Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-science-fiction-literature.pdf
ISBN: 0810849380
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Number of pages: 451
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Literature in PDF and EPUB This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. The major authors and publications of the genre and significant subgenres are covered. Additionally there are entries on fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, the chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, the introductory essay, and the dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a wonderful foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The extensive bibliography that includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites demonstrates that science fiction literature commands a massive following.


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-science-fiction-cinema.pdf
ISBN: 9780810874626
Release Date: 2010-09-20
Number of pages: 368
Author: Keith M. Booker
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema in PDF and EPUB The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges MZli_s at the dawn of the 20th century and moving through such silent films as Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, science fiction film has had a long and eventful history that has taken it in many directions but that has moved the genre inexorably forward into a prominent place at the center of the film industry in the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume is designed to be accessible and enlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.


Brave New Words

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ISBN: 9780195305678
Release Date: 2007-03-21
Number of pages: 342
Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher: OUP USA

Download and read online Brave New Words in PDF and EPUB The shared language of science fiction is covered in this historical dictionary that shows how science-fiction words and their associated concepts have developed over time and includes more than three thousand terms and an analysis of the influence of science fiction on the English language.


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-science-fiction-in-literature.pdf
ISBN: 9780810878846
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Number of pages: 434
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature in PDF and EPUB The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is a useful reference to the broad and burgeoning field of science fiction literature. Science fiction literature has gained immensely in critical respect and attention, while maintaining a broad readership. However, despite the fact that it is a rapidly changing field, contemporary science fiction literature also maintains a strong sense of its connections to science fiction of the past, which makes a historical reference of this sort particularly valuable as a tool for understanding science fiction literature as it now exists and as it has evolved over the years. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature covers the history of science fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema

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ISBN: OCLC:729029252
Release Date: 2010
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Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema in PDF and EPUB The history of science fiction film now spans more than 100 years, during which time more than 1,000 science fiction films of various kinds have been made. Beginning with the work of pioneering French filmmaker Georges Méliès at the dawn of the 20th century and moving through such silent films as Fritz Lang's classic Metropolis, science fiction film has had a long and eventful history that has taken it in many directions but that has moved the genre inexorably forward into a prominent place at the center of the film industry in the works of big-budget hitmakers like George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, and Michael Bay. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and subgenres that have made science fiction cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 300 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This volume is designed to be accessible andenlightening to fans of the genre who simply want to know more about the films they so enjoy.


Brave New Words

Filename: brave-new-words.pdf
ISBN: 9780199885527
Release Date: 2007-05-07
Number of pages: 384
Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online Brave New Words in PDF and EPUB Winner of a 2008 Hugo Award, this new paperback takes readers on spectacular tour of the language created by science fiction. From "Stargate" to "Force Field," this dictionary opens a fascinating window into an entire genre, through the words invented by science fiction's most talented writers, critics, and fans. Each entry includes numerous citations of the word's usage, from the earliest known appearance forward. Drawn not only from science fiction novels and stories, citations also come from fanzines, screenplays, comics, songs, and the Internet.


Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-gothic-literature.pdf
ISBN: 9780810872288
Release Date: 2013
Number of pages: 347
Author: William Hughes
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature in PDF and EPUB The Historical Dictionary of Gothic Literature covers its history through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on the core texts, central authors, and the recurrent conventions that have distinguished writing in the genre for 250 years. This book is an ideal access point for students, researchers, or anyone interested in the history of Gothic Literature.


Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature

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ISBN: 0810874962
Release Date: 2010-11-22
Number of pages: 372
Author: Emer O'Sullivan
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Children s Literature in PDF and EPUB Children's literature comes from a number of different sources-folklore (folk- and fairy tales), books originally for adults and subsequently adapted for children, and material authored specifically for them-and its audience ranges from infants through middle graders to young adults (readers from about 12 to 18 years old). Its forms include picturebooks, pop-up books, anthologies, novels, merchandising tie-ins, novelizations, and multimedia texts, and its genres include adventure stories, drama, science fiction, poetry, and information books. The Historical Dictionary of Children's Literature relates the history of children's literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries on authors, books, and genres. Some of the most legendary names in all of literature are covered in this important reference, including Hans Christian Anderson, L. Frank Baum, Lewis Carroll, Roald Dahl, Charles Dickens, C.S. Lewis, Beatrix Potter, J.K. Rowling, Robert Louis Stevenson, Mark Twain, J.R.R. Tolkien, Jules Verne, and E.B. White.


