Category Archives: science fiction

Many a high school English student has turned to a video of the 1950s film adaptation of Moby-Dick when faced with writing a report on lengthy sea tale. The plot details may remain mostly the same, but the movie version … Continue reading

John Brunner wrote about robots, space exploration, far-off planets and technology that ws yet to exist. In 1968, his Stand on Zanzibar won the Hugo award for best science fiction novel. He didn’t like the “sci-fi” label, though. “For me the … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury had made his name fusing science fiction with an abiding concern for humanity. What he had done in print, Rod Serling brought to early television. The anthology series The Twilight Zone often worked a Bradburian side of the street … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury, born on August 22, 1920, is known for his breakthrough novels such as Fahrenheit 451.  As Jonathan R. Eller writes in Ray Bradbury Unbound, the author also made an impact in television and film. Bradbury only wrote one episode of … Continue reading

On July 26, 1971 the Apollo 15 mission lifted off from Kennedy Space Center with a mission to explore Earth’s moon. Four days later, on July 30, 1971 Lunar Module landed on lunar surface. During the mission astronauts David Scott … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. Kurt Vonnegut once wrote of his alter ego Kilgore Trout: “Like most science-fiction writers, … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In the MMSF title William Gibson, author Gary Westfahl writes of the father of cyberpunk: … Continue reading

The Modern Masters of Science Fiction series is devoted to books that survey the work of individual authors who continue to inspire and advance science fiction. In her MMSF title Greg Egan, Karen Burnham examines the work of an author … Continue reading

For the month of May we have lowered the e-book list price of all four Modern Masters of Science Fiction titles in the University of Illinois Press catalog to $2.99. Greg Egan by Karen Burnham Greg Egan publishes works that … Continue reading