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Science and Fiction

First Contact and Time Travel

Selected Essays and Short Stories

Authors: Zivkovic, Zoran

  • First volume collecting part of this authors' non-fiction writings on SF
  • Emphasizes the connection between hard and literary SF on the chosen topics
  • Authored by an internationally known writer, researcher and essayist
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About this book

This volume collects both essays and fictional material around two core topics in the long career of the Serbian writer, essayist, researcher, publisher and translator. The first topic - first contact - is chiefly represented by his comprehensive essay on "The Theme of First Contact in the SF Works of Arthur C. Clarke" and reflected on the literary level with his short stories "The Bookshop" and "The Puzzle". Two shorter essays on the second topic - time travel in SF literature - introduce, amongst others, the well-known and fascinating mosaic novel Time Gifts, which skillfully explores the more literary side of the notions of past, present and future. In the annotations the author provides insights into his take on the subjects presented.

About the authors

Zoran Živković graduated in literary theory from the Department of Comparative Literature at the University of Belgrade in 1973. Until his recent retirement he was a professor at the Faculty of Philology at the University of Belgrade where he taught Creative Writing. Živković has won several literary awards for his fiction: in 1994 his novel The Fourth Circle won the Miloš Crnjanski award; in 2003, his mosaic novel The Library won a World Fantasy Award for Best Novella, and in 2007 he won the Isidora Sekulić award for his novel The Bridge. In the same year he received the "Stefan Mitrov Ljubiša" award for his lifetime achievement in literature. In 2014 and 2015 Živković received three awards for his contribution to the literature of fantastika: Art-Anima, Stanislav Lem and The Golden Dragon.


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • The Theme of First Contact in the SF Works of Arthur C. Clarke

    Živković, Zoran

    Pages 3-36

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  • Utopia in Arthur C. Clarke’s Childhood’s End

    Živković, Zoran

    Pages 37-44

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  • Chronomotion

    Živković, Zoran

    Pages 45-49

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  • The Labyrinth Theme in Science Fiction

    Živković, Zoran

    Pages 51-54

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  • Annotations 1

    Živković, Zoran

    Pages 55-58

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Buy this book

eBook 17,84 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-90551-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover 23,91 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-90550-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
First Contact and Time Travel
Book Subtitle
Selected Essays and Short Stories
Authors
Series Title
Science and Fiction
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-90551-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-90551-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-90550-1
Series ISSN
2197-1188
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 150
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations
Topics