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 Science fiction : SF   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Science fiction proper began, however, toward the end of the 19th century with the scientific romances of Jules Verne, whose science was rather on the level of invention, as well as the science-oriented novels of social criticism by H.G. Wells.
Science fiction writers' work have included predictions of future societies on Earth, analyses of the consequences of interstellar travel, and imaginative explorations of other forms of intelligent life and their societies in other worlds.
Science fiction has also been popular in radio, comic books, television, and movies; it isn'table that about three-quarters of the top twenty highest grossing films, (source: IMDB June 2002) are based around science-fiction or fantasy themes.
www.factspider.com /sf/sf.html   (977 words)

 Science Fiction Encyclopedia @ LaunchBase.net (Launch Base)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The broader category of speculative fiction (first suggested by Robert A. Heinlein) includes science fiction, fantasy, alternate histories (which often have no particular scientific or futuristic component), and even literary stories in which the only fantastic element is the strangeness of their style.
Science fiction television dates from at least as early as 1938, when the BBC staged a live performance of the science fiction play R.U.R. The first regularly scheduled SF series to achieve a degree of popularity was Captain Video and his Video Rangers, which ran from 1949 to 1955 on the American DuMont Network.
The premiere literary awards of science fiction, the Hugo Awards, are awarded by members of the annual Worldcon, which is almost entirely run by fan volunteers; the other major science fiction literary award is the Nebula.
www.launchbase.net /encyclopedia/Science_fiction   (2832 words)

 Amish Science Fiction
Science fiction is most frequently set in the future and/or peopled with people involved in science or influential events.
Perhaps the science fiction writer who has used the Amish most extensively as subject matter is Paul Levinson, in the story "The Mendelian Lamp Case," and in the 1999 novel The Silk Code which expands that story's plot and themes.
In the hundreds of science fiction and fantasy novels that we have surveyed, we have found only two works which refer to Mennonites (the broader denominational family the Amish are associated with): Gloss's Dazzle of Day has one passing reference, and Brackett's novel refers to Mennonites extensively.
www.adherents.com /lit/sf_amish.html   (2632 words)

 Sci-Fi Lists - Top Science Fiction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Top 200 Sci-Fi Books list is the flagship of the site, but lists have also been compiled for movies and television with the aim of being the most statistically reliable of their type found anywhere on the net.
To qualify a book has to be generally regarded as science fiction by credible sources and/or recognised as having historical significance to the development of the genre.
In addition, a short fiction poll has been introduced so visitors can vote on their all-time favourite novellas, novelettes and short stories.
users.tpg.com.au /sykespj/scifilists   (545 words)

 Uchronia: The Alternate History List
As such, it is most often classified as science fiction, or at least that's where you're most likely to find it at your local bookstore.
Alternate history fiction is also often confused with "secret history" or "hidden history", in which something we think we know about the past is revealed to be incorrect.
More subtle is the "generic" historical novel, which may present a somewhat altered version of events, typically one in which a fictional character is present at or active in some great event.
www.uchronia.net /intro.html   (2295 words)

 John Clute, Appleseed, Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, Encyclopedia of Fantasy
John Clute has made his career as one of the foremost critics of science fiction and fantasy.
Appleseed, his first novel in more than twenty years, is making quite an impression (people either love it or hate it) - and it's the first in a proposed trilogy.
We spoke with John Clute in June 2001 at 2001: A Celebration of British Science Fiction, an academic conference held in Liverpool, UK.
www.scifidimensions.com /Mar02/johnclute.htm   (144 words)

 The Observer | Review | The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list
An epistolary novel and a handbook for seducers: foppish, French, and ferocious.
Novels seized by the police, like this one, have a special afterlife.
He is remembered for his novels, but it was the short stories that first attracted notice.
observer.guardian.co.uk /review/story/0,6903,1061037,00.html   (1492 words)

 The SF Site: The Best in Science Fiction and Fantasy
You'll also find a list of his wide-ranging contributions to science fiction from his academic writing to his televison appearances.
The author tricks his novel out with all sorts of futuristic paraphernalia, aliens and robots and spaceships, but then layers them over a world that, visually and socially, is indistinguishable from late twentieth century America.
The Company novels, beginning with In the Garden of Iden, are among the best examples in current science fiction of a series of individual works that taken together add up to a larger, more comprehensive whole.
www.sfsite.com   (1100 words)

 ChessBase.com - Chess News - Chess, time travel and science fiction
The Oxford mathematician and chess grandmaster tells us why this tale is important and gives us a list of the best works of science fiction.
In the piece "Chess and the Laws of Physics" mention was made of the short story "All You Zombies-" (1959) by Robert Heinlein.
In 1957 Heinlein wrote the novel "The Door Into Summer" (Reprinted 1993, Ballantine Books, ISBN 0345330129), which again deals with 'deterministic' time-travel, but combines this with romantic and mystery elements.
www.chessbase.com /newsdetail.asp?newsid=899   (2250 words)

