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Out of The Science Fiction Ghetto

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter examines Ray Bradbury's creation of a kind of science fiction (SF) beyond the genre ghetto of the 1940s. The discussions cover his fascination with film; his early; his mentors; his ... More


Creative Chaos

Mike Ashley

in Transformations: The Story of the Science-Fiction Magazines from 1950 to 1970; The History Of Science-Fiction Magazine

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780853237693
eISBN:
9781781380840
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Discontinued
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237693.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

While new writers always enter the realms of science fiction, there are certain periods when creativity is more fertile than at other times. Such creativity was evident in 1927–1929, 1937–1940, and ... More


Fierce Speculation, 1967–75

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on John Brunner's works from 1967 to 1975. These include Quicksand (1967), which garnered testy and argumentative reviews; Zanzibar (1968), which went on to garner Nebula and ... More


John Brunner

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, ... More


Raising the Noise Level, 1951–66

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter details the early life of John Brunner. Brunner had first meaningful encounter with science fiction (SF) when grandfather's rare 1898 Heinemann edition of H. G. Wells' The War of the ... More


Introduction

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book focuses on the work of Australian science fiction (SF) author Greg Egan. At the time of this writing Egan has ... More


Parallel Worlds

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This introductory chapter discusses the metaphor of parallel worlds as it relates to the work of John Brunner. Brunner once observed that while we all inhabit the same world, we live in and among ... More


At the Wrong End of Time, 1976–95

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter details events in the life of John Brunner from 1976 to 1995. At the height of his career, Brunner retreated from the science fiction (SF) world partly because of his health. Not long ... More


Bradbury on Space

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on space. Throughout his career, Bradbury expressed his sense of writing in the Space Age, a time which he felt was characterized by the visual sublime, ... More


Interview With Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

in Greg Egan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents an extensive interview with Greg Egan. Topics discussed include the kind of science fiction and nonfiction books that he read growing up; why he was initially attracted writing ... More


Interview with John Brunner: Conducted by Steven L. Goldstein

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter presents the transcript of an interview with John Brunner conducted by Steven L. Goldstein. The interview covered topics such as where Brunner gets his ideas; how he goes about putting ... More


The Subject of Mars

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Ray Bradbury's writings on Mars, with a particular focus on The Martian Chronicles (1950). It covers his discovery of Edgar Rice Burroughs' fiction at the age of ten; his early ... More


Fahrenheit 451 in Contexts

David Seed

in Ray Bradbury

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter analyzes Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and its dystopian contexts. The novel widely is recognized as a classic among postwar American dystopias. It belongs in that body of science ... More


Brunner’s Legacy: Foreign Constellations

Jad Smith

in John Brunner

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter focuses on the legacy of John Brunner. A wave of memorials followed in the wake of his sudden death. His novel Stand on Zanzibar was classed as his greatest achievement and, along with ... More


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