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Age of wonders : exploring the world of science fiction

Author: David G Hartwell
Publisher: New York : Tor, 1996.
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Age of Wonders is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Hartwell has revised the body of the book to take into account the past twelve years's changes in the literary landscape and the publishing marketplace, and added substantial new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David G Hartwell
ISBN: 0312861516 9780312861513 0312862350 9780312862350
OCLC Number: 33983814
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Description: 319 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: I. The Source and Power of SF's Appeal --
II. Exploring the Worlds of Science Fiction --
III. Writers, Fans, Critics --
IV. The Future of SF --
Select Glossary of Fan Language --
App. I. Sixty Books Important to the Development of SF, Published Before the Name Was Invented --
App. II. The Best 105 SF Books Since the Invention of the Field in the Twenties --
App. III. Teaching SF --
App. IV. Understanding Hard SF --
App. V. Dollars and Dragons: The Truth About Fantasy --
App. VI. Editing the Science Fiction Novel.
Responsibility: David G. Hartwell.
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Age of Wonders is a fascinating tour of the origins, history, and culture of the science fiction world, written with insight and genuine affection for this wonder-filled literature, and addressed to newcomers and longtime SF readers alike. Hartwell has revised the body of the book to take into account the past twelve years's changes in the literary landscape and the publishing marketplace, and added substantial new sections that contain advice on teaching courses in science fiction, disquisitions on the controversial subgenre of hard SF, and practical explanations of the economics of publishing science fiction and fantasy.

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