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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $42.99
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              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252082955
              Released AU 15 Dec 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              John Brunner
               

              John Brunner (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Jad

              • Imp. $52.99
              • $52.99
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              Explores the parallel worlds of a prolific master of science fiction

              ISBN 9780252078811
              Released AU 15 Jan 2013
              Publisher FOOTPRINT BOOKS
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              Alfred Bester

              Alfred Bester (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Smith, Jad

              • RRP: $49.99
              • $49.99
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              Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his prophetic vision a...nd stylistic innovations. Jad Smith traces the career of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the first Hugo Award for The Demolished Man , Bester also worked in comics, radio, and TV, and his intermittent SF writing led some critics to brand him a dabbler. In the 1960s, however, New Wave writers championed his work, and his reputation grew. Smith follows Bester's journey from consummate outsider to an artist venerated for foundational works that influenced the New Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He also explores the little-known roots of a wayward journey fueled by curiosity, disappointment with the SF mainstream, and an artist's determination to go his own way.
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              ISBN 9780252082139
              Released AU 15 Nov 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Ray Bradbury

              Ray Bradbury (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Seed, David

              • RRP: $53.99
              • $53.99
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              As much as any individual, Ray Bradbury brought science fiction's ideas into the mainstream. Yet he transcended the genre in both form and popularity, using its trappings to explore timely social concerns and the kaleidoscope of human experience while in the process becoming one ...of America's most beloved authors. David Seed follows Bradbury's long career from the early short story masterpieces through his work in a wide variety of broadcast and film genres to the influential cultural commentary he spread via essays, speeches, and interviews. Mining Bradbury's classics and hard-to-find archival, literary, and cultural materials, Seed analyzes how the author's views on technology, authoritarianism, and censorship affected his art; how his Midwest of dream and dread brought his work to life; and the ways film and television influenced his creative process and visually-oriented prose style. The result is a passionate statement on Bradbury's status as an essential literary writer deserving of a place in the cultural history of his time.
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              ISBN 9780252080586
              Released AU 15 Feb 2015
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Joanna Russ

              Joanna Russ (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Jones, Gwyneth

              • RRP: $42.99
              • $42.99
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              Experimental, strange, and unabashedly feminist, Joanna Russ's groundbreaking science fiction grew out of a belief that the genre was ideal for expressing radical thought. Her essays and criticism, meanwhile, helped shape the field and still exercise a powerful influence in both ...SF and feminist literary studies.Award-winning author and critic Gwyneth Jones offers a new appraisal of Russ's work and ideas. After years working in male-dominated SF, Russ emerged in the late 1960s with Alyx, the uber-capable can-do heroine at the heart of Picnic on Paradise and other popular stories and books. Soon, Russ's fearless embrace of gender politics and life as an out lesbian made her a target for male outrage while feminist classics like The Female Man and The Two of Them took SF in innovative new directions. Jones also delves into Russ's longtime work as a critic of figures as diverse as Lovecraft and Cather, her foundational place in feminist fandom, important essays like Amor Vincit Foeminam, and her career in academia.
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              ISBN 9780252084478
              Released AU 15 Aug 2019
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              1 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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              Octavia E. Butler
               

              Octavia E. Butler (Hardback)

              By Canavan, Gerry

              • Imp. $288.99
              • $288.99
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              I began writing about power because I had so little, Octavia E. Butler once said. Butler's life as an African American woman--an alien in American society and among science fiction writers--informed the powerful works that earned her an ardent readership and acclaim both inside a...nd outside science fiction. Gerry Canavan offers a critical and holistic consideration of Butler's career. Drawing on Butler's personal papers, Canavan tracks the false starts, abandoned drafts, tireless rewrites, and real-life obstacles that fed Butler's frustrations and launched her triumphs. Canavan departs from other studies to approach Butler first and foremost as a science fiction writer working within, responding to, and reacting against the genre's particular canon. The result is an illuminating study of how an essential SF figure shaped themes, unconventional ideas, and an unflagging creative urge into brilliant works of fiction.
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              ISBN 9780252040665
              Released AU 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              Alfred Bester

              Alfred Bester (Hardback)

              By Smith, Jad

              • RRP: $186.00
              • $186.00
              • Temporarily out of stock

              Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his prophetic vision a...nd stylistic innovations. Jad Smith traces the career of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the first Hugo Award for The Demolished Man , Bester also worked in comics, radio, and TV, and his intermittent SF writing led some critics to brand him a dabbler. In the 1960s, however, New Wave writers championed his work, and his reputation grew. Smith follows Bester's journey from consummate outsider to an artist venerated for foundational works that influenced the New Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He also explores the little-known roots of a wayward journey fueled by curiosity, disappointment with the SF mainstream, and an artist's determination to go his own way.
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              ISBN 9780252040634
              Released AU 15 Oct 2016
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
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              Iain M. Banks
                

              Iain M. Banks (Hardback)

              By Kincaid, Paul

              • Imp. $288.99
              • $288.99
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              The 1987 publication of Iain M. Banks's Consider Phlebas helped trigger the British renaissance of radical hard science fiction and influenced a generation of New Space Opera masters. The thirteen SF novels that followed inspired an avid fandom and intense intellectual engagement... while Banks's mainstream books vaulted him to the top of the Scottish literary scene. Paul Kincaid has written the first study of Iain M. Banks to explore the confluence of his SF and literary techniques and sensibilities. As Kincaid shows, the two powerful aspects of Banks's work flowed into each other, blurring a line that critics too often treat as clear-cut. Banks's gift for black humor and a honed skepticism regarding politics and religion found expression even as he orchestrated the vast, galaxy-spanning vistas in his novels of the Culture. In examining Banks's entire SF oeuvre, Kincaid unlocks the set of ideas Banks drew upon, ideas that spoke to an unusually varied readership that praised him as a visionary and reveled in the distinctive character of his works. Entertaining and broad in scope, Iain M. Banks offers new insights on one of the most admired figures in contemporary science fiction.
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              ISBN 9780252041013
              Released AU 15 May 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              J. G. Ballard
                

              J. G. Ballard (Hardback)

              By Wilson, D. Harlan

              • Imp. $288.99
              • $288.99
              • Not Available Locally

              Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity informed by psychiatry and biology and shaped by Sur...realism. Later in his career, Ballard's combustible plots and violent imagery spurred controversy--even legal action--while his autobiographical 1984 war novel Empire of the Sun brought him fame. D. Harlan Wilson offers the first career-spanning analysis of an author who helped steer SF in new, if startling, directions. Here was a writer committed to moral ambiguity, one who drowned the world and erected a London high-rise doomed to descend into savagery--and coolly picked apart the characters trapped within each story. Wilson also examines Ballard's methods, his influence on cyberpunk, and the ways his fiction operates within the sphere of our larger culture and within SF itself.
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              ISBN 9780252041433
              Released AU 15 Nov 2017
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age General Audience
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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              John Brunner
               

              John Brunner (Hardback)

              By Smith, Jad

              • Imp. $288.99
              • $288.99
              • Not Available Locally

              Explores the parallel worlds of a prolific master of science fiction

              ISBN 9780252037337
              Released AU 1 Jan 2013
              Publisher University of Illinois Press
              Interest Age 19+ years
              Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction
              Availability
              Internationally sourced on backorder; allow 4-8 weeks
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