Книга: Dick Philip K. «Science Fiction Stories»

Science Fiction Stories

Производитель: "Macmillan Education"

Серия: "Macmillan Literature Collections"

This collection brings together five stories which explores a range of perspectives within the genre of science fiction. From space travel to time travel, scientific experiments and teleportation, these stories will fascinate and delight fans of science fiction everywhere. Stories:We Can Remember It For You Wholesale Phillip K DickA Sound of Thunder - Ray BradburyTravel By Wire! - Arthur C ClarkeThe Martian Odyssey - Stanley G WeinbaumThe Shadow and the Flash - Jack London CONTENTS:IntroductionUsing a dictionaryThe Genre of Science FictionEssay questionsGlossaryLanguage study indexMacmillan Literature CollectionsThese advanced-level Readers contain a variety of original, unsimplified short stories written by famous classic and modern writers. They are perfect for those students who are ready to make the transition from graded readers to unabridged English literature texts. Each collection provides substantial language support including vocabulary, comprehension questions and language-study exercises. There is also a literary analysis section to help students examine themes, characterisation and plot - thus increasing their understanding and appreciation of each story. Answer keys and further support are available from the Macmillan Readers website.

Издательство: "Macmillan Education" (2009)

Формат: 130x200, 208 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-2307-1691-9

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Dick, Philip K.

▪ American author
in full  Philip Kindred Dick 
born Dec. 16, 1928, Chicago, Ill., U.S.
died March 2, 1982, Santa Ana, Calif.

      American science-fiction (science fiction) writer whose novels and short stories often depict the psychological struggles of characters trapped in illusory environments.

      Dick worked briefly in radio before studying at the University of California, Berkeley, for one year. The publication of his first story, “Beyond Lies the Wub,” in 1952 launched his full-time writing career. He published his first novel, Solar Lottery, three years later. Early in Dick's work the theme emerged that would remain his central preoccupation—that of a reality at variance with what it appeared or was intended to be. In such novels as Time out of Joint (1959), The Man in the High Castle (1962; Hugo Award winner), and The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch (1965), the protagonists must determine their own orientation in an “alternate world.” Beginning with The Simulacra (1964) and culminating in Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? (1968; adapted for film as Blade Runner, 1982), the illusion centres on artificial creatures at large in a real world of the future.

      Among Dick's numerous story collections are A Handful of Darkness (1955), The Variable Man and Other Stories (1957), The Preserving Machine (1969), and the posthumously published I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon (1985). Several of his short stories have been adapted for film, including “We Can Remember It for You Wholesale” (filmed as Total Recall, 1990) and “Second Variety” (filmed as Screamers, 1995).

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