Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

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by Orson Scott Card
     
 

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An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card.

Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors:

Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss,

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Overview

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card.

Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors:

Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780441011339
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/02/2004
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
432
Sales rank:
475,324
Product dimensions:
5.84(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.83(d)
Age Range:
18 - 17 Years

Meet the Author

Orson Scott Card is a winner of multiple Hugo and Nebula awards for short fiction and novels. His novel, Ender’s Game, is considered one of the classics of the genre and is currently being developed for film. Along with subsequent novels in the Ender’s series (Speaker for the Dead, Xenocide, Children of the Mind, and Ender’s Shadow), Card is also the author of the contemporary novels Lost Boys, Treasure Box, Homebody; The Homecoming Saga, including The Memory of Earth, The Call of Earth, The Ships of Earth, Earthfall, and Earthborn; an alternate history novel, Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus; and the American fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker: Seventh Son, Red Prophet, Prentice Alvin, Alvin Journeyman, and Heartfire.

A respected playwright, Card has seen a dozen of his plays produced in regional theater. He has also taught writing courses at several universities and workshops, including, most recently, a novel-writing course at Pepperdine.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife and five children.

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Brief Biography

Hometown:
Greensboro, North Carolina
Date of Birth:
August 24, 1951
Place of Birth:
Richland, Washington
Education:
B.A. in theater, Brigham Young University, 1975; M.A. in English, University of Utah, 1981
Website:
http://www.hatrack.com

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Masterpieces: The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
John Harkrider More than 1 year ago
The previous reviewer obviously didn't download the sample because the ToC is right in there. This is a great compilation of science fiction by many great authors and is definitely worth reading. The anthology included Heinlen and Asimov works I hadn't read before which is what drew me to it, and I discovered many great authors I'd never heard of before so this book opened up many new worlds for me.
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craig139 More than 1 year ago
When I am looking to purchase an anthology, I ALWAYS look at the Table fo Contents. This information should be presented on the "Product Details Page" along with everything else. This is getting only 1 star as I do not know what's inside the cover!