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Landon, Brooks

Overview
Works: 23 works in 100 publications in 1 language and 4,561 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Cyberpunk fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Science fiction  Western fiction  Historical fiction  Film adaptations  Educational films  Filmed lectures  Documentary films 
Roles: Author, Thesis advisor
Classifications: PS3552.E719, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Brooks Landon
Science fiction after 1900 : from the Steam man to the stars by Brooks Landon( )

29 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in English and held by 1,782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The assumption that SF can be a "tool to help you think." He offers a broad overview of the stages through which SF has developed in the twentieth century as well as of the large body of criticism now devoted to this genre
Thomas Berger by Brooks Landon( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 864 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Thomas Berger
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

11 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 645 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
Building great sentences : how to write the kinds of sentences you love to read by Brooks Landon( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drawing on examples from masters of long, elegant sentences, this science-oriented approach to writing, based on one of the Teaching Company's best-selling courses, shares basic writing strategies and encourages students to embrace the sheer joy of language
The aesthetics of ambivalence : rethinking science fiction film in the age of electronic (re)production by Brooks Landon( Book )

11 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Recording )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. Why do some lengthy sentences flow effortlessly while others stumble along? Why are you captivated by the writing of particular authors but not others? How can you craft sentences that reflect your own unique outlook on the world? Get the answers to these and other questions about writing and style in Building Great Sentences: Exploring the Writer's Craft, a lively 24-lecture course taught by Professor Brooks Landon from the University of Iowa -- one of the nation's top writing schools. You explore the myriad ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. You discover insights into what makes for pleasurable reading. You also learn how you can apply these methods to your own writing. Building Great Sentences revives the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing. Unlike common nuts-and-bolts approaches to discussing writing, this course provides a greater context for what makes sentences great. You investigate how to recognize the mechanics of the sentences you read and write, you learn how language works on your thoughts and emotions, and you discover basic strategies to sharpen your ability to recognize great sentences and make your own everyday writing more effective. More than just a string of words, "sentences are shaped by specific context and driven by specific purpose," notes Professor Landon. "No 'rules' or mechanical protocols can prepare us for the infinite number of tasks our sentences must accomplish."--Publisher
Understanding Thomas Berger by Brooks Landon( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book looks at veteran novelist Thomas Berger best known for his wry explorations of the dialectic between the great American dream and the realities of middle-class American life, a frustrating nexus where characters might win knowledge and language but still lack opportunity for action. Berger's uncanny ability to satirize literary genres while participating in them has defined his career and led to such novels as his classic Westerns Little Big Man and The Return of Little Big Man, his hard-boiled detective story Who Is Teddy Villanova?, his Arthurian romance Arthur Rex, and his epic Reinhart series. The author approaches these works thematically to advance understanding of Berger's motives, influences, techniques, style, and language. According to the author, the limitations of language and its competition with thought are most central to the conflict for Berger's characters
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Book )

7 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Great writing begins--and ends--with the sentence. Whether two words ("Jesus wept.") or 1,287 words (a sentence in William Faulkner's Absalom! Absalom!), sentences have the power to captivate, entertain, motivate, educate, and, most importantly, delight. Understanding the variety of ways to construct sentences, from the smallest clause to the longest sentence, is important to enhancing your appreciation of great writing and potentially improving your own. This course applies the sentence-oriented approach to studying writing and provides a larger context for what makes sentences great. Students investigate how to recognize the mechanics of sentences, how language works on thoughts and emotions, and learn basic strategies to sharpen their ability to recognize great sentences and make their own writing more effective
Building great sentences. exploring the writer's craft by Brooks Landon( Recording )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores sentence strategy, context, purpose, style, length. Reveals some of the syntactical strategies professional writers regularly employ and those that can be used in personal writing to ensure that sentences will be effective and possibly even elegant
Building great sentences : exploring the writer's craft( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Explores the myriad of ways in which we think about, talk about, and write sentences. Provides insights into what makes for pleasurable reading and shows how to apply the methods to your own writing. Includes twenty-four lectures presented by Professor Brooks Landon, University of Iowa
Little big man by Thomas Berger( Book )

