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Billion year spree; the true history of science fiction

Author: Brian W Aldiss
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1973.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Aldiss, Brian Wilson, 1925-
Billion year spree.
Garden City, N.Y., Doubleday, 1973
(OCoLC)573196406
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Brian W Aldiss
ISBN: 0385088876 9780385088879
OCLC Number: 661708
Description: 339 pages 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The Origins of the Species: / Mary Shelley --
"A Clear-Sighted, Sickly Literature": / Edgar Allan Poe --
Pilgrim Fathers: / LUCIAN AND ALL THAT --
The Gas-Enlightened Race: / VICTORIAN VISIONS --
The Man Who Could Work Miracles: / H.G. WELLS --
The Flight from Urban Culture: / WELLS' COEVALS --
To Barsoom and Beyond: / ERB and the Weirdies --
In the Name of the Zeitgeist: / MAINLY THE THIRTIES --
The Future on a Chipped Plate: / THE WORLD OF JOHN W. CAMPBELL'S "ASTOUNDING" --
After the Impossible Happened: / THE FIFTIES AND ONWARDS, AND UPWARDS --
The Stars My Detestation: / YESTERDAY AND TOMORROW --
ENVOI --
CRITICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY --
INDEX.
Responsibility: [by] Brian W. Aldiss.

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Discusses the works of Mary Shelley, Edgar Allan Poe, Lucian, H.G. Wells, John W. Campbell, and others from Victorian times to the present.

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