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The Sentinel
masterworks of science fiction and fantasy
Berkley trade paperback ed. Masterworks ed.

Published by Berkley Books in New York .
Written in English.

About the Book

From the Introduction...

Today's readers are indeed fortunate; this really is the Golden Age of science fiction. There are dozens of authors at work today who can match all but the giants of the past. (And probably one who can do even that, despite the handicap of being translated from Polish. . . ) Yet I do not really envy the young men and women who first encounter science fiction as the days shorten towards 1984, for we old-timers were able to accomplish something that was unique.

Ours was the last generation that was able to read everything. No one will ever do that again.

Of course, it may well be argued that no one should want to do so, in deference to Theodore Sturgeon's much-quoted Law: "Ninety percent of everything is crud." It is—to say the least—a sobering thought that this might apply even to my writing.

I can only hope that everything that follows comes from the other ten percent.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Of Sand and Stars 9
Rescue Party 17
Guardian Angel 51
Breaking Strain 99
The Sentinel 135
Jupiter V 151
Refugee 191
The Wind From the Sun 209
A Meeting with Medusa 235
The Songs of Distant Earth 289
Contributors 301

Edition Notes

"A Byron Preiss Visual Publications, Inc. book".


Dewey Decimal Class 823/.914
Library of Congress PR6005.L36 S4 1983

The Physical Object

Pagination 303 p. :
Number of pages 303

ID Numbers

Open Library OL2802821M
Internet Archive sentinelmasterwo00clar
ISBN 10 0425061833
LC Control Number 83234006
Library Thing 23184
Goodreads 681724



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September 8, 2014 Edited by Alex Herrera Added TOC and description, along with credits
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