American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956

American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953-1956

Hardcover

$35.00
Members save with free shipping everyday! 
See details

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

LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation’s literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America’s best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781598531589
Publisher: Library of America
Publication date: 09/27/2012
Series: Library of America Series , #227
Pages: 800
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.30(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.

Customer Reviews