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The Science of Fiction and the Fiction of Science: Collected Essays on SF Storytelling and the Gnostic Imagination
by Frank McConnell, Gary Westfahl , Donald E. Palumbo , C.W. Sullivan III , Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
A member of the Pulitzer Prize jury, the late Frank McConnell helped science fiction gain standing as serious literature. His 16 essays herein were first presented as papers at the prestigious Eaton Conferences. Initially believing that science fiction is primarily one of many forms of storytelling, McConnell gradually recognized science fiction as a modern expression of G ...more
Paperback, 222 pages
Published January 29th 2009 by McFarland & Company
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For disclosure, my five star ranking comes with the bias that Frank McConnell was my dad, raising me from when I was 6. So if you don't want to take my word on why you should read this collection of his essays (gathered from over 20 years of his lectures at the reknown Eaton Conference where all the heavy weights, up and comers and pure fans of Sci-Fi and Fantasy come together), read Neal Gaiman's foreword: they became close friends at a time when everyone still considered graphic novels child's ...more
Francis DeMay McConnell, known as Frank McConnell, (1942-1999) lived at Santa Barbara, California and was a professor of English at the University of California. He had been awarded his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame and earned his doctorate at Yale. He had then taught at Cormell University and at Northwestern University. He was twice married, and had two children and a steps ...moreMore about Frank McConnell...