What Makes This Book So Great?: Re-reading the Classics of Fantasy and SF (Hardback)
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DescriptionJo Walton is an award-winning author of, inveterate reader of, and chronic re-reader of science fiction and fantasy books. What Makes This Book So Great? is a selection of the best of her musings about her prodigious reading habit. Jo Walton's many subjects range from acknowledged classics, to guilty pleasures, to forgotten oddities and gems. Among them, the Zones of Thought novels of Vernor Vinge; the question of what genre readers mean by 'mainstream'; the under-appreciated SF adventures of C. J. Cherryh; the field's many approaches to time travel; the masterful science fiction of Samuel R. Delany; Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children; the early Hainish novels of Ursula K. Le Guin; and a Robert A. Heinlein novel you have most certainly never read. Over 130 essays in all, What Makes This Book So Great is an immensely engaging collection of provocative, opinionated thoughts about past and present-day fantasy and science fiction, from one of our best writers.
- Published: 16 January 2014
- Format: Hardback 448 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781472111609 ISBN 10: 1472111605
- Sales rank: 419,367
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- What Makes This Book So Great?
- Re-reading the Classics of Fantasy and SF
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- Format: Hardback
Number of pages: 448
Width: 158 mm
Height: 236 mm
Thickness: 42 mm
Weight: 720 g
- ISBN 13: 9781472111609
ISBN 10: 1472111605
Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.5
BIC E4L: LIT
BIC subject category V2: FM, FL, DSRC
BISAC V2.8: LIT000000, FIC028000, FIC009000
Thema V1.0: FL, FM, DSRC
- Constable and Robinson
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- 16 January 2014
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