 Science Fiction Books - A Reading List by Dave Itzkoff - New York Times
Following is a list of favorites, with commentary, by the writer of the Book Review's new science fiction column.
By WALTER M. All you need to know about my youth is that I was taught this subversive exegesis of man's religious impulse, wrapped within a story about a post-nuclear future, in the 7th grade, the same year I was studying for my bar mitzvah.
The perfect, Platonic balance of science and fiction, one that still finds room for merciless satire and a moral that resonates to the present day: that self-destruction is mankind's one true calling.
www.nytimes.com /ref/books/sci-fi-list.html   (543 words)

 World Religions Religion Statistics Geography Church Statistics
We provide all statistics we find, listing them side by side so that researchers can draw their own conclusions, assisted by the quotes, survey parameters and/or bibliographical references provided here, or by referring to the original sources.
Knowledge of the source of the statistics, as well as further knowledge of the particulars of a cultural, religious or regional group are necessary for an adequate understanding of the sociological implication of this type of data.
There are faith groups, churches and philosophies which are NOT listed here, especially smaller groups outside the U.S. Broad philosophies and movements not defined by organized religious bodies are, of course, more difficult to obtain statistics for.
www.adherents.com   (1108 words)

 SciFan: Science Fiction & Fantasy Books by Theme: Artificial Intelligence (AI) - Thinking Machines (novels, ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Artificial Intelligence is the science of defining and simulating intelligence.
Essentially, the science of AI is the attempt to reproduce an artificial brain.
For decades science fiction has created stories about robots and generally portrayed them as intelligent without ever exploring why or how the intelligence would be engineered.
www.scifan.com /themes/themes.asp?TH_themeid=3   (326 words)

 The SF Site: Science Fiction and Fantasy Author Links
Aiken's latest work is The Cockatrice Boys (Tor, 1996), in which the world is invaded by monsters, causing the downfall of modern civilization (you can find books with similar ideas in the political science section of your local library).
The novel went on to sell more than 14 million copies and was followed by the sequels The Restaurant at the End of the Universe, Life, the Universe and Everything and So Long and Thanks For All the Fish.
He wrote his first novel, Moon Escape, when he was seven years old -- a tale of lunar explorers kidnapped by evil aliens.
www.sfsite.com /scribe/scribe01.htm   (978 words)

 Internet Top 50 Science Fiction Novels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The purpose of the list is to provide the internet with an unbiased accounting of the public's favorite science fiction novels.
Feel free to vote for novels that are included within a series, but, as I would like to base the novels solely on their own merit, do so on an individual basis (e.g.
To get your vote counted, simply send an email to cwsipe@maila.wm.edu with your list of favorite novels (with author's names if you know them) and a rating from 0 to 10.
www.geocities.com /Area51/Dimension/4550/scifi.html   (378 words)

 List of science fiction novels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Please note that fantasy novels and short story collections should not be included here: they have their own lists.
However, novels structured as a set of linked short stories do belong here.
This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/List_of_science_fiction_novels   (857 words)

 Fictionwise eBooks: Free eBooks, eBooks for Palm, PocketPC, PC, & Mac   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
[Science Fiction/Fantasy] On the planet Kregen that circles Antares, the brightest star of the Constellation of the Scorpion, two forces contend for the world's destiny.
[Romance/Historical Fiction] Caroline Beauchamp agreed to help her best friend, Mary Stanhope, by attempting to seduce her husband, Lord Stanhope, who was caught in the toils of an infamous beauty.
[Fantasy/Science Fiction] The Citadel of Fear was Francis Stvens' masterpiece, a Merritt-esque fantasy set in the jungles of South America then back home in the USA, as a terror from a lost race haunts a man and...
www.fictionwise.com   (1080 words)

 The Absolutely Weird Bookshelf, 100 Best Science Fiction Novels
David Pringle is a master of science fiction bibliography and criticism.
Here is his list of the 100 best science fiction novels of all time (through about 1984, when Everything Changed anyway).
It is a strange list in many ways; there are no Van Vogt books, Asimov's Foundation isn't included, but it is a good list in most aspects.
www.strangewords.com /weirdbooks/scifi100.html   (1757 words)

 Book Information: Triad: Three Complete Science Fiction Novels :: Internet Book List :: A database of book information ...
Now three of A.E. van Vogt's most famous novels -- three great classics of modern science fiction -- have been brought together complete in one huge omnibus volume.
This A.E. van Vogt triolgy is a genuine collector's item -- a must for every reader who has ever wanted to glimpse the wonders that lie ahead for man in space and the fugure.
Now, suddenly left alone and friendless in the world's greatest city, Jimmy knew that his one desperate hope was to search out his fellow beings and solve the terrible mystery of his existence.
www.iblist.com /book15551.htm   (450 words)

