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Science fiction : contemporary mythology : the SFWA-SFRA anthology

Author: Patricia S Warrick; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
Publisher: New York : Harper & Row, ©1978.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Mixed form : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Essays by noted science-fiction writers and critics on the nine major themes of the genre are accompanied by representative, exemplary stories.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Science fiction
Anthologies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Science fiction.
New York : Harper & Row, ©1978
(OCoLC)894683344
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Patricia S Warrick; Martin Harry Greenberg; Joseph D Olander
ISBN: 0060116269 9780060116262 0060469439 9780060469436
OCLC Number: 3445075
Description: xviii, 476 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction: Mythic patterns / Patricia Warrick --
Science fiction myths and their ambiguity / Patricia Warrick. "Goat song" / Poul Anderson --
The remarkable adventure / Philip José Farmer and Beverly Friend. "Brightside crossing" / Alan E. Nourse ; "Before Eden" / Arthur C. Clarke ; "The game of rat and dragon" / Cordwainer Smith --
Beyond reality's barriers : new dimensions / Robert Silverberg and Charles Elkins. "Common time" / James Blish ; "The shadow of space" / Philip José Farmer --
Aliens / Pamela Sargent and James Gunn. "Specialist" / Robert Sheckley ; "The dance of the charger and the three" / Terry Carr ; "The father-thing" / Philip K. Dick --
The scientist / L. Sprague de Camp and Thomas D. Clareson. "A scientist divides" / Donald Wandrei ; "Memorial" / Theodore Sturgeon ; "The hole man" / Larry Niven --
The machine and the robot / Isaac Asimov with selections by David Martwell. "Twilight" / John W. Campbell, Jr. ; "The new father Christmas" / Brian W. Aldiss ; "Computers don't argue" / Gordon R. Dickson --
More than human? : androids, cyborgs and others / George Zebrowski and Patricia Warrick. "Nine lives" / Ursula K. Le Guin ; "Masks" / Damon Knight ; "Sea change" / Thomas N. Scortia ; "Day million" / Frederik Pohl --
The city / Theodore R. Cogwell and Ralph S. Clem. "Billenium" / J.G. Ballard ; "A happy day in 2381" / Robert Silverberg --
Utopias and dystopias / Frederik Pohl, Martin Harry Greenberg and Joseph D. Olander. "New York A.D. : 2660" / Hugo Gernsback ; "Coming attraction" / Fritz Leiber ; "The luckiest man in Denv'" / C.M. Kornbluth --
Apocalypse / Jack Williamson and David Ketterer. "The game of blood and dust" / Roger Zelazny ; "All the last wars at once" / George Alec Effinger.
Responsibility: editors, Patricia Warrick, Martin Harry Greenberg, Joseph Olander.

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Essays by noted science-fiction writers and critics on the nine major themes of the genre are accompanied by representative, exemplary stories.

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