Anatomy of Wonder 4: A Critical Guide to Science Fiction
Rr Bowker Llc, 1995 - Science fiction - 912 pages
"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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