9780844259949

Decades of Science Fiction

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  • ISBN13:

    9780844259949

  • ISBN10:

    0844259942

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-01-01
  • Publisher: Glencoe/McGraw-Hill

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Decades of Science Fictionis an anthology of 27 short stories that illustrate the development and popularity of the genre. Through its collection of well-chosen, classic stories, it allows students to trace the evolution of science fiction from the days of H.G Wells and Verne through the present. The text contains important historical and contextual information and demonstrates how science fiction, the adaptable genre, relates to the important issues of our lives.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Introduction xi
Through World War I
1(56)
Timeline
2(2)
Historical Context
4(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
6(4)
Master Zacharius
10(31)
Jules verne
The Crystal Egg
41(16)
H. G. Wells
The Twenties
57(32)
Timeline
58(2)
Historical Context
60(1)
Developments in Science Fiction
61(2)
Science Fiction in Other Media
63(1)
The Disintegration Machine
64(13)
Arthur Conan Doyle
The Metal Man
77(12)
Jack Williamson
The Thirties
89(50)
Timeline
90(2)
Historical Context
92(1)
Developments in Science Fiction
93(3)
Science Fiction in Other Media
96(1)
The Mad Moon
97(21)
Stanley Weinbaum
Misfit
118(21)
Robert Heinlein
The Forties
139(50)
Timeline
140(2)
Historical Context
142(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
144(3)
Science Fiction in Other Media
147(1)
Robbie
148(19)
Isaac Asimov
Desertion
167(12)
Clifford D. Simak
That Only a Mother
179(10)
Judith Merril
The Fifties
189(72)
Timeline
190(2)
Historical Context
192(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
194(4)
Science Fiction in Other Media
198(2)
The Exiles
200(13)
Ray Bradbury
Scanners Live in Vain
213(32)
Cordwainer Smith
Death between the Stars
245(16)
Marion Zimmer Bradley
The Sixties
261(58)
Timeline
262(2)
Historical Context
264(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
266(3)
Science Fiction in Other Media
269(2)
The Ship Who Sang
271(18)
Anne Mccaffrey
``Repent, Harlequin!'' Said the Ticktockman
289(12)
Harlan Ellison
The Electric Ant
301(18)
Philip K. Dick
The Seventies
319(78)
Timeline
320(2)
Historical Context
322(3)
Developments in Science Fiction
325(3)
Science Fiction in Other Media
328(3)
The Sliced-Crosswise Only-on-Tuesday World
331(15)
Philip Jose Farmer
Cloak of Anarchy
346(19)
Larry Niven
The Hunting
365(12)
Doris Beetem
The Thaw
377(20)
Tanith Lee
The Eighties
397(82)
Timeline
398(2)
Historical Context
400(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
402(3)
Science Fiction in Other Media
405(3)
Valhalla
408(9)
Gregory Benford
Skin Deep
417(15)
Kristine Kathryn Rusch
For I Have Touched the Sky
432(24)
Mike Resnick
At the Rialto
456(23)
Connie Willis
The Nineties
479(74)
Timeline
480(2)
Historical Context
482(2)
Developments in Science Fiction
484(2)
Science Fiction in Other Media
486(2)
The Abduction of Bunny Steiner, or a Shameless Lie
488(20)
Thomas Disch
Steelcollar Worker
508(16)
Vonda Mcintyre
The Hammer of God
524(13)
Arthur C. Clarke
Clean Up Your Room!
537(16)
Laura Anne Gilman
Selected Bibliography 553(2)
Acknowledgments 555(2)
Index of Authors and Titles 557

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