US specialist publishing house, based in Westport, Connecticut, whose books are largely academic and sometimes bibliographical; it has a special interest in sf, and is one of the major academic publishers in this area. Among the commentaries on sf published by Greenwood Press are Martha A Bartter's The Way to Ground Zero: The Atomic Bomb in American Science Fiction (1988), Thomas D Clareson's Some Kind of Paradise: The Emergence of American Science Fiction (1986), Bud Foote's The Connecticut Yankee in the Twentieth Century: Travel to the Past in Science Fiction (1991), Donald M Hassler's Comic Tones in Science Fiction: The Art of Compromise with Nature (1982) [nonfiction: hb/], John J Pierce's Foundations of Science Fiction: A Study in Imagination and Evolution (1987) and others, Gary K Wolfe's Critical Terms for Science Fiction and Fantasy: A Glossary and Guide to Scholarship (1986) and many more.
Greenwood anthologies of critical essays on sf have been edited by Michael R Collings, Thomas P Dunn and Richard D Erlich, Martin H Greenberg, Donald M Hassler, Robert E Myers, Donald Palumbo, Robert Reilly, Carl B Yoke and others – many of these in the Greenwood Press Contributions to the Study of Science Fiction and Fantasy series, which ran from 1982 to 2005, and published 105 volumes. Some of the anthologies were selected from conference proceedings of the annual International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. Other Greenwood Press books are the splendid Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Weird Fiction Magazines (1985) edited by Marshall B Tymn and Mike Ashley, and A Biographical Dictionary of Science Fiction and Fantasy Artists (1988) by Robert E Weinberg, both standard references. Greenwood Press has also published complete runs of many famous sf magazines (mostly Pulp magazines) in microfiche, including Amazing, Planet Stories and Startling Stories. [PN]
see also: SF in the Classroom.
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