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A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959

The Greatest Stories of the Decade

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This edition was published in by MJF Books

Written in English

341 pages

Science fiction is fortunate, as a relatively recent branch of fiction, to have an over flowingly huge amount of material starting back from the early 20th century (or earlier, depending on where you draw the line). The 1950's were one of the most fruitful and important decades, giving rise to some of the greatest names in the genre, like those featured in this book! The stories presented are, for the most part, very good. Silverberg, himself legendary, was sure to pick some of the finest specimens out of this benchmark era. Of particular note is William Tenn's 'Down Among the Dead Men', a chilling, witty, and fascinating portrayal of an alien war gone on so long, humanity has been forced to reconstitute its dead into clones of heroes to stay the course. Cordwainer Smith's 'The Game of Rat and Dragon' gives us a very clever insight on space travel, the dangers involved, and the unusual lengths people will go to make it safer. Bradbury, Dick, Clarke, the names go on and on, and they are all fantastic. Interestingly enough, the weakest story, I felt, was the one written by the editor himself, not that I'm complaining. If you are a fan of science fiction, vintage or otherwise, read this volume. It's worth the trouble.

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Science fiction is fortunate, as a relatively recent branch of fiction, to have an over flowingly huge amount of material starting back from the early 20th century (or earlier, depending on where you draw the line). The 1950's were one of the most fruitful and important decades, giving rise to some of the greatest names in the genre, like those featured in this book! The stories presented are, for the most part, very good. Silverberg, himself legendary, was sure to pick some of the finest specimens out of this benchmark era. Of particular note is William Tenn's 'Down Among the Dead Men', a chilling, witty, and fascinating portrayal of an alien war gone on so long, humanity has been forced to reconstitute its dead into clones of heroes to stay the course. Cordwainer Smith's 'The Game of Rat and Dragon' gives us a very clever insight on space travel, the dangers involved, and the unusual lengths people will go to make it safer. Bradbury, Dick, Clarke, the names go on and on, and they are all fantastic. Interestingly enough, the weakest story, I felt, was the one written by the editor himself, not that I'm complaining. If you are a fan of science fiction, vintage or otherwise, read this volume. It's worth the trouble.

A Century of Science Fiction 1950-1959

The Greatest Stories of the Decade

This edition was published in by MJF Books


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Robert Silverberg

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Hardcover
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Pgs.
Number of pages
341
Dimensions
9.5 x 6.4 x 1 inches
Weight
1.5 pounds

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OL8673443M
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1567311547
ISBN 13
9781567311549
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252848
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449276

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