to illustrated children's books and comedy, this series is packed with advice, exercises and tips for unlocking creativity and improving your writing. And because we know how daunting the blank page can be, we set up the Just Write online community at tyjustwrite, for budding authors and successful writers to connect and share.

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Description: Women have always written powerful, important science fiction stories. This anthology showcases the most exceptional stories written by women in recent decades, from classic stars Ursula K. Le Guin and James Tiptree Jr, science fiction greats Nancy Kress, Lois Mc Master Bujold and Karen Joy Fowler, new award-winning talents Elizabeth Bear and Aliette de Bodard and many more! Whether crossing the stars or constructing the future of our planet, women's contributions to science fiction are unforgettable.

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Description: ' No one would have believed, in the last years of the nineteenth century, that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's' Exploring the primordial nightmares that lurk within humanity's dreams of progress and technology, H. G. Wells was a science fiction pioneer. This new omnibus edition brings together four of his hugely original and influential science-fiction novels - The Time Machine, The Island of Doctor Moreau, The Invisible Man and The War of the Worlds - with his most unsettling and strange short stories. Containing monstrous experiments, terrifying journeys, alien occupiers and grotesque creatures, these visionary tales discomfit and disturb, and retain the power to trouble our sense of who we are. With an introduction by Matthew Beaumont

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Description: How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy : Paperback : F& W Publications Inc : 9781582971032 : 158297103 X : 15 Sep 2001 : Literary advice from an award-winning master of the sci fi and fantasy genres, including tips on getting published.

 
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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: PM Red: Animals on My Street ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: At the Beach ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Frogs in the Pond ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My Big Tree ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My New Room ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My Snowman ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Our Dog ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Our Garden ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Puddles ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: What is it Made Of? ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 Red level titles introduce recurring families and animal characters to engage children. Overlapping of high frequency words and sentence structures ease the transition from the previous level. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pmearlyyears #pmmagentaandred #pm19-offer

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Description: This pack contains six copies each of the following titles: PM Red: Animals on My Street ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: At the Beach ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Frogs in the Pond ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My Big Tree ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My New Room ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: My Snowman ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Our Dog ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Our Garden ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: Puddles ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 PM Red: What is it Made Of? ( PM Science Facts) Levels 5, 6 Red level titles introduce recurring families and animal characters to engage children. Overlapping of high frequency words and sentence structures ease the transition from the previous level. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pmearlyyears #pmmagentaandred #pm19-offer

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Description: In this hilarious, inspiring and provocative series of essays, Kingsley Amis introduces every reader to the wonders and value of science fiction writing. From the extraordinary ideas but sexless science of Jules Verne to the power of H. G. Wells's terrifying storytelling; from the brilliance of bad science fiction writing to the potency of their important ideas; from a portrait of the average SF reader to Amis's sad prediction that this genre will never make it in film or television, New Maps of Hell is a warm and witty exploration of a world many readers may be yet to discover.

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Description: This book explores the science of cooking: the chemical reactions, the methods used, the processes that give us the food we eat, and the way food can poison us. Sapphire level titles provide a selection of stories and non-fiction titles chosen for their range of content, narrative and points of view. This level encourages readers to form opinions and discuss their own reading tastes. For children who prefer to read non-fiction texts, the PM Plus Non-fiction titles offer carefully researched information thematically linked to key learning areas. The texts are supported with superb photography and realistic illustrations. #pm19-offer

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Description: This book explores the science of cooking: the chemical reactions, the methods used, the processes that give us the food we eat, and the way food can poison us. Sapphire level titles provide a selection of stories and non-fiction titles chosen for their range of content, narrative and points of view. This level encourages readers to form opinions and discuss their own reading tastes. For children who prefer to read non-fiction texts, the PM Plus Non-fiction titles offer carefully researched information thematically linked to key learning areas. The texts are supported with superb photography and realistic illustrations. #pm19-offer

