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Guide to science fiction

Doris M Paine

Guide to science fiction

exploring possibilities and alternatives

by Doris M Paine

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Published by Bantam Books in New York .
Written in English

  • Science fiction -- Study and teaching

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Doris M. Paine and Diana Martínez
    ContributionsMartínez, Diana
    The Physical Object
    Pagination72 p. ;
    Number of Pages72
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14610767M

    Book Description. Academic attention to science fiction and fantasy began in , when the Modern Language Association scheduled its first seminar on science fiction at its New York meeting. Over the years science fiction emerged as a popular subject that achieved critical attention and acceptance as an academic discipline.   Defining “science fiction” (so that one can say, definitively, this book is a sci-fi book) is a little like defining “spiritual” or some other vague belief category that includes so many.

    SCIENCE FICTION REFERENCE BOOKS An Analytic Guide to Sources in the Main Reading Room By Evelyn Timberlake Research Guides No. 21 In addition to listing the science fiction reference books in the Main Reading Room Reference collection, this guide analyzes the books in order to lead readers to the best choices for information on particular subject areas, formats, or other distinctive .   This book, or collection of books, requires plenty of suspension of disbelief, but if you’re looking for the funnier side of science fiction, this is the right place for it.

      15 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in May The first Hunger Games prequel and other more intergalactic adventures By Andrew Liptak May 7, , am EDT. This book offers a clearly written, entertaining and comprehensive source of medical information for both writers and readers of science fiction. Science fiction in print, in movies and on television all too often presents dubious or simply incorrect depictions of human biology and medical issues.

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