2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fictional reminiscences of an 111-year-old man telling of his checkered career as plainsman, Indian scout, and squaw man and of his colorful acquaintances
Neuromancer by William Gibson( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Case, a burned out computer whiz, is asked to steal a security code that is locked in the most heavily guarded databank in the solar system
Language and the subversion of good order in Thomas Berger's "Regiment of women" by Brooks Landon( )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Singularities : technoculture, transhumanism, and science fiction in the twenty-first century by Joshua Thomas Raulerson( )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

As much as the Singularity thesis implies a total reorganization of society and of the self - which posthumanist cultural studies and cyborg theory have already begun mapping - it also poses a daunting existential challenge to the enterprise of SF itself, to the extent that the Singularity imposes what Vinge has described as "an opaque wall across the future," an impenetrable cognitive obstacle beyond which the extrapolative imagination cannot glimpse. For a genre long defined by its efforts to assert, through the narrative technique of extrapolation, a meaningful continuity between present and future, the Singularity presents a thorny problem indeed, demanding both a reevaluation of SF's conception of and orientation toward the future, and a new narrative model capable of grappling with the alien and often paradoxical complexity of the postsingular. This study is an inquiry into the properties and problematics of Singularity across fictional and nonfictional discourses, and as such it operates on two levels. Reading Singularitarian literature against a broadly articulated context of fringe-science and transhumanist movements, consumer culture, political and economic theory, and related areas of contemporary cyber- and technoculture, I examine how the metaphor of Singularity structures and signifies the aspirations and anxieties of late-twentieth and early twenty-first century technocivilization. As a project of literary criticism specifically, the study works to identify and theorize a grouping of texts that is emerging from cyberpunk and postcyberpunk tendencies in contemporary SF, organized around the premises of Singularity and the posthuman, and classifiable primarily in terms of an attempt to mount a response to the formal and conceptual problems Vinge has identified. Primary readings are drawn from a wide-ranging selection of twentieth- and twenty-first-century technocultural fiction, with emphasis on SF works by Charles Stross, Cory Doctorow, Neal Stephenson, Bruce Sterling, Rudy Rucker, and William Gibson
Paying for attention : narratives of control and the cultural economics of attention, 1990-present by Robert William Albanese( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Since the invention of the World Wide Web in 1990 and the commercialization of the internet, numerous scholars and cultural critics have interrogated the cultural and economic role of attention, as both a psychobiological ability and a psychosocial good. In particular, commentators from many disciplines posit contested theories of an attention economy, a socioeconomic regime in which, since information and communications technologies make information abundant, the attention needed to acquire information becomes the world's most scarce economic resource. This dissertation argues that a parallel body of postmodernist narratives has emerged from the same conditions, in which technologies of attention enmesh individuals in illegible systems of production, consumption, surveillance, and thought management. Intensified strategies for focusing individual and collective attention are essential components of these narratives, and thus attention, as a means and an end, plays a central role in dramatic tensions between power and resistance. At a time of increased concern for what happens to the long narrative in the age of the text and tweet, my analyses of the film The Truman Show (Peter Weir, 1998), novels Glamorama (Bret Easton Ellis, 1998) and Dead Stars (Bruce Wagner, 2012), and graphic novel series Transmetropolitan (Warren Ellis and Darick Robertson, 1998-2003), explore both continuities and disjunctions in how different media represent this narrative, since diverse institutional codes dictate conditions of production and reception. Despite the different physiological, technological, temporal, and spatial demands these texts place upon their readers' attention, in the main they share an emblematic suspicion of attention's relationship to the governing institutions of American life, which ask subjects to attend to their bodies, minds, schedules and life objectives according to a digitized ideology of perpetual labor, consumerism, and efficiency
Building Great Sentences : Exploring the Writer's Craft: Part 2 by Brooks Landon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Building Great Sentences : Exploring the Writer's Craft: Part 1 by Brooks Landon( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Viewer's guide for Watch the sky, the American science fiction movie by Brooks Landon( Book )

1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Science fiction after 1900 : from the Steam man to the stars
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The aesthetics of ambivalence : rethinking science fiction film in the age of electronic (re)productionUnderstanding Thomas BergerLittle big man
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