American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-56

by Gary K. Wolfe
     
 

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Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary

Overview

Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these visionary “outsider” novels grappled in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation and have gradually been recognized as American classics that opened new imaginative territory in American writing.

This first volume contains:

Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth / The Space Merchants

Theodore Sturgeon / More Than Human

Leigh Brackett / The Long Tomorrow

Richard Matheson / The Shrinking Man

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781598531589
Publisher:
Library of America
Publication date:
09/27/2012
Pages:
800
Sales rank:
786,347
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

GARY K. WOLFE,editor, is Professor of Humanities in Roosevelt University’s Evelyn T. Stone College of Professional Studies and the author, most recently, of Evaporating Genres: Essays on Fantastic Literature and Sightings: Reviews 2002–2006. He has received numerous awards for his critical writing including the British Science Fiction Association Award and the World Fantasy Award. He writes a monthly review column for Locus Magazine.

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