Fiction

Rendezvous With Rama

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

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Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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The multi-award-winning SF masterpiece from one of the greatest SF writers of all time Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System. A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artefact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be investigated ... Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1973 Winner of the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the BSFA AWARD for best novel, 1973
Fiction

Rendezvous With Rama

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke

Publisher: Spectra

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

View: 647

During the twenty-second century, a space probe's investigation of a mysterious, cylindrical asteroid brings man into contact with an extra-galactic civilization
Fantasy fiction, American

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

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Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

View: 295

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

Articles on Novels by Arthur C. Clarke, Including

Author: Hephaestus Books

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Page: 110

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Hephaestus Books represents a new publishing paradigm, allowing disparate content sources to be curated into cohesive, relevant, and informative books. To date, this content has been curated from Wikipedia articles and images under Creative Commons licensing, although as Hephaestus Books continues to increase in scope and dimension, more licensed and public domain content is being added. We believe books such as this represent a new and exciting lexicon in the sharing of human knowledge. This particular book is a collaboration focused on Novels by Arthur C. Clarke.

New Scientist

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Page: 56

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
Philosophy

Archaeologies of the Future

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Verso

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Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

View: 774

In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.
Fiction

Rama II

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 910

The sequel to the only SF novel to sweep all SF awards and one of the bestsellers of all time In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind - but most of its mysteries remained unsolved ... Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.
Fiction

Evaporating Genres

Author: Gary K. Wolfe

Publisher: Wesleyan University Press

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Category: Fiction

Page: 280

View: 735

In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.