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Product Description: The great scientific, astronomical and technological advances of the 20th century inspired the science fiction genre to imagine distant worlds and futures, far beyond the discoveries of the here and now. This book explores science fiction films, television series, novels and short stories--from Lost in Space (1965-1968) to Fringe (2008-2013) to the works of Isaac Asimov and Stephen Baxter--with a focus on their underlying concepts of physics and astronomy...read more
By David A. Powell (foreword by)

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9780786470532 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, May 2, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The great scientific, astronomical and technological advances of the 20th century inspired the science fiction genre to imagine distant worlds and futures, far beyond the discoveries of the here and now.

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Product Description: Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts. This carefully composed text is comprised of sixteen brief chapters, each of which takes a prominent science fiction film or television episode and uses it to explore fundamental components of political science...read more
By Justin S. Vaughn (editor)

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9781138639768 | Routledge, April 5, 2016, cover price $140.00 | About this edition: Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts.

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9781138639775 | Routledge, March 24, 2016, cover price $44.95 | About this edition: Poli Sci Fi: An Introduction to Political Science through Science Fiction allows readers, students, and instructors to explore the multiple worlds of science fiction while gaining a firm grasp of core political science concepts.

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Product Description: Science fiction is a vital part of popular culture, influencing the way we all look at the world. TV shows like Star Trek and movies from Forbidden Planet to Inception have influenced scientists to enter the profession and have shaped our futures...read more

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9781250057853 | St Martins Pr, December 8, 2015, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: Science fiction is a vital part of popular culture, influencing the way we all look at the world.

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Product Description: Science Fiction and Philosophy deals with science-fictional thought experiments and their long history in philosophy, with roots back to the mythological inventions of ancient philosophers such as Plato and Zhuangzi. These thought experiments play a prominent role especially in current metaphysical theorizing about personal identity, artificial minds, and the nature of time...read more
By Eric Schwitzgebel (editor)

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9781119255437 | Blackwell Pub, December 14, 2015, cover price $39.95 | About this edition: Science Fiction and Philosophy deals with science-fictional thought experiments and their long history in philosophy, with roots back to the mythological inventions of ancient philosophers such as Plato and Zhuangzi.

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Product Description: “Ryan Britt is . . . the Virgil you want to guide you through the inferno of geekery.” —Lev Grossman, author of the bestselling Magician's trilogy Pop Culture and sci-fi guru Ryan Britt has never met a monster, alien, wizard, or superhero that didn’t need further analysis...read more

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9780147517579 | Plume, November 24, 2015, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: “Ryan Britt is .

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9780606378185, titled "Luke Skywalker Can't Read and Other Geeky Truths" | Reprint edition (Turtleback Books, November 24, 2015), cover price $28.20 | About this edition: FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY.

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Product Description: Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory. This book combines key theories that have become touchstones for work in the field with more recent thinking to showcase how theoretical paradigms central to science fiction such as posthumanism and mediation have become central to critical theory overall in the twenty-first century...read more
By Sherryl Vint (editor)

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9781138814981 | Routledge, November 20, 2015, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory.

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9781138814998 | Routledge, October 23, 2015, cover price $52.95 | About this edition: Science Fiction and Cultural Theory: A Reader is an essential resource for literature students studying science fiction, science and popular culture, and contemporary theory.

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Product Description: Science fiction imagines a universe teeming with life and thrilling possibility, but also hidden and hideous dangers. Christian theology, often a polemical target for science fiction, reflects on the plenitude out of which and for which the universe exists...read more

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9781602584600 | Baylor Univ Pr, July 1, 2015, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: Science fiction imagines a universe teeming with life and thrilling possibility, but also hidden and hideous dangers.

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Product Description: Although the self-definition of Surrealism and the initial defining of science fiction as a genre both took place in the 1920s and the links between the two are manifest, no full study has appeared till now on Surrealism and SF. Across ten original essays, Surrealism, Science Fiction and Comics looks at how the Surrealist movement in France and the USA used, informed, contributed to, and criticised SF from that moment, whilst including discussion of the related genre of comics...read more
By Gavin Parkinson (editor)

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9781781381434 | Liverpool Univ Pr, June 1, 2015, cover price $120.00 | About this edition: Although the self-definition of Surrealism and the initial defining of science fiction as a genre both took place in the 1920s and the links between the two are manifest, no full study has appeared till now on Surrealism and SF.

