Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology

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Eric S. Rabkin
OUP USA, Sep 29, 1983 - Literary Criticism - 529 pages
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An invaluable contribution to the serious study of science fiction as well as a highly entertaining collection, Science Fiction contains 27 chronologically-arranged stories and excerpts, ranging from such early classic works as Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Shelley's Frankenstein to recent stories such as Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and Ursula K. Le Guin's "Vaster Than Empires and More Slow." Including brief general essays and a separate introduction to each individual story or excerpt, Rabkin's anthology greatly illuminates the evolution of the genre.
 

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Highlights: Voltaire, Hawthorne, Bellamy, London, Stapledon, Asimov, Bradbury, Keyes, Zelazny Avoid: Gernsback, Finney, Pohl, Ellison, Sheckley Some disappointing stuff in here (not one of Arthur C ... Read full review

Contents

Introduction
3
THE EMERGENCE OF MODERN SCIENCE
9
NINETEENTH CENTURY
71
Edgar Allan Poe A Descent into the Maelstrom 1841
134
EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
219
Robots 1934
249
THE GOLDEN YEARS 19401965
315
THE MODERN PERIOD
427
Scream 1967
467
Ursula K Le Guin Vaster Than Empires and More
494
Index
527
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