The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 / Edition 1

The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990 / Edition 1

by Brian Attebery
     
 

ISBN-10: 0393972410

ISBN-13: 9780393972412

Pub. Date: 12/28/1997

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton Collections, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery's Norton Book of Science Fiction provides the first truly comprehensive and coherent look at the best of contemporary science fiction.Successfully used at over one hundred schools nationwide, these sixty-seven stories offer compelling evidence that science fiction is a…  See more details below

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In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton Collections, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Attebery's Norton Book of Science Fiction provides the first truly comprehensive and coherent look at the best of contemporary science fiction.Successfully used at over one hundred schools nationwide, these sixty-seven stories offer compelling evidence that science fiction is a source of the most thoughtful, imaginative-indeed, literary-fiction being written today.Readers will be introduced to some rarely anthologized gems from well-known authors-Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, Philip K. Dick, William Gibson, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr., Gene Wolfe, Roger Zelazny-as well as starling work by today's rising stars. Students and teachers alike will appreciate the sophisticated range of voices exploring the nature of reality and the condition of the human spirit.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780393972412
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
12/28/1997
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
870
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Special Thanks13
Introduction15
The Handler45
Alpha Ralpha Boulevard49
Tandy's Story74
2064, or Thereabouts93
Balanced Ecology98
The House the Blakeneys Built115
Over the River and Through the Woods125
How Beautiful with Banners133
Nine Hundred Grandmothers142
When I Was Miss Dow151
Comes Now the Power161
Day Million166
The Winter Flies171
High Weir183
Kyrie201
For the Sake of Grace211
As Simple As That231
Good News from the Vatican242
Gather Blue Roses250
The Women Men Don't See255
Feather Tigers280
The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn287
The Private War of Private Jacob300
The Warlord of Saturn's Moons305
Making It All the Way into the Future on Gaxton Falls of the Red Planet313
The New Atlantis317
A Few Things I Know About Whileaway337
Strange Wine350
Lollipop and the Tar Baby357
Night-Rise376
Frozen Journey386
Precession402
Elbow Room412
Tauf Aleph427
Exposures445
The Gernsback Continuum457
The Start of the End of the World466
Schrodinger's Plague477
"... the World, as we Know 't"485
The Byrds501
Speech Sounds513
Distant Signals525
The Lucky Strike538
The Life of Anybody569
Interlocking Pieces571
The War at Home577
The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things580
Snow591
After the Days of Dead-Eye 'Dee605
The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software & Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd.616
His Vegetable Wife628
The Brains of Rats633
Out of All Them Bright Stars647
Rat654
America665
Schwarzschild Radius689
Stable Strategies for Middle Management705
Kirinyaga716
A Midwinter's Tale733
(Learning About) Machine Sex746
We See Things Differently762
Half-Life780
Homelanding794
And the Angels Sing797
Aunt Parnetta's Electric Blisters814
Midnight News819
Invaders830
Notes on the Authors851
Acknowledgments863

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