Best known for his tales of mystery and the macabre, Poe was one of the earliest American practitioners of the short story and is sometimes considered the inventor of the detective fiction genre. He is further credited with contributing to the emerging genre of science fiction. His fiction spans multiple genres, including horror fiction, adventure, science fiction, and detective fiction, a genre he is credited with inventing.
The Best Military Science Fiction of the 20th Century
Arthur Conan Doyle was an English writer best known for his detective stories about Sherlock Holmes. This book includes two great science fiction stories from the cycle of the Professor Challenger's adventures: "When The World Screamed" and "The Disintegration Machine."
Featuring numerous updates and enhancements, Science Fiction and Philosophy, 2nd Edition, presents a collection of readings that utilize concepts developed from science fiction to explore a variety of classic and contemporary philosophical issues. Uses science fiction to address a series of classic and contemporary philosophical issues, including many raised by recent scientific developments Explores questions relating to transhumanism, brain enhancement, time travel, the nature of the self, and the ethics of artificial intelligence Features numerous updates to the popular and highly acclaimed first edition, including new chapters addressing the cutting-edge topic of the technological singularity Draws on a broad range of science fiction’s more familiar novels, films, and TV series, including I, Robot, The Hunger Games, The Matrix, Star Trek, Blade Runner, and Brave New World Provides a gateway into classic philosophical puzzles and topics informed by the latest technology
The War of the Worlds is one of the most frightening science fiction novels ever written. When a spaceship falls from the sky and lands in southern England, few people are worried. But when strange creatures climb out and start killing, nobody is safe.
We live in a dynamic era and in a world changing so fast that there seems to be but one little step that separates the past from the future. A whole load of useful inventions previously known from science fiction books are now being called into service… However, the problem is that you are not alone here, and our future is a fabric woven from the efforts exerted by the many around us. No technology would stand a HUMAN. Welcome to the world of absurd fiction, where everything goes wrong.
This student-friendly handbook provides an engaging overview of American fiction over the twentieth century, with entries on the important historical contexts and central issues, as well as the major texts and writers. Provides extensive coverage of short stories and short story writers as well as novels and novelists Discusses the cultural contexts and issues that shape the texts and their reputations Wide-ranging in scope, including science fiction and recent Native American writing Featured writers range from Henry James and Theodore Dresier to Toni Morrison, Don DeLillo, and Sherman Alexie Ideal student accompaniment to courses in Twentieth-Century American Literature or Fiction
This volume collects a wide array of the author's short works of fiction, spanning virtually every literary genre. Detective stories are featured, but genres such as historical fiction, romance, and even nautical adventure are represented, as well. The Last Galley is an engrossing grab-bag of tales from the pen of one of the greatest nineteenth-century writers.
A Brief History of American Literature offers students and general readers a concise and up-to-date history of the full range of American writing from its origins until the present day. Represents the only up-to-date concise history of American literature Covers fiction, poetry, drama and non-fiction, as well as looking at other forms of literature including folktales, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller and science fiction Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past twenty years Offers students an abridged version of History of American Literature, a book widely considered the standard survey text Provides an invaluable introduction to the subject for students of American literature, American studies and all those interested in the literature and culture of the United States
Michael Gross has been writing about science full time for the last eight years and as a night time hobby for the previous seven. From his treasure troves, he now presents his favourite science stories from these 15 years. What are the attractions that make him revisit a topic or reread an article again and again? Often, it's the sheer craziness of wildly unexpected findings or grotesquely oversized challenges. In other stories, there is a sexy element or an unexpected insight into the human condition. And sometimes, when reporting new and future technologies, the author just can't help thinking: >cooooooool!< So here are more than 60 crazy, sexy and cool science stories for you to enjoy.
Your personal coach and game plan for creating a unique and award-winning science fair project Developing a science fair project from the ground up can be a daunting task–and today's science fairs are more competitive than ever before. The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects takes you step by step through the entire process of brainstorming, finding, completing, and submitting an award-winning science fair project of your very own. The special features of this easy-to-use, interactive workbook include:Complete instructions and fun, meaningful exercises to help you develop a science fair project idea from scratchExpert advice on choosing and researching a topic, finding a mentor, conducting an experiment, analyzing your findings, putting together a winning display, and much moreInspiring stories of real projects that show how students solved particular problems This ingenious guide also helps you prepare to deliver a top-notch oral presentation and answer questions from science fair judges. Plus, you'll find sample project journal worksheets, a handy list of scientific supply companies, and lots of space to record your thoughts and ideas as you work on your project. Today's exciting world of science fairs and contests offers many great opportunities. With The Complete Workbook for Science Fair Projects, you'll learn to think like a scientist and create a more effective, impressive science fair project–opening the door for an amazing science journey!
Updated throughout and with much new material, A History of American Literature, Second Edition, is the most up-to-date and comprehensive survey available of the myriad forms of American Literature from pre-Columbian times to the present. The most comprehensive and up-to-date history of American literature available today Covers fiction, poetry, drama, and non-fiction, as well as other forms of literature including folktale, spirituals, the detective story, the thriller, and science fiction Explores the plural character of American literature, including the contributions made by African American, Native American, Hispanic and Asian American writers Considers how our understanding of American literature has changed over the past?thirty years Situates American literature in the contexts of American history, politics and society Offers an invaluable introduction to American literature for students at all levels, academic and general readers