By Robert Silverberg
Sooner than Robert Silverberg received a number of Hugo and Nebula awards and have become Grand grasp of technological know-how fiction, he used to be a tender guy studying the paintings and craft of writing the style. In Science Fiction: 101, Silverberg unearths the roots of recent technological know-how fiction with thought-provoking essays approximately the various field's so much groundbreaking stories—included during this volume—which encouraged him and taught him to jot down. those insightful analyses, besides the talents and techniques Silverberg built to construct his profitable profession, make this an vital quantity for readers attracted to technology fiction heritage.
Featuring 13 vintage tales by means of Brian W. Aldiss, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Philip okay. Dick, Damon Knight, C. M. Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Frederik Pohl, Bob Shaw, Robert Sheckley, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Vance
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