The Handbook of French Science Fiction



THE HANDBOOK OF FRENCH SCIENCE FICTION

by Jean-Marc & Randy Lofficier

cover by Vincent Laik

Portions of this book have previously appeared in French Science Fiction, Fantasy, Horror & Pulp Fiction published in 2000 by McFarland. 


US$ 24.95/GBP 22.99
5x8 tpb, 336 p.
ISBN-13: 978-1-64932-161-9


A panoramic history of French science fiction literature from the 16th century to the end of the 20th century.
 
COLLEGE & RESEARCH LIBRARIES NEWS: “…Fills in a long-neglected bibliographic gap in the study of French-language literature… The authors have covered all the bases in enormous detail.”


FOUNDATION: “A truly epic enterprise.” Brian Stableford.


INTERZONE: “A remarkable and laudable job.” Mike Ashley.


LOCUS (made the Recommended Reading list): “A fine historical article.” Charles N. Brown.  “Solidly researched, informative, and clearly written…  A pretty comprehensive history of the French fantastic... The most enlightening reference book of the year.” Gary K. Wolfe.


MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW: “A highly recommended, benchmark contribution to academic and literary reference collections.”


QUADRANT: “An extraordinary achievement... The ultimate sourcebook for anyone wishing to extend their knowledge.” Sophie Masson.


SCIENCE FICTION STUDIES: “A significant event… The first heroic attempt to provide, in English, a comprehensive overview of the history of Francophone speculative fiction… An important milestone in today's SF criticism.” Arthur B. Evans.


SF ENCYCLOPEDIA: “Enthralling.”


STARLOG: “Highly recommended.” David McDonnell.


UTOPIAN STUDIES: “An invaluable tool for any future research in this fascinating area of French culture.” George Slusser.


 VIDEO WATCHDOG: “An awe-inspiring survey of the history of French SF.” Tim Lucas. 


TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction. 
The Utopias. 
The Imaginary Journeys. 
  Journeys to Other Worlds.
  Journeys to Other Lands.
  Journeys to Other Times.
The Voyages Extraordinaires. 
  Journeys to Other Worlds.
  Journeys to Other Lands. 
  Journeys to Other Times. 
Jules Verne. 
The Golden Age. 
  Major Authors.
  Other Notable Authors.
    Journeys to Other Worlds.
    Journey to Other Lands.
    Jouneys to Other Times.
  Mainstream Authors. 
The End of the Golden Age. 
  The Publishers. 
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Authors. 
    Journeys to Other Worlds. 
    Journeys to Other Lands. 
    Journeys to Other Times. 
Mainstream Authors. 
A Period of Transition. 
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Authors. 
    Journeys to Other Worlds. 
    Journeys to Other Lands. 
    Journeys to Other Times. 
  Mainstream Authors. 
The Silver Age. 
  The Publishers. 
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Writers. 
  Mainstream Writers. 
  The YAs. 
The 1970s. 
  The Publishers. 
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Writers.
  Mainstream Writers.
  The YAs. 
The 1980s. 
  The Publishers.
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Writers. 
  Mainstream Writers.
  The YAs. 
The 1990s. 
  The Publishers. 
  Major Authors. 
  Other Notable Writers. 
  Mainstream Writers. 
  The YAs. 
Afterword. 
Index.