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Becoming Ray Bradbury

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Jonathan R. Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. It measures the ... More

Frederik Pohl

Frederik Pohl

Michael R. Page

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039652
eISBN:
9780252097744
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039652.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. In publishing novels, short stories, and essays, Pohl won millions of ... More

Greg Egan

Greg Egan

Karen Burnham

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038419
eISBN:
9780252096297
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038419.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Greg Egan (1961– ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his ... More

Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford

George Slusser

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038228
eISBN:
9780252096037
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038228.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: “Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available.” That maxim is a quotation from ... More

Grounds of EngagementApartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Grounds of Engagement: Apartheid-Era African American and South African Writing

Stéphane Robolin

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039478
eISBN:
9780252097584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039478.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Part literary history, part cultural study, this book examines the relationships and exchanges between black South African and African American writers who sought to create common ground throughout ... More

John Brunner

John Brunner

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037337
eISBN:
9780252094514
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037337.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, ... More

Lois McMaster Bujold

Lois McMaster Bujold

Edward James

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039324
eISBN:
9780252097379
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039324.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and ... More

Octavia E. Butler

Octavia E. Butler

Gerry Canavan

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040665
eISBN:
9780252099106
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040665.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

“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 ... More

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury

David Seed

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038945
eISBN:
9780252096907
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038945.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

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 ... More

William Gibson

William Gibson

Gary Westfahl

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037801
eISBN:
9780252095085
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037801.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology ... More

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