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Del Rey, Lester 1915-1993

Works: 250 works in 761 publications in 10 languages and 13,377 library holdings
Genres: Science fiction  Fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Periodicals  Fantasy fiction  Illustrated works  Short stories  Paranormal fiction  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Creator, Other, Compiler, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS648.S3, 813.0876
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The world of science fiction : 1926-1976 the history of a subculture by Lester Del Rey( Book )

16 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Despite its limiting title, Lester Del Rey's 'The World of Science Fiction: 1926-1976, The History of a Subculture' gives a pretty detailed history of at least the magazine driven side of the genre from the late nineteenth century to 1976. Although it was intended to be a general history, Del Rey spends the bulk of the book detailing the impact of the magazines and their publishers on the markets, and mentioning the major stories from each era. Del Rey's thesis is that during the first fifty years of its history the genre moved in twelve-year cycles--after every twelve years someone filled with new ideas about how to manage a publication would come along and bring their ideas into the world, and thereby transform the genre. Del Rey supports his thesis adequately with anecdotal evidence, puts forth opinions on the impact of fannish activities on the development of the genre, and gives an excellent recitation of the development of the hardcover fiction markets, which really did not start in the United States until the 1950's
Best science fiction stories of the year by Lester Del Rey( )

in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time : a treasury of modern fairy tales( Book )

8 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of original fairy tales by ten science fiction and fantasy writers, including Isaac Asimov, Lester del Rey, and Anne McCaffrey
Best science fiction stories of the year by Lester Del Rey( Book )

37 editions published between 1972 and 1978 in 3 languages and held by 591 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Early Del Rey by Lester Del Rey( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 1982 in English and Spanish and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This site provides "a point-of-entry into a wide array of informational files about classical music." It also provides links to other music-related Web sites and discussion lists
Moon of mutiny by Lester Del Rey( Book )

14 editions published between 1961 and 1982 in English and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charged with insubordination, refusing to follow orders, and endangering the lives of others, a rebellious cadet is dismissed from the Goddard Space Academy and seeks to join the moon colony
The runaway robot by Lester Del Rey( Book )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The robot named Rex had been bought as a companion for Paul when the Simpsons decided to pioneer on Ganymede, a moon of Jupiter ... a rough, dangerous satellite where a small boy needed a strong, intelligent robot to protect him. By the time Paul is sixteen, they are inseparable
The best of John W. Campbell by John W Campbell( Book )

4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John W. Campbell, Jr. (1910-1971) was more than just one of the greatest science fiction writers of the twentieth century. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction from 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with being the primary shaper of the Golden Age of science fiction. He tutored such giants in the field as A. E. van Vogt, Theodore Sturgeon, and Robert A. Heinlein. Campbell's fiction featured spaceships and aliens, (which are thought of today as typical sci-fi tropes), but he was philosophically focused on big technological and scientific ideas and their ramifications. Writing as Don A. Stuart, Campbell's stories often seem interested in scientific ideas for their own sake, while nevertheless addressing the consequences of the applying them. His fiction explores human nature by contrasting human relationships with technology, or evolution, or aliens, and interrogates other cultural tropes -- specifically what counts as a flourishing civilization, the idea of "progress," and the notion of science as "beneficial."
The best of Frederik Pohl by Frederik Pohl( Book )

2 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pstalemate by Lester Del Rey( Book )

18 editions published between 1971 and 1986 in 4 languages and held by 401 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man is horrified to learn that he is "a natural telepath, a clairvoyant, and a master of precognition of astonishing powers" and finds help from an unexpected and wholly alien source to avoid insanity and the inevitable fate of the adult telepath
Nerves by Lester Del Rey( Book )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An accident releases radioactive chaos at a peacetime atomic plant
Outpost of Jupiter by Lester Del Rey( Book )

12 editions published between 1963 and 1982 in English and held by 368 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While he and his father are living on the distant planetoid, Ganymede, a young boy makes contact with aliens from Jupiter
The Fantastic Universe omnibus by Hans Stefan Santesson( Book )

2 editions published between 1960 and 1968 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fantastic science-fiction art, 1926-1954 by Lester Del Rey( Book )

11 editions published in 1975 in 3 languages and held by 325 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Omslag til science-fiction litteratur fra Frank R. Paul til Frank Kelly Freas
Tunnel through time by Lester Del Rey( Book )

13 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Persian and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a paleontologist using a time machine to go back to the Mesozoic era fails to return, his son and the son of the machine's inventor follow him into the past
The mysterious sea by Lester Del Rey( Book )

7 editions published between 1961 and 1968 in English and Dutch and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some of the new discoveries of the International Geophysical Year of 1957-58 concerning oceanography, hydroponics, sea life and legends
Step to the stars by Lester Del Rey( Book )

21 editions published between 1954 and 1974 in English and French and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jim Stanley, young engineer, is challenged by his assignment to a government space station's construction, which must be completed by a specified time. Clashes with the elements and human obstreperousness supply suspense to this story
Marooned on Mars by Lester Del Rey( Book )

29 editions published between 1950 and 1989 in 6 languages and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Science fiction adventure novel
The best of C. L. Moore by C. L Moore( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine Lucille Moore (1911-1987) was one of the greatest science fiction and fantasy writers of the Twentieth Century. Writing under the name C. L. Moore, she was one of the first truly successful women writers in genre fiction, gracing the early pages of Weird Tales and Astounding Stories. First published in the 1930s and 1940s, C. L. Moore's collection of short stories embodies the otherworldly appeal of science fiction during that time, echoing America's growing fascination with space exploration and its rapidly expanding multicultural awareness. She confronted the fallacies of ethnocentrism, colonialism, and gender bias head on, reminding readers to take off the ethnocentric-colored glasses and appreciate the variety of people on our planet (and beyond) without judgment. After she met and married Henry Kuttner she almost completely stopped writing on her own, instead collaborating with him, then moving on to writing crime stories and for television in the late 1950s. By the time The Best of CL Moore was published it had been two decades since she had written science fiction. This collection is still a great introduction to what CL Moore had to offer
Attack from Atlantis by Lester Del Rey( Book )

21 editions published between 1953 and 1978 in 4 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Dragged by a strange power to the bottom of the sea, the crew of the atomic submarine Triton struggle to escape from the fearful 'city of no return, ' peopled by an ancient, outcast race"--Page 4 of cover
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Alternative Names

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Álvarez del Rey, Ramón F.

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Knapp, Leonard

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Lester del Rey americký spisovatel science fiction a fantasy

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St. John Philip 1915-1993

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Wright Kenneth 1915-1993

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