History Main / NewWaveScienceFiction

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.
27th May '13 9:18:03 PM nitpickeryandsuch
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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, and (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, and (in 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".
6th May '13 7:07:56 PM wellspring
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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 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), with more emphasis on writing and creativity, and less on [[MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness "hard"]] science, and, well, plot.
plot. Most such stories rate as 1 on the MohsScaleOfScienceFictionHardness, and (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".



Much like the Youth Movement, the New Wave gradually faded away as its members got older and/or found that ''really'' experimental writing had a very limited market. It ''did'' have a major lasting impact on the field, though, opening up science fiction to all sorts of new ideas and styles, many of which are still common today. And it left in its wake several works that are still very highly regarded. But as a distinct movement, it soon disappeared, to be replaced with the {{Cyberpunk}} controversies of the eighties.

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Much like the Youth Movement, the New Wave gradually faded away as its members got older and/or found that ''really'' experimental writing had a very limited market. As most movements do, it also faced a backlash from a new generation of writers who brought back scientific accuracy, action and adventure, or both; often matching the literary chops of the by-now venerable New Wave writers. It ''did'' have a major lasting impact on the field, though, opening up science fiction to all sorts of new ideas and styles, many of which are still common today. And it left in its wake several works that are still very highly regarded. But as a distinct movement, it soon disappeared, to be replaced with the {{Cyberpunk}} controversies of the eighties.
25th Mar '13 3:48:10 PM Xtifr
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Two anthologies, ''England Swings SF'', edited by Judith Merril, and ''DangerousVisions'' by Creator/HarlanEllison, helped crystalize the movement. ''DangerousVisions'', in particular, which called for "stories that could not be published elsewhere or had never been written in the face of almost certain censorship by SF editors," helped make what had been a primarily British movement into an international one.

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Two anthologies, ''England Swings SF'', edited by Judith Merril, and ''DangerousVisions'' ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' by Creator/HarlanEllison, helped crystalize the movement. ''DangerousVisions'', ''Literature/DangerousVisions'', in particular, which called for "stories that could not be published elsewhere or had never been written in the face of almost certain censorship by SF editors," helped make what had been a primarily British movement into an international one.



* SF gadfly Creator/HarlanEllison, in addition to publishing the famous anthology, ''DangerousVisions'' (and [[AgainDangerousVisions its sequel]]), made his own contributions, like the stories "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", "A Boy and His Dog" (see Film), and "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World".

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* SF gadfly Creator/HarlanEllison, in addition to publishing the famous anthology, ''DangerousVisions'' ''Literature/DangerousVisions'' (and [[AgainDangerousVisions [[Literature/AgainDangerousVisions its sequel]]), made his own contributions, like the stories "Literature/IHaveNoMouthAndIMustScream", "A Boy and His Dog" (see Film), and "The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World".
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