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The world of science fiction, 1926-1976 : the history of a subculture

Author: Lester Del Rey
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, ©1979.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Ballantine Books edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lester Del Rey
ISBN: 034525452X 9780345254528
OCLC Number: 5852566
Notes: "A Del Rey book."
"Ballantine 25452"--Cover
Description: xiii, 416 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: PART I: BACKGROUND ... What science fiction is --
The beginnings of science fiction --
The rise of the pulps --
The third source --
PART II: THE AGE OF WONDER (1926-1937) ... The magazines of Hugo Gernsback --
The dawn of Astounding --
The crucial years --
The active fan --
The shaping of the future --
PART III: THE GOLDEN AGE (1938-1949) ... Campbell's Astounding --
The war and the bomb --
A proliferation of magazines --
Science fiction in books --
The growth of fandom --
Reshaping the future --
PART IV: THE AGE OF ACCEPTANCE (1950-1961) ... The quest for magic --
The big boom --
And the collapse --
The magazine business --
Wider horizons --
FIAWOL or FIJAGH? --
Watershed --
PART V: THE AGE OF REBELLION (1962-1973) ... The survivors --
The torch passes --
Rebellion : the new wave and art --
Enter : academe --
The big con game --
The fifth age (1974- ) --
PART VI: PARALLELS AND PERSPECTIVES ... Fantasy --
Buck Rogers and Mr. Spock --
Glossary --
Themes and variations --
Utopias and dystopias --
But what good is it? --
Mene, mene, tekel ... --
After Star wars.
Responsibility: by Lester del Rey.

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