Worlds of Wonder

Readings in Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature

Author: Camille R. La Bossière,Jean-François Leroux

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776605704

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 202

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Science fiction and fantasy have come to be popular genres for Canadian writers. The work of Margaret Atwood, for example, contains many allusions to science fiction; indeed she has written novels that work explicitly with the tropes of the genre. While some science fiction and fantasy texts are concerned with little more than brains in jars on a distant planet or similarly fabulous Fairy-land fare, many works in both genres have contained penetrating social commentary and cutting-edge narrative techniques. Worlds of Wonder brings together an array of scholarship on Canadian Science fiction and fantasy as varied as the genres themselves. Collectively, the contributors strive to define the ethos particular to Canadians working in the genres. They pay particular attention to narrative modes, and there are many allusions to such theorists of 'grand narratives' as Northrop Frye, Frank Kermode, Jean-François Lyotard, and Fredric Jameson. Amongst many things, the essays demonstrate that duality and ambiguity are defining characteristics of Canadian science fiction and fantasy.

World of Wonder

People and places

Author: Laurie Triefeldt

Publisher: Quill Driver Books

ISBN: 9781884956713

Category: Reference

Page: 96

View: 5500

Presents alphabetized entries that discuss civilizations, arts, events, places, and people in world history, from the Algonquin Indians to the Vikings.

Worlds of Wonder

Author: David Gerrold

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 1946885894


Page: N.A

View: 640

An in-depth writing guide from the author of one of the most popular episodes of Star Trek Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author David Gerrold delights and challenges readers with his detailed instruction for creating compelling tales of fantasy and science fiction. The creator of the famous Star Trek episode, “The Trouble With Tribbles” and many groundbreaking science fiction novels including The Man Who Folded Himself and When Harlie was One, Gerrold will inspire you with his passion for the craft. With expert insight and humor, Gerrold shares eye-opening writing tips based on his decades of experience. Inside, discover his techniques for creating fantasy worlds and alien races, developing your hero, writing good sex scenes, keeping imaginary elements believable, and so much more. This ebook edition of Worlds of Wonder is the perfect resource for sci-fi and fantasy writers seeking encouragement and “tricks of the trade” from one of the greats.

Worlds of Wonder, Days of Judgment

Popular Religious Belief in Early New England

Author: David D. Hall

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674962163

Category: History

Page: 316

View: 9896

This book tells an extraordinary story of the people of early New England and their spiritual lives. David Hall describes a world of religious consensus and resistance: a variety of conflicting beliefs and believers ranging from the committed core to outright dissenters.

Age of Wonders

Exploring the World of Science Fiction

Author: David G. Hartwell

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0765398133

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

View: 8649

Age of Wonders: Exploring the World of Science Fiction gives an insider's view of the strange and wonderful world of science fiction, by one of the most respected editors in the field, David G. Hartwell (1941-2016). David G. Hartwell edited science fiction and fantasy for over twenty years. In that time, he worked with acclaimed and popular writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Robert Silverberg, Gene Wolfe, Nancy Kress, L.E. Modesitt, Terry Bisson, Lisa Goldstein, and Philip Jose Farmer, and discovered hot new talents like Kathleen Ann Goonan and Patrick O'Leary. Now in Age of Wonder, Hartwell describes the field he loved, worked in, and shaped as editor, critic, and anthologist. Like those other American art forms, jazz, comics, and rock 'n' roll, science fiction is the product of a rich and fascinating subculture. Age of Wonder is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Age of Wonder remains "the landmark work" Roger Zelazny called the first edition. The book contains sections that offer advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy. Age of Wonder still lives up to Hugo and Nebula Award winner Vonda McIntyre's description: "An entertaining and provocative book that will inspire discussion and argument for years to come." At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Follow that ghost

a ghost story with a twist

Author: Worlds of Wonder, Inc

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781555783044

Category: Mickey Mouse (Fictitious character)

Page: N.A

View: 9998


Worlds of Wonder

Author: Olaf Stapledon

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1434452948

Category: Fiction

Page: 284

View: 4810

A collection of short stories by Olaf Stapledon. Includes "The Flames," "Death into Life," and "Old Man in New World."

The Wonder World of Ants

Author: Wilfrid S. Bronson

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0865346917

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 4838

Bronson, who is well known for his interesting stories of science, ventures into the world of ants and describes the different kinds, from devastating army ants to slave-making ants who kidnap the offspring of other tribes.

Animal Worlds of Wonder

Author: Maddy Vian

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781787413429


Page: 80

View: 2304

Journey to every continent visiting some of the most amazing animals of the land, air and sea. Learn all about these remarkable animals, the ecosystems they live in and the other creatures that share them in Animal Worlds of Wonder.

