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Firebrands : the heroines of science fiction and fantasy
Miller, Ron, 1947-
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New York, NY : Thunder's Mouth Press, [1998]

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112 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
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Includes index.
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Central Library PN3433.8 .M55 1998 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Oversize

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From pulp fiction to cyberpunk, science fiction writing has always abounded with vivid, powerful women-Amazonians, alien queens, slayers of monsters, brilliant scientists, & ethereal beings. In Firebrands: The Heroines of Science Fiction & Fantasy, Ron Miller's portraits evoke a colorful pictorial history of these multi-faceted heroines, while Pamela Sargent's incisive text provides an absorbing analysis from the beginnings of the genre to the present day. Notable female figures covered in this book include H. G. Wells's Weena, Edgar Rice Burroughs's Dian the Beautiful, R. Milnikov's Veronica Cody, Peter S. Beagle's Lady Amalthea, & Isaac Asimov's Dr. Susan Calvin. Ron Miller is an artist & author, specializing in the creation of illustrations for books & magazines about science fiction & astronomy. He has published almost twenty books & has been a production illustrator for several motion pictures, notably Total Recall & Dune. Pamela Sargent is a world-renowned science fiction writer whose works have been translated into eleven languages. She is described by the Washington Post as "one of the genre's best writers" & has published numerous books including Cloned Lives, The Golden Space, The Alien Upstairs, Venus of Dreams, Venus of Shadows, Alien Child, & The Shore of Women.

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