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Product Description: A socio-cultural analysis of the relationship between modernism and science fiction, from the 1870s to the 1970s, with examples drawn from literature and other media in Britain, Europe and the Americas. The book challenges how high and low culture has been mapped in the twentieth century...read more

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9780230273481 | Palgrave Macmillan, May 12, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: A socio-cultural analysis of the relationship between modernism and science fiction, from the 1870s to the 1970s, with examples drawn from literature and other media in Britain, Europe and the Americas.

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Product Description: What will the future look like? To judge from many speculative fiction films and books, from Blade Runner to Cloud Atlas, the future will be full of cities that resemble Tokyo, Hong Kong, and Shanghai, and it will be populated mainly by cold, unfeeling citizens who act like robots...read more
By Greta A. Niu (editor)

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9780813570648 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 17, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: What will the future look like?

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9780813570631 | Rutgers Univ Pr, April 17, 2015, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: What will the future look like?
9780395662410, titled "Insight Guides: India" | 4th edition (Apa Productions, August 1, 1989), cover price $21.95 | also contains Insight Guides: India | About this edition: Briefly outlines India's history, looks at its ethnic groups, culture, and cuisine, describes the attractions of each region, and includes advice on travel, accommodations, and cultural activities

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Product Description: Suicide and Contemporary Science Fiction examines the fascination with suicidal crises evident in a range of science fiction. Specifically, this study explores a seemingly counterintuitive proposition: in moments of dramatic scientific and technological change, the authors of these works frequently cast self-destructive episodes as catalysts for beneficial change...read more

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9781107100404 | Cambridge Univ Pr, March 31, 2015, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: Suicide and Contemporary Science Fiction examines the fascination with suicidal crises evident in a range of science fiction.

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Product Description: Comparing various fantasy fiction stories, this book shows that it is not the tropes and cliches that make a story good or bad but how the author applies them. The book also explores the concept of text versus meta-text--that is, when the story's world and character actions contradict the reader's expectations based on the tropes being used...read more

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9780786478583 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, January 31, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Comparing various fantasy fiction stories, this book shows that it is not the tropes and cliches that make a story good or bad but how the author applies them.
9780373582297, titled "Bought Woman" | Large print edition (John Curley & Assoc, May 1, 1992), cover price $15.95 | also contains Bought Woman

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Product Description: This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction. Brian Baker reviews the attempts to formulate a critical history, connects the major developments with the rise of theoretical paradigms such as feminism and postmodernism, and introduces key critical texts and major critics...read more

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9780230228139 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 4, 2014, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: This Guide summarises the main critical trends and developments surrounding the popular genre of science fiction.

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9780230228146 | Palgrave Macmillan, December 4, 2014, cover price $31.00

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Product Description: The writer of alternate history asks “what if?” What if one historical event were different, what would the world look like today? In a similar way, the postmodern philosopher of history suggests that history is literature, or that if we read certain historical details differently we would get a distinctly different interpretation of past events...read more

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9780739196175 | Lexington Books, November 25, 2014, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: The writer of alternate history asks “what if?

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Product Description: Science fiction produced in the 1970s has long been undervalued, dismissed by Bruce Sterling as "confused, self-involved, and stale". The New Wave was all but over and Cyberpunk had yet to arrive. The decade polarised sf - on the one hand it aspired to be a serious form, addressing issues such as race, Vietnam, feminism, ecology and sexuality, on the other hand it broke box office records with Star Wars, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Alien and Superman: The Movie...read more

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9781846318344 | Liverpool Univ Pr, December 15, 2012, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Science fiction produced in the 1970s has long been undervalued, dismissed by Bruce Sterling as "confused, self-involved, and stale".

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9781781381175, titled "Solar Flares: Science Fiction in the 1970's" | Liverpool Univ Pr, October 1, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Science fiction produced in the 1970s has long been undervalued, dismissed by Bruce Sterling as "confused, self-involved, and stale".

