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Science Fiction Reader's Guide by L. David Allen


This book offers an explanation of science fiction for both the aficionado and general reader, spanning such early masters as H. G. Wells and Jules Verne to the new wave of writers todays such as Heinlein, Niven, and Asimov. It traces themes and changing trends as reflected in their works, discusses the ever increasing popularity of science fiction and projects a future course of the genre. The science fiction readers guide will lead the reader through an entertaining survey of the major works of the century as well as afford a deep insight into the reading, writing, and understanding of this increasingly popular form of fiction.

Being discussed:
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea - Jules Verne
The Time Machine - H. G. Wells
I, Robot - Isaac Asimov
The Foundation Trilogy - Isaac Asimov
The Demolished Man - Alfred Bester
Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke
Conjure Wife - Fritz Leiber
Mission of Gravity - Hal Clement
A Canticle for Leibowitz - Walter M. Miller, Jr
Dune - Frank Herbert
Stranger in a Strange Land - Robert A. Heinlein
The Moon is a Harsh Mistress - Robert A. Heinlein
Rite of Passage - Alexei Panshin
The Left Hand of Darkness - Ursula K. LeGuin


Publisher (Year): Centennial (1974)
Binding (ISBN): Paperback (0-8220-16117)
Cover Art: Frank Brunner

Condition: Very Good. Rubbing to top and bottom edges, very small tear top of spine.

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