The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

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Science fiction is one of the 20th century's most characteristic - and dominant - literary forms. Despite critical disparagement and misunderstanding, it has millions of readers worldwide and has established itself at the heart of popular literary culture. This selection starts with H.G. Wells' "The Land Ironclads", and charts the development of science fiction this century through a wide range of practitioners - Rudyard Kipling, Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl, Brian Aldiss, Ursula Le Guin, J.G. Ballard, Paul McAuley, David Brin and many others. The 30 stories offer a potent blend of favourites and surprises, tracing the thematic and technical development of SF over the last 90 more

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  • Paperback | 614 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 40mm | 421.84g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0192831674
  • 9780192831675

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1: H. G. Wells: The Land Ironclads. 2: Frank L. Pollack: Finis. 3: Rudyard Kipling: As easy as ABC. 4: Jack Williamson: The Metal Man. 5: Stanley G. Weinbaum: A Martian Odyssey. 6: John W. Campbell Jr: Night. 7: Clifford D. Simak: Desertion. 8: Lewis Padgett: The Piper's Son. 9: A. E. Van Vogt: The Monster. 10: James H. Schmitz: The Second Night of Summer. 11: Arthur C. Clarke: Second Dawn. 12: Walter M. Miller Jr: Crucifixus Etiam. 13: Frederik Pohl: The Tunnel under the World. 14: Brian Aldiss: Who can Replace a Man?. 15: J. G. Ballard: Billenium. 16: Cordwainer Smith: The Ballad of Lost C'Mell. 17: Ursula Le Guin: The Dowry of the Angyar. 18: James Blish: How Beautiful with Banners. 19: Harry Harrison: A Criminal Act. 20: Thomas M. Disch: Problems of Creativeness. 21: Gene Wolfe: How the Whip came Back. 22: Larry Niven: Cloak of Anarchy. 23: Norman Spinrad: The Screwfly Solution. 24: George R. R. Martin: The Way of Cross and Dragon. 25: Bruce Sterling: Swarm. 26: Hilbert Schenck: Silicon Muse. 27: William Gibson: Burning Chrome. 28: Paul J. McAuley: Karl and the Ogre. 29: David Brin: Pieceworkshow more

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