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Age of wonders : exploring the world of science fiction

Author: David G Hartwell
Publisher: New York : Walker, 1984.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A leading science-fiction editor examines the work of the great science-fiction writers, defines the genres many subdivisions, surveys the history of science fiction, and comments on the genres values as literature, entertainment, and escape.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: David G Hartwell
ISBN: 0802708080 9780802708083
OCLC Number: 11029522
Notes: Includes index.
Description: 205 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The golden age of science fiction is twelve --
"I have a cosmic mind-now what do I do?" --
Worshiping at the church of wonder --
Running away from the real world --
When it comes true, it's no fun anymore --
Where do you get those crazy ideas? --
Why "science fiction" is the wrong and only name for it --
Science fiction writers can't write for sour apples --
New wave: the great war of the 1960's --
Fandom --
"Let's get SF back in the gutter where it belongs" --
Crawling home for the future.
Responsibility: David Hartwell.

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A leading science-fiction editor examines the work of the great science-fiction writers, defines the genres many subdivisions, surveys the history of science fiction, and comments on the genres values as literature, entertainment, and escape.

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