Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature Third Edition Edited by Paul DiFilippo “Useful as a reader’s advisory to enable library patrons to select books with similar themes…this set is also a valuable collection-development tool. Recommended for high-school, public, and academic libraries.” —Booklist The new edition of Critical Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, previously published as Magill’s Survey of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature and Classics of Science Fiction & Fantasy Literature, provides descriptions of hundreds of important works of science fiction and fantasy, summarizing plots and analyzing the works in terms of their contributions to literature. Each article discusses an individual book or series and opens with the author’s name, birth and death dates, identification of the work as either science fiction or fantasy, subgenre, type of work (such as drama, novel, novella, series, or story), time and location of plot, and date of first publication. The main body of each essay contains two sections: “The Story” offers a brief plot summary and identifies major characters, while “Analysis” offers a critical interpretation of the title and identifies the literary devices and themes used in the work. Works featured in this compilation include essays on such classics as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, as well as entirely new articles on recent titles such as American Gods, Singularity Sky, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Cloud Atlas, Boneshaker, Area X: The Southern Reach Trilogy, City of Stairs, and many more. March 2017 | 3 Volumes; 1,400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-68217-278-0 | Library Price: $295 LiteratureCRITICAL SURVEYS: SCIENCE FICTION & YOUNG ADULT RECENT Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature “Offers a single source of data on genres, setting, characters… this resource is worthy of a place on the professional shelf.” —ARBA Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature provides over 300 essays of clear, concise, and accessible analysis, including classic young adult titles like The Outsiders, popular series like Divergent, plus a variety of significant themes, film adaptations, and other sections important to the young adult genre. Author Biographies: Feature 40 of the most notable young adult authors from around the world, with data on their life, influences, and major works. Coverage includes such notables as C.S. Lewis, Gary Paulsen, J.K. Rowling, Judy Blume, Lois Lowry, Markus Zusak, Stephanie Meyer, and many more. Genre Overviews: Apocalyptic, Christian, LGBTQ, Paranormal, Romance, Steampunk, and more—provide a full examination through the lens of three popular works. Plot Summaries: Feature 50 notable young adult works with a detailed critical evaluation of the work’s theme, style and focus. Theme Overviews: Body Image, Bullying, Depression, Substance Abuse and more—offer a thought- provoking analysis the theme through the lens of three works. Film Analysis: examines 40 popular film adaptations of young adult novels. Detailed entries analyze its cinematic merits, while making note of the similarities and differences between the film and the book. The Critical Survey of Young Adult Literature provides a single source for examination of this popular genre. This new title is a must-have for high-school and undergraduate literature collections along with public libraries of all sizes. April 2016 | One Volume; 400 Pages | Print ISBN: 978-1-61925-971-3 | Library Price: $185 RECENT BEST SELLER! Third Edition FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FREE Online Access FREE FIRST TIME ONLINE! This is the first edition of this title with free online access! (800) 221-1592 GET ONLINE ACCESS WITH YOUR PRINT BUY! CRITICAL SURVEYS: SCIENCE FICTION & YOUNG ADULT LITERATURE 17