Worlds of Wonder

Author: Emily Martha Sorensen

Publisher: Emily Martha Sorensen

ISBN: 1537879030

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 104

View: 3393

Fantasy and science fiction short stories aimed at young adult and middle grade readers. “Rite of Passage” Twelve-year-old twins Jaeda and Kaedin are preparing for their society’s rite of passage. Kaedin’s hoping to get magic. Jaeda just wants to survive. But neither are prepared for the surprise awaiting them. “A Phone Conversation” An alien child calls the White House while trying to reach McDonald’s. “The Spinning Talent” When Della’s roommate is stupid enough to give away a ring that protects her from her birth-curse, Della is forced to reveal herself as a goldspinner in order to find her roommate’s true love. “Unicess” In a world where everyone gets wings, Elysia is the only one who doesn’t have hers yet. “Cindy’s Fairy Godmother” Cinderella’s daughter meets a grumpy fairy godmother who gives her three wishes — which do not go as planned. “Monster Under the Bed” Jennifer’s best friend is the monster under her bed. Unfortunately, her brand new baby-sitter wants to get rid of him. “Time Switch” After spending three months in 1923, Saylee comes back home to 2083, only to discover that everything has changed. “The Apple of Discord” In the world of Greek mythology, Cassandra’s slave picks up the Apple of Discord, instead of her brother Paris. She’s asked to choose which goddess is the most beautiful. But what answer will prevent war? “Advanced Precognition” Sarah knows she’s in trouble when her Advanced Precognition class expects her to finish her homework assignments before she’s assigned them. “Beauty and Brave” An powerful female dragon has to save her little brother when he’s kidnapped by a human who wants him for a pet. “The Dragon and the Santa” After trying to eat Rudolph, a dragon ends up pulling Santa’s sleigh. “Invoice” Buying oil from alien governments might not be a good idea. “Interplanetary Edition” Why are the humans inviting aliens to visit from every parallel universe they can find? Everybody has a different explanation, but the true answer is very silly. “Schedule TMTR” Because even time-travelers have to pay income tax. “On the Way Through the Woods” A kleptomaniac princess and a good witch meet a monster in the forest who does NOT like people stealing his roses. “When the Wilkinsons Grew” Strange things often happen when the Wilkinsons are involved.

A world of wonder

poetry for children

Author: Olive H. Forgatsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960878406

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 56

View: 2382

A collection of twenty-five poems about the world's wonderful bounty such as spring, rain, and flowers.

Devices of Wonder

From the World in a Box to Images on a Screen

Author: Barbara Maria Stafford,Frances Terpak,Isotta Poggi,J. Paul Getty Museum

Publisher: Getty Publications

ISBN: 9780892365906

Category: Architecture

Page: 405

View: 8996

Exhibition held at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, 13 November 2001 to 3 February 2002.

Dreamworks Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder

Deluxe Playset

Author: Dreamworks,Cynthia Stierle

Publisher: SFI Readerlink Dist

ISBN: 9780794428037

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

View: 3847

Inspired by the upcoming 3-D fantasy-adventure film, DreamWorks Rise of the Guardians Worlds of Wonder captures the excitement of this screen saga with dramatic dimensional scenes and press-out play characters. Open this deluxe, free-standing pop-up playset to display four beautifully illustrated and interactive scenes that showcase the wondrous worlds from the film The Rise of the Guardians: North's busy workshop, Tooth's magnificent palace, Bunny's lively warren, and the snow-covered town of Burgess. The book brings to light the legendary heroes who protect the hopes, dreams, and beliefs of children everywhere. The books opens into a playset, and kids can play with the press-out characters and pop-out scenes, and read about all the characters from the movie in the included paperback book.

Oje, ich wachse!

Von den acht "Sprüngen" in der mentalen Entwicklung Ihres Kindes während der ersten 14 Monate und wie Sie damit umgehen können

Author: Hetty van de Rijt,Frans X. Plooij

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641205727

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 352

View: 1947

Die acht großen Entwicklungssprünge in der geistigen und körperlichen Entwicklung eines Babys gehen mit viel Unruhe und Geschrei einher und bringen Eltern zuweilen an den Rand der Verzweiflung. Dieser Ratgeber zeigt, wie Eltern sich und ihren Kindern helfen können, die herausfordernde Zeit der ersten 14 Lebensmonate gut zu überstehen.

In the Throe of Wonder

Intimations of the Sacred in a Post-Modern World

Author: Jerome A. Miller

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 9780791409534

Category: Philosophy

Page: 222

View: 8789

This book is a meditation on the experiences of wonder, horror, and awe, and an exploration of their ontological import. It argues that these experiences are not, as our culture often presumes, merely subjective, emotive responses to events that happen in the world. Rather, they are transformative experiences that fracture our ordinary lives and, in so doing, provide us access to realities of which we would otherwise be oblivious. Wonder, horror, and awe, like the experiences of love and death to which they are so intimately related, are not events that happen in our world but events that happen to it and thus alter our life as a whole. Miller explores the impact of that transformation its deconstructive effect on our ordinary sense of our selves, and the breakthrough to a new understanding of being which it makes possible."