Tag: Gary Westfahl

The Mechanics Of Wonder: The Creation Of The Idea Of Science Fiction by Gary Westfahl (book review).

March 11, 2021 | By | Reply More
The Mechanics Of Wonder: The Creation Of The Idea Of Science Fiction by Gary Westfahl (book review).

I picked up this book over a decade ago having seen it pop up in a bibliography and had an inkling to pick up books about Science Fiction at the time. This is the fifteen and last book of ‘Liverpool Science Fiction Texts’, although I haven’t looked at the rest. Westfahl’s introduction indicates he’s read […]

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Hugo Gernsback And The Century Of Science Fiction by Gary Westfahl (book review).

November 3, 2014 | By | Reply More
Hugo Gernsback And The Century Of Science Fiction by Gary Westfahl (book review).

You would think that with a title like ‘Hugo Gernsback And The Century Of Science Fiction’ that Gary Westfahl’s book was solely on one of the instigators of SF in the 20th century. It is and it isn’t, as there is also an examination of the growth of SF and the influence he had as […]

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Science Fiction And The Predictions Of The Future edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yien and Any Kit-Sze Chan (book review).

May 31, 2014 | By | Reply More
Science Fiction And The Predictions Of The Future edited by Gary Westfahl, Wong Kin Yien and Any Kit-Sze Chan (book review).

Something that has frequently come up in recent years is that Science Fiction does not predict the future. I doubt if anyone reading here will dispute that. As is pointed out in the book, it would be impossible with such a range of stories not to have a few that have proven right and that’s […]

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