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
˘Rappaccini's Daughter÷ (1844)p. 1
from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)p. 26
˘The Star÷ (1897)p. 39
˘The Machine Stops÷ (1909)p. 50
˘The Man Who Evolved÷ (1931)p. 79
˘The Conquest of Gola÷ (1931)p. 96
˘Shambleau÷ (1933)p. 110
˘A Martian Odyssey÷ (1934)p. 136
˘Reason÷ (1941)p. 160
˘Desertion÷ (1944)p. 177
˘Thunder and Roses÷ (1947)p. 189
˘That Only a Mother÷ (1948)p. 211
˘Coming Attraction÷ (1950)p. 221
˘There Will Come Soft Rains÷ (1950)p. 234
˘The Sentinel÷ (1951)p. 241
˘Specialist÷ (1953)p. 250
˘The Liberation of Earth÷ (1953)p. 266
˘Fondly Fahrenheit÷ (1954)p. 283
˘The Golem÷ (1955)p. 303
˘The Game of Rat and Dragon÷ (1955)p. 309
˘'All You Zombies-'÷ (1959)p. 324
˘The Cage of Sand÷ (1962)p. 337
˘Slow Tuesday Night÷ (1965)p. 359
˘'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman÷ (1965)p. 367
˘Day Million÷ (1966)p. 379
˘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale÷ (1966)p. 385
˘Aye, and Gomorrah …÷ (1967)p. 405
˘The Heat Death of the Universe÷ (1967)p. 415
˘Passengers÷ (1968)p. 430
˘Super-Toys Last All Summer Long÷ (1969)p. 443
˘Nine Lives÷ (1969)p. 452
˘Seed Stock÷ (1970)p. 477
˘The Seventh Voyage,÷ from The Star Diaries (1971)p. 490
˘When It Changed÷ (1972)p. 507
˘And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side÷ (1972)p. 516
˘Air Raid÷ (1977)p. 525
˘Abominable÷ (1980)p. 539
˘Burning Chrome÷ (1982)p. 547
˘Speech Sounds÷ (1983)p. 566
˘Out of All Them Bright Stars÷ (1985)p. 580
˘Pretty Boy Crossover÷ (1986)p. 587
˘Forever Yours, Anna÷ (1987)p. 598
˘We See Things Differently÷ (1989)p. 611
˘Chippoke Na Gomi÷ (1989)p. 630
˘Computer Friendly÷ (1989)p. 637
˘Invaders÷ (1990)p. 654
˘Useful Phrases÷ (1992)p. 675
˘Closer÷ (1992)p. 683
˘Think Like a Dinosaur÷ (1995)p. 698
˘Everywhere÷ (1999)p. 717
˘Rogue Farm÷ (2003)p. 727
˘Exhalation÷ (2008)p. 742
Thematic Listing of Stories
Alien Encounters
˘Shambleau÷ (1933)p. 110
˘A Martian Odyssey÷ (1934)p. 136
˘The Sentinel÷ (1951)p. 241
˘Specialist÷ (1953)p. 250
˘Passengers÷ (1968)p. 430
˘Out of All Them Bright Stars÷ (1985)p. 580
˘Useful Phrases÷ (1992)p. 675
˘Think Like a Dinosaur÷ (1995)p. 698
Apocalypse and Post-apocalypse
˘The Star÷ (1897)p. 39
˘Coming Attraction÷ (1950)p. 221
˘There Will Come Soft Rains÷ (1950)p. 234
˘The Cage of Sand÷ (1962)p. 337
˘Speech Sounds÷ (1983)p. 566
˘Chippoke Na Gomi÷ (1989)p. 630
Artificial/Posthuman Life-forms
˘Rappaccini's Daughter÷ (1844)p. 1
˘Reason÷ (1941)p. 160
˘Fondly Fahrenheit÷ (1954)p. 283
˘The Golem÷ (1955)p. 303
˘Super-Toys Last All Summer Long÷ (1969)p. 443
˘Nine Lives÷ (1969)p. 452
˘Exhalation÷ (2008)p. 742
Computers and Virtual Reality
˘We Can Remember It for You Wholesale÷ (1966)p. 385
˘Burning Chrome÷ (1982)p. 547
˘Pretty Boy Crossover÷ (1986)p. 587
˘Computer Friendly÷ (1989)p. 637
Evolution and Environment
from Journey to the Center of the Earth (1864)p. 26
˘The Man Who Evolved÷ (1931)p. 79
˘Desertion÷ (1944)p. 177
˘Seed Stock÷ (1970)p. 477
˘Rogue Farm÷ (2003)p. 727
Gender and Sexuality
˘The Conquest of Gola÷ (1931)p. 96
˘Day Million÷ (1966)p. 379
˘Aye, and Gomorrah …÷ (1967)p. 405
˘The Heat Death of the Universe÷ (1967)p. 415
˘When It Changed÷ (1972)p. 507
˘And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold Hill's Side÷ (1972)p. 516
˘Abominable÷ (1980)p. 539
˘Closer÷ (1992)p. 683
Time Travel and Alternate History
˘'All You Zombies-'÷(1959)p. 324
˘The Seventh Voyage÷ from Star Diaries (1971)p. 490
˘Air Raid÷ (1977)p. 525
˘Forever Yours, Anna÷ (1987)p. 598
˘Invaders÷ (1990)p. 654
Utopias/Dystopias
˘The Machine Stops÷ (1909)p. 50
˘Slow Tuesday Night÷ (1965)p. 359
˘'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman÷ (1965)p. 367
˘Everywhere÷ (1999)p. 717
War and Conflict
˘Thunder and Roses÷ (1947)p. 189
˘That Only a Mother÷ (1948)p. 211
˘The Liberation of Earth÷ (1953)p. 266
˘The Game of Rat and Dragon÷ (1955)p. 309
˘We See Things Differently÷ (1989)p. 611
Acknowledgmentsp. 757
Further Readingp. 761
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