Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction is a collection of engaging essays on some of the most significant figures who have shaped and defined the genre. Diverse groups within the science fiction community are represented, from novelists and film makers to comic book and television writers. Important and influential names discussed include:
Ursula K. Le Guin
This outstanding reference guide charts the rich and varied landscape of science fiction and includes helpful and up-to-date lists of further reading at the end of each entry. Available in an easy to use A-Z format, Fifty Key Figures in Science Fiction will be of interest to students of Literature, Film Studies, and Cultural Studies.
Alan Moore; Arthur C Clarke; Brackett; Darko Suvin; David Cronenberg; Dr Who; Frank Herbert; Gene Roddenberry; George Lucas; Greg Bear; Greg Egan; HG Wells; Hugo Gernsback; Isaac Asimov; J. Michael Straczynski; James Tiptree; JG Ballard; Joanna Russ; Jules Verne; Karl Capek; Kim Stanley Robinson; Mary Shelley; Michael Moorcock; Nalo Hopkinson; Neal Stephenson; Nigel Kneale; Octavia Butler; Olaf Stapledon; Robert Heinlein; Ron L Hubbard; Samuel Delaney; Sheri Tepper; Stan Lee; William Gibson
'Fifty Key Figures presents an eclectic mix of influential personalities in science fiction ... What results is a highly readable reference work ... Recommended.' – C. Cox, Western Washington University, USA, CHOICE – March 2010