Bridges to Science Fiction and Fantasy (Paperback)

Outstanding Essays from the J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences

By Gregory Benford (Editor), Gary Westfahl (Editor)

McFarland & Company, 9781476669281, 271pp.

Publication Date: February 12, 2018

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The J. Lloyd Eaton Conferences on Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature--long held at the University of California, Riverside--have been a major influence in the study of science fiction and fantasy for thirty years. The conferences have attracted leading scholars whose papers are published in Eaton volumes found in university libraries throughout the world. This collection brings together 22 of the best papers--most with new afterwords by the authors--presented in chronological order to show how science fiction and fantasy criticism has evolved since 1979.

About the Author

Gregory Benford is a professor of physics at the University of California, Irvine. He is a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, was Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University, and in 1995 received the Lord Prize for contributions to science. He has published 32 novels, four volumes of nonfiction, and over 200 short stories and several hundred scientific papers in several fields. Gary Westfahl, retired from the University of California, Riverside, is an adjunct professor at the University of La Verne. He earned the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award for his lifetime contributions to scholarship and is the author, editor, or coeditor of more than 20 books about science fiction and fantasy. Howard V. Hendrix, currently at California State University, Fresno, has taught at the college level for over thirty years. He has published six novels and two collections of stories; has authored, coauthored, or coedited three works of nonfiction; and has written numerous articles, reviews, and editorials. Joseph D. Miller, active for many years as a presenter at Eaton Conferences and contributor to Eaton volumes, is currently a professor and chair of Pharmacology at the American University of the Caribbean in Cupecoy, St. Maarten.