Science Fiction for Young Readers (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
232
Utgivningsdatum
1993-03-01
Förlag
Praeger Publishers Inc
Medarbetare
Sullivan, Charles Wm
Illustratör/Fotograf
black & white illustrations
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
1 Hardback
ISSN
0193-6875
ISBN
9780313272899
Science Fiction for Young Readers (inbunden)

Science Fiction for Young Readers

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In this collection of essays, authorities on a wide range of topics related to science fiction discuss themes and particular works of special interest to young readers. The chapters cover the founding works of science fiction for young readers, specific authors and their works, and science fiction as a vehicle for exploring philosophical, religious, and social ideas. Essays discuss the literary and thematic elements of science fiction and shed light on the evolution of science fiction as a genre for young readers. The volume begins with a section of essays on the origins of science fiction as a genre for young readers. In this section are chapters on such topics as Victor Appleton's Tom Swift series, the contributions of Madeleine L'Engle, the impact and influence of Isaac Asimov, and the significance of Robert A. Heinlein. The second section contains chapters on particular themes, authors, and literary works. By approaching works and authors through particular themes, the chapters in this section offer a comprehensive view of the achievements of individual writers and demonstrate how certain themes bind together a particular author's works. The third section, on science fiction as a vehicle for ideas, steps away from the literary and stylistic devices of science fiction and looks beyond the genre to the larger ideas that science fiction conveys.
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C. W. SULLIVAN III is Professor of English and Director of Graduate Studies in English at East Carolina University. An authority on medieval Welsh literature, mythology, folklore, and fantasy, his publications include Welsh Celtic Myth in Modern Fantasy (Greenwood Press, 1989). He is Editor of The Children's Folklore Review and current President of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts.

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The Shapers of Science Fiction for Young Readers The Tom Swift Books by Francis J. Molson Heinlein's Juveniles: Growing Up in Outer Space by C. W. Sullivan III The Formulaic and Rites of Passage in Andre Norton's Magic Series by Roger C. Schlobin Asimov: Man Thinking by Elizabeth Anne Hull The Terrible Journey past Dragons in the Water to House like Lotus: Faces of Love in the Fiction of Madeleine L'Engle by M. Sarah Smedman Specific Authors and Their Works The Things of a Child: Coming Full-Circle With Alan E. Nourse's Raiders From the Rings by Howard V. Hendrix Masters, Slaves, and Rebels: Dystopia as Defined and Defied by John Christopher by K.V. Bailey Danger Quotient, Fiskadoro, Riddley Walker, and the Failure of the Campbellian Monomyth by Millicent Lenz Growing Home: The Triumph of Youth in the Novels of H.M. Hoover by Thom Dunn and Karl Hiller The British Science Fiction of Louise Lawrence by Marilyn Fain Apseloff The Debate Continues: Technology or Nature--A Study of Monica Hughes' SF Novels by J.R. Wytenbroek Myth in Action: The Trials and Transformation of Menolly by Patricia Harkins SF as Vehicle for Ideas True Myth: Female Archetypes in Monica Hughes' The Keeper of the Isis Light by Raymond E. Jones Neo-Gnostic Elements in Louise Lawrence's Moonwind by Judith N. Mitchell Captain Kirk and Dr. Who: Meliorist and Spenglarian World Views in Fiction for Young Adults by Joseph O. Milner Raymond Briggs' When the Wind Blows: Toward an Ecology of the Mind for Young Readers by Millicent Lenz Selected Bibliography of Criticism Index About the Editor and Contributors