Sound Design And Science Fiction

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Author: William Whittington
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 0292773994
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Sound Design And Science Fiction by William Whittington


Original Title: Sound Design And Science Fiction

Sound is half the picture, and since the 1960s, film sound not only has rivaled the innovative imagery of contemporary Hollywood cinema, but in some ways has surpassed it in status and privilege because of the emergence of sound design. This in-depth study by William Whittington considers the evolution of sound design not only through cultural and technological developments during the last four decades, but also through the attitudes and expectations of filmgoers. Fans of recent blockbuster films, in particular science fiction films, have come to expect a more advanced and refined degree of film sound use, which has changed the way they experience and understand spectacle and storytelling in contemporary cinema. The book covers recent science fiction cinema in rich and compelling detail, providing a new sounding of familiar films, while offering insights into the constructed nature of cinematic sound design. This is accomplished by examining the formal elements and historical context of sound production in movies to better appreciate how a film sound track is conceived and presented.Whittington focuses on seminal science fiction films that have made specific advances in film sound, including 2001: A Space Odyssey, THX 1138, Star Wars, Alien, Blade Runner (original version and director's cut), Terminator 2: Judgment Day and The Matrix trilogy and games—milestones of the entertainment industry's technological and aesthetic advancements with sound. Setting itself apart from other works, the book illustrates through accessible detail and compelling examples how swiftly such advancements in film sound aesthetics and technology have influenced recent science fiction cinema, and examines how these changes correlate to the history, theory, and practice of contemporary Hollywood filmmaking.

Science Fiction Canonization Marginalization And The Academy

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Author: Gary Westfahl
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313077401
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Science Fiction Canonization Marginalization And The Academy by Gary Westfahl


Original Title: Science Fiction Canonization Marginalization And The Academy

Science fiction occupies a peculiar place in the academic study of literature. For decades, scholars have looked at science fiction with disdain and have criticized it for being inferior to other types of literature. But despite the sentiments of these traditionalists, many works of science fiction engage recognized canonical texts, such as the Odyssey, and many traditionally canonical works contain elements of science fiction. More recently, the canon has been subject to revision, as scholars have deliberately sought to include works that reflect diversity and have participated in the serious study of popular culture. But these attempts to create a more inclusive canon have nonetheless continued to marginalize science fiction. This book examines the treatment of science fiction within the academy. The expert contributors to this volume explore a wide range of topics related to the place of science fiction in literary studies. These include academic attitudes toward science fiction, the role of journals and cultural gatekeepers in canon formation, and the marginalization of specific works and authors by literary critics. In addition, the volume gives special attention to multicultural and feminist concerns. In discussing these topics, the book sheds considerable light on much broader issues related to the politics of literary studies and academic inquiry.

Modern Classic Short Novels Of Science Fiction

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Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466884479
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Modern Classic Short Novels Of Science Fiction by Gardner Dozois


Original Title: Modern Classic Short Novels Of Science Fiction

The novella is, in the words of Gardner Dozois, "a perfect length for a science fiction story: long enough to enable you to flesh out the details of a strange alien world or a bizarre future society...and yet, still short enough for the story to pack a real punch." The thirteen masterpieces assembled in Modern Classic Short Novels of Science Fiction travel to the farthest reaches of the imagination, through realms of immortality, along alternate paths of time and across vast galaxies to explore the best of all imaginable worlds.

The Year S Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection

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Author: Gardner Dozois
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 146682994X
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The Year S Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois


Original Title: The Year S Best Science Fiction Third Annual Collection

The best gets better and bigger. The two-time Nebula Award winning author and recently named editor of Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine has compiled an awesome collection of science fiction from 1985. It includes eleven current Nebula Award Finalists, and works by such best-selling and award-winning authors as Orson Scott Card, John Crowley, Avram Davidson, William Gibson, Joe Haldeman, R.A. Lafferty, George R.R. Martin, Frederik Pohl, Kim Stanley Robinson, Robert Silverberg, James Tiptree, Jr., and Howard Waldrop. The finest new writers in the field are also represented, including recent Hugo and Nebula Award nominees such as James P. Blaylock, James Patrick Kelly, Nancy Kress, Lucius Shepard, Lewis Shiner, Bruce Sterling, Michael Swanwick, and Walter Jon Williams. More than ever, this massive and satisfying book is the best buy in science fiction.

Handbook Of Chinese Popular Culture

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Author: Dingbo Wu
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313278082
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Handbook Of Chinese Popular Culture by Dingbo Wu


Original Title: Handbook Of Chinese Popular Culture

Chinese popular culture is extremely diverse and richly complex. The 18 chapters in this reference provide the most comprehensive and current bibliographical and descriptive study of Chinese popular culture in English. Each chapter, written by an expert contributor, provides a thorough survey of research materials and an overview of the most significant points of critical concern. The extensive closing bibliography provides references for topics not treated in the volume.

Wonder S Child My Life In Science Fiction

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Author: Jack Williamson
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575112115
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Wonder S Child My Life In Science Fiction by Jack Williamson


Original Title: Wonder S Child My Life In Science Fiction

Science fiction legend Jack Williamson's classic autobiography is much more than the story of a single man's life and work; it is an amazing look at the entire 20th century from the perspective of a man on a "long search for endurable compromise with society." Born in 1908, Williamson often felt at odds with the world around him and began writing science fiction as a method of escape. His tentative entrance into the field - his first story was published in 1928 in Hugo Gernsbach's legendary Amazing Stories - soon transformed him from a pulp writer into one of the Grand Masters of science fiction.

The Sociology Of Science Fiction

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Author: Brian M. Stableford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 089370265X
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The Sociology Of Science Fiction by Brian M. Stableford


Original Title: The Sociology Of Science Fiction

Well-known critic Brian Stableford, a former professor at the University of Reading, contributes "a fascinating and valuable attempt to grapple with the questions of why SF authors write what they write, and why SF readers like what they like"-Interzone. Contents: Introduction; Approaches to the Sociology of Literature; The Analysis of Communicative Functions; The Evolution of Science Fiction as a Publishing Category; The Expectations of the Science Fiction Reader; Themes and Trends in Science Fiction; and Conclusion: The Communicative Functions of Science Fiction. Complete with Notes and References, Bibliography, and Index.

Turning Points

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Author: Damon Knight
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 0575111429
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Turning Points by Damon Knight


Original Title: Turning Points

Culled from the most imaginative and provocative minds of the pas thirty years, these pieces demonstrate the vitality and diversity, the excitement and commitment of the writers who helped make science fiction what it is today.

Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010

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Author: Sara Wasson
Publisher: Liverpool University Press
ISBN: 184631707X
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Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010 by Sara Wasson


Original Title: Gothic Science Fiction 1980 2010

Gothic fiction's focus on the irrational and supernatural would seem to conflict with science fiction's rational foundations. However, as this novel collection demonstrates, the two categories often intersect in rich and revealing ways. Analyzing a range of works—including literature, film, graphic novels, and trading card games—from the past three decades through the lens of this hybrid genre, this volume examines their engagement with the era's dramatic changes in communication technology, medical science, and personal and global politics.

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