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This selection of the best critical articles from the well-known literary magazine, Australian SF Review, includes essays by John Bangsund, John Baxter, Martin Bridgstock, Jenny Blackford, Russell Blackford, Damien Broderick, John Foyster, Bruce Gillespie, Yvonne Rousseau, Norman Talbot, Michael J. Tolley, George Turner, and Janeen Webb, discussing the fiction of Robert A. Heinlein, Samuel R. Delany, George Turner, Wynne Whiteford, Keith Taylor, John Calvin Batchelor, J. R. R. Tolkien, Joanna Russ, and Josephine Saxton, among others. (Source: www.amazon.com)

Notes

  • (Series Two)
  • I. O. Evans Studies in the Philosophy and Criticism of Literature, no. 51
  • Dedication:
    For Jenny, Russell, and Yvonne
    With thanks
    Scanners do not live in vain.
  • Contents indexed selectively.

Contents

* Contents derived from the Rockville, Maryland,
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United States of America (USA),
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Americas,
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Borgo Press , 2009 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction : Chained to the Alien, Damien Broderick , single work criticism (p. 11-16)
SF and the Dirty Little Virgin, Yvonne Rousseau , single work criticism (p. 17-23)
I Know Who I Am, But What's My Brand Name, Janeen Webb , single work criticism (p. 24-31)
Bridges of Lost Memory, Jenny Blackford , single work criticism (p. 32-39)
The Four Careers of George Turner, Bruce Gillespie , single work bibliography (p. 40-42)
Dreadful Suspicions : On the 'Ethical Culture' Trilogy of George Turner : Beloved Son, Vaneglory, and Yesterday's Men, Yvonne Rousseau , single work criticism (p. 43-51)
Morals, Ethics, and Viewpoints, George Turner , Yvonne Rousseau , single work criticism (p. 52-69)
A Symposium on George Turner's The Sea and Summer, John Baxter , Russell Blackford , Martin Bridgstock , Damien Broderick , John Foyster , Bruce Gillespie , Yvonne Rousseau , single work criticism (p. 70-100)
An Introduction to Wynne Whiteford (1986), John Bangsund , single work criticism (p. 124)
Taking Wynne Whiteford Seriously, Russell Blackford , single work criticism (p. 125-143)
Walking through Walls, Yvonne Rousseau , single work criticism (p. 144-147)
The Sword and Sorcery Fiction of Keith Taylor, Russell Blackford , single work criticism (p. 190-196)
The Real Science Fiction, George Turner , single work criticism (p. 197-204)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Rockville, Maryland,
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Borgo Press ,
      2009 .
      Extent: 228p.
      Note/s:
      • Includes: introduction, selected bibliography, and index
      ISBN: 9781434457585

Works about this Work

The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Introduction : Chained to the Alien Damien Broderick , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Chained to the Alien : The Best of Australian Science Fiction Review 2009; (p. 11-16) The New York Review of Science Fiction , January no. 257 2010; (p. 19-20)
Introduction : Chained to the Alien Damien Broderick , 2009 single work criticism
— Appears in: Chained to the Alien : The Best of Australian Science Fiction Review 2009; (p. 11-16) The New York Review of Science Fiction , January no. 257 2010; (p. 19-20)
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
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