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SCIENCE FICTION FROM WELLS TO HEINLEIN

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  • Author: Leon STOVER
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company
  • Published: 2008
  • Description: Softback, Good
  • Dust Jacket Condition: No dustjacket
  • Edition: Reprint
  • ISBN-13: 978078643921
  • Ref: 13600
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*EX LIBRARY BOOK*.  This is a reprint of the original 2002 edition.  In generally good condition for its age but it is showing its age and the laminate is not perfect at the edges.  Each edge of the book is stamped with the name of a US Library and a similar library label inside the front cover.  The covers are showing signs of wear generally and there is a crease on the rear cover at the top and also on the front cover.  Reading crease along the edge of the spine and some sticker residue towards the base of the spine.  Some tanning to pages.

THIS IS AN *EX-LIBRARY* BOOK.

SYNOPSIS:  “As a publisher’s category, science fiction began in American pulp magazines in 1926.  But its origins lay in the British tradition of the scientific romance, whose mastery by H G Wells in his Victorian Youth make him the ‘father of modern SF.’

This work critically examines the literary trajectory of science fiction from the scientific romances of Wells to the era of Heinlein.  Such luminaries as Isaac Asimov, Arthur C Clarke,  A E van Vogt and many more are discussed along the way.  The roles of various magazines in establishing the genre are fully examined.”

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