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Psience Fiction : the Paranormal in Science Fiction Literature

by Broderick, Damien

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  • ISBN: 9781476672281
  • ISBN10: 1476672288

Psience Fiction : the Paranormal in Science Fiction Literature

by Broderick, Damien

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publish date: 11/07/2017
  • ISBN: 9781476672281
  • ISBN10: 1476672288
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Description: Table of Contents Acknowledgments vi Preface 1 Introduction 7 1.Donald Macpherson (George Humphrey), Go Home, Unicorn (1935) 21 2.Olaf Stapledon, Odd John (1935) 24 3.E.E. Smith, The History of Civilization (1937/1951) 28 4.A.E. van Vogt, Slan (1940/1946/1968) 32 5.James Blish, Jack of Eagles (1949/1952) 37 6.James H. Schmitz, The Witches of Karres (1949/1966) 42 7.Alfred Bester, The Demolished Man (1952) 45 8.Zenna Henderson, The People (1952) 50 9.J.T. McIntosh, The ESP Worlds (1952) 52 10.Theodore Sturgeon, More Than Human (1953) 55 11.Mark Clifton and Frank Riley, They''d Rather Be Right (1953-1956) 59 12.Mark Clifton, "What Thin Partitions" to "Remembrance and Reflection" (1953-1958) 63 13.Wilson Tucker, Wild Talent (1954) 67 14.James H. Schmitz, The Ties of Earth (1955) 69 15.John Wyndham, The Chrysalids/Re-Birth (1955) 72 16.Robert A. Heinlein, Time for the Stars (1956) 73 17.Frank M. Robinson, The Power (1956) and Waiting (1999) 77 18.George O. Smith, Highways in Hiding (1956) 80 19.Alfred Bester, The Stars My Destination (1956-57) 83 20.Lan Wright, A Man Called Destiny (1958) 87 21.Marion Zimmer Bradley, Darkover Series (1958-) 90 22.Jack Vance, "Parapsyche," "The Miracle Workers" and "Telek" (1958) 92 23.Short Stories (1940s-1950s) 98 Katherine MacLean, "Defense Mechanism" (1949)98 C.M. Kornbluth, "The Mindworm" (1950)99 Walter M. Miller, Jr., "Command Performance" (1952)100 Isaac Asimov, "Belief" (1953)101 Algis Budrys, "Riya''s Foundling" (1953)103 Cordwainer Smith, "The Game of Rat and Dragon" (1955)104 Brian W. Aldiss, "Psyclops" (1956)105 J.T. McIntosh, "Empath" (1956)106 Poul Anderson, "Journeys End" (1957)107 24.Mark Phillips (Randall Garrett and Laurence M. Janifer), Brain Twister, Impossibles and Supermind (1959-1961) 108 25.Arthur Sellings, Telepath (1962) 112 26.Keith Woodcott, a.k.a. John Brunner, Crack of Doom/The Psionic Menace (1962-1963) 115 27.John Brunner, Telepathist/The Whole Man (1964) 118 28.Dan Morgan, The Sixth Perception Series (1967-75) 121 29.Richard Cowper, Breakthrough (1967) 127 30.Anne McCaffrey, Talents Universe (1968-) 130 31.Philip K. Dick, Ubik (1969) 133 32.Colin Wilson, The Philosopher''s Stone (1969) 138 33.Joanna Russ, And Chaos Died (1970) 142 34.Lester del Rey, Pstalemate (1971) 145 35.Robert Silverberg, Dying Inside (1972) 149 36.Katherine MacLean, Missing Man (1975) 152 37.Robert Silverberg, The Stochastic Man (1975) 155 38.Octavia Butler, Mind of My Mind (1976) 158 39.Joan D. Vinge, Psion (1982) 162 40.Lucius Shepard, Life During Wartime (1987) 164 41.Carrie Vaughn, After the Golden Age (2011) and Dreams of the Golden Age (2013) 167 42.Connie Willis, Crosstalk (2016) 169 43.Two Novels by Psychics (1978, 1998) 173 44.Short Stories (1960s-1990s) 178 Poul Anderson, "Night Piece" (1961)178 Robert Silverberg, "Something Wild Is Loose" (1971)180 C.J. Cherryh, "Cassandra" (1978)181 Brian M. Stableford, "The Oedipus Effect" (1991)182 Conclusion 184 Appendix 1: A Brief Guide to Paranormal Research 195 Appendix 2: Psi and Afterlife in Psience Fiction 207 Chapter Notes 218 References 223 Index 229
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