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Masterpieces : the best science fiction of the century

Author: Orson Scott CardPoul AndersonRobert A HeinleinLloyd Biggle, Jr.Theodore SturgeonAll authors
Publisher: New York : Ace Books, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today ... and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity's place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and
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Genre/Form: Science fiction, American
Science fiction, English
Short stories, American
Short stories, English
Short stories
Science fiction
Novellas
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Orson Scott Card; Poul Anderson; Robert A Heinlein; Lloyd Biggle, Jr.; Theodore Sturgeon; Isaac Asimov; Edmond Hamilton; Arthur C Clarke; James Blish; Ray Bradbury; Harlan Ellison; R A Lafferty; Robert Silverberg; Frederik Pohl; Brian W Aldiss; Ursula K Le Guin; Larry Niven; George R R Martin; Harry Turtledove; William Gibson; Karen Joy Fowler; C J Cherryh; John Crowley; James P Kelly; Terry Bisson; John Kessel; Lisa Goldstein; George Alec Effinger
ISBN: 044100864X 9780441008643 9780441011339 0441011330
OCLC Number: 47243968
Description: x, 422 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The golden age. Call me Joe / Poul Anderson --
"All you zombies" / Robert A. Heinlein --
Tunesmith / Lloyd Biggle, Jr. --
A saucer of loneliness / Theodore Sturgeon --
Robot dreams / Isaac Asimov --
Devolution / Edmond Hamilton --
The nine billion names of God / Arthur C. Clarke --
A work of art / James Blish --
Dark they were, and golden-eyed / Ray Bradbury. The new wave. "Repent, harlequin!" said the ticktockman / Harlan Ellison --
Eurema's dam / R.A. Lafferty --
Passengers / Robert Silverberg --
The tunnel under the world / Frederik Pohl --
Who can replace a man? / Brian W. Aldiss --
The ones who walk away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin --
Inconstant moon / Larry Niven. The media generation. Sandkings / George R.R. Martin --
The road not taken / Harry Turtledove --
Dogfight / William Gibson ; Michael Swanwick --
Face value / Karen Joy Fowler --
Pots / C.J. Cherryh --
Snow / John Crowley --
Rat / James Patrick Kelly --
Bears discover fire / Terry Bisson --
A clean escape / John Kessel --
Tourists / Lisa Goldstein --
One / George Alec Effinger.
Other Titles: Masterpieces (Anthology)
Responsibility: edited by Orson Scott Card.

Abstract:

"Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today ... and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity's place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come."--Back cover.

An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

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