The science of fiction and the fiction of science : collected essays on SF storytelling and the gnostic imagination /

"At first emphasizing that science fiction is primarily one of many forms of storytelling, McConnell gradually recognized science fiction as a modern expression of Gnosticism, rejecting bodily concerns for an exclusive emphasis on spirituality. McConnell's essays cover such topics as H.G....

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: McConnell, Frank D., 1942-1999
Other Authors: Westfahl, Gary
Format: Book
Published: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2009]
Series:Critical explorations in science fiction and fantasy ; 12.
Table of Contents:
  • Frank McConnell B.C.E. (before coming to Eaton). Born in fire : the ontology of the monster ; Song of innocence : The creature from the black lagoon ; H.G. Wells : utopia and doomsday ; Realist of the fantastic : H.G. Wells about/in/on the movies
  • Slouching toward bedlam: the early Eaton essays. Sturgeon's law : first corollary ; Boring dates : reflections on the apocalypse game ; Frames in search of a genre ; From Astarte to Barbie and beyond : the serious history of dolls ; The playing fields of Eden ; It's only a paper moon : fantasy and the professors ; "Turn that shit down!" or, How to market an underground
  • Gnostic lunch: the later Eaton essays. Alimentary, my dear Watson : food and eating in scientific and mystery fiction ; You bet your life : death and the storyteller ; Seven types of chopped liver : my adventures in the genre wars ; The missionary physician, from Asclepius to Kervorkian ; The science of fiction and the fiction of science : a storytelling animal in an inhospitable world
  • Memories of Frank / Paul Alkon, Gregory Benford, Harold Bloom, Sheila Finch, Carl Freedman, Howard V. Hendrix, Bruce Kawin, Joseph D. Miller, Eric S. Rabkin, Mark Rose, George Slusser.