WorldCat Identities

Smith, Jad

Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 2,135 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PR6052.R8, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Jad Smith
John Brunner by Jad Smith( )

11 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934-1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. He began his writing career in his teens, selling his first novel in 1951 and two stories to pulp magazines the year after. His career was both typical and exemplary. Typical, because to make a living he had to write continuously and for a readership in both Britain and the United States. Exemplary because he wrote with a stamina matched by only a few of the great science fiction writers, and with a literary quality of even fewer. He imported modernist techniques into his novels and stories and probed every major theme of his generation: robotics, racism, drugs, space exploration, technological warfare. Brunner also wrote about science fiction in essays and editorials that reveal his thoughts, tastes, and ambitions, and that reflect the changing appeal and value of science fiction over the last half of the twentieth century. The passage of time and the verdict of readers have established that at least two of his books--Stand on Zanzibar (1968) and The Sheep Look Up (1972)--have risen to the status of science fiction classics, the first for its depiction of the consequences of overpopulation and and the second for ecological collapse. These two novels and a shelf of others are well known to sf enthusiasts and scholars, but Brunner's massive output and use of multiple pseudonyms have defied a thoroughly scholarly survey of his career until now. Smith's book will be the first intensive look at Brunner's life and works"--
Alfred Bester by Jad Smith( )

6 editions published between 2016 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman and William Gibson celebrate his prophetic vision and stylistic innovations. Jad Smith traces the career of the unlikeliest of SF icons. Winner of the first Hugo Award for The Demolished Man, Bester also worked in comics, radio, and TV, and his intermittent SF writing led some critics to brand him a dabbler. In the 1960s, however, New Wave writers championed his work, and his reputation grew. Smith follows Bester's journey from consummate outsider to an artist venerated for foundational works that influenced the New Wave and cyberpunk revolutions. He also explores the little-known roots of a wayward journey fueled by curiosity, disappointment with the SF mainstream, and an artist's determination to go his own way"--
Joy Harjo's regenerative medicine narratives : "A bridge over the sea of paradoxes" by Jad Smith( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Gibson by Jad Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.10 (from 0.07 for John Brunn ... to 0.77 for William Gi ...)

English (18)