The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Paul J. McAuley, David Brin, Thomas M. Disch, Brian Aldiss, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Rudyard Kipling, Norman Spinrad, Harry Harrison, James Blish, Gene Wolfe, John W. Campbell, Clifford D. Simak, J. G. Ballard, Hilbert Schenck, Jack Williamson, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Cordwainer Smith, George R.R. Martin, Lewis Padgett, Alfred Elton Van Vogt, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frederik Pohl, H.G. Wells, Walter M. Miller Jr., Racoona Sheldon, James H. Smichtz, Frank L. Pollack
The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Paul J. McAuley, David Brin, Thomas M. Disch, Brian Aldiss, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Rudyard Kipling, Norman Spinrad, Harry Harrison, James Blish, Gene Wolfe, John W. Campbell, Clifford D. Simak, J. G. Ballard, Hilbert Schenck, Jack Williamson, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Cordwainer Smith, George R.R. Martin, Lewis Padgett, Alfred Elton Van Vogt, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frederik Pohl, H.G. Wells, Walter M. Miller Jr., Racoona Sheldon, James H. Smichtz, Frank L. Pollack

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

by William Gibson, Bruce Sterling, Paul J. McAuley, David Brin, Thomas M. Disch, Brian Aldiss, Arthur C. Clarke, Larry Niven, Rudyard Kipling, Norman Spinrad, Harry Harrison, James Blish, Gene Wolfe, John W. Campbell, Clifford D. Simak, J. G. Ballard, Hilbert Schenck, Jack Williamson, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Cordwainer Smith, George R.R. Martin, Lewis Padgett, Alfred Elton Van Vogt, Ursula K. Le Guin, Frederik Pohl, H.G. Wells, Walter M. Miller Jr., Racoona Sheldon, James H. Smichtz, Frank L. Pollack
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This is the definitive collection of the twentieth-century's most characteristic genre--science fiction. The tales are organized chronologically to give readers a sense of how the genre's range, vitality, and literary quality have evolved over time. Each tale offers a unique vision, an altered
reality, a universe all its own. Readers can sample H.G. Well's 1903 story "The Land Ironclads" (which predicted the stalemate of trench warfare and the invention of the tank), Jack Williamson's "The Metal Man," a rarely anthologized gem written in 1928, Clifford D. Simak's 1940s classic,
"Desertion," set on "the howling maelstrom that was Jupiter," Frederik Pohl's 1955 "The Tunnel Under the World" (with its gripping first line, "On the morning of June 15th, Guy Burckhardt woke up screaming out of a dream"), right up to the current crop of writers, such as cyberpunks Bruce Sterling and William Gibson, whose 1982 story "Burning Chrome" foreshadows the idea of virtual reality, and David Brin's "Piecework," written in 1990. In addition, Shippey provides an informative Introduction, examining the history of the genre, its major themes, and its literary techniques.
- The land irronclads, by H. G. Wells
- Finis, by Frank L. Pollack
- As easy as ABC, by Rudyard Kipling
- The metal man, by Jack Williamson
- A martian odyssey, by Stanley G. Weinbaum
- Night, by John W. Campbell Jr.
- Desertion, by Clifford D. Simak
- The piper's son, by Lewis Padgett
- The monster, by A. E. van Vogt
- The second night of summer, by James H. Smichtz
- Second dawn, by Arthur C. Clarke
- Creuxifixus etiam, by Walter M. Miller Jr.
- The tunnel under the world, by Frederik Pohl
- Who can replace a man?, by Brian W. Aldiss
- Billenium, by J. G. Ballard
- The ballad of Lost C'mell, by Cordwainer Smith
- Semley's necklace, by Ursula K. Le Guin
- How beautiful with banners, by James Blish
- A criminal act, by Harry Harrison
- Problems of creativeness, by Thomas M. Disch
- How the whip came back, by Gene Wolfe
- Cloak of anarchy, by Larry Niven
- A thing of beauty, by Norman Spinrad
- The screwfly solution, by Racoona Sheldon
- The way of cross and dragon, by George R. R. Martin
- Swarm, by Bruce Sterling
- Burning crome, by William Gibson
- Silicon mouse, by Hilbert Schenck
- Karl and the ogre, by Paul J. McAuley
- Piecework, by David Brin
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Language

English

Publish Date

Feb 15, 2003

Format

Paperback

Number of Pages

624

ISBN

0192803816

ISBN-13

9780192803818