Anatomy of Wonder: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction

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Neil Barron
Libraries Unlimited, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 995 pages
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"This resource has been updated and reorganized to reflect changes in the science fiction genre over the past decade, and to best 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 historical and contemporary coverage of the best works 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 - resources that discuss fantastic literature, film, and illustration, as well as chapters on teaching SF. A directory of libraries containing significant collections of science fiction is included. 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. This classic work is an essential tool for collection development, research, reference, and readers' advisory work."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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This is the gold standard of science fiction reference books. The scope of coverage, the quality and depth of information, are simply the best. Only one mild complaint: the annotations of primary ... Read full review

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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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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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