What is Science Fiction
SF/FANTASY
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- What is Science Fiction?
- The first science fiction novel
- SF as a genre
- Science fiction pulp magazines
- Themes in Science Fiction
- The Golden Age
- New Wave
- Cyberpunk

  • Aldous Huxley

  • Isaac Asimov

  • Robert A. Heinlein

  • The Theodore Sturgeon page

  • Arthur C. Clarke

  • Kurt Vonnegut

  • Philip K. Dick, official website

  • More links to sites about science fiction can be found among my
    science fiction links
  • More Than Human by Theodore Sturgeon, book cover Theodore Sturgeon's novel "More Than Human" is in the shadowland between fantasy and science fiction. The novel is about how some odd persons with supernatural powers are iwthdrawn and discovers that together they form a very powerful lifeform It received "The International Fantasy Award" 1954

    The Golden Age

    The generation that had read "Amazing Stories" and "Astounding Stories" started eventually to write stories themselves. This lead to the so-called "The Golden Age" when many big authors and novels appeared: A.E. Van Vogt with "Slan" (1940), Isaac Asimov with "Foundation" (1951), Robert A. Heinlein with "Starship Troopers" (1959), "Stranger in a Strange Land" (1961), and Theodore Sturgeon with "More than human" (1953)

    Philip K. Dick most famous book is probably "Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?", 1968 which became a movie in 1982 and got the title "Blade Runner".
    In the 50s the authors Arthur C. Clarke with "2001: a space odyssey" (1968), Fredric Pohl and Kurt Vonnegut with "The Sirens of Titan" ( 1959) appeared, and they are also considered to be part of the "The Golden Age" generation.

    Popular themes was "robots", "alternative worlds", "travel faster than light" and "encounters with other lifeforms".
    At the end of the 40's the next subject in sf was quite naturally all new possibilities that nuclear brought,

    - New Wave/Cyberpunk


    Books at Amazon.co.uk (Europe):
    More Than Human
    Slan
    Foundation
    Starship Troopers
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    2001: a space odyssey
    The Sirens of Titan

    Books at Amazon.com (USA):
    More Than Human
    Slan
    Foundation
    Starship Troopers
    Stranger in a Strange Land
    Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
    2001: a space odyssey
    The Sirens of Titan

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