Loose Cannon: Selected Essays

This Hardcover is Not Available through BN.com
Sending request ...

More About This Book

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781587154393
  • Publisher: Wildside Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2001
  • Pages: 232
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.36 (h) x 0.78 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 8
Part 1 Looking Back
The Carnival of Angst 18
The Ides of Lust 26
The Selling of Science Fiction 33
Part 2 Lamenting the Literature
In Purely Commercial Terms 40
Destination: Gloom 45
Report from Utopia 49
Theorists, Parasites, and Frauds 54
The Rape of Science Fiction 60
Evading the Future 68
Quantum Fiction 73
Part 3 The Writers
Alfred Bester's Tender Loving Rage 82
Alfred Bester Obituary 92
The Lurid Landscape 95
Heinlein Speaks? 100
Taking Liberties 112
The Teflon Fantasist 118
Part 4 The Business
Too Many Books! 124
A Hard Look at Hardcovers 130
Writer-Editor Psychology 135
Fairly Rich, Fairly Quick 138
Part 5 Behind the Business
Tales to Astonish 146
The Lucky Dog Award 149
Ackermania 152
Blacklisted or Boring? 158
Inscrutable Science Fiction 163
Pilgrimage to Node Zero 171
Part 6 Looking Forward
In Search of Science Fiction 178
Taking the N Out of Entropy 184
Profits of Doom 193
Who Needs Privacy? 197
Upstream 202
The Soviet Space Auction 209
Fear of Life 215
Freeze! 218
Postscript 227
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)