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Stableford, Brian M.

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Most widely held works by Brian M Stableford
The science fiction encyclopedia by Peter Nicholls( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Over 2,800 entries" and "numerous black and white illustrations."
The Science in science fiction by Peter Nicholls( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1991 in 4 languages and held by 924 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents some of the interesting true and false predictions of science fiction, including space travel, extraplanetary life, weaponry, telepathy, etc
The third millennium : a history of the world, AD 2000-3000 by Brian M Stableford( Book )

11 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 663 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Future man by Brian M Stableford( Book )

7 editions published in 1984 in English and Undetermined and held by 531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The noted author of "The Science in Science Fiction" examines, in a speculative way and with the aid of 150 photographs, current genetic technology and its future implications for all life forms
The werewolves of London by Brian M Stableford( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An extraordinary story of suspense set in 1872, The werewolves of London examines the similar plights of David Lydyard and Gabriel Gill, a young man and a small boy who find themselves possessed by uncanny visionary powers. David and Gabriel are unknowing hosts for enormously powerful beings - the fallen angels of Biblical mythology. While David takes pains to hide his condition from his rigidly skeptical guardian, Gabriel conceals him from the nuns who run the orphanage where he is confined. But there are others who know of the powers which the two young men are acquiring: the heretic priests of the secret Order of St. Amycus; the occultist and reputed Satanist Jacob Harkender; and, of course, the legendary werewolves of London. Whatever plans these others have for the use of David's and Gabriel's skills might easily be rendered insignificant by the schemes and conflicts of the fallen angels themselves; but these beings, though they have the power to work miracles, have awakened from their long rest to find a world very different from the one they knew previously. In order to understand this new world, and to discover what roles they might play in it, they need the use of human eyes and human minds. The abilities which David and Gabriel have are not without cost: pain amplifies their powers of vision, and those who are eager to use them are prepared to hurt them as well as to seduce them. As they are drawn into the deadly battle between forces of godlike power, their sanity and survival are threatened, and they must turn for help to a scientist and a renegade werewolf. As the fallen angels move toward their final confrontation in a strange private Hell, their pawns must move with them, struggling for their own lives and perhaps for the fate of the world. The werewolves of London is a spectacular opening to a highly stimulating and inventive new trilogy
The empire of fear by Brian M Stableford( Book )

17 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of powerful vampires spanning three centuries of their movement from Africa, to Malta, and finally to America
Scientific romance in Britain, 1890-1950 by Brian M Stableford( Book )

10 editions published in 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical dictionary of science fiction literature by Brian M Stableford( Book )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This reference tracks the development of speculative fiction influenced by the advancement of science and the idea of progress from the eighteenth century to the present day. It provides an account of the major authors of works marketed under the genre label, various subgenres perceptible within the commercial genre, significant sf magazines and their editors, and neologisms coined by genre writers. Included are entries on authors of works of science-based speculative fiction that were, for one reason or another, spared the indignity of the genre label, and on authors in the fields of science and technology which have been particularly prolific in provoking such speculation. The list of acronyms and abbreviations, chronology covering the literature from the 1700s through the present, introductory essay, and dictionary entries provide science fiction novices and enthusiasts as well as serious writers and critics with a foundation for understanding the realm of science fiction literature. The bibliography includes books, journals, fanzines, and websites."--Jacket
Historical dictionary of fantasy literature by Brian M Stableford( Book )

7 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Once upon a time all literature was fantasy, set in a mythical past when magic worked, animals talked, and the gods took an active hand in earthly affairs. As the mythical past was displaced in the Western world by the historical past and novelists became increasingly preoccupied with the present, fantasy was marginalized until the late 20th century, when it enjoyed a spectacular resurgence in every stratum of the literary marketplace." "This Historical Dictionary of Fantasy Literature provides an invaluable guide to the current state of the field. The chronology tracks fantasy's evolution from the origins of literature until the 21st century. The introduction explains the nature of the impulse to create and shape fantasy literature, the problems in defining what it is, and the reasons for its changing historical fortunes. The dictionary includes more than 700 entries on authors, both contemporary and historical, and more than 200 entries on fantasy subgenres, key images in fantasy literature, technical terms used in fantasy criticism, and the intimately convoluted relationship between literary fantasies, scholarly fantasies, and lifestyle fantasies. The extensive bibliography ranges from general textbooks and specialized accounts of the history and scholarship of fantasy literature, through bibliographies and accounts of the fantasy literature of different nations, to individual author studies and useful websites."--Jacket
The Cassandra Complex by Brian M Stableford( Book )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lisa Frieman, a forensic researcher working for the police, is attacked in her apartment. Jordan Miller, a distinguished scientist with whom Lisa once worked, has disappeared with a secret discovery. It is the twenty-first century, a world of rapid change and biotech threats and promises. World War Three, the biotech war, is on the horizon and the world as we know it is going to end."--Jacket
Inherit the earth by Brian M Stableford( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2013 in English and Japanese and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A war breaks out in the 22nd century between two nanotechnology corporations, maneuvering for first place in the marketing of immortality. Now that technology makes immortality possible, a public debate rages whether it should be made available and if so to whom and for what reasons
Architects of emortality by Brian M Stableford( Book )

