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masterworks of science fiction and fantasy
Berkley trade paperback ed. Masterworks ed.
Arthur C. Clarke ; illustrated by Lebbeus Woods.
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|
|The Wind From the Sun||209|
|A Meeting with Medusa||235|
|The Songs of Distant Earth||289|
"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|
History Created April 1, 2008 ·
|September 8, 2014||Edited by Alex Herrera||Added TOC and description, along with credits|
|August 12, 2011||Edited by ImportBot||add ia_box_id to scanned books|
|October 1, 2010||Edited by ImportBot||Added new cover|
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|April 1, 2008||Created by an anonymous user||Initial record created, from Scriblio MARC record.|