Science fiction critics

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 114. Chapters: Eric S. Raymond, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, Kingsley Amis, James Blish, Brian Aldiss, Bruce Sterling, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, L. Sprague de Camp, Joanna Russ, Damon Knight, Gregory Benford, M. John Harrison, Groff Conklin, Norman Spinrad, Michael Bishop, Brian Stableford, Samuel R. Delany, Daryl F. Mallett, S. T. Joshi, Fredric Jameson, Thomas Disch, Jack Williamson, China Miéville, William Tenn, James Nicoll, Judith Merril, Jason Sanford, Larry McCaffery, Fiona Kelleghan, H. Bruce Franklin, David Langford, Teresa Nielsen Hayden, Charles de Lint, Lester del Rey, Alan N. Shapiro, Gwyneth Jones, Charles Platt, George Turner, Algis Budrys, Spider Robinson, Earl Kemp, Jeff VanderMeer, Damien Broderick, Tom Shippey, Anthony Boucher, Paul Williams, Jack Speer, Kathryn Cramer, Rick Klaw, Bruce Gillespie, Michael Swanwick, Russell Blackford, Sam Moskowitz, Elizabeth Hand, Darko Suvin, Patrick Nielsen Hayden, James Gunn, David G. Hartwell, John Grant, Lance Olsen, Michael R. Collings, Gary Westfahl, Alexei Panshin, P. Schuyler Miller, E. F. Bleiler, Gordon Van Gelder, Diana Pavlac Glyer, Jean-Louis Trudel, Andrew I. Porter, Greg Cox, Darrell Schweitzer, John Bangsund, Susan Wood, Andrew M. Butler, K. Tempest Bradford, John Joseph Adams, Robert Coulson, J. O. Bailey, Marleen Barr, John Clute, Peter Nicholls, Gérard Klein, Farah Mendlesohn, Élisabeth Vonarburg, Masami Fukushima, Andrew Sawyer, Nick Gevers, Colin Manlove, Neil Barron, Maciej Parowski, John J. Pierce, Niall Harrison, Gary K. Wolfe, Massimo del Pizzo, Graham Sleight, Marshall Tymn, Paul Kincaid, Brian Attebery, Pierre Versins. Excerpt: Howard Phillips "H. P." Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 - March 15, 1937) was an American author of horror, fantasy and science fiction, especially the subgenre known as weird fiction. Lovecraft's guiding literary principle was what he termed "cosmicism" or "cosmic horror", the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. Those who genuinely reason, like his protagonists, gamble with sanity. As early as the 1940s, Lovecraft's work had developed a cult following for his Cthulhu Mythos, a series of loosely interconnected fiction featuring a pantheon of humanity-nullifying entities, as well as the Necronomicon, a fictional grimoire of magical rites and forbidden lore. His works were deeply pessimistic and cynical, challenging the values of the Enlightenment, Romanticism, Humanism and Christianity. Lovecraft's protagonists usually achieve the antithesis of traditional gnosis and mysticism by momentarily glimpsing the horror of ultimate reality and the abyss. Although Lovecraft's readership was limited during his life, his reputation has grown over the decades, and he is now regarded as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. According to Joyce Carol Oates, Lovecraft - as with Edgar Allan Poe in the 19th century - has exerted "an incalculable influence on succeeding generations of writers of horror fiction". Stephen King called Lovecraft "the twentieth century's greatest practitioner of the classic horror tale." King has even made it clear in his semi-autobiographical non-fiction book Danse Macabre that Lovecraft was responsible for his own fascination with horror and the macabre, and was the single largest figure to influence his fiction writing. Lovecraft's themes and ideas have had a profound effect on culture an...

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Titel
Science fiction critics
Untertitel
Eric S. Raymond, H. P. Lovecraft, Ursula K. Le Guin, Stanislaw Lem, Kingsley Amis, James Blish, Brian Aldiss, Bruce Sterling, Theodore Sturgeon, Fritz Leiber, L. Sprague de Camp, Joanna Russ, Damon Knight, Gregory Benford
Editor
EAN
9781155894676
ISBN
978-1-155-89467-6
Format
Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber
Books LLC, Reference Series
Genre
Medien & Kommunikation
Anzahl Seiten
116
Gewicht
242g
Größe
H246mm x B189mm x T6mm
Jahr
2011
Untertitel
Englisch
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