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Presenting young adult science fiction
Reid, Suzanne Elizabeth.
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New York : Twayne Publishers, [1998]

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xii, 230 pages ; 23 cm.
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PS374.S35 R43 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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In this introduction to science fiction for young adults, Reid explores the lives and works of eight major figures of particular interest to teenage readers such as Doug Hill, O.S. Card, Douglas Adams and Octavia Butler looking at themes such as feminist science fiction, the "cyberpunk" vogue and humor.

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Gr 7 UpA comprehensive description of the genre and its subgenres. In her introduction, Reid defines science fiction and discusses its history, characteristics, and typical themes. There is one chapter on classical masters of the genre such as Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Lester del Rey, Robert Heinlein, Frank Herbert, Ursula Le Guin, Ben Bova, and Robert Silverberg. She then goes on to present some of the newer writers such as Orson Scott Card, H. M. Hoover, Pamela Sargent, Pamela Service, Octavia Butler, Piers Anthony, and Douglas Adams. Science fiction on film is included as a subgenre, tracing its history from Le Voyage dans le Lune, made in 1902, to the modern-day Star Wars trilogy and the Star Trek series on film and television. This book will acquaint students unfamiliar with this genre to its writers as well as to its components. A filmography is included.Debbie Feulner, Northwest Middle School, Greensboro, NC (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.