WorldCat Identities

Roberts, Robin 1957-

Overview
Works: 8 works in 56 publications in 1 language and 3,475 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Biography 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PS3563.A255, 813.0876209
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robin Roberts
A new species : gender and science in science fiction by Robin Roberts( Book )

9 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne McCaffrey : a critical companion by Robin Roberts( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engineered dragons, brain ships, and scientifically explained mental powers such as telepathy and telekinesis. Roberts shows how McCaffrey's extrapolation of science raises social issues and causes us to think about the future. Each chapter in this study deals with an individual novel or series and features sections on genre, plot, theme, and character development. In addition, Roberts defines and applies a variety of theoretical approaches to the works to widen the
Anne McCaffrey : a life with dragons by Robin Roberts( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anne McCaffrey: A Life with Dragons is the biography of a writer who vividly depicted alien creatures and new worlds. As the author of the Dragonriders of Pern series, McCaffrey (b. 1926) is one of the most significant writers of science fiction and fantasy. She is the first woman to win the Hugo and Nebula awards, and her 1978 novel The White Dragon was the first science-fiction novel to appear on the New York Times hardcover bestseller list. This biography reveals a fascinating and complex figure, one who creates and re-creates her fiction by drawing on life experiences. At various stages, McCaffrey has been a beautiful young girl who refused to fit into traditional gender roles in high school, a restless young mother who wanted to write, an American expatriate who became an Irish citizen, an animal lover who dreamed of fantasy worlds with perfect relationships between humans and beasts, and a wife trapped in an unhappy marriage just as the women's movement took hold. Author Robin Roberts conducted interviews with McCaffrey, her children, friends, and colleagues, and used archival correspondence and contemporary reviews and criticism. The biography examines how McCaffrey's early interests in theater, Slavonic languages and literature, and British history, mythology, and culture all shaped her science fiction. The book is a nuanced portrait of a writer whose appeal extends well beyond readers of her chosen genre."--Publisher's website
Sexual generations : "Star trek, the next generation" and gender by Robin Roberts( Book )

8 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies first : women in music videos by Robin Roberts( Book )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A book and video that show how the world of music video has thrust feminism to the forefront
Ladies first : women in music videos by Robin Roberts( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of music videos featuring feminism
A new species: The female tradition in science fiction from Mary Shelley to Doris Lessing by Robin Roberts( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ladies first : women in music videos( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Audience level: 0.33 (from 0.04 for Anne McCaf ... to 0.95 for Ladies fir ...)

A new species : gender and science in science fiction
Alternative Names
Roberts Ann Robin 1957-....

Roberts, Robin Ann 1957-

Languages
English (55)

Covers
Anne McCaffrey : a critical companionAnne McCaffrey : a life with dragonsSexual generations : "Star trek, the next generation" and genderLadies first : women in music videosLadies first : women in music videos