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Hardcover Modern Classics of Science Fiction Book

ISBN: 0312072384

ISBN13: 9780312072384

Modern Classics of Science Fiction

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Brian AldissWilliam GibsonR.A. LaffertyUrsula K. Le GuinLucius ShepardBruce SterlingTheodore SturgeonHoward WaldropConnie WillisGene WolfeRoger Zelazny "The best stories are timeless. Long years from... This description may be from another edition of this product.

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Dozois picks some of his favorites from recent decades, and avoids some of the stories that have been very commonly published. He also gives an intro for each author. Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Country of the Kind - Damon Knight Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Aristotle and the Gun - L. Sprague de Camp Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Other Celia - Theodore Sturgeon Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Casey Agonistes - Richard M. McKenna Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Mother Hitton's Littul Kittons - Cordwainer Smith Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Moon Moth - Jack Vance Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Golden Horn - Edgar Pangborn Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Lady Margaret - Keith Roberts Modern Classics of Science Fiction : This Moment of the Storm - Roger Zelazny Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Narrow Valley - R. A. Lafferty Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Driftglass - Samuel R. Delany Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Worm That Flies - Brian W. Aldiss Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Fifth Head of Cerberus - Gene Wolfe Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Nobody's Home - Joanna Russ Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Her Smoke Rose Up Forever - James Tiptree Jr. Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Barrow - Ursula K. Le Guin Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Particle Theory - Edward Bryant Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Ugly Chickens - Howard Waldrop Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Salvador - Lucius Shepard Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Pretty Boy Crossover - Pat Cadigan Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Pure Product - John Kessel Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Winter Market - William Gibson Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Chance - Connie Willis Modern Classics of Science Fiction : The Edge of the World - Michael Swanwick Modern Classics of Science Fiction : Dori Bangs - Bruce Sterling Violent man gets odiferously ostracised. 4 out of 5 Time travel meddler discovers things don't go as planned, conquering-wise. 4 out of 5 Skinbag girl. 4 out of 5 Death preparation. 3.5 out of 5 Old North Australia's mutant mad mink secret defense doesn't pussyfoot around with thieves and murderers. Or, Stop, You'll Eat Yourself. 5 out of 5 Masked music men have roles to play. 3 out of 5 Mutant farming even less fun with spider bites. 3 out of 5 Shipmaster shot down by vessel's female namesake bangs the pedal to the metal. 4 out of 5 Weather watcher's sweetheart shooting. 4 out of 5 Ditch illusion psychic projection projectile fun. 3.5 out of 5 Hairy-chested busted fishman watches it happen again. 4 out of 5 Immortal stone record. 3 out of 5 Cheap clone kid chops clone dad, convict time done proves chip off the old research block. 4.5 out of 5 Only smart girls at parties, please. 4.5 out of 5 Frack. Duck off, girl off, publication off, death off. 4 out of 5 Priest killing pr

great book

great selection and commentaries on books, highly enjoyed the book

Awesome

It is very rare for me to enjoy more than half of any anthology, but I loved 75% of this one. The stories in here, although by "classic" authors, are rare and fun. This volume knocks the socks off of any "Year's Best ..." I can't praise it enough.Here are the three best stories:The Fifth Head of Cerberus -- Gene WolfeThis Moment of the Storm -- Roger ZelaznyThe Edge of the World -- Michael Swanwick

Some superb stories, some simply good

This collection of modern classic sci-fi novels by well-known authors is highly recommended. The authors represented include, amoung others, Robert Siverberg, Poul Andreson, Brian Aldiss and Gene Wolfe. The quality of the stories ranges from the "just" very good (Nancy Kress' AND WILD TO HOLD, for example) to the superb (Aldiss' TOTAL ENVIORMENT and Silverberg's SAILING TO BYZANTIUM) to the extremely odd but brilliant (Cordwainer Smith's ON THE STORM PLANET and and James Kelly's MR. BOY). If you like science fiction - and do not already have most of these previously-published short stories from other sources - buy this book.
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