Anatomy of Wonder 4: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction

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Neil Barron
Rr Bowker Llc, 1995 - Science fiction - 912 pages
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"Indispensable to any public/school/academic collection, even if the previous editions are owned."--VOICE OF YOUTH ADVOCATES. "Admirably meets its objectives...highly recommended to high school, academic, & public libraries."--BOOKLIST. Fully revised & updated, the 4th edition of this Bowker classic continues to provide both a rich historical survey of the science fiction genre & an incomparable annotated science fiction bibliography. Divided into two parts: primary literature & secondary literature & research aids, this volume is invaluable for acquisition, course development, & research, as well as for browsing. It features: * concise summaries & evaluations of approximately 3,000 adult & juvenile science fiction titles published from SF's beginning through today--hundreds of titles appear for the first time. * discussion of science fiction poetry, comic books/strips & graphic novels. * "best book" indicators * detailed coverage of science fiction awards & organizations * a chapter on classroom aids with detailed guidance for junior/senior high school & college instructors * listings of films based on SF novels & short stories & guidance to books on tape & similar audio materials * a chapter on SF magazines * a tabulation of sources of information on authors * a comprehensive theme index, encouraging readers to explore works with similar themes * extensive cross-referencing & series information.

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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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