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New Maps Of Hell Based On Amis Series Of Six Lectures On Science Fiction In 1959, New Maps Of Hell, Discussion Emphasizes The Satirical And Dystopian Elements In Science Fiction Rather Than Being Primarily About Technology.

[Epub] ↠ New Maps Of Hell  Author Kingsley Amis – Diclofenac16.us
  • Mass Market Paperback
  • 161 pages
  • New Maps Of Hell
  • Kingsley Amis
  • English
  • 02 July 2018
  • 0405063210

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  1. says:

    I could barely put down this wonderful essay by the late Kingsley Amis, who turns out to have had exactly the same prejudices about science fiction as I do From the identity of the first known SF story Plato s Critias, what else , glancing at The Tempest with its astonishingly durable mad scientist and beautiful daughter combo, through the inexplicably addictive quality of Jules Verne s horrible prose, past the weirdness of 30s pulps and up to the delights of what was then the cutting edge I could barely put down this wonderful essay by the late Kingsley Amis, who turns out to have had exactly the same prejudices about science fiction as I do From the identity of the first known SF story Plato s Critias, what else , glancing at The Tempest with its astonishingly durable mad scientist and beautiful daughter combo, through the inexplicably addictive quality of Jules Verne s horrible prose, past the weirdness of 30s pulps and up to the delights of what was then the cutting edge New Maps came out in 1960 there...


  2. says:

    This has been possibly one of the hardest books to categorise that I have read in recent times Let me explain.The book is based around a series of lectures Amis gave in the early 60s He himself a fan of science fiction, although openly admitting he is neither an expert not a professional in this field chose to give his views on the subject.Now on first glance you would assume this would the source of major consternation after all someone who does not know the subject putting it under scrutin This has been possibly one of the hardest books to categorise that I have read in recent times Let me explain.The book is based around a series of lectures Amis gave in the early 60s He himself a fan of science fiction, although openly admitting he is neither an expert not a professional in this field chose to give his views on the subject.Now on first glance you would assume this would the source of major consternation after all someone who does not know the subject putting it under scrutiny This is not the case Many of his opinions are well explained and justified and it is quickly demonstrated that h...


  3. says:

    anybody that likes Lit Crit and that s everybody, right hs got to read this Then read the books he touches on, then read his own novels.


  4. says:

    The first truly critical analysis of science fiction by an author better known for his work outside the science fiction field Amis begins with a brief history of science fiction and its origins in the pulp magazines and brings the reader up to date for the time Along the way he gives synopsis of science fiction stories he approves of, andoften than not ones he does not approve of He then differentiates the types of science fiction stories, one of which is the universal my term sci The first truly critical analysis of science fiction by an author better known for his work outside the science fiction field Amis begins with a brief history of science fiction and its origins in the pulp magazines and brings the reader up to date for the time Along the way he gives synopsis of science fiction stories he approves of, andoften than not ones he does no...


  5. says:

    Kingsley Amis 1922 1995 wrote in 1960 i think is the first serious essay on the world of science fiction,ovously it is outdated but yet it contains some gems.The book beguins with the primitive history with the names between othersanciet of Jules Verne,H.G Wells and Edgar Rice Haggard and , then follows with the less serious writes in pulp magazines and finally when the sf became a mature and serious genre of mass diffusion ,the autor focusseson the sociological and political Kingsley Amis 1922 1995 wrote in 1960 i think is the first serious essay on the world of science fiction,ovously it is outdated but yet it contains some gems.The book beguins with the primitive history with the names between othersanciet of Jules Verne,H.G Wells and Edgar Rice Haggard and , then follows with the less serious writes in pulp magazines and finally when the sf became a mature and serious genre of mass diffusion ,the autor focusseson the sociological and political aspects and sees the genre in its distopic novels and tales as a critic ,satire or...


  6. says:

    Dated Yes Is it a brave subject to tackle and defend at the close of the 1950s unlike a certain, albeit wonderful author who in 2015 still shuffles behind the spec word absolutely And once again, this supposedly awful misogynist I ve been reading about flays my expectations by citing two feminist rants in pulp SF magazines as proof of the genre s value OK, not because they re feminist exactly, but because a reader of westerns wouldn t take to the same amount of digression on frontier ethi Dated Yes Is it a brave subject to tackle and defend at the close of the 1950s unlike a certain, albeit wonderful author who in 2015 still shuffles behind the spec word absolutely And once again, this supposedly awful misogynist I ve been reading about flays my expectations by citing two feminist rants in pulp SF magazin...


  7. says:

    This was hard to rate On the one hand, it is very dated ironically, perhaps, a 50 year old critique of SF suffers from some of the same stale dating that 50 year old SF itself suffers from Further,despite its overall pro SF agenda, it is perhaps just a shade too eager to adopt a semi apologetic tone for treating such generally puerile and stylistically sterile work seriously On the other hand, it is probably the first serious book length critique of SF, certainly the first such by some This was hard to rate On the one hand, it is very dated ironically, perhaps, a 50 year old critique of SF suffers from some of the same stale dating that 50 year old SF itself suffers from Further,despite its overall pro SF agenda, it is perhaps just a shade too eager to adopt a semi apologetic tone for treating such generally puerile and stylistically sterile work seriously On the other hand, it is probably the first serious book length critique of SF, certainly the first such by someone from outside the genre IIRC, the first academic journal devoted to SF studies began only the year before this book came out , when there was virtually no audience for such a study as its publication by Ballantine, one of the better SF houses in the 1960s complete with a typical Ballantine SF cover perhaps attests As such, it is a trail blazing work And it does show insight and critical discrimination, albeit not always in ways I quite agree wi...


  8. says:

    This 1960 book is an interesting and engaging work in the history of science fiction studies Kingsley Amis 1922 1995 was a noted English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher he was the author of Lucky Jim , The Green Man, and muchA life long science fiction fan, he decided with this book to act as something of an emissary, attempting to bring a better understanding and appreciation of science fiction to mainstream readers Science fiction is not tomfool sensationalism, he says earl This 1960 book is an interesting and engaging work in the history of science fiction studies Kingsley Amis 1922 1995 was a noted English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher he was the author of Lucky Jim , The Green Man, and muchA life long science fiction fan, he decided with this book to act as something of an emissary, attempting to bring a better understanding and appreci...


  9. says:

    It has taken me 30 years to get round to taking this out of my to be read plies but it still holds up as pretty much the definitive starting point for anyone wanting to analyse SF as a literary phenomenon There are some places where it is dated For instance a tendency to seek to require a clear technology element to separate SF from fantasy, or where he welcomes a move away from aliens being stereotypical bad guy BEMS to being of...


  10. says:

    From Brilliant SF books that got away Robert May, former UK chief scientific adviser This is the book that made science fiction grow up It s a scholarly review that takes science fiction seriously which is how I think it should be Though best known for his mainstream novels, Kingsley Amis was an avid science fiction reader, and his literary criticism on the genre, New Maps of Hell, was published in 1960 Spanning the works of masters like Jules Verne and H G Wells, as well as topics suc From Brilliant SF books that got away Robert May, former UK chief scientific adviser This is the book that made science fiction grow up It s a scholarly review that takes science fiction seriously which is how I think it should be Though best known for his mainstream novels, Kingsley Amis was an avid science fiction reader, and his literary criticism on the genre, New Maps of Hell, was published in 1960 Spanning the w...

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