Dictionary of Science Fiction Places, The


Series Number: 275
Genre: Reference
Condition: New
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Shelf: 26
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Author: Stableford, Brian
Binding: Softback
Cover Price: 7.00
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Publisher: Fireside
Copyright Year: 1999
Publication Year: 1999
ISBN#: 0-684-84958-5
LCCN#: 98031937
Pages: 384
Address: New York
Dewey Decimal: 809.3/8762/03
LoC Classification: PN3433.4 .D53 1999


GILEAD, Margaret Atwood's sexually oppressive society in The Handmaid's Tale

A. E. Van Vogt's IMPERIAL CITY, the seat of power of the Isher dynasty, which ruled Earth, Mars, and Venus for nearly five thousand years

MONARCH TOWER, the twenty-third-century New York skyscraper in Alfred Bester's The Demolished Man

Isaac Asimov's utopain space habitat, ROTOR

These are but a few of the many places Brian Stableford visits in this extraordinary directory of the most famous and interesting locations, both on and off Earth, invented by writers of science fiction. In fascinating detail, Stableford illuminates the history, geography, and inhabitants of the strange worlds created by more than 250 writers ranging from Cyrano de Bergerac and H. G. Wells to Arthur C. Clarke and Ray Bradbury.

Meticulously cross-referenced, with brilliant illustrations by the well-known fantasy and science fiction artist Jeff White, this unique volume is a browser's delight and first-class reference tool for every science fiction fan.