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Vintage Visions

Arthur B. Evans

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ISBN 10: 0819574376 / ISBN 13: 9780819574374
Published by University Press of New England
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Title: Vintage Visions

Publisher: University Press of New England

Binding: Hardback

Book Condition: New

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Vintage Visions is a seminal collection of scholarly essays on early works of science fiction and its antecedents. From Cyrano de Bergerac in 1657 to Olaf Stapledon in 1937, this anthology focuses on an unusually broad range of authors and works in the genre as it emerged across the globe, including the United States, Russia, Europe, and Latin America. The book includes material that will be of interest to both scholars and fans, including an extensive bibliography of criticism on early science fiction-the first of its kind-and a chronological listing of 150 key early works. Before Dr. Strangelove, future-war fiction was hugely popular in nineteenth-century Great Britain. Before Terminator, a French author depicted Thomas Edison as the creator of the perfect female android. These works and others are featured in this critical anthology. Contributors include Paul K. Alkon, Andrea Bell, Josh Bernatchez, I. F. Clarke, William J. Fanning Jr., William B. Fischer, Allison de Fren, Susan Gubar, Rachel Haywood Ferreira, Kamila Kinyon, Stanislaw Lem, Patrick A. McCarthy, Sylvie Romanowski, Nicholas Ruddick, and Gary Westfahl.

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"A rich volume of essays that voyage back deep to the roots of modern science fiction, thereby illuminating contemporary productions from a foundational angle."--Paul Di Filippo, Locus

"[A] fascinating collection of essays and articles."--Ryder Miller, Portland Review of Books

"[A] compelling ... look back at ideas, authors, and texts that offer a snapshot of academic scholarship on early science fiction."--S.E. Vie, Choice

"There can be no doubting the quality of the critical essays collected in this anthology."--Adam Roberts, Science Fiction Studies

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