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The Science Fiction Century, Volume One

The Science Fiction Century, Volume One

The Science Fiction Century, Volume One

$32.99

Trade Paperback

About This Book

Finally in trade paperback, the best historical overview anthology of 20th-century SF

Page Count
528
On Sale
04/18/2006

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"Science fiction is the characteristic literary genre of the century. It is the genre that stands in opposition to literary modernism." –David G. Hartwell, from the Introduction

First published in hardcover in 1997, The Science Fiction Century was an anthology that defined and explained what we mean when we talk about modern SF. Now it returns to print in an affordable two-volume softcover edition. Here in volume 1, literary names such as Rudyard Kipling and Jack London rub shoulders with genre authors whose pedigrees run back to the 1940s and 50s, including figures such as Hal Clement, John Wyndham, Poul Anderson, Harlan Ellison, Bruce Sterling, James Tiptree, Jr., and Connie Willis. Here is modern science fiction in all its breadth, from the anthologist hailed by John Updike as a "loving expert."

Imprint Publisher

Orb Books

ISBN

9780312864842

In The News

“Over the past quarter century, Hartwell has built a well-deserved reputation in SF, fantasy and horror as an editor extraordinaire. In addition to discovering many of the leading luminaries in the genre, he has produced a pool of anthologies that attempt to stand as definitive volumes. The Science Fiction Century is another such successful landmark collection.” —Publishers Weekly


“A superb survey for the uninitiated and a definitive sampler for confirmed fans.” —Booklist on The Science Fiction Century

“This ranks as one of the definitive anthologies of the genre—and it makes the perfect introduction to the field of science fiction. . . . The Science Fiction Century shows great breadth and range. . . . Editor Hartwell succeeds by including a wide range of authors, styles, and themes.” —The Des Moines Register

“This is a book filled with familiar treasures and a great way to introduce a skeptic to the field.” —SF Chronicle on The Science Fiction Century

“We are in the hands of a loving expert.” —John Updike on The Hard SF Rennaissance

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The Science Fiction Century, Volume One

The Science Fiction Century, Volume One

$32.99

Trade Paperback