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Sawyer, Andy

Overview
Works: 18 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 1,340 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Psychological fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Graphic novels  Comic books, strips, etc  War stories, English  Science fiction  Conference proceedings  Study guides 
Roles: Editor, Creator
Classifications: PR5774, 823.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Andy Sawyer
Speaking science fiction : dialogues and interpretations by Andy Sawyer ( Book )
8 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This wide-ranging volume explores the various dialogues that flourish between different aspects of science fiction: academics and fans, writers and readers; ideological stances and national styles; different interpretations of the genre; and how language and ?voices? are used in constructing SF. Introduced by the acclaimed novelist Brian W. Aldiss, the essays range from studies of writers such as Robert A. Heinlein, who are considered as the ?heart? of the genre, to more contemporary writers such as Jack Womack and J. G. Ballard
The sleeper awakes by H. G Wells ( Book )
6 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A troubled insomniac in 1890s England falls suddenly into a sleep-like trance, from which he does not awake for over two hundred years. During his centuries of slumber, however, investments are made that make him the richest and most powerful man on Earth. But when he comes out of his trance he is horrified to discover that the money accumulated in his name is being used to maintain a hierarchal society in which most are poor, and more than a third of all people are enslaved. Oppressed and uneducated, the masses cling desperately to one dream that the sleeper will awake, and lead them all to freedom
A modern utopia by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"While walking in the Swiss Alps, two English travellers fall into a space-warp, and suddenly find themselves in another world. In many ways the same as our own - even down to the characters that inhabit it - this new planet is still somehow radically different, for the two walkers are now upon a Utopian Earth controlled by a single World Government. Here, as they soon learn, all share a common language, there is sexual, economic and racial equality, and society is ruled by socialist ideals enforced by an austere, voluntary elite: the 'Samurai'. But what will the Utopians make of these new visitors from a less perfect world?"--Back cover
Teaching science fiction by Andy Sawyer ( Book )
15 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In response to the growing presence of science fiction in English Studies, Teaching Science Fiction provides an accessible account of how the genre might be taught and understood, considering its history, its major forms, and the critical approaches that make science fiction available to detailed discussion"--
Plan for chaos by John Wyndham ( Book )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In a city that could well be New York, a series of identical women are found dead in suspicious circumstances. Magazine photographer Johnny Farthing, who is reporting on the suspected murders, is chilled to discover that his fianc e looks identical to the victims too and then she disappears
The war of the worlds by H. G Wells ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The classic science fiction thriller describing the Martian invasion of Earth
The invisible man a grotesque romance by H. G Wells ( Book )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A quiet English country village is disturbed by the arrival of a mysterious stranger who keeps his face hidden and his back to everyone
A celebration of British science fiction ( Book )
3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to A Modern Utopia by H.G. Wells by Gregory Claeys ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Science fiction, imperialism and the third world essays on postcolonial literature and film by Ericka Hoagland ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Though science fiction is often thought of as a Western phenomenon, the genre has long had a foothold in countries as diverse as India and Mexico. These fourteen critical essays examine both the role of science fiction in the third world and the role of the third world in science fiction"--Provided by publisher
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells by Patrick Parrinder ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to The Country of the Blind and other Selected Stories by H.G. Wells by Patrick Parrinder ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Penguin Classics Introduction to The War in the Air by H.G. Wells by Patrick Parrinder ( )
2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alien landings ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Ecopolitical transformations and the development of environmental philosophical awareness in science fictional narratives of terraforming by Christopher Pak ( )
1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Matrix ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
A theory of the transmedia franchise character by Clare Parody ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
In contemporary media landscapes characterised by technological, industrial, and cultural convergence, transmedia fictional practice, that is, the generation of multiple texts, products and experiences across multiple media outlets cohered by a common narrative reality, cast of characters, or entertainment brand, is in the ascendancy. This thesis begins from the observation that although transmedia practice is coterminously beginning to receive more and more critical attention, there remains much work to be done theorising the "total entertainment" experiences (Grainge, 2008: 11) it produces in fictional terms. It identifies a particular need for further critical investigation of how transmedia fictional practice interacts with the design, development, and representation of character. It takes as its fundamental starting principle the assumption that transmediality can be defined and operationalised as a particular modality of fiction, producing particular orientations and operations of meaning and representation, and that the trans-textual, trans-medial extension of a fiction can be identified and delineated as a fictional practice. In dialogue with existing critical work organised by the concept of transmedia storytelling, and industrial discourses and practices of cross-platform production, I conceptualise and define the object of study of this thesis as the practice of transmedia franchising, of which transmedia storytelling is positioned as a sub-genre. The thesis comprises an original theory of the transmedia franchise character as a fictional object, situated in a poetics of transmedia franchising as a fictional practice. It proposes conceptual tools, theoretical frameworks, and critical positions for understanding and analysing the processes of meaning and representation that build up a picture of a character as it is franchised across texts and media, and how they are shaped and influenced by key contextual factors. The six chapters map six core features of the transmedia franchise character as a fictional object, each then providing a granular elaboration of some of the formal, operational, functional, and critical implications of these features. Chapter One engages the problem of the instability of "the text" as critical concept and material artefact relative to transmedia franchise fiction; Chapter Two theorises the franchise character as extensible, designed to anticipate, sustain and generate serial development and representation across multiple texts; Chapter Three presents transmedia franchising as an art of multiplicity, and explores how it builds up a picture of character through setting in play dialogues between rewrites, reimaginings, and alternate versions; Chapter Four focuses on the multimediality of the franchise character specifically; Chapter Five discusses how paratextual material interpolates into and contributes to the actualisation of the franchise character; and Chapter Six explores the franchise character as site and technology of participation, interactivity, and immersion in the franchise world
Another earth : S.F. & fantasy ( )
in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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