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The Resource Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion, Robin Roberts

Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion, Robin Roberts

Label
Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion
Title
Anne McCaffrey
Title remainder
a critical companion
Statement of responsibility
Robin Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The first woman to win the Hugo Award (given annually by the World Science Fiction convention) and the Nebula Award (given annually by the Science Fiction Writers of America), Anne McCaffrey has invented many worlds of science fiction. Her series The Dragonriders of Pern has become one of the most widely read in science fiction history. This is the first complete critical study of her work. It examines all of her novels to date, both individual and series, and reveals
  • Why she deserves the critical recognition her works have received. Roberts explores the range and complexity of her novels and the recurrent themes that have attracted so many young adults to her work: the heroine as outsider, the need for tolerance and the acceptance of difference, the importance of living harmoniously with nature, and the value of art and literature. McCaffrey's contributions to science fiction are many, including the creation of scientifically
  • Engineered dragons, brain ships, and scientifically explained mental powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. Roberts shows how McCaffrey's extrapolation of science raises social issues and causes us to think about the future. Each chapter in this study deals with an individual novel or series and features sections on genre, plot, theme, and character development. In addition, Roberts defines and applies a variety of theoretical approaches to the works to widen the
  • Reader's perspective. The study features a chapter on McCaffrey's life, including an interview with her, a chapter defining the science fiction genre and McCaffrey's place in it, and a complete bibliography of McCaffrey's fiction and of reviews and criticism. Because of her great popularity among teenagers and adults, this study is a necessary purchase by secondary schools and public libraries
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Roberts, Robin
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3563.A255
LC item number
Z84 1996
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Critical companions to popular contemporary writers
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women and literature
  • Science fiction, American
  • Women and literature
  • McCaffrey, Anne
Label
Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion, Robin Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Anne McCaffrey -- 2. The Genre of Science Fiction -- 3. Dragonflight -- 4. The Dragonriders of Pern Series -- 5. Brain Ship Series and Crystal Singer Series -- 6. The Rowan Series -- 7. The Planet Pirate Series -- 8. Restoree -- 9. The Doona Series -- 10. The Powers Series
Control code
33243912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780313294501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95040029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
Label
Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion, Robin Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-181) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Series Foreword / Kathleen Gregory Klein -- 1. The Life of Anne McCaffrey -- 2. The Genre of Science Fiction -- 3. Dragonflight -- 4. The Dragonriders of Pern Series -- 5. Brain Ship Series and Crystal Singer Series -- 6. The Rowan Series -- 7. The Planet Pirate Series -- 8. Restoree -- 9. The Doona Series -- 10. The Powers Series
Control code
33243912
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 186 pages
Isbn
9780313294501
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
95040029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait

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