!!> PDF / Epub ☆ Trillion Year Spree ✪ Author Brian W. Aldiss – Varanus.us

Trillion Year Spree Britain S Most Illustrious SF Writer, Brian Aldiss, Provides A Witty And Perceptive History Of This Extraordinary Phenomenon, Set In Its Social And Literary Context Crammed With Fascinating Insights, This Generous Spree Takes Us Through Decades Of Treats For The Imagination Escape To Other Dimensions, Flights To Other Planets, Lost Worlds, Utopias, Mechanical Creatures And Intelligent Aliens Amusing, Intelligent And Authoritative, It Takes Us On A Tour Through That Zone Where Literature And Science Engage In An Eternal Flirtation Examining The Great Writers SF Has Produced, And The Images That Have Become The Cultural Wallpaper Of The Present Day, This Comprehensive Expedition Is For Buffs And Tenderfoots Alike.

!!> PDF / Epub ☆ Trillion Year Spree  ✪ Author Brian W. Aldiss – Varanus.us
  • Hardcover
  • 511 pages
  • Trillion Year Spree
  • Brian W. Aldiss
  • English
  • 27 January 2018
  • 0689118392

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  1. says:

    JOIN ME AND TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY The tenacity of poor SF is renowned It has unfortunately formed the hallmark of the genre.THE QUICK VERSION FOR THOSE IN A HURRYThis could be a rather long review so for those withtime pressure here s a summary This is a splendid history of SF from whenever it started disputed up to the mid of the 1980s It was an update of his earlier Billion Year Spree, and I am only sorry that Brian Aldiss hasn t done a Gazillion Year Spree yet He is stil JOIN ME AND TOGETHER WE CAN RULE THE GALAXY The tenacity of poor SF is renowned It has unfortunately formed the hallmark of the genre.THE QUICK VERSION FOR THOSE IN A HURRYThis could be a rather long review so for those withtime pressure here s a summary This is a splendid history of SF from whenever it started disputed up to the mid of the 1980s It was an update of his earlier Billion Year Spree, and I am only sorry that Brian Aldiss hasn t done a Gazillion Year Spree yet He is still with us now aged 91 so really there s no excuse Come on Brian Get off your backside I can t see any other useful history of SF out there You the man MY PROBLEM WITH SFI could write you a list of my favourite sf short stories as long as your arm but I still wouldn t call myself a fan because such a large amount of sf, especially sf novels, is obsessed withwar What is it ...


  2. says:

    If you re at all interested in SF, this is a must read Absolutely the best history of the genre that I know, written by an insider who is passionate about the subject.Aldiss has a broad take on the question of what science fiction is, and there is a strange, eerie theme running through the book a fascination with ice Anna Kavan s Ice, a novel I have still not read, but which Aldiss describes with passion Dante s traitors, buried in the ice of the innermost circles of Hell And this stanza fr If you re at all interested in SF, this is a must read Absolutely the best history of the genre tha...


  3. says:

    It s no easy task to write a history of science fiction, as amorphous a publishing category as there is, so I hesitate to call this book a failure on those terms alone What it attempts to do, it does handily and usefully it brings to light a strand that stretches from Mary Shelley s Frankenstein to William Gibson s Neuromancer, the darling of the 1980s when this book was published Along the way it pauses long enough to note certain knots in the strand that have made it stronger woah, I It s no easy task to write a history of science fiction, as amorphous a publishing category as there is, so I hesitate to call this book a failure on those terms alone What it attempts to do, ...


  4. says:

    My book shelves are liberally peppered with science fiction novels Right now, in front of my eyes, I can see a William Gibson trilogy peeking back at me mischievously Pattern Recognition Spook Country.Zero History.I taught Art and Design in India for 12 years These books must become part of the curriculum of any cutting...


