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Encyclopedia > Emergence (novel)
Emergence
Author David R. Palmer
Country USA
Language English
Genre(s) Science fiction
Publisher Bantam Spectra
Released November 1984
Media Type Print
ISBN 0-553-25519-3

Emergence is a science-fiction book written by David R. Palmer and first published by Bantam Spectra in November 1984. It had three printings thru July 1985 and was republished it in 1990 as a "Signature Special Edition" with some minor edits and a new afterward by the author. David R. Palmer, born 1941, is a science fiction author who has been nominated twice for Hugo Awards. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... Science fiction is a form of speculative fiction principally dealing with the impact of imagined science and technology, or both, upon society and persons as individuals. ... Bantam Spectra is the science-fiction division of Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House. ... Science fiction books, magazines, film, TV, gaming and fandom material Science fiction (often called either sci-fi or sf) is a genre of fiction in which the author contrives an artificial world or universe using a literary device involving hypothetical physical, biological, technological, philosophical, historical or cultural constraints or suppositions... David R. Palmer, born 1941, is a science fiction author who has been nominated twice for Hugo Awards. ... Bantam Spectra is the science-fiction division of Bantam Books, which is owned by Random House. ...


Emergence was Palmer's first book published. It was developed from a pair of Hugo[1] and Nebula award nominated novellas originally published in somewhat different form in Analog magazine. The novel itself was nominated for a Hugo Award[1], a pair of Locus awards (for first novel and science fiction novel)[1], was a finalist for a Philip K. Dick Memorial Award[1], and won the Compton Crook Award[1]. The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... The Philip K. Dick Memorial Award is a science fiction award sponsored by the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society, and named after science fiction writer Philip K. Dick. ... The Compton Crook Award is presented to the best first novel of the year in the field of Science Fiction, Fantasy, or Horror by the members of the Baltimore Science Fiction Society, Inc, at their annual Baltimore-area science fiction convention, Balticon, held on Memorial Day weekend in downtown Baltimore...


Written in sentences almost entirely without subjects and intended to simulate shorthand, the writing style used in the story is unusual.


Novellas

  • Seeking -- published in the February 1983 Analog magazine[3]. It was nominated for a Hugo[1], a Locus[1], and won an Analog Analytical Laboratory Award[1]. A somewhat different form became the second volume of the novel.

Astounding Stories was a seminal science fiction magazine founded in 1930. ... Children of the Future is an Analog anthology containing the following short stories: Mimsy Were the Borogoves • Lewis Padgett Mewhu’s Jet • Theodore Sturgeon The Witches of Karres • James H. Schmitz Mikal’s Songbird • Orson Scott Card (this is part of his book Songmaster) In Hiding • Wilmar H. Shiras Weyr... The 2005 Hugo Award with base designed by Deb Kosiba. ... The Nebula is an award given each year by the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA), for the best science fiction/fantasy fiction published in the United States during the two previous years. ... The Locus Awards are presented to winners of Locus Magazines annual readers poll, which was established in the early 70s specifically to provide recommendations and suggestions to Hugo Awards voters. ... The John W. Campbell Award for the Best New Writer in Science Fiction is awarded annually by the World Science Fiction Society. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l Locus Online's list of awards and nominations
  2. ^ Locus Online's list of Awards: 1982 Analog Analytical Laboratory
  3. ^ Locus Online's list of Awards: 1984 Analog Analytical Laboratory

 
 

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