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Published by Orbit in London .
Written in English


  • Science fiction -- Dictionaries,
  • Science fiction -- Encyclopedias

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Edition Notes

Statementedited by John Clute and Peter Nicholls ; contributing editor Brian Stableford ; technical editor John Grant.
GenreDictionaries., Encyclopedias.
ContributionsClute, John, 1940-, Nicholls, Peter, 1939-, Stableford, Brian M., Grant, John, 1949-
The Physical Object
Paginationxxxvi, 1396 p. ;
Number of Pages1396
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19682308M
ISBN 101857238974
ISBN 109781857238976

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Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia showcases the prophecy and pageantry of science fiction. It weaves together world history with literary history and technical developments with SF trends, providing a cultural context to the Zeitgeist of the by: His science fiction and fantasy works explore philosophical, psychological, anthropological, spiritual, and woodland themes. He has received three BSFA awards and won the World Robert Paul Holdstock was an English novelist and author who is best known for his works of fantasy literature, predominantly in the fantasy subgenre of mythic fiction/5. This category contains entries for critics, reviewers, and academics of importance to sf. Cook, Frederick S. This category contains entries for editors in the sf field. Antczak, Stephen L. This category contains entries for "house names" - that is, pseudonyms owned by a publisher and used by one or more authors. Welcome to the Third Edition of the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls (emeritus) and Graham Sleight (managing). Our aim is to provide a comprehensive, scholarly, and critical guide to science fiction in all .

The present encyclopedia was first conceived by Peter Nicholls in the mids and was published as The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction: An Illustrated A to Z ( ; vt The Science Fiction Encyclopedia ). When the first edition of The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction was published in , it was immediately hailed as a classic work of reference. Frank Herbert described it as /5(2). The Visual Encyclopedia of Science Fiction is an illustrated collection of bibliographic essays on the history and subject matter of science fiction. It was edited by Brian Ash and published in by Pan Books in the UK and Harmony/Crown Books in the US. 1 Summary 2 ReceptionAuthor: Brian Ash. A giant sized book that covered every science fiction film up until A lot of the movies could be read about in many similar publications, but where this book delivers is the comprehensive coverage of every Japanese monster film ever made/5.