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This important contribution to the study of science fiction explores the origins of the basic literary traditions of the genre. Thematic, rather than chronological, organization sets this work apart from previous analyses. The entire range of literary invention…read more

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This is the fourth volume in a series offering comprehensive critical overviews of the genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror for a calendar year, here 1990. In addition to the features provided in earlier volumes, this annual adds a survey article…read more

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This collection of twenty essays originally presented at the Eleventh International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts contains five parts: on fantasists and their work, contemporary fantastic theory and practice, studies in the British and European…read more

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With more than 500 reviews by subject specialists, this volume is the only comprehensive record of the output of new works in science fiction, fantasy, and horror fiction. The volume begins with a survey of the year for fiction in the three areas. Each survey…read more

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Warrick has done a very creditable job on a formidable task: to present a history of science fiction's treatment of artificial intelligence, to analyze that portion of science fiction in terms of recurring images, patterns, and meaning as well as in terms of…read more

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The most comprehensive work of its kind, Great Themes of Science Fiction looks at the most important elements of the genre and shows how each has evolved over time. Among the topics examined are aliens and alien worlds, supermen and adapted men, immortality and…read more

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Although better known today for such classic and influential science fiction novels as Last and First Men, Odd John, Star Maker and Sirius, Olaf Stapledon also wrote eight other science fiction books, seven volumes of philosophy and social criticism, and hundreds…read more

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Following a chapter offering a historical perspective of women characters in science fiction, beginning with the 1818 publication of Frankenstein, King provides reading lists and annotations of a variety of science fiction series, novellas and novels.read more

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While there have been numerous books published over the past few decades on the subject of science fiction and fantasy books and movies, almost no attention has been paid to science fiction and fantasy artists. Although a number of "picture books" emerged in…read more

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First Published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.read more

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This volume provides an annotated list of works related to the interaction of humans and machines in SF, a field which includes science fiction, some fantasy and horror, and related types of speculative works. Though the book focuses on works produced in English…read more