Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction par Alec Nevala-Lee

September 22, 2019

Obtenez le livre Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction par Alec Nevala-Lee au format PDF ou EPUB. Vous pouvez lire des livres en ligne ou les enregistrer sur vos appareils. Tous les livres sont disponibles au téléchargement sans avoir à dépenser de l'argent.

Titre de livre: Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction
Auteur: Alec Nevala-Lee
Broché: 528 pages
Date de sortie: October 23, 2018
ISBN: 006257194X
Éditeur: Dey Street Books

Alec Nevala-Lee avec Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

“[Astounding] is a major work of popular culture scholarship that science fiction fans will devour.” — Publishers Weekly

"Alec Nevala-Lee has brilliantly recreated the era. . . . A remarkable work of literary history." — Robert Silverberg

"Science fiction has been awaiting this history/biography for more than half a century. . . . Here it is. This is the most important historical and critical work my field has ever seen. Alec Nevala-Lee’s superb scholarship and insight have made the seemingly impossible a radiant and irreplaceable gift."—Barry N. Malzberg, author of Beyond Apollo

Astounding is the landmark account of the extraordinary partnership between four controversial writers—John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and L. Ron Hubbard—who set off a revolution in science fiction and forever changed our world. 

This remarkable cultural narrative centers on the figure of John W. Campbell, Jr., whom Asimov called “the most powerful force in science fiction ever.” Campbell, who has never been the subject of a biography until now, was both a visionary author—he wrote the story that was later filmed as The Thing—and the editor of the groundbreaking magazine best known as Astounding Science Fiction, in which he discovered countless legendary writers and published classic works ranging from the I, Robot series to Dune. Over a period of more than thirty years, from the rise of the pulps to the debut of Star Trek, he dominated the genre, and his three closest collaborators reached unimaginable heights. Asimov became the most prolific author in American history; Heinlein emerged as the leading science fiction writer of his generation with the novels Starship Troopers and Stranger in a Strange Land; and Hubbard achieved lasting fame—and infamy—as the founder of the Church of Scientology. 

Drawing on unexplored archives, thousands of unpublished letters, and dozens of interviews, Alec Nevala-Lee offers a riveting portrait of this circle of authors, their work, and their tumultuous private lives. With unprecedented scope, drama, and detail, Astounding describes how fan culture was born in the depths of the Great Depression; follows these four friends and rivals through World War II and the dawn of the atomic era; and honors such exceptional women as Doña Campbell and Leslyn Heinlein, whose pivotal roles in the history of the genre have gone largely unacknowledged. For the first time, it reveals the startling extent of Campbell’s influence on the ideas that evolved into Scientology, which prompted Asimov to observe: “I knew Campbell and I knew Hubbard, and no movement can have two Messiahs.” It looks unsparingly at the tragic final act that estranged the others from Campbell, bringing the golden age of science fiction to a close, and it illuminates how their complicated legacy continues to shape the imaginations of millions and our vision of the future itself.

Bestseller Livres Mes petites recettes magiques smoothies minceur et jus détox Kaiser Karl Le modélisme de mode - Volume 7 La retouche des vêtements Détails de mode à la loupe : Tome 4, Cols, manches, parementures, entoilages et doublures, édition bilingue français-anglais Du mode d'existence des objets techniques Détails de mode à la loupe : Tome 1, Généralités, coutures, pattes de boutonnage, empiècements, modes opératoires, édition bilingue français-anglais Détails de mode à la loupe : Tome 2, Poches, édition bilingue français-anglais The Watch Book Rolex Détails de mode à la loupe : Tome 3, Fermetures à glissière, braguettes, ceintures, plis et fentes, édition bilingue français-anglais Beautiful People: Saint Laurent, Lagerfeld : splendeurs et misères de la mode Le modélisme de mode - Volume 4 Couture : montage et finition des vêtements Girlboss Fashionary bag design Mon chemin en quête de sens: Plongée dans l'intimité d'un top-modèle star Le dandysme : La création de soi Yves Saint Laurent. Coédition Fondation Pierre Bergé Yves Saint Laurent Les musées Yves Saint Laurent : Paris/Marrakech D.V : Diana Vreeland Yves Saint Laurent Le studio d'Yves Saint Laurent : Miroir et secrets Tout sur la mode : Panorama des chefs-d'oeuvre et des techniques Le Grand Livre du Parfum Fashionpedia : The Visual Dictionary of Fashion Design Victor Papanek design for the real world Les 101 mots du parfum à l'usage de tous ISSEY MIYAKE Issey Miyake Comment dessiner la mode - base et techniques Le dessin de mode professionnel Le Bain et le Miroir: Soins du corps et cosmétiques de l'Antiquité à la Renaissance Fashion Central : Saint Martins Le monde selon Karl - carnet Le Vetement de a A Z Stylée ! Histoires de la mode Fleur du désert : Du désert de Somalie à l'univers des top models 17th-century men's dress patterns Fashionary shoe design Sneakers Culture Sneakers 100 baskets mythiques Fashionary measure tape L'Irrégulière ou mon itinéraire Coco Chanel KO-Racinet. Le Costume historique Histoire des modes et du vêtement : Du Moyen Age au XXIe siècle Devenir modéliste : La gradation et les évolutions du vêtement d'enfant The life of 50 fashion legends Le vêtement féminin : Tome 1, Les bases de jupes, de corsages, de chemisiers et de robes, édition bilingue français-anglais Les fondamentaux du design de mode - Les 26 concepts clés du stylisme L'éternel masculin - Icônes de mode et vestiaire idéal Dans les coulisses de Chanel