Anatomy Of Wonder: A Critical Guide To Science Fiction

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Neil Barron
LIBRARIES UNLIMITED Incorporated, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 995 pages
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Barron's classic work has been updated and reorganized to reflect changes in the genre over the past decade, and meet the needs and tastes of today's readers and those who work with them. Renowned experts in the field have contributed to this new edition, providing authoritative historical and contemporary coverage of the best in science fiction. Users will find succinct, critical discussions of more than 1,400 SF novels, story collections, and anthologies. In addition, there is a comprehensive survey of the secondary literature-books and other resources that discuss fantastic literature, film, and illustration-plus chapters on teaching SF and a directory of libraries containing significant collections of science fiction. Titles appropriate for or appealing to teens are noted, as are award-winning titles and titles of literary merit. Author, title, and theme indexes provide additional points of access. An essential tool for collection development, research, and reference, this book also supports readers' advisory work. Young adult and adult. Grades 9 and up.

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I have a copy of the 2nd edition signed by one of the contributors. I find myself constantly turning to it for information. I now have the 5th edition and it is full of even more knowledge. Read full review

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This is the best guide to finding a specific type of sci fi. It covers a lot of very old sci fi. It's an interesting read all on its own. Read full review

Contents

The Emergence of Science Fiction 15161914
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About the author (2004)

NEIL BARRON editor of previous editions of this popular and critically acclaimed work, has written extensively in the field of speculative fiction. In 1982 he received the Pilgrim award for his overall contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship.

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