American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-58

American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956-58


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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 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 second volume contains:

Robert Heinlein / Double Star

Alfred Bester / The Stars My Destination

James Blish / A Case of Conscience

Algis Budrys / Who?

Fritz Leiber / The Big Time

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598531596
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Pages: 950
Sales rank: 373,818
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.40(d)

About 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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