 Q Magazine's Greatest 100 Albums of All Time on Lists of Bests   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
When you are finished editing and re-ordering this list, click here.
These 100 albums were selected by the readers of Q Magazine from a poll in the January 2003 issue.
I can list dozens of reasons why this list is a joke at best (a felony at worst), but I will summarize by stating that its author is obviously a pathetic little pot-head who never got over the first half of the nineties, and must have inherited Q magazine from his UK-centric family.
www.listsofbests.com /list/29   (251 words)

 David Brin's Official Web Site: My Science Fiction Novels and Stories
The Out of Time series, based on an exciting science fiction shared universe I created, is aimed toward the brightest young readers -- and those young at heart.
Beyond the novel and story excerpts that I offer for free downloading at this site, reviews and summaries can also be viewed at the Science Fiction and Fantasy site.
This Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America Net Ring link is maintained by David Brin.
www.davidbrin.com /sciencefiction.html   (506 words)

 Prehistoric Fiction
It was therefore virtually impossible for "prehistoric fiction" to arise until the ground was fertile enough to support it, at the end of the 19th century.
In these novels, the culture is somewhat more archaeologically understood, and often the setting is actually A.D. These novels differ in one sense in that they are slightly less speculative, as often they are based on "considerable" anthropological research.
The fictional author struggles with the dilemma of presenting his impressions of the life of a being not quite human, but seen through the dream eyes and awake analysis of his modern descendant.
www.trussel.com /f_prehis.htm   (4832 words)

 Siris: Must-Read Science Fiction Novels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
But it's a must-read anyway; the grandfather of an entire class of science fiction.
A lot of science fiction aspires to be spiritual adventure as well; Lewis succeeds.
It is one of the most exquisitely written science fiction novels you will ever read.
branemrys.blogspot.com /2005/08/must-read-science-fiction-novels.html   (668 words)

 Sonya Taaffe's Recommended Reading List
When asked to list my favorite science-fiction authors, I invariably mention four or five older authors and maybe one contemporary writer.
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www.sfwa.org /reading/rec_taaffe.htm   (102 words)

 Fantastic Metropolis » Fifty Fantasy & Science Fiction Works That Socialists Should Read
There are huge numbers of superb works not on the list.
Those below are chosen not just because of their quality—which though mostly good, is variable—but because the politics they embed (deliberately or not) are of particular interest to socialists.
A SF novel by Adolf Hitler… Spinrad’s funny, disturbing and savage indictment of the fascist aesthetics in much genre SF and fantasy.
www.fantasticmetropolis.com /i/50socialist/full   (1957 words)

AUTHORS: annotated list of 3,284 links, last updated 22 August 2004; also some brief notes on 6,108 authors and pseudonyms NOT on the Internet, last updated 11 August 2004, for a total of 9,392 authors' hotlinks or names or pseudonyms or notes.
This is the largest on-line encyclopedia of science fiction authors (which includes copious external hotlinks and e-mail links) known to exist.
Science Fiction author Brian Dana Akers says: I'm most impressed by the sheer volume of information available and the original editorial material you provide.
www.magicdragon.com /UltimateSF/SF-Index.html   (1851 words)

 SovLit.com - Soviet Literature Summarized
The novel which gave its name to an entire era of Soviet history, consisting mainly of interior monologues of a wide range of characters who are living inner personal lives at odds with their outer, public lives.
Also, Detailed Summaries of the novels and plays: Guests by Leonid Zorin, The Thaw by Ilya Ehrenburg, Those Who Seek by Daniil Granin, Alone by Samuil Aleshin, Not By Bread Alone by Vladimir Dudintsev, and Petrarch's Sonnet by Nikolai Pogodin.
The editor who helped Ostrovsky prepare his proletarian masterpiece How the Steel Was Tempered recalls her first meeting with the writer, his struggle with illness, his fierce determination, love of life, and the great plans left unfulfilled by his death.
www.sovlit.com   (5226 words)

 SFBookcase.com - Site List - Reference of Science Fiction and Fantasy Novels/Authors.
Below are listed the all the author related sites, grouped by the author.
Select the site to display it or select the author to list the novels written by them.
Select the letter which the authors forename begins to list all sites related to the author.
www.sfbookcase.com /sitelist.asp   (132 words)

 Online Extra: 15 Great Science Fiction Novels
Some science fiction novels fill us with ideas.
At their best, these novels help us understand the social pressures for and consequences of innovation.
Science and religion play against each other in this great post-holocaust novel.
www.businessweek.com /magazine/content/04_41/b3903472.htm   (775 words)

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