Download E-books Murray Leinster: The Life and Works PDF

By Billee J. Stallings

Will F. Jenkins, identified to technology fiction fanatics by means of his penname Murray Leinster, used to be one of the so much prolific American writers of the 20 th century. "The Dean of technology Fiction," as he was once occasionally identified, released greater than 1,500 brief tales and a hundred books in a profession spanning greater than fifty years. This biography, written via his youngest daughters, chronicles Murray Leinster's inner most and literary existence from his first writings for The clever Set and early pulp magazines reminiscent of Argosy, notable tales and miraculous tales, throughout the golden age of technology fiction within the Nineteen Thirties in the course of the Fifties, to his loss of life in 1975. incorporated as appendices are his recognized 1946 tale "A good judgment Named Joe" and 1954 essay "To construct a robotic Brain."

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Download E-books Tech Anxiety: Artificial Intelligence and Ontological Awakening in Four Science Fiction Novels PDF

By Christopher A. Sims

This undertaking examines the illustration of hysteria approximately know-how that people think while encountering man made intelligences in 4 technology fiction novels: Do Androids Dream of electrical Sheep?, Neuromancer, 2001: an area Odyssey, and Cloud Atlas. via exploring this nervousness, anything profound could be printed approximately what it capability to be anyone dwelling in a technologically saturated society. whereas many severe investigations of those novels specialize in the damaging and adverse implications of man-made intelligence, this paintings makes use of Martin Heideggers later writings on know-how to argue that AIs could be extra usefully learn as catalysts for a reawakening of human concept.

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Download E-books Second Sight: The visionary imagination in late Victorian literature PDF

By Catherine Maxwell

This tough and critical learn, which examines various canonical and not more famous writers, is an leading edge reassessment of past due Victorian literature in its relation to visionary Romanticism.

It examines six overdue Victorian writers - Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Walter Pater, Vernon Lee, Eugene Lee-Hamilton, Theodore Watts-Dunton and Thomas Hardy - to bare their dedication to a Romantic visionary culture which floor in the direction of the tip of the 19th century in line with the specter of starting to be materialism. delivering special and imaginitive readings of either poetry and prose, moment Sight indicates the several ways that past due Victorian writers stream past materiality, with no wasting a dedication to it, to discover the mysterious relation among the noticeable and the unseen.

A significant second look of the post-Romantic visionary mind's eye, with implications for our realizing of literary modernism, moment Sight may be required analyzing for students drawn to the literature of the past due Victorian period.

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Download E-books The Challenge of Ted Hughes PDF

The trouble of Hughes' later poetry frequently lies in its severe simplicity, stripped of the skin 'poetry' the normal critic is proficient to answer. lots of those poems are resources of serious psychic or religious energy if we will faucet them, yet on common serious gear turns out out of date. The participants, a few demonstrated critics, a few bringing clean and sundry methods, learn many person poems and sequences, but in addition supply, together, a brand new, finished, and surprisingly built-in interpreting of our best residing author.

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Download E-books A Guide Through Narnia PDF

By Martha C. Sammons

A advisor via Narnia was once one of many first in-depth stories of C.S. Lewis's seven Chronicles of Narnia. the focal point and association of this revised and improved variation is on why Lewis wrote the books as fairy stories, the easiest "Form" for his rules. it really is written for either scholars and students who are looking to extend their figuring out of those renowned classics. Chapters contain: -Seeing photographs: How the books have been written, chronological summaries, booklet background -Selecting the perfect shape: Why Lewis selected the fairy story shape, fairy story components and magnificence -Seeing guy as Hero: baby heroes -Stealing earlier Dragons: features of non secular fable, allegory and "supposition," Christian parts -Stepping in the course of the Door: issues and results of myth -Dictionary of Names and areas Martha C. Sammons is Professor of English at Wright country collage.

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Download E-books The Poetics of the American Suburbs (Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics) PDF

The 1st scholarly learn of the wealthy physique of poetry that emerged from the post-war American suburbs, Gill evaluates the paintings of 40 poets, together with Anne Sexton, Langston Hughes, and John Updike. Combining textual research and archival study, this ebook deals a brand new viewpoint at the box of twentieth-century American literature.

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Download E-books Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural Studies: Fences, Boundaries, and Fields PDF

By Patrick D. Murphy

This examine offers a breathtaking dialogue of latest literature and cultural phenomena during the lens of ecological literary feedback, giving awareness to either theoretical concerns and utilized evaluations. specifically, it appears to be like at renowned literary genres, corresponding to secret and technology fiction, in addition to genuine failures and catastrophe eventualities. Ecocritical Explorations in Literary and Cultural reports is a well timed contribution to ecological literary feedback and an insightful investigate how we signify our dating with the surroundings.

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Download E-books Terminal Identity: The Virtual Subject in Postmodern Science Fiction PDF

By Scott Bukatman

Scott Bukatman's Terminal Identity—referring to either the positioning of the termination of the traditional "subject" and the beginning of a brand new subjectivity developed on the machine terminal or tv screen--puts to leisure any lingering doubts of the importance of technological know-how fiction in modern cultural stories. Demonstrating a entire wisdom, either one of the historical past of technology fiction narrative from its earliest origins, and of cultural thought and philosophy, Bukatman redefines the character of human id within the details Age.
Drawing on a variety of modern theories of the postmodern—including Fredric Jameson, Donna Haraway, and Jean Baudrillard—Bukatman starts with the proposition that Western tradition is affliction a main issue as a result of complicated digital applied sciences. Then in a sequence of chapters richly supported by way of analyses of literary texts, visible arts, movie, video, tv, comics, desktop video games, and pix, Bukatman takes the reader on an odyssey that strains the postmodern topic from its present hindrance, via its shut encounters with expertise, and eventually to new self-recognition. This new "virtual subject," as Bukatman defines it, situates the human and the technological as coexistent, codependent, and mutally defining.
Synthesizing the main provocative theories of postmodern tradition with a really encyclopedic remedy of the appropriate media, this quantity units a brand new commonplace within the learn of technology fiction—a class that itself can be redefined in mild of this paintings. Bukatman not just bargains the main distinctive map thus far of the highbrow terrain of postmodern know-how studies—he arrives at new frontiers, delivering a propitious launching aspect for extra inquiries into the connection of digital know-how and culture.

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