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Science Fiction Quotations By Edited by Gary Westfahl

Science Fiction Quotations
by Edited by Gary Westfahl

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Thousands of memorable quotations from the best science fiction works of all time

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Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits by Edited by Gary Westfahl

Thousands of memorable quotations from the best science fiction works of all time

In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein monster first comes to life; witnesses the transformation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde; is present when Bruce Wayne resolves to become Batman; and overhears the cosmic conclusions of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Drawing upon two centuries of the vast and provocative literature of science fiction and fantasy, this comprehensive book presents more than 2,900 quotations from wide-ranging sources, including science fiction and fantasy stories, novels, films, and television programs.

The quotations are organized by topic-alien worlds; darkness and light; robots, androids, and cyborgs; machines and technology; weapons; and more than one hundred others. The reader will encounter the wit and wisdom of renowned authors (H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin) along with definitive versions of such important statements as Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and Star Trek's Prime Directive.

With its thorough index, this book is both an invaluable resource for the writer or scholar and an irresistible page-turner for the curious browser.

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Science Fiction Quotations Reviews


"A massive undertaking that would have daunted all but the most indefatigable of researchers-and one for which generations of science fiction writers and enthusiasts will be extremely grateful."-Sir Arthur C. Clarke, from the foreword

-- Sir Arthur C. Clarke

"A collection of quotes from many of the most thoughtful, insightful, and witty figures in the field"

-- Greg L. Johnson * SF Site *

". . .well-researched. . .Most public and academic libraries will want to purchase."-Booklist

* Booklist *

About Edited by Gary Westfahl


Gary Westfahl teaches at the University of California, Riverside. He has published extensively in the field of science fiction and in 2003 received the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for lifetime contributions to science fiction and fantasy scholarship.

Additional information

GOR002617855
Science Fiction Quotations: From the Inner Mind to the Outer Limits by Edited by Gary Westfahl
Edited by Gary Westfahl
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Yale University Press
2005-10-04
488
0300108001
9780300108002
Short-listed for Hugo Award (Related Book) 2006
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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