9780819569554

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

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    9780819569554

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    0819569550

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/1/2010
  • Publisher: Wesleyan Univ Pr

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Summary

The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction features over a 150 years' worth of the best science fiction ever collected in a single volume. The fifty-two stories and critical introductions are organized chronologically as well as thematically for classroom use. Filled with luminous ideas, otherworldly adventures, and startling futuristic speculations, these stories will appeal to all readers as they chart the emergence and evolution of science fiction as a modern literary genre. They also provide a fascinating look at how our Western technoculture has imaginatively expressed its hopes and fears from the Industrial Revolution of the nineteenth century to the digital age of today. A free online teacher's guide accompanies the anthology and offers access to a host of pedagogical aids for using this book in an academic setting. The stories in this anthology have been selected and introduced by the editors of Science Fiction Studies, the world's most respected journal for the critical study of science fiction.

Author Biography

ARTHUR B. EVANS is a professor of French at DePauw University. He has published numerous books and articles on Jules Verne and is the general editor of Wesleyan University Press's Early Classics of Science Fiction book series. ISTVAN CSICSERY-RONAY JR. is a professor of English at DePauw University and the author of The Seven Beauties of Science Fiction (Wesleyan, 2008). JOAN GORDON is a professor of English at Nassau Community College and coeditor of several volumes of scholarly essays on science fiction. VERONICA HOLLINGER is a professor of cultural studies at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario and the coeditor of Queer Universes: Sexualities in Science Fiction (2008). ROB LATHAM is an associate professor of English at the University of California, Riverside, and author of Consuming Youth: Vampires, Cyborgs, and the Culture of Consumption (2002). CAROL MCGUIRK is a professor of English at Florida Atlantic University and is widely published in eighteenth-century studies and Romanticism.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xi
Chronological Listing of Stories
ôRappaccini's Daughterö (1844)p. 1
from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)p. 26
ôThe Starö (1897)p. 39
ôThe Machine Stopsö (1909)p. 50
ôThe Man Who Evolvedö (1931)p. 79
ôThe Conquest of Golaö (1931)p. 96
ôShambleauö (1933)p. 110
ôA Martian Odysseyö (1934)p. 136
ôReasonö (1941)p. 160
ôDesertionö (1944)p. 177
ôThunder and Rosesö (1947)p. 189
ôThat Only a Motherö (1948)p. 211
ôComing Attractionö (1950)p. 221
ôThere Will Come Soft Rainsö (1950)p. 234
ôThe Sentinelö (1951)p. 241
ôSpecialistö (1953)p. 250
ôThe Liberation of Earthö (1953)p. 266
ôFondly Fahrenheitö (1954)p. 283
ôThe Golemö (1955)p. 303
ôThe Game of Rat and Dragonö (1955)p. 309
ô'All You Zombies-'ö (1959)p. 324
ôThe Cage of Sandö (1962)p. 337
ôSlow Tuesday Nightö (1965)p. 359
ô'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockmanö (1965)p. 367
ôDay Millionö (1966)p. 379
ôWe Can Remember It for You Wholesaleö (1966)p. 385
ôAye, and Gomorrah …ö (1967)p. 405
ôThe Heat Death of the Universeö (1967)p. 415
ôPassengersö (1968)p. 430
ôSuper-Toys Last All Summer Longö (1969)p. 443
ôNine Livesö (1969)p. 452
ôSeed Stockö (1970)p. 477
ôThe Seventh Voyage,ö from The Star Diaries (1971)p. 490
ôWhen It Changedö (1972)p. 507
ôAnd I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Sideö (1972)p. 516
ôAir Raidö (1977)p. 525
ôAbominableö (1980)p. 539
ôBurning Chromeö (1982)p. 547
ôSpeech Soundsö (1983)p. 566
ôOut of All Them Bright Starsö (1985)p. 580
ôPretty Boy Crossoverö (1986)p. 587
ôForever Yours, Annaö (1987)p. 598
ôWe See Things Differentlyö (1989)p. 611
ôChippoke Na Gomiö (1989)p. 630
ôComputer Friendlyö (1989)p. 637
ôInvadersö (1990)p. 654
ôUseful Phrasesö (1992)p. 675
ôCloserö (1992)p. 683
ôThink Like a Dinosaurö (1995)p. 698
ôEverywhereö (1999)p. 717
ôRogue Farmö (2003)p. 727
ôExhalationö (2008)p. 742
Thematic Listing of Stories
Alien Encounters
ôShambleauö (1933)p. 110
ôA Martian Odysseyö (1934)p. 136
ôThe Sentinelö (1951)p. 241
ôSpecialistö (1953)p. 250
ôPassengersö (1968)p. 430
ôOut of All Them Bright Starsö (1985)p. 580
ôUseful Phrasesö (1992)p. 675
ôThink Like a Dinosaurö (1995)p. 698
Apocalypse and Post-apocalypse
ôThe Starö (1897)p. 39
ôComing Attractionö (1950)p. 221
ôThere Will Come Soft Rainsö (1950)p. 234
ôThe Cage of Sandö (1962)p. 337
ôSpeech Soundsö (1983)p. 566
ôChippoke Na Gomiö (1989)p. 630
Artificial/Posthuman Life-forms
ôRappaccini's Daughterö (1844)p. 1
ôReasonö (1941)p. 160
ôFondly Fahrenheitö (1954)p. 283
ôThe Golemö (1955)p. 303
ôSuper-Toys Last All Summer Longö (1969)p. 443
ôNine Livesö (1969)p. 452
ôExhalationö (2008)p. 742
Computers and Virtual Reality
ôWe Can Remember It for You Wholesaleö (1966)p. 385
ôBurning Chromeö (1982)p. 547
ôPretty Boy Crossoverö (1986)p. 587
ôComputer Friendlyö (1989)p. 637
Evolution and Environment
from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)p. 26
ôThe Man Who Evolvedö (1931)p. 79
ôDesertionö (1944)p. 177
ôSeed Stockö (1970)p. 477
ôRogue Farmö (2003)p. 727
Gender and Sexuality
ôThe Conquest of Golaö (1931)p. 96
ôDay Millionö (1966)p. 379
ôAye, and Gomorrah …ö (1967)p. 405
ôThe Heat Death of the Universeö (1967)p. 415
ôWhen It Changedö (1972)p. 507
ôAnd I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Sideö (1972)p. 516
ôAbominableö (1980)p. 539
ôCloserö (1992)p. 683
Time Travel and Alternate History
ô'All You Zombies-'ö(1959)p. 324
ôThe Seventh Voyageö from Star Diaries (1971)p. 490
ôAir Raidö (1977)p. 525
ôForever Yours, Annaö (1987)p. 598
ôInvadersö (1990)p. 654
Utopias/Dystopias
ôThe Machine Stopsö (1909)p. 50
ôSlow Tuesday Nightö (1965)p. 359
ô'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockmanö (1965)p. 367
ôEverywhereö (1999)p. 717
War and Conflict
ôThunder and Rosesö (1947)p. 189
ôThat Only a Motherö (1948)p. 211
ôThe Liberation of Earthö (1953)p. 266
ôThe Game of Rat and Dragonö (1955)p. 309
ôWe See Things Differentlyö (1989)p. 611
Acknowledgmentsp. 757
Further Readingp. 761
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