7 editions published between 1999 and 2002 in English and Japanese and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Charlotte Holmes of a futuristic United Nations police investigates the murder of a geneticist, killed by man-eating flowers. It is the first of several such murders and in each case the flowers were delivered by a beautiful woman
The angel of pain by Brian M Stableford( Book )

8 editions published between 1991 and 1995 in English and French and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is 1893 in London, and David Lydyard is beginning to discover the mysterious causes behind his years of visions and pain
Dark Ararat by Brian M Stableford( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hundreds of years in our future, humanity is expanding out into the galaxy in gigantic colony ships. Slower than light speed, the colony ships are filled with long-lived people who are, nevertheless, in suspended animation for all or much of the voyage. One ship has reached a promising world of the voyage."--Jacket
Science fact and science fiction : an encyclopedia by Brian M Stableford( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science Fact and Science Fiction examines in one volume how science has propelled science-fiction and, to a lesser extent, how science fiction has influenced the sciences. The goal of the Encyclopedia is not to present a catalog of sciences and their application in literary fiction, but rather to study the ongoing flow and counterflow of influences, including how fictional representations of science affect how we view its practice and disciplines. Although the main focus is on literature, other forms of science fiction, including film and video games, are explored and, because science is an international matter, works from non-English speaking countries are discussed as needed.--publisher's description
The Omega expedition by Brian M Stableford( Book )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Awakening in the thirty-fifth century, Adam Zimmerman, a developer of emortality technology, is recruited to help his microworld hosts, one of whom is historian Mortimer Gray, on a project involving the vagaries of the mortal mind
The fountains of youth by Brian M Stableford( Book )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The memoir of historian Mortimer Gray's life and "that of humanity in the second half of the next millenium, when genetic, cybernetic, continental, and even planetary engineering are the norm, when suicide is an art form and diseases are for recreational use only."--Jacket
The carnival of destruction by Brian M Stableford( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War I, a French soldier is snatched from death on the battlefield into a dimension where the distinction between reality and dreams does not exist. The novel is a study of the nature of angels and the consequences of their interference in human affairs. By the author of The Angel of Pain
Journey to the center by Brian M Stableford( Book )

6 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and French and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The galaxy is full of mysteries. Asgard one of the most inexplicable. Many different species & many types of individual sought answers to its enigmas. Anthropologists, fortune hunters, scientists, gangsters, politicians & explorers found reason to congregate on the planet which possibly wasn't a planet. To stand on the artificial surface & wonder how many subcutaneous levels the planet contained, & what, if anything, was at the center, to examine the artifacts on the reachable levels where the temperature approached absolute zero. Artifacts of a civilization far more advanced than any known spacefaring species of the day. Artifacts of a species who possibly still lived at the center--thousands of miles & levels deeper than any explorer had set foot. The general consensus was that Mike Rousseau, an archeological scavenger might be capable of reaching the center & unraveling the mystery of Asgard. Rousseau didn't agree. Unfortunately, the choice wasn't his
Deluge; a romance by S. Fowler Wright( Book )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disaster novel in which the whole world is flooded
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Historical dictionary of science fiction literature
Alternative Names

controlled identityAmery, Francis

controlled identityCraig, Brian, 1948-

Amery, Francis 1948-

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Brian Stableford Brits schrijver

Craig, Brian 1948-

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Stableford, Brian M.

Stableford, Brian Michael 1948-

Стэблфорд, Брайан

סטיבלפורד, ברין

بريان ستابلفورد

ステイブルフォード, ブライアン

ステイブルフォード, ブライアン・M


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The empire of fearHistorical dictionary of science fiction literatureHistorical dictionary of fantasy literatureThe Cassandra ComplexInherit the earthArchitects of emortalityThe angel of painDark Ararat