Historical Dictionary of American Cinema

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-american-cinema.pdf
ISBN: 9780810874596
Release Date: 2011-03-17
Number of pages: 508
Author: Keith M. Booker
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of American Cinema in PDF and EPUB One of the most powerful forces in world culture, American cinema has a long and complex history that stretches through more than a century. This history not only includes a legacy of hundreds of important films but also the evolution of the film industry itself, which is in many ways a microcosm of the history of American society as a whole. The Historical Dictionary of American Cinema provides broad coverage of the people, films, companies, techniques, themes, and genres that have made American cinema such a vital part of world cinema. This is done through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and over 500 cross-referenced dictionary entries. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about the history of American Cinema.


Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-fantasy-literature.pdf
ISBN: 0810849445
Release Date: 2005-01-01
Number of pages: 499
Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher:

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature in PDF and EPUB "This Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature provides an invaluable guide to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks fantasy's evolution from the origins of literature until the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulse to create and shape fantasy literature, the problems in defining what it is, and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes more than 700 entries on authors, both contemporary and historical, and more than 200 entries on fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies.


The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction

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ISBN: OCLC:901470282
Release Date: 2006
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Author: Jeff Prucher
Publisher:

Download and read online The Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction in PDF and EPUB The first historical dictionary devoted to science fiction, this shows how science-fictional words and their associated concepts have developed over time, with full citations and bibliographic information. It also documents the enduring legacy of authors and their fans.


Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-british-spy-fiction.pdf
ISBN: 9781442255876
Release Date: 2016-04-04
Number of pages: 532
Author: Alan Burton
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction in PDF and EPUB The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction is a detailed overview of the rich history and achievements of the British espionage story in literature, cinema and television. It provides detailed yet accessible information on numerous individual authors, novels, films, filmmakers, television dramas and significant themes within the broader field of the British spy story. It contains a wealth of facts, insights and perspectives, and represents the best single source for the study and appreciation of British spy fiction. British spy fiction is widely regarded as the most significant and accomplished in the world and this book is the first attempt to bring together an informed survey of the achievements in the British spy story in literature, cinema and television. The Historical Dictionary of British Spy Fiction contains a chronology, an introduction, appendixes, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 200 cross-referenced entries on individual authors, stories, films, filmmakers, television shows and the various sub-genres of the British spy story. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about British spy fiction.


Political Science Fiction

Filename: political-science-fiction.pdf
ISBN: 1570031134
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 256
Author: Donald M. Hassler
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press

Download and read online Political Science Fiction in PDF and EPUB This text examines the close relationship between politics and science fiction and shows how much of the former is grounded in the latter. It is both an exploration of futuristic literature and a spectrum of ideas, from libertarianism to feminism.


Historical Dictionary of Architecture

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-architecture.pdf
ISBN: 0810862832
Release Date: 2008-09-11
Number of pages: 400
Author: Allison Lee Palmer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Architecture in PDF and EPUB Architecture, which can be understood in its most basic sense as a form of enclosure created with an aesthetic intent, first made its appearance in the Prehistoric Age. From its earliest developments, architecture changed over time and in different cultures in response to changing cultural needs, aesthetic interests, materials, and techniques. The Historical Dictionary of Architecture provides information on architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Tadao Ando, Leon Battista Alberti, Filippo Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Konstantin Stepanovich Melnikov, as well as on famous structures like the Acropolis, the Colosseum, the Forbidden City, Machu Pichu, Notre Dame, the Pyramids of Giza, Stonehenge, and the World Trade Center. The dictionary examines the development of architecture over the centuries through a chronology, an introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced dictionary entries on the major architects, well-known buildings, time periods, styles, building types, and materials in world architecture.


Historical Dictionary of Crime Films

Filename: historical-dictionary-of-crime-films.pdf
ISBN: 9780810879003
Release Date: 2012-09-13
Number of pages: 514
Author: Geoff Mayer
Publisher: Scarecrow Press

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Crime Films in PDF and EPUB The crime film genre consists of detective films, gangster films, suspense thrillers, film noir, and caper films and is produced throughout the world. Crime film was there at the birth of cinema, and it has accompanied cinema over more than a century of history, passing from silent films to talkies, from black-and-white to color. The genre includes such classics as The Maltese Falcon, The Godfather, Gaslight, The French Connection, and Serpico, as well as more recent successes like Seven, Drive, and L.A. Confidential. The Historical Dictionary of Crime Films covers the history of this genre through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries on key films, directors, performers, and studios. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about crime cinema.