First Contact: A Reader's Selection of Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Juni 2001



First Contact is just that, a place for teen or adult readers, to make a first foray into the world of science fiction and fantasy. There are classics in each category, as well as current titles popular with both younger and older teens. The designations M J S stand for either middle school, grades 6-8, junior high school, grades 7-8, or senior high school, grades 10-12.


Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 Alien Contact Chapter 4 All Creatures Great and Small Chapter 5 Alternate Reality Chapter 6 Biotechnology Chapter 7 Brain Power Chapter 8 Brave New Worlds Chapter 9 Double, Double, Toil and Trouble Chapter 10 Endangered Earth Chapter 11 Hackers and Droids Chapter 12 Here There Be Dragons Chapter 13 Imagination's Other Place Chapter 14 In Legendary Camelot Chapter 15 A Matter of Belief Chapter 16 Metamorphoses Chapter 17 Once Upon a Time Chapter 18 Postapocalypse Chapter 19 Space Opera Chapter 20 A Story, A Story Chapter 21 Time Warp Chapter 22 To a Galaxy, Far, Far Away Chapter 23 To Be Continued... Chapter 24 Author and Title Index Chapter 25 About the Authors


Bonnie Kunzel is the current President of YALSA, the Young Adult Library Services Association, and a Teen Specialist in the Youth Services Department of Princeton Public Library. Suzanne Manczuk is Adjunct Professor, Rutgers University, SCILS. She is also Associate Reviews Editor, Linworth Publications.


...this resource will be a highly useful readers' advisory tool, especially for the generalist who feels out of his or her element in helping teens find good SF and fantasy. VOYA An excellent and very highly recommended introductory guide to, and listing of, notable titles, First Contact is also the perfect resource and reference to preparing oneself to enjoy a science fiction or fantasy convention! Midwest Book Review This excellent, well-organized title is highly useful for collection development and readers' advisory in both public and school libraries. School Library Journal ...contains well-written, concise, annotated bibliographies divided into 21 chapters by sub-genre...useful for increasing circulation of books already found in existing collections. The Book Report
EAN: 9780810840287
ISBN: 0810840286
Untertitel: New. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juni 2001
Seitenanzahl: 168 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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