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Author Rottensteiner, Franz.
Title The science fiction book : an illustrated history / Franz Rottensteiner.
Published New York : Seabury Press, c1975.
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Description 160 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Note "A Continuum book"
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 154-158).
Contents Introduction -- Setting the patterns: H.G. Wells -- Fantasies of flight -- The modern Prometheus: Frankenstein, Mr. Hyde, and Dr. Moreau -- The invasion from Mars -- Dime novels and pulp heros -- Cyrnao de Bergerac: journeys to the moon -- The father of science fiction: Hugo Grensback -- Tsiolkovsky, the Russian father of rocketry -- ... and two Hungarians -- To Barsoom! The sf work of Edgar Rice Burroughs -- The tales of Abraham Merritt -- Robots ... ... and golems -- Space-time jugglers: E.E. Smith and others -- Elder gods and eldritch horror: H.P. Lovecraft -- The guru of the engineering mind: John W. Campbell, Jr. -- The golden age of sf -- Living suns and sentient planets: Stapledon and Lewis -- The French father of science fiction: Jules Verne -- The mysterious Captain Nemo -- A world in the moon: precursors of sf -- Two moon journeys: Verne and Wells -- Into a hollow earth -- Isaac Asimov's three laws of robotics -- ... and still more robots -- Lost worlds: Arthur Conan Doyle -- Cosmic forces and messages of salvation -- Big Brother is watching you: anti-utopia -- The illustrator of worlds to come: Albert Robida -- Verisimilitude in science fiction: Edgar Allan Poe -- The work of Robert A. Heinlein -- A Pole on the moon -- Ray Bradbury and the lost voice of childhood -- The fabulous art of Hannes Bok -- 2001 -- a space odyssey -- Buck Rogers, Superman, et al. -- Secondary universes and magic lands -- First contact: forms of life in outer space -- Why there is no sex in science fiction -- Sf on TV -- Science fiction in the Soviet Union -- The literature of cataclysm -- The "new wave" -- Hard sf -- Sf achievements in ... -- France ... -- Japan ... -- Italy, Spain, Rumania ... -- and Germany -- A joyfully mad cosmos: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. -- Stanislaw Lem, the greatest contemporary sf writer -- Some other sf authors -- Sf fandom -- Chronology of science fiction -- Bibliography -- Nebula Awards -- Hugo Awards.
Summary Discusses the history of science fiction, including Frankenstein, Mr. Hyde, Dr. Moreau, Mars stories, dime novels and pulp heroes, Cyrano de Bergerac, Hugo Gernsback, Tsiolkovsky, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Abraham Merritt, robots, E.E. "Doc" Smith, H.P. Lovecraft, John W. Campbell Jr., Jules Verne, Olaf Stapledon, C.S. Lewis, H.G. Wells, Isaac Asimov, hollow earth stories, Arthur Conan Doyle, anti-utopian fiction, Albert Robida, Edgar Allan Poe, Robert A. Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, Hannes Bok, Buck Rogers, Superman, television science fiction, aliens, science fiction in the Soviet Union, France, Japan, Italy, Spain, Rumania, and Germany, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Stanislaw Lem, science fiction fandom, the Nebula Awards and the Hugo Awards.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Collection Title Milt Stevens Science Fiction Collection.
Related To Online version: Rottensteiner, Franz. Science fiction book. New York : Seabury Press, c1975 (OCoLC)756438079
ISBN 0816491690
OCLC number 1727708