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St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers

St. James Guide to Science Fiction Writers

  • Author: St James Press
  • Publisher: Detroit, MI : St. James Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 1175
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers

St. James Guide to Horror, Ghost & Gothic Writers

  • Author: David Pringle
  • Publisher: St James Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 746
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Provides background information and a critical evaluation of authors of horror, ghost and gothic fiction, and lists each author's works in these fields and in other genres.

Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

Guide to Reference Materials for School Library Media Centers

  • Author: Barbara Ripp Safford
  • Publisher: Libraries Unlimited
  • ISBN: 9781563085451
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 353
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Lists the best reference materials in the arts and sciences that meet the needs of elementary, secondary, vocational, and junior college students and teachers.

St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers

St. James Guide to Fantasy Writers

  • Author: St James Press,David Collins
  • Publisher: Saint James Press
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 711
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Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of writers of various forms of fantasy, including heroic fantasy, sword and sorcery, humorous fantasy, adult fairy tales and fables, and children's fantasies still popular with adults. Written by subject experts.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Themes, Works, and Wonders

  • Author: Gary Westfahl
  • Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780313329531
  • Category: Fantasy fiction, American
  • Page: 1395
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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.

A Companion to Science Fiction

A Companion to Science Fiction

  • Author: David Seed
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470797010
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 632
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A Companion to Science Fiction assembles essays by aninternational range of scholars which discuss the contexts, themesand methods used by science fiction writers. This Companion conveys the scale and variety of sciencefiction. Shows how science fiction has been used as a means of debatingcultural issues. Essays by an international range of scholars discuss thecontexts, themes and methods used by science fiction writers. Addresses general topics, such as the history and origins ofthe genre, its engagement with science and gender, and nationalvariations of science fiction around the English-speakingworld. Maps out connections between science fiction, television, thecinema, virtual reality technology, and other aspects of theculture. Includes a section focusing on major figures, such as H.G.Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ursula Le Guin. Offers close readings of particular novels, from MaryShelley’s Frankenstein to Margaret Atwood’sThe Handmaid’s Tale.

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

Guide to Reference in Genealogy and Biography

  • Author: Mary K. Mannix,Fred Burchsted,Jo Bell Whitlatch
  • Publisher: American Library Association
  • ISBN: 083891294X
  • Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Page: 386
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An excellent starting point for both reference librarians and for library users seeking information about family history and the lives of others, this resource is drawn from the authoritative database of Guide to Reference, voted Best Professional Resource Database by Library Journal readers in 2012. Biographical resources have long been of interest to researchers and general readers, and this title directs readers to the best biographical sources for all regions of the world. For interest in the lives of those not found in biographical resources, this title also serves as a guide to the most useful genealogical resources. Profiling more than 1400 print and electronic sources, this book helps connect librarians and researchers to the most relevant sources of information in genealogy and biography.

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

The A to Z of Fantasy Literature

  • Author: Brian Stableford
  • Publisher: Scarecrow Press
  • ISBN: 9780810863453
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 568
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Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic existed, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in Western estimation by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was temporarily marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace. Stableford provides an invaluable guide to this sequence of events and to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks the evolution of fantasy from the origins of literature to the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulses creating and shaping fantasy literature, the problems of its definition and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes cross-referenced entries on more than 700 authors, ranging across the entire historical spectrum, while more than 200 other entries describe the 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 book concludes with an extensive bibliography that ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites.