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Wright, Peter (Peter Ronald)

Overview
Works: 15 works in 61 publications in 2 languages and 3,152 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Psychological fiction  Fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3573.O52, 813.54
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Most widely held works about Peter Wright
 
Most widely held works by Peter Wright
Shadows of the new sun : Wolfe on writing, writers on Wolfe by Gene Wolfe( )

11 editions published in 2007 in English and French and held by 1,362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gene Wolfe is one of America's most acclaimed fantasy and science fiction writers, This collection celebrates Wolfe's forty-year writing career by bringing together all of the major interviews Wolfe gave between 1973 and 2003 and publishing for the first time his series of essays on the art of writing, the future of libraries and the practicalities of reviewing fiction."--book jacket
Attending Daedalus : Gene Wolfe, artifice, and the reader by Peter Wright( )

7 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 1,201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study of the fiction of Gene Wolfe, one of the most influential contemporary American science fiction writers, offers a major reinterpretation of Gene Wolfe s four-volume The Book of the New Sun and its sequel The Urth of the New Sun. After exposing the concealed story at the heart of Wolfe's magnum opus, Wright adopts a variety of approaches to establish that Wolfe is the designer of an intricate textual labyrinth intended to extend his thematic preoccupations with subjectivity, the unreliability of memory, the manipulation of individuals by social and political systems, and the psychological potency of myth, faith and symbolism into the reading experience
British science fiction television : a hitchhiker's guide by John R Cook( Book )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Television is the dominant mass-entertainment medium of the modern age. Yet, while popular genres in film have received much attention, their television equivalents have remained relatively unknown and unexplored. Popular Television Genres explores the lineages and taxonomies of fictional television worldwide. Written by experts in the field, each book in the series focuses on a particular genre or cycle of popular television. The approach is methodologically broad, balancing the textual analysis of narrative with the need to place popular television in its cultural and historical contexts, as well as analysing its critical and popular reception
Teaching science fiction by Andy Sawyer( Book )

13 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 242 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"
Hindsight by Peter Wright( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The use of controlled radical techniques to form polymer architectures suitable for use as Gear Oil Viscosity Modifiers by Peter Wright( )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This project is concerned with the synthesis of Viscosity Modifiers (VMs) for use in gear box oils. The use of amines as precursors for initiators is also of interest due to their dispersant properties. Atom transfer radical polymerisation (ATRP) was used to prepare statistical copolymers of n-Butyl methacrylate and C12/15 methacrylate for use as VMs. These copolymers were first of a linear nature demonstrating that ATRP could be used to polymerise this monomer combination to give well defined polymers with a high degree of control. Thereafter, multi-functional initiators were used to synthesise core first stars with differing numbers of arms. Three, four, five and eight arm stars were successfully synthesised giving well defined polymers. These polymers were tested by Lubrizol for their viscometric properties. All were found to give significant improvements versus Lubrizol's existing linear polymers in almost all respects. Although the core first stars gave a significant improvement in viscometric properties the costs of the core are relatively high for the application. Therefore the synthesis of arm first stars via ATRP was carried out. Design of experiment (DoE) was used to aid in the optimisation process and to interrelate any factors used in the design. The DoE process indicated two relationships between input factors, one of which was defined numerically. A range of polymers were synthesised on a larger scale for testing by Lubrizol for their viscometric properties. The polymers were found to have exceptional viscosity properties, compared to the baseline sample. The use of amines as precursors for initiators (forming amide initiators) was investigated. 4-Aminodiphenylamine (ADPA) was synthesised into an initiator suitable for ATRP and used in several polymerisations. It was found to have very low initiator efficiency. For this reason Single Electron Transfer Living Radical Polymerisation (SET-LRP) was employed to polymerise methyl acrylate from this initiator with near 100% initiator efficiency. A range of other amide initiators were also successfully used in polymerisations. A new solvent system for SET-LRP was also demonstrated. The addition of phenol to toluene promoted the disproportionation of Cu(I) allowing SETLRP to take place. Polymers were synthesised in this solvent mixture with high degrees of control over molecular weight with narrow Polydipersity indexs (PDI)
[Notes on Canadian culture] by Peter Wright( )

1 edition published in 1951 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conundrum wrapped in an enigma : rereading Gene Wolfe's 'The Fictions of the New Sun' by Peter Wright( Book )

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

It's not you, it's not me : a Midlakes novel by Peter Wright( Book )

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

Shadows of the New Sun : Wolfe on writing/writers on Wolfe by Gene Wolfe( Book )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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British science fiction television : a hitchhiker's guide
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Attending Daedalus : Gene Wolfe, artifice, and the readerBritish science fiction television : a hitchhiker's guideTeaching science fictionHindsight
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English (60)

French (1)