  5. says:

    If you love SF, you will at least like this book.Aldiss researched and wrote the first version of his history, Billion Year Spree , in the 70s Back then there was a popular belief that science fiction began with the American SF magazines edited by Hugo Gernsback the Hugo Awards, the Oscars of the SF world, are named after Mr Gernsback Aldiss found this belief annoying he wrote his history as a corrective, and it was one of, if not the, first major single volume history of science fiction If you love SF, you will at least like this book.Aldiss researched and wrote the first version of his history, Billion Year Spree , in the 70s Back then there was a popular belief that science fiction began with the American SF magazines edited by Hugo Gernsback the Hugo Awards, the Oscars of the SF world, are named after Mr Gernsback Aldiss found this belief annoying he wrote his history as a corrective, and it was one of, if not the, first major single volume history of science fiction The history was revised in the 80s and re released as Trillion Year Spree.SF arose out of Gothic storytelling the oldest SF story that we know of is Frankenstein 1618 by Mary Shelley, a story about forward looking science replacing the old ways of learning and giving humans dangerous godlike powers creating life Aldiss also looks at SF s honourable ancestors works that have some similarity to SF, because of their major ...


  6. says:

    Onde come a a FC Qual o texto seminal de onde germinou esta forma liter ria Aldiss muito preciso Rejeita textos cl ssicos fantasistas como o de Luciano de Samosata ou as viagens fant sticas dos autores enciclopedistas do iluminismo e focaliza se em Frankenstein como a raiz da imensa floresta da FC A conflu ncia do romance g tico com vis o cient fica, os traumas pessoais da autora sublimados atrav s de narrativas que fogem ao ocultismo m gico e contemplam as possibilidades cient ficas, bem Onde come a a FC Qual o texto seminal de onde...


  7. says:

    This is not so much a true history of science fiction as it is a history spanning piece of literary criticism of SF Which is to say it sabout Aldiss presenting his opinions of authors, stories, novels, editors, etc., than it is about laying out the who, what, and when of history And this is not a bad thing, especially speaking from a time some 26 years after the book was published As a history of an ongoing phenomenon, those missing years up to the present day would steeply diminish the This is not so much a true history of science fiction as it is a history spanning piece of literary criticism of SF Which is to say it sabout Aldiss presenting his opinions of authors, stories, novels, editors, etc., than it is about laying out the who, what, and w...


  8. says:

    I came to this book, off and on, over a period of five years and have just turned the last of its dense 444 pages This is an amazing and exhaustive history of Speculative Fiction SF by one of its Grand Masters Any serious reader of SF should tackle this amazing map of the foundations, trends, and pit falls of our most expansive and awe inspiring genre of fiction Aldiss not only navigates the varied coastline of the literature of What if , but is not in the least afraid of keel hauling t I came to this book, off and on, over a period of five years an...


  9. says:

    return return It is a big big book about the history of science fiction from Mary Shelley s Frankenstein to 1986 with a very brief postscript for the 2001 edition I was surprised how much of the argument of the book was already familiar to me I guess I must have internalised it from poring over the writings of John Clute Still, Aldiss makes some very interesting points to fill out the basic lines about Shelley, Gernsback and what happened in between return return It is a big big book about the history of science fiction from Mary Shelley s Frankenstein to 1986 with a very brief postscript for the 2001 edition I was surprised how much of the argument of the book was already familiar to me I guess I must have internalised it from poring over the writings of John Clute Still, Aldiss makes some very interesting points to fill out the basic lines about Shelley, Gernsback and what happened in between return return One really striking omission is the influence of broadcast sf cinema does get a look in, as an essential part of the cultural background as Aldiss and Wingrove see it, but Star Trek and Doctor Who are barely mentioned, and Douglas Adams name comes up precisely twice first as making lots of money from Robert Sheckley s ideas, second as just making lots of money Indeed, the whole second last chapter is basically about how Heinlein, Asimov, Herbert, Hubbard and van Vogt were getting money for old rope in the most recent period, though there are kinder words for Arthur C Cla...


  10. says:

    Pretentious use of the royal weauthor writes critical assessments of himself in the third person writes about his reactions to literature with impersonal constructions At least one reader remembers this novel fondly Many chapters are littlethan lists of works with no real insight or analysis.

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