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Paratexts : introductions to science fiction and fantasy, James Gunn

Label
Paratexts : introductions to science fiction and fantasy
Title
Paratexts
Title remainder
introductions to science fiction and fantasy
Statement of responsibility
James Gunn
Title variation
Introductions to science fiction and fantasy
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the mid-1980s, Easton Press began publishing a series of leather-bound collector editions called "Masterpieces of Science Fiction," and "Masterpieces of Fantasy," which featured some of the most important works in these genres. Author James Gunn was commissioned to write introductions to these works, which allowed him to pay tribute to many authors who inspired and influenced him. In Paratexts: Introductions to Science Fiction and Fantasy, Gunn has collected the most significant essays produced for the Easton series, along with prefaces he wrote for reprints of his own novels. Drawing upon
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1923-
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Gunn, James E.
Dewey number
823/.087609
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3513.U797
LC item number
A6 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, English
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Science fiction
  • Fantasy fiction
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Fantasy fiction, American
  • Fantasy fiction
  • Fantasy fiction, English
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction
  • Science fiction, English
  • Science-Fiction
  • Literatur
  • USA
Label
Paratexts : introductions to science fiction and fantasy, James Gunn
Instantiates
Publication
Note
A collection of introductions written by James Gunn for leather-bound collectors' editions called Masterpieces of science fiction and Masterpieces of Fantasy (published by Easton Press), and with the addition of original prefaces to several of his own works
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prefaces (to books by James Gunn). Star bridge; Station in space; Breaking point; The immortals; The joy makers; The magicians; Some dreams are nightmares; The burning; The listeners; Human voices; Gift from the stars; The dreamers; Kampus -- Masterpieces of science fiction. Masterpieces and me; The foundation trilogy / Isaac Asimov; Stranger in a strange land / Robert A. Heinlein; The world of null-a / A.E. Van Vogt; A canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr.; 1984 / George Orwell; A clockwork orange / Anthony Burgess -- Fury / Henry Kuttner; Out of the silent planet / C.S. Lewis; The moon pool / A. Merritt; What mad universe / Fredric Brown; Blood music / Greg Bear; Speaker for the dead / Orson Scott Card -- Islands in the net / Bruce Sterling -- The postman / David Brin; When gravity fails / George Alec Effinger; Do androids dream of electric sheep / Philip K. Dick; The hitchhiker;s guide to the universe / Douglas Adams; Childhood's end / Arthur C. Clarke; Doomsday book / Connie Willis; Brute orbits / George Zebrowski; City / Clifford D. Simak -- Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott; Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes; The island of Dr. Moreau / H.G. Wells; The sword of the lictor / Gene Wolfe; Jem / Frederik Pohl; The lost world / Arthur Conan Doyle; The dead zone / Stephen King -- Masterpieces of fantasy. The other side of the mirror; Princes in amber / Roger Zelazny; Magician / Raymond E. Feist; The Malacia tapestry / Brian W. Aldiss; Mythago wood / Robert Holdstock; The unpleasant profession of Jonathan Hoag / Robert A. Heinlein; The Belgariad, pawn of prophecy / David Eddings; The chronicles of Thomas Covenant the unbeliever, Lord Foul's bane / Stephen Donaldson -- The mists of Avalon / Marion Zimmer Bradley; Hearts and three lions / Poul Anderson; The complete compleat enchanter / L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt -- Darker than you think / Jack Williamson; Black Easter and the day after judgment / James Blish; Gather, darkness! / Fritz Leiber -- Gormenghast / Mervyn Peake; The last unicorn / Peter Beagle; Little, big / John Crowley; The lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien; Lord Valentine's castle / Robert Silverberg -- Signed first editions of science fiction. Falling free / Lois McMaster Bujold; Ancient shores / Jack McDevitt; Blue Mars / Kim Stanley Robinson; Cloud's rider / C.J. Cherry; Cosm / Gregory Benford; Destiny's road, / Larry Niven; Dragon's eye / Anne McCaffrey; Dreamfall / Joan D. Vinge; Evolution's shore / Ian McDonald; A fisherman of the inland sea / Ursula K. Leguin; Illegal alien / Robert J. Sawyer; Lifehouse / Spider Robinson; The memory cathedral / Jack Dann -- Moonrise / Ben Bova
Control code
857463294
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810891234
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
513389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857463294
Label
Paratexts : introductions to science fiction and fantasy, James Gunn
Publication
Note
A collection of introductions written by James Gunn for leather-bound collectors' editions called Masterpieces of science fiction and Masterpieces of Fantasy (published by Easton Press), and with the addition of original prefaces to several of his own works
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prefaces (to books by James Gunn). Star bridge; Station in space; Breaking point; The immortals; The joy makers; The magicians; Some dreams are nightmares; The burning; The listeners; Human voices; Gift from the stars; The dreamers; Kampus -- Masterpieces of science fiction. Masterpieces and me; The foundation trilogy / Isaac Asimov; Stranger in a strange land / Robert A. Heinlein; The world of null-a / A.E. Van Vogt; A canticle for Leibowitz / Walter M. Miller, Jr.; 1984 / George Orwell; A clockwork orange / Anthony Burgess -- Fury / Henry Kuttner; Out of the silent planet / C.S. Lewis; The moon pool / A. Merritt; What mad universe / Fredric Brown; Blood music / Greg Bear; Speaker for the dead / Orson Scott Card -- Islands in the net / Bruce Sterling -- The postman / David Brin; When gravity fails / George Alec Effinger; Do androids dream of electric sheep / Philip K. Dick; The hitchhiker;s guide to the universe / Douglas Adams; Childhood's end / Arthur C. Clarke; Doomsday book / Connie Willis; Brute orbits / George Zebrowski; City / Clifford D. Simak -- Flatland / Edwin A. Abbott; Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes; The island of Dr. Moreau / H.G. Wells; The sword of the lictor / Gene Wolfe; Jem / Frederik Pohl; The lost world / Arthur Conan Doyle; The dead zone / Stephen King -- Masterpieces of fantasy. The other side of the mirror; Princes in amber / Roger Zelazny; Magician / Raymond E. Feist; The Malacia tapestry / Brian W. Aldiss; Mythago wood / Robert Holdstock; The unpleasant profession of Jonathan Hoag / Robert A. Heinlein; The Belgariad, pawn of prophecy / David Eddings; The chronicles of Thomas Covenant the unbeliever, Lord Foul's bane / Stephen Donaldson -- The mists of Avalon / Marion Zimmer Bradley; Hearts and three lions / Poul Anderson; The complete compleat enchanter / L. Sprague de Camp and Fletcher Pratt -- Darker than you think / Jack Williamson; Black Easter and the day after judgment / James Blish; Gather, darkness! / Fritz Leiber -- Gormenghast / Mervyn Peake; The last unicorn / Peter Beagle; Little, big / John Crowley; The lord of the rings / J.R.R. Tolkien; Lord Valentine's castle / Robert Silverberg -- Signed first editions of science fiction. Falling free / Lois McMaster Bujold; Ancient shores / Jack McDevitt; Blue Mars / Kim Stanley Robinson; Cloud's rider / C.J. Cherry; Cosm / Gregory Benford; Destiny's road, / Larry Niven; Dragon's eye / Anne McCaffrey; Dreamfall / Joan D. Vinge; Evolution's shore / Ian McDonald; A fisherman of the inland sea / Ursula K. Leguin; Illegal alien / Robert J. Sawyer; Lifehouse / Spider Robinson; The memory cathedral / Jack Dann -- Moonrise / Ben Bova
Control code
857463294
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780810891234
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
513389
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)857463294

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