The Big Book of Science Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author: Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 1218
Release: 2016-07-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101910092

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Quite possibly the greatest science fiction collection of all time—past, present, and future! What if life was neverending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the pope were a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H. G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia E. Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut, alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, you’ll find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the New Wave, and more. Learn about the secret history of science fiction, from titans of literature who also wrote SF to less well-known authors from more than twenty-five countries, some never before translated into English. In The Big Book of Science Fiction, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Immerse yourself in the genre that predicted electric cars, space tourism, and smartphones. Sit back, buckle up, and dial in the coordinates, as this stellar anthology has got worlds within worlds. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula K. Le Guin · An unearthed sci-fi story from W. E. B. Du Bois · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in twenty years · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Cixin Liu Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

The Big Book of Science Fiction

The Big Book of Science Fiction
Author: Groff Conklin
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 176
Release: 1957
Genre: Science fiction
ISBN: OSU:32435059662239

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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

The Big Book of Classic Fantasy
Author: Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2019-07-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780525435570

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A FINALIST FOR THE 2020 WORLD FANTASY AWARD Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient woods. Other worlds, talking animals, fairies, goblins, demons, tricksters, and mystics: these are the elements that populate a rich literary tradition that spans the globe. A work composed both of careful scholarship and fantastic fun, The Big Book of Classic Fantasy is essential reading for anyone who’s never forgotten the stories that first inspired feelings of astonishment and wonder. INCLUDING: *Stories by pillars of the genre like the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, Mary Shelley, Christina Rossetti, L. Frank Baum, Robert E. Howard, and J. R. R. Tolkien *Fantastical offerings from literary giants including Edith Wharton, Leo Tolstoy, Willa Cather, Zora Neale Hurston, Vladimir Nabokov, Hermann Hesse, and W.E.B. Du Bois *Rare treasures from Asian, Eastern European, Scandinavian, and Native American traditions *New translations, including fourteen stories never before in English PLUS: *Beautifully Bizarre Creatures! *Strange New Worlds Just Beyond the Garden Path! *Fairy Folk and Their Dark Mischief! *Seriously Be Careful—Do Not Trust Those Fairies!

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

The Big Book of Modern Fantasy
Author: Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 864
Release: 2020-07-21
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780525563877

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WORLD FANTASY AWARD WINNER • A true horde of fantasy tales sure to delight fans, scholars, and even the greediest of dragons—from bestselling authors Ann and Jeff VanderMeer Step through a shimmering portal ... a worn wardrobe door ... a schism in sky ... into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties—and beyond, into the twenty-first century—the VanderMeers have found the stories and the writers from around the world that reinvented and revitalized the fantasy genre after World War II. The stories in this collection represent twenty-two different countries, including Russia, Argentina, Nigeria, Columbia, Pakistan, Turkey, Finland, Sweden, China, the Philippines, and the Czech Republic. Five have never before been translated into English. From Jorge Luis Borges to Ursula K. Le Guin, Michael Moorcock to Angela Carter, Terry Pratchett to Stephen King, the full range and glory of the fantastic are on display in these ninety-one stories in which dragons soar, giants stomp, and human children should still think twice about venturing alone into the dark forest. Completing Ann and Jeff VanderMeer's definitive The Big Book of Classic Fantasy, this companion volume to takes the genre into the twenty-first century with ninety-one astonishing, mind-bending stories. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL

Kate the Chemist The Big Book of Experiments

Kate the Chemist  The Big Book of Experiments
Author: Kate Biberdorf
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 112
Release: 2020-03-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
ISBN: 9780593116173

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25 incredible science experiments kids can do at home! Introduce young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM! *An Amazon Best Book of 2020* Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With these 25 kid-friendly science experiments Kate the Chemist's big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun--and easy--it is to be a scientist. Learn to make: • slime • fake tattoos • edible snot • and more! Each experiment includes step-by-step instructions, an ingredients list, full color photographs, a messiness factor rating, and a note from chemistry professor and science entertainer, Kate the Chemist! Create future engineers, scientists, and inventors, and introduce your child to the world of STEM with Kate the Chemist: The Big Book of Experiments! Praise for The Big Book of Experiments: "The experiments are all designed and presented in a way, not just to make science fun, but to make it accessible for all ages and interest levels. This is a great book to follow if you are currently homeschooling across multiple grade levels." --GeekMom.com

The Berenstain Bears Big Book of Science and Nature

The Berenstain Bears  Big Book of Science and Nature
Author: Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Activity Books
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2013-01-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9780486498348

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Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

Masterpieces

Masterpieces
Author: Orson Scott Card
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 436
Release: 2004-03-02
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0441011330

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A collection of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov • Arthur C. Clarke • Robert A. Heinlein • Ursula K. Le Guin • Ray Bradbury • Frederik Pohl • Harlan Ellison • George Alec Effinger • Brian W. Aldiss • William Gibson & Michael Swanwick • Theodore Sturgeon • Larry Niven • Robert Silverberg • Harry Turtledove • James Blish • George R. R. Martin • James Patrick Kelly • Karen Joy Fowler • Lloyd Biggle, Jr. • Terry Bisson • Poul Anderson • John Kessel • R.A. Lafferty • C.J. Cherryh • Lisa Goldstein • Edmond Hamilton In much of the science fiction of the past, the twenty-first century existed only in the writers’ imaginations. Now that it’s here, it’s time to take a look back at the last one hundred years in science fiction through the works of the most celebrated and acclaimed authors of the century—to see where we’ve been and just how far we’ve come. Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today...and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity’s place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come.

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction
Author: Mike Ashley
Publsiher: Robinson
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2010-07-31
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781849015356

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Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly look for science fiction that considers the fates of mankind as a result of increasing scientific domination. This anthology brings together the most extreme examples of the new high-tech, far-future science fiction, pushing the limits way beyond normal boundaries. The stories include: "A Perpetual War Fought Within a Cosmic String", "A Weapon That Could Destroy the Universe", "A Machine That Detects Alternate Worlds and Creates a Choice of Christs", "An Immortal Dead Man Sent To The End of the Universe", "Murder in Virtual Reality", "A Spaceship So Large That There is An Entire Planetary System Within It", and "An Analytical Engine At The End of Time", and "Encountering the Untouchable."