The Yale Book of Quotations
In this unprecedented collection of science fiction and fantasy quotations, the reader revisits the stunning moment when Mary Shelley's Frankenstein first comes to life; witnesses the transformation of Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll into Mr. Hyde; is present when Bruce Wayne resolves to become Batman; and overhears the cosmic conclusions of The Incredible Shrinking Man. Drawing upon two centuries of the vast and provocative literature of science fiction and fantasy, this comprehensive book presents more than 2,900 quotations from wide-ranging sources, including science fiction and fantasy stories, novels, films and television programmes. The quotations are organised by topic - alien worlds; darkness and light; robots, androids and cyborgs; machines and technology; weapons; and more than one hundred others. The reader will encounter the wit and wisdom of renowned authors (H. G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, J. R. R. Tolkien, Ursula K. Le Guin) along with definitive versions of such important statements as Isaac Asimov's Three Laws of Robotics and Star Trek's Prime Directive. With its thorough index, this book is both an invaluable resource for the writer or scholar and an irresistible page-turner for the curious browser.
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I like the fact that the book was priced so cheap compared to in stores of course. BUT when I received it the cover was all ripped up and the binding looks like it is about to fall apart. I was very upset because I purchased this as a Xmas gift for my boyfriend! Read full review
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I first became aware of this project a few years ago, when Fred Shapiro started asking questions about quotations on Stumpers-L (now Project Wombat). When the book finally appeared last year, I was ... Read full review