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The Oxford book of science fiction stories

Author: T A Shippey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The definitive collection of the twentieth century's most characteristic genre-from H.G. Wells's prophetic vision of technological warfare to contemporary cyberspace and up-to-the-minute myths of  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Science fiction
Short stories
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: T A Shippey
ISBN: 0192803816 9780192803818
OCLC Number: 59472056
Notes: Originally published: 1992.
Description: 587 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: The land ironclads / H.G. Wells --
Finis / Frank L. Pollack --
As easy as ABC / Rudyard Kipling --
The metal man / Jack Williamson --
A Martian odyssey / Stanley G. Weinbaum --
Night / John W. Campbell Jr. --
Desertion / Clifford D. Simak --
The piper's son / Lewis Padgett --
The monster / A.E. van Vogt --
The second night of summer / James H. Schmitz --
Second dawn / Arthur C. Clarke --
Crucifixus etiam / Walter M. Miller Jr. --
the tunnel under the world / Frederik Pohl --
Who can replace a man / Brian Aldiss --
Billennium / J.G. Ballard --
The ballad of lost c'mell / Cordwainer Smith --
Semley's neckalce / Ursula K. Le Guin --
How beautiful with banners / James Blish --
A criminal act / Harry Harrison --
Problems of creativeness / Thomas M. Disch --
How the whip came back / Gene Wolfe --
Cloak of anarchy / Larry Niven --
A thing of beauty / Norman Spinrad --
The screwfly solution / Raccoona Sheldon --
The way of cross and dragon / George R.R. Martin --
Swarm / Bruce Sterling --
Burning chrome / William Gibson --
Silicon muse / Hilbert Schenck --
Karl and the ogre / Paul J. McAuley --
Piecework / David Brin.
Other Titles: Science fiction stories.
Responsibility: [edited by] Tom Shippey.
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'[Tom Shippey's] new anthology not only is useful and important, it illuminates the field with the editor's insights and selections.' * James Gunn * 'ideal ... even contains much to convert the Read more...

 
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