I Am the Other

Literary Negotiations of Human Cloning

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Author: Maria Aline Seabra Ferreira

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313320064

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

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Investigates the topic of human cloning from literary, psychological, and philosophical points of view.

Representations of Technology in Science Fiction for Young People

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Author: Noga Applebaum

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135255172

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 214

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In this new book, Noga Applebaum surveys science fiction novels published for children and young adults from 1980 to the present, exposing the anti-technological bias existing within a genre often associated with the celebration of technology. Applebaum argues that perceptions of technology as a corrupting force, particularly in relation to its use by young people, are a manifestation of the enduring allure of the myth of childhood innocence and result in young-adult fiction that endorses a technophobic agenda. This agenda is a form of resistance to the changing face of childhood and technology’s contribution to this change. Further, Applebaum contends that technophobic literature disempowers its young readers by implying that the technologies of the future are inherently dangerous, while it neglects to acknowledge children’s complex, yet pleasurable, interactions with technology today. The study looks at works by well-known authors including M.T. Anderson, Monica Hughes, Lois Lowry, Garth Nix, and Philip Reeve, and explores topics such as ecology, cloning, the impact of technology on narrative structure, and the adult-child hierarchy. While focusing on the popular genre of science fiction as a useful case study, Applebaum demonstrates that negative attitudes toward technology exist within children’s literature in general, making the book of considerable interest to scholars of both science fiction and children’s literature.

Science Fiction Authors

A Research Guide

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Author: Maura Heaphy

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 318

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Start here, when doing author research on the science fiction genre--you'll find directions on how to research the genre, lists of standard print and online resources, and a wealth of quality websites and blogs for 100 popular authors.

Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Entries

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Author: Robin Anne Reid

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780313335921

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 408

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"Examines women's contributions to science fiction and fantasy across a range of media and genres, such as fiction, nonfiction, film, television, art, comics, graphic novels, and music."--

Bibliographic Index

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Bibliographical literature

Page: 26

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Popular Mechanics

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Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 140

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

Flashes of the Fantastic

Selected Essays from the War of the Worlds Centennial, Nineteenth International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

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Author: David Ketterer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313316074

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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H. G. Wells's first and fourth novels, The Time Machine and The War of the Worlds, have together largely created the science fiction genre. The centennial of the initial publication of The War of the Worlds was the focus of the 19th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts, and this volume includes selected essays from that conference. The first section of the book offers fresh interpretations of The War of the Worlds, while the second looks at Wells's other contributions and his shaping influence on science fiction and fantasy. The third includes papers on the art of noted science fiction writer Peter Straub, while the fourth explores a diverse range of topics related to the fantastic.