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Title Science fiction quotations : from the inner mind to the outer limits / edited by Gary Westfahl ; with a foreword by Arthur C. Clarke.

Imprint New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005.

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Description 1 online resource (xxi, 461 pages)
Note Includes indexes.
Contents Actions -- Aliens -- Alien Worlds -- Ambition and Hope -- Animals -- Apocalypse -- The Arts -- Astronauts and Space Travelers -- Beauty -- Belief -- The Body -- Buildings and Architecture -- Business and Economics -- Change -- Children and Young People -- Choice -- Cities -- Civilization and Barbarism -- Class System -- Clothing and Nudity -- Communication and Speech -- Communities -- Computers -- Cosmology and Eschatology -- Courage and Cowardice -- Cultures and Anthropology -- Darkness and Light -- Death -- Destiny -- Dimensions -- Dreams and Sleep -- Earth -- Education -- Emotions -- Evil -- Evolution -- Exploration and Adventure -- Fear and Horror -- Flying -- Folly and Stupidity -- Food and Drink -- Freedom -- Friendship -- The Future -- God -- Gods and Demons -- Governments -- Happiness and Sadness -- Heroes and Superheroes -- History -- Humanity -- Humor and Laughter -- Imagination and Ideas -- Immortality -- Impossibility -- Individualism and Identity -- Intelligence -- Justice -- Kindness -- Knowledge and Information -- Language -- Laws and Crimes -- The Laws of Science Fiction -- Life -- Logic -- Loneliness and Solitude -- Love and Romance -- Machines and Technology -- Madness and Sanity -- Marriage -- Mathematics -- Media -- Medicine and Disease -- Memory -- Money -- Monsters -- Morality -- Mothers and Fathers -- Music -- Nature -- Old Age -- Overpopulation -- Pain and Suffering -- Paradoxes -- Paranoia -- Perception and Vision -- Plants -- Politics -- Power -- Problems -- Progress -- Psychic Powers -- Psychology -- Race Relations -- Reality -- Religion -- Revolution and Rebellion -- Roads and Automobiles -- Robots, Androids, and Cyborgs -- Science -- Science Fiction -- Scientists -- The Sea -- Secrets and Mysteries -- Sex -- Space -- Spaceships -- Space Travel -- Stars -- Stories and Writers -- Surrealism -- Survival -- Thinking -- Time -- Time Travel -- Travel -- Truth -- The Universe -- The Unknown -- Utopia -- Violence -- War and Peace -- Wealth and Possessions -- Weapons -- Wisdom -- Women and Men -- Work.
Summary In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein first comes to life; witnesses the transformation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde; is present when Bruce Wayne resolves to become Batman; and overhears the cosmic conclusions of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Drawing upon two centuries of the vast and provocative literature of science fiction and fantasy, this comprehensive book presents more than 2,900 quotations from wide-ranging sources, including science fiction and fantasy stories, novels, films and television programmes. The quotations are organised by topic - alien worlds; darkness and light; robots, androids and cyborgs; machines and technology; weapons; and more than one hundred others. The reader will encounter the wit and wisdom of renowned authors (H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, J.R.R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin) along with definitive versions of such important statements as Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and Star Trek's Prime Directive. With its thorough index, this book is both an invaluable resource for the writer or scholar and an irresistible page-turner for the curious browser.
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Subject Science fiction -- Quotations, maxims, etc.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Quotations.
Added Author Westfahl, Gary.
Other Form: Print version: Science fiction quotations. New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2005 0300108001 9780300108002 (DLC) 2005003195 (OCoLC)57669983
ISBN 9780300127645 (electronic bk.)
0300127642 (electronic bk.)
9780300108002
0300108001
128174106X
9781281741066