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Visions of Wonder

The Science Fiction Research Association Reading Anthology

Visions of Wonder

Visions of Wonder

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For years, those bringing SF into the classroom have had to improvise their course materials from anthologies and collections not designed for classwork. Now, David G. Hartwell, award-winning anthologist,...

Page Count
800
On Sale
10/15/1996

Book Details

For years, those bringing SF into the classroom have had to improvise their course materials from anthologies and collections not designed for classwork. Now, David G. Hartwell, award-winning anthologist, and Professor Milton T. Wolf, Vice President of the Science Fiction Research Association, present a carefully selected reading anthology reflecting the SF field in all its modern diversity. Here are Golden Age writers like John W. Campbell and Jack Williamson, and here also are towering latter-day titans like Gene Wolfe and Ursula K. Le Guin, along with today's popular writers such as Greg Bear, Robert Jordan, and Vernor Vinge.

Contents:

Critics (Chapter One of In Search of Wonder)/Damon Knight
The Ship Who Sang/Anne McCaffrey
Blood Music/Greg Bear
Paperjack/Charles de Lint
Forever Yours, Anna/Kate Wilhelm
The Golden Age of Science Fiction Is Twelve/David G. Hartwell
Mr. Boy/James Patrick Kelly
Jamboree/Jack Williamson
The Death of Doctor Island/Gene Wolfe
Ender's Game/Orson Scott Card
What Do You Mean . . . Human?/John W. Campbell, Jr.
Bears Discover Fire/Terry Bisson
One Down, One to Go/Philip Jose Farmer
Sur/Ursula K. Le Guin
Introduction to England Swings SF/Judith Merril
Doing Lennon/Gregory Benford
A Tupolev Too Far/Brian W. Aldiss
Them Old Hyannis Blues/Judith Tarr
Paradise Charted/Algis Budrys
Masque of the Red Shift/Fred Saberhagen
Redemption in the Quantum Realm/Frederik Pohl
Devil You Don't Know/Dean Ing
The Eye of the World (Excerpt)/Robert Jordan
Split Light/Lisa Goldstein
Science Fiction & The Adventures of the Spherical Cow/Kathryn Cramer
The Sun Spider/Lucius Shepard
Science Fiction and 'Literature' - or, the Conscience of the King/Samuel R. Delany
Souls/Loanna Russ
Overdrawn at the Memory Bank/John Varley
The Girl Who Was Plugged In/James Tiptree
Burning Chrome/William Gibson
Towards an Aesthetic of Science Fiction/Joanna Russ
Identifying the Object/Gwyneth Jones
The Mountain to Mohammed/Nancy Kress
Wall, Stone, Craft/Walter Jon Williams
Boobs/Suzy McKee Charnas
To Bring in Fine Things: The Significance of Science Fiction Plots/Brian Stableford
Spider Silk/Andre Norton
A Braver Thing/Charles Sheffield
Getting Real/Susan Shwartz
True Names/Vernor Vinge
Science Fiction: A Selective Guide to Scholarship/Gary K. Wolfe

Imprint Publisher

Tor Books

ISBN

9780312852870

In The News

“A broad-ranging anthology; highly recommended for SF collections.” —Library Journal

“An excellent and informed introduction to the genre while also supplying fans with plenty of new pleasures. . . . [A] wise, witty and wonderful collection.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review)

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Visions of Wonder

Visions of Wonder

$45.99

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