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  • Terry Pratchettby Andrew Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2011; US$ 7.38

    This guide has almost everything you need to know about Terry Pratchett up to the year 2001. In Britain it has been estimated that 10% of all books sold are fantasy. And of that fantasy, 10% is written by Terry Pratchett. So, do the sums: 1% of all books sold in Britain are written by Terry Pratchett.So throwing caution to the wind, let's enter... more...

  • Solar Flaresby Andrew M. Butler

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 60.00

    Beginning with chapters on the First sf and New Wave authors who published during the 1970s, Solar Flares examines the ways in which the genre confronted a new epoch and its own history in this decade, including the rise of fantasy, the sf blockbuster, children’s sf, pseudoscience and postmodernism. It explores significant figures such as Joanna... more...

  • Philip K. Dickby Andrew M. Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2007; US$ 14.99

    With a reputation that is still rising as the world catches up with the prodigious outpouring of his imagination, and Hollywood repeatedly raiding his stories— Blade Runner , Minority Report , A Scanner Darkly— Philip K. Dick remains an intriguing literary and cultural figure. At a time when most science fiction was about cowboys in outer space,... more...

  • Film Studiesby Andrew M. Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2002; US$ 7.99

    Pocket Essentials is a dynamic series of books that are concise, lively, and easy to read. Packed with facts as well as expert opinions, each book has all the key information you need to know about such popular topics as film, television, cult fiction, history, and more. This book offers a concise introduction to the appreciation and study of film.... more...

  • Solar Flaresby Andrew M. Butler; Timothy Whitmarsh

    Liverpool University Press 2012; US$ 74.96

    Science fiction produced in the 1970s has long been undervalued, dismissed by Bruce Sterling as "confused, self-involved, and stale." The New Wave was all but over and Cyberpunk had yet to arrive. The decade polarised sf - on the one hand it aspired to be a serious form, addressing issues such as race, Vietnam, feminism, ecology and sexuality,... more...

  • The Routledge Companion to Science Fictionby Mark Bould; Andrew Butler; Adam Roberts; Sherryl Vint

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 54.95

    The Routledge Companion to Science Fiction is a comprehensive overview of the history and study of science fiction. It outlines major writers, movements, and texts in the genre, established critical approaches and areas for future study. Fifty-six entries by a team of renowned international contributors are divided into four parts which look, in... more...

  • Fifty Key Figures in Science Fictionby Mark Bould; Andrew Butler; Adam Roberts; Sherryl Vint

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 30.95

    Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction is a collection of engaging essays on some of the most significant figures who have shaped and defined the genre. Diverse groups within the science fiction community are represented, from novelists and film makers to comic book and television writers. Important and influential names discussed include: Octavia... more...

  • Film Studiesby Andrew Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08

    Seeing a film is only half the fun. The real joy comes from arguing about it afterwards in the pub or on the journey home. But have you ever felt you needed to know a little more? Film Studies offers a concise introduction to the appreciation and study of film. This second edition begins with an examination of early film theory before analysing how... more...

  • Philip K. Dickby Andrew M. Butler

    Oldcastle Books 2012; US$ 5.08

    Who was Dick? A freaked-out junkie who took too many drugs? An explorer of madness who go too close to his subject and ended up claiming to have met God? A practical joker? The most consistently brilliant SF writer in the world? At a time when most SF was about cowboys in outer space, Dick explored the landscapes of the mind, conjured fake realities... more...

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