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Description: Bringing together short stories by award-winning contemporary science fiction authors and philosophers, this book covers a wide range of philosophical ideas from ethics, philosophy of religion, political philosophy, and metaphysics. Alongside the introductory pieces by the editors that help readers to understand how philosophy can be done through science fiction, you will find end-of-story notes written by the authors that contextualize their stories within broader philosophical themes. Organised thematically, these stories address fundamental philosophical questions such as: * What does it mean to be human? * Is neural enhancement a good thing? * What makes a life worthwhile? * What political systems are best? By making complex ideas easily accessible, this unique book allows you to engage with philosophical ideas in entertaining new ways, and is an ideal entry point for anyone interested in using fiction to better understand philosophy.

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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: PM Blue: Animal Senses ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: A Special Garden ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Feeling ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Hearing ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: I am Blind ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: I am Deaf ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: My Herb Bag ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Smells All Around Us ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: The Taste Test ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: You See with Your Eyes ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 Blue level titles introduce children to sentence structures and common word endings. This level also teaches how to read with insight, encouraging children to stress words in bold type for example. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pm19-offer

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Description: In J. R. R. Tolkien's The Fellowship of the Ring, what is the name of Tom Bombadil's wife? Which character does Scarlett Johansson play in the 2012 film The Avengers? Who is the protagonist of the video game The Legend of Zelda? Which barbarian hero carried a sword called Graywand? How well do you know the who, where, what, when and how of science fiction and fantasy? Do you dare face the ultimate test of knowledge drawn from the greatest novels, movies, comic books, video games and televisions shows in the history of these genres? Complete with questions ranging from easy to mind-bogglingly hard and including true or false, multiple choice, short answer, and match-up sections, this fun-filled book is the perfect gift for all lovers of science fiction and fantasy.

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Description: This pack contains six copies each of the following titles: PM Blue: Animal Senses ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: A Special Garden ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Feeling ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Hearing ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: I am Blind ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: I am Deaf ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: My Herb Bag ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: Smells All Around Us ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: The Taste Test ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 PM Blue: You See with Your Eyes ( PM Science Facts) Levels 11, 12 Blue level titles introduce children to sentence structures and common word endings. This level also teaches how to read with insight, encouraging children to stress words in bold type for example. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pm19-offer

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Description: This pack contains one copy each of the following titles: PM Yellow: Animal Bodies ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Animal Helpers ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Animals on Our Farm ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Animals on Show ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Little Animals ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Looking at the Birds ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Mothers and Babies ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: My Zoo Album ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Our Fish ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 PM Yellow: Our Pets ( PM Science Facts) Levels 8, 9 Yellow level titles offer opportunities to focus on initial consonants and consonant blends and present children with new vocabulary | one new word is introduced for every 20 familiar words. PM Science Facts offer 40 non-fiction titles which explore the scientific world from a child | s perspective. Intriguing topics to engage emergent readers. #pm19-offer

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Description: John Wade grew up in the 1950s, a decade that has since been dubbed the golden age of science fiction'. It was a wonderful decade for science fiction, but not so great for young fans. With early television broadcasts being advertised for the first time as unsuitable for children' and the inescapable barrier of the X' certificate in the cinema barring anyone under the age of sixteen, the author had only the radio to fall back on - and that turned out to be more fertile for the budding SF fan than might otherwise have been thought. Which is probably why, as he grew older, rediscovering those old TV broadcasts and films that had been out of bounds when he was a kid took on a lure that soon became an obsession. For him, the super-accuracy and amazing technical quality of today's science fiction films pale into insignificance beside the radio, early TV and B-picture films about people who built rockets in their back gardens and flew them to lost planets, or tales of aliens who wanted to take over, if not our entire world, then at least our bodies. This book is a personal account of John Wade's fascination with the genre across all the entertainment media in which it appeared - the sort of stuff he revelled in as a young boy - and still enjoys today.

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