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26th Oct '17 5:57:04 AM jormis29
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* Nicolas Roeg's ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (1976), starring Music/DavidBowie, was an experimental work very much in the style of the New Wave. The source novel by Walter Tevis (published in the mid-1960s) is much more straightforward, though the basic premise of an AlienAmongUs who falls prey to humanity's vices is intact.

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* Nicolas Roeg's Creator/NicolasRoeg's ''Film/TheManWhoFellToEarth'' (1976), starring Music/DavidBowie, was an experimental work very much in the style of the New Wave. The source novel by Walter Tevis (published in the mid-1960s) is much more straightforward, though the basic premise of an AlienAmongUs who falls prey to humanity's vices is intact.
11th Jun '17 4:02:05 PM Xtifr
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New Wave Science Fiction was a literary movement of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] and 1970s; a rejection of the simplistic action-adventure stories and scientific sophistication of the "Golden Age" in favor of more [[LitFic literary]] and [[PostModernism experimental]] forms of SF (and Fantasy), with more emphasis on writing and creativity, and less on [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness "hard"]] science, and, well, plot.

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New Wave Science Fiction was a literary movement of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] and 1970s; a rejection of the simplistic action-adventure stories and scientific sophistication of the "Golden Age" in favor of more [[LitFic literary]] and [[PostModernism experimental]] forms of SF (and Fantasy), and Fantasy, with more emphasis on writing and creativity, and less on [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness "hard"]] science, and, well, plot.
11th Dec '16 4:45:06 AM Xtifr
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New Wave Science Fiction was a literary movement of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] and 1970s; a rejection of the simplistic action-adventure stories and scientific sophistication of the "Golden Age" in favor of more [[LitFic literary]] and [[PostModernism experimental]] forms of SF (and Fantasy), with more emphasis on writing and creativity, and less on [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness "hard"]] science, and, well, plot. Most such stories rate as 1 on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness. In the preface to ''Literature/DangerousVisions'', Harlan Ellison famously refused to even call what he was writing science fiction at all, preferring the term "speculative fiction".

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New Wave Science Fiction was a literary movement of [[TheSixties the 1960s]] and 1970s; a rejection of the simplistic action-adventure stories and scientific sophistication of the "Golden Age" in favor of more [[LitFic literary]] and [[PostModernism experimental]] forms of SF (and Fantasy), with more emphasis on writing and creativity, and less on [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness "hard"]] science, and, well, plot. Most such stories rate as 1 on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness. In the preface to ''Literature/DangerousVisions'', Harlan Ellison famously refused to even call what he was writing science fiction at all, preferring the term "speculative fiction".
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2nd May '16 10:53:21 AM aye_amber
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* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Nova Trilogy'' was a science fiction work by a non-science-fiction writer that was hugely influentual on the New Wave, making it a sort of proto-example.
* Creator/JGBallard was one of the mainstays of ''New Worlds'' magazine, and one whose deliberately surreal post-apocalyptic epics came under strong criticism by the old guard for their lack of realism.

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* Creator/WilliamSBurroughs' ''Nova Trilogy'' was a science fiction work by a non-science-fiction writer that was hugely influentual influential on the New Wave, making it a sort of proto-example.
* Creator/JGBallard ''J. G. Ballard'' was one of the mainstays of ''New Worlds'' magazine, and one whose deliberately surreal post-apocalyptic epics came under strong criticism by the old guard for their lack of realism.



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14th Feb '16 4:40:21 PM Nyronus
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* MeetTheNewBoss: The author lists of the first great anthologies of "Old Wave" science fiction (such as ''Literature/TheBestOfScienceFiction'' and ''Literature/AdventuresInTimeAndSpace'') are 95% white men. The first great anthologies of New Wave (such as ''Literature/DangerousVisions'') are 85% white men. Despite its desire to be socially groundbreaking, in many ways New Wave had the same old problems of sexism and racism.
15th Dec '15 4:01:24 PM Spindriver
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The NewWeird movement has been suggested by some as a partial rebirth of the New Wave.

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The ideas of the British New Wave were to some extent continued in early issues of ''Magazine/{{Interzone}}'' in the 1980s. The NewWeird movement has been suggested by some as a partial rebirth of the New Wave.
20th Aug '15 5:59:48 AM Morgenthaler
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* MeetTheNewBoss: The author lists of the first great anthologies of "Old Wave" science fiction (such as ''TheBestOfScienceFiction'' and ''AdventuresInTimeAndSpace'') are 95% white men. The first great anthologies of New Wave (such as ''DangerousVisions'') are 85% white men. Despite its desire to be socially groundbreaking, in many ways New Wave had the same old problems of sexism and racism.

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* MeetTheNewBoss: The author lists of the first great anthologies of "Old Wave" science fiction (such as ''TheBestOfScienceFiction'' ''Literature/TheBestOfScienceFiction'' and ''AdventuresInTimeAndSpace'') ''Literature/AdventuresInTimeAndSpace'') are 95% white men. The first great anthologies of New Wave (such as ''DangerousVisions'') ''Literature/DangerousVisions'') are 85% white men. Despite its desire to be socially groundbreaking, in many ways New Wave had the same old problems of sexism and racism.
11th Dec '14 7:42:20 AM TrustBen
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* Thomas M. Disch turned to science fiction when he wasn't making progress in his chosen field as a playwright. His short stories and novels like ''Camp Concentration'' and ''334'' exemplify New Wave's [[CrapsackWorld downbeat]] and {{dystopia}}n side.
9th Jul '14 6:49:37 AM woodwardiocom
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* MeetTheNewBoss: The author lists of the first great anthologies of "Old Wave" science fiction (such as ''TheBestOfScienceFiction'' and ''AdventuresInTimeAndSpace'') are 95% white men. The first great anthologies of New Wave (such as ''DangerousVisions'') are 85% white men. Despite its desire to be socially groundbreaking, in many ways New Wave had the same old problems of sexism and racism.
2nd Jul '14 6:40:57 PM TVRulezAgain
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The writers of the New Wave began looking beyond SF for inspiration, and [[TheBeatGeneration Beat writer]] Creator/WilliamSBurroughs was mentioned by many as a major influence.

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The writers of the New Wave began looking beyond SF for inspiration, and [[TheBeatGeneration [[Creator/TheBeatGeneration Beat writer]] Creator/WilliamSBurroughs was mentioned by many as a major influence.
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