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Out of This World: Science Fiction Stories

Out of This World: Science Fiction Stories

by Edward Blishen
     
 

This collection of twenty stories reads like a who's who of the best in science fiction—Asimov, Wells, Chandler, Verne, Clarke, Le Guin, Bradbury—among others. Readers will go beyond the limits of human possibility in this perfect introduction to the genre for newcomers. The masterful collection captures the feeling of alienation that makes science

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This collection of twenty stories reads like a who's who of the best in science fiction—Asimov, Wells, Chandler, Verne, Clarke, Le Guin, Bradbury—among others. Readers will go beyond the limits of human possibility in this perfect introduction to the genre for newcomers. The masterful collection captures the feeling of alienation that makes science fiction so popular among tweens and young teens and is sure to be read, reread, and passed around as a favorite.

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Jamie Hain
Readers travel from the center of the earth, to present day rural England, to the moon and beyond in this collection of exciting short stories that offers a peek at what the future could hold for mankind, both here on earth and in distant corners of space. Featuring twenty tales by a variety of authors, this collection mixes excerpts from the works of well known authors such as H.G. Wells, Ray Bradbury, Isaac Asminov, and Ursula LeGuin, with the phenomenal writings of talented, yet lesser known authors to create a collection that is sure to please everyone from the Science Fiction novice to the diehard Science Fiction fan. The perfect addition for any high school library or middle school library serving advanced readers, over half of the stories feature teenage characters dealing with the challenges of growing up in these futuristic environments that range from space ships, to interstellar settlements, to schools on Venus to the future cities of planet earth. Reviewer: Jamie Hain

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780753462461
Publisher:
Kingfisher
Publication date:
08/19/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.50(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
9 - 12 Years

Meet the Author

Edward Blishen (1920-1996) was an English author and children's literature expert who is best known for his collaborative novel The God Beneath the Sea (1970) for which he won the Carnegie Medal.

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