The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction

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John Clute, Peter Nicholls
Orbit, 1999 - Science fiction - 1396 pages

Uniquely authoritative, staggeringly comprehensive and enjoyably opinionated, THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF SCIENCE FICTION was immediately hailed as a landmark in the genre when first published in hardback, winning the Hugo Award, the Locus Award, and a BSFA Special Award.

With over 4,300 entries and more than 1.3 million words of critical insight and biographical and bibliographic data - including a new appendix of updates and revisions for this paperback edition - it is an indispensable reference work not only for every reader who loves, uses and wishes to know more about science fiction, but for every reader of imaginative fiction at the end of this century.

'Its scholarship is immaculate, its enthusiasm profound' THE TIMES

'Invaluable ... no self-respecting library can possibly do without it' Arthur C. Clarke

'Scholarly, accurate, detailed, critical and interesting ... an essential purchase' TLS

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About the author (1999)

John Clute is an award-winning SF and fantasy author and in 1994 received the Pilgrim award for distinguished contributions to the study of science fiction. Peter Nicholls has won the Hugo Award and the Pilgrim Award for scholarship in science fiction.

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