British Science Fiction

British Science Fiction

by Nicholas Ruddick
     
 
Everson, reigning star of women's competitive bodybuilding, and her physical therapist/bodybuilding husband (also associate editor of Muscle & Fitness magazine) here show little of the originality exhibited when they won the 1983 USA Couples Championship. They ``disclose'' the regimen that helped her win three Ms. Olympia titlesmainly a rehash of progressive

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Everson, reigning star of women's competitive bodybuilding, and her physical therapist/bodybuilding husband (also associate editor of Muscle & Fitness magazine) here show little of the originality exhibited when they won the 1983 USA Couples Championship. They ``disclose'' the regimen that helped her win three Ms. Olympia titlesmainly a rehash of progressive weight-training routines and techniques, nutritional and dietary jargon and pointers for competition. Like some other recent titles, this one hypes bodybuilding as the best route to the ``new sensuality,'' and much space is devoted to debunking ``myths'' about women's muscularity. Less space, though, is given to explanations beyond the obvious. But the Eversons's apparent wholesomeness, their insiders' chatter and 200 photos should make this a hit with the general bodybuilding audience. (May)

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Booknews
Outlines British science fiction from 1479-1990, highlighting the important biographical and publishing events in the field of science fiction literature and fandom, as well as in other media. The chronology includes biographical information on more than 700 authors, listings of more than 2,000 works, including anthologies, criticism and essays, publishing and fandom milestones, first publications, and awards. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313280023
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/01/1992
Series:
Bibliographies and Indexes in World Literature Series, #35
Pages:
278
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

NICHOLAS RUDDICK is Associate Professor of English at the University of Regina in Canada. He is the editor of State of the Fantastic, a collection of essays (Greenwood, 1992), and the author of Ultimate Island (Greenwood, 1992).

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