The Golden Age Of Science Fiction
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- Languages:English (Unknown), English (Original Language), English (Published)
- Edition:Bonanza 1980 ed
- Shipping Weight (lbs):2.2
- Dimensions (in):9 x 6 x 1.9
- Publication Date:December 12, 1988
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It's July, 1939, and you buy the newest issue of Astounding Stories straight from the newsstands. In it you find stories from two never-before-published authors, A.E. van Vogt and Issac Asimov. You don't realize it, but the golden age of science fiction just began.
Lasting only until 1955, the short years of the golden age era exerted a lasting influence upon science fiction. It established the careers of three of the most popular science fiction writers the big three Issac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, and Robert Heinlein. And it all began with the man who discovered them.
This book is a brief introduction to the genre. It provides the history of science fiction's earliest roots, and shows the culture that influenced the work.
More than an introduction, however, it is also an anthology of the work; not only do you get to read the history behind the work--you actually get to read the work.
Dozens of works are included in this large collection; authors and works include:
And Devious the Line of Duty
Cry from a Far Planet
The Nothing Equation
The Ambulance Made Two Trips
A Sequel to "The Fifth-Dimension Catapult"
Long Ago, Far Away
The Machine That Saved the World
Operation: Outer Space
The Pirates of Ersatz
This World Is Taboo
The Wailing Asteroid
H. Beam Piper:
The Cosmic Computer
Crossroads of Destiny
Day of the Moron
The Edge of the Knife
Flight from Tomorrow
Graveyard of Dreams
He Walked Around the Horses
Ministry of Disturbance
Murder in the Gunroom
Oomphel in the Sky
A Slave is a Slave
Time and Time Again
This work is part of a large collection titled "The History of Science Fiction."
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