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The Resource American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958, Gary K. Wolfe, editor

American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958, Gary K. Wolfe, editor

Label
American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958
Title
American science fiction
Title remainder
five classic novels 1956-1958
Statement of responsibility
Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Five science fiction classics of the 1950s in one volume
  • "In Robert A. Heinl's Double Star (1956), an actor forced to impersonate a twenty-second-century political leader intent on forging bonds between Earthlings and Martians learns hard lessons about the nature of power. Alfred Bestr's The Stars My Destination (1956), which Neil Gaiman has called 'the perfect cyberpunk novel,' is a classic revenge tale set in a nightmarish future dominated by corporations. In James Blish's A Case of Conscience (1958), space voyagers on the remote planet Lithia find themselves challenged by the values of an alien civilization. Algis Budrys's Who? (1958) unleashes Cold War anxieties about technology and human identity with its story of a scientist rebuilt beyond recognition after a devastating accident. Set in 'The Place' a bar and bordello in the backwater of time's stream, Fritz Leiber's The Big Time (1958) explores the implications of the 'Change War,' an endless cosmic struggle in which shadowy antagonists dart in and out of history in a contest to control destiny"--Google Books
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1946-
  • 1907-1988
  • 1931-2008
  • 1910-1992
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Wolfe, Gary K.
  • Heinlein, Robert A.
  • Bester, Alfred
  • Blish, James
  • Budrys, Algis
  • Leiber, Fritz
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
228
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science fiction, American
  • Science-Fiction-Literatur
Label
American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958, Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-835)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The big time
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Double star
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • The stars my destination
  • Alfred Bester
  • A case of conscience
  • James Blish
  • Who?
  • Algis Budrys
Control code
775418651
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
835 pages
Isbn
9781598531596
Lccn
2011937569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)775418651
Label
American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958, Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 813-835)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The big time
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Double star
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • The stars my destination
  • Alfred Bester
  • A case of conscience
  • James Blish
  • Who?
  • Algis Budrys
Control code
775418651
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
835 pages
Isbn
9781598531596
Lccn
2011937569
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
WorldCat record variable field(s) change: 650
System control number
(OCoLC)775418651

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