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Product Description: The excitement of possible futures found in science fiction has long fired the human imagination, but the genre's acceptance by academe is relatively recent. No longer marginalized and fighting for respectability, science-fictional works are now studied alongside more traditional art forms...read more
By Rob Latham (editor)

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9780199838844 | Oxford Univ Pr, October 1, 2014, cover price $160.00 | About this edition: The excitement of possible futures found in science fiction has long fired the human imagination, but the genre's acceptance by academe is relatively recent.

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9780345374462, titled "Sorcerous Sea" | Del Rey, November 1, 1993, cover price $4.99 | also contains Sorcerous Sea | About this edition: The evil force reaching out from the sea and stealing children is especially distressing to Itui Mano and her lover when they learn that their own son and Iuti's adopted daughter are among the missing children.

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Product Description: Locating Science Fiction is a ground breaking and potentially paradigm-shifting book, a major intervention into contemporary theoretical debates about SF. Academic literary criticism has tended to locate SF primarily in relation to the older genre of utopia; fan criticism primarily in relation to fantasy and SF in other media, especially film and television; popular fiction studies primarily in relation to other contemporary genres such as the romance and the thriller...read more

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9781846318429 | Liverpool Univ Pr, February 15, 2013, cover price $99.95 | About this edition: Locating Science Fiction is a ground breaking and potentially paradigm-shifting book, a major intervention into contemporary theoretical debates about SF.

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9781781381168 | Liverpool Univ Pr, October 1, 2014, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: Locating Science Fiction is a ground breaking and potentially paradigm-shifting book, a major intervention into contemporary theoretical debates about SF.

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Product Description: Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction. The author contends that utopianism is not simply a motif in SF, but rather is fundamental to its narrative dynamics...read more

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9783034307413 | Peter Lang Pub Inc, September 16, 2014, cover price $55.95 | About this edition: Shockwaves of Possibility explores the deep utopianism of one of the most significant modern cultural practices: science fiction.
9780387909936, titled "Complex Analysis: A Functional Analysis Approach" | Springer Verlag, July 1, 1984, cover price $26.50 | also contains Complex Analysis: A Functional Analysis Approach | About this edition: The main idea of this book is to present a good portion of the standard material on functions of a complex variable, as well as some new material, from the point of view of functional analysis.

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Product Description: Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America...read more
By Arthur B. Evans (editor)

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9780819574374 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, June 11, 2014, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents.

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9780819574381 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, June 11, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents.

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Product Description: Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.G. Wells and Robert Heinlein; recent blockbusters by Greg Bear, Octavia Butler and Sheri Tepper; and experimental science fiction by Peter Watts and Housuke Nojiri...read more

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9781137367624 | Palgrave Macmillan, June 24, 2014, cover price $95.00 | About this edition: Science Fiction, Alien Encounters, and the Ethics of Posthumanism offers a typology of alien encounters and addresses a range of texts including classic novels of alien encounter by H.

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9780819574268 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, April 15, 2014, cover price $85.00

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9780819574275 | Wesleyan Univ Pr, April 15, 2014, cover price $27.95

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Product Description: The all-new essays in this book respond to the question, How do spaces in science fiction, both built and unbuilt, help shape the relationships among humans, other animals and their shared environments? Spaces, as well as a sense of place or belonging, play major roles in many science fiction works...read more
By Susan M. Bernardo (editor)

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9780786475797 | McFarland & Co Inc Pub, March 12, 2014, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: The all-new essays in this book respond to the question, How do spaces in science fiction, both built and unbuilt, help shape the relationships among humans, other animals and their shared environments?

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Product Description: Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes. Dan Roberts narrates the history, strengths, weaknesses, quirks, and foibles of a plethora of fictional robots, cyborgs, and mechanical races—taking in the pronouncements of sci-fi visionaries and eminent robotics scientists along the way...read more

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9781626363892, titled "Famous Robots & Cyborgs: An Encyclopedia of Robots from TV, Film, Literature, Comics, Toys, and More" | Reprint edition (Skyhorse Pub Co Inc, February 4, 2014), cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Famous Robots and Cyborgs is a high-octane voyage through the history of our metallic friends and foes.

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Product Description: From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas. Yet how plausible are these ideas--for instance, could Mr...read more

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9780691147154 | Princeton Univ Pr, February 2, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: From teleportation and space elevators to alien contact and interstellar travel, science fiction and fantasy writers have come up with some brilliant and innovative ideas.

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