American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s (Hardcover)

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    Contains:
    American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953—1956
    Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth / The Space Merchants
    Theodore Sturgeon / More Than Human
    Leigh Brackett / The Long Tomorrow
    Richard Mathe...

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    ITEM#: 14097153

    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.
    Contains:
    American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953—1956
    Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth / The Space Merchants
    Theodore Sturgeon / More Than Human
    Leigh Brackett / The Long Tomorrow
    Richard Matheson / The Shrinking Man
    978-1-59853-158-9

    American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956—1958
    Robert Heinlein / Double Star
    Alfred Bester / The Stars My Destination
    James Blish / A Case of Conscience
    Algis Budrys / Who?
    Fritz Leiber / The Big Time
    978-159853-159-6

    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. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these “outsider” novels have gradually been recognized as American classics. Here are genre-defining works by such masters as Robert Heinlein, Richard Matheson, James Blish, and Alfred Bester. The themes range from time travel (Fritz Leiber’s The Big Time) to post-apocalyptic survival (Leigh Brackett’s The Long Tomorrow), from the prospect of a future dominated by multinational advertising agencies (Pohl and Kornbluth’s The Space Merchants) to the very nature of human identity in a technological age (Theodore Sturgeon’s More Than Human and Algis Budrys’s Who?). The range of styles is equally diverse, by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Grappling in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation, these visionary novels opened new imaginative territory in American writing.

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    ISBN 9781598531572
    Genre FICTION / Science Fiction / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 1750
    Publisher Date 2012-09-27 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Library of America
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.25 in
    Wdth 5.25 in
    Thickness 3.25 in
    Unit weight 3.35 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s
    Volume Number 2
    Audience General/trade

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