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The Resource American science fiction : four classic novels, 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe, editor

American science fiction : four classic novels, 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe, editor

Label
American science fiction : four classic novels, 1968-1969
Title
American science fiction
Title remainder
four classic novels, 1968-1969
Statement of responsibility
Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In this second volume of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, R.A. Lafferty's quirky and utterly original Past Master, an unjustly neglected classic, imagines Sir Thomas More transported to the colony Astrobe in the year 2535, where he is made president of a future Utopia. In Picnic on Paradise, Joanna Russ presents her indelible heroine, Alyx, who is hired to protect a group of tourists in a hostile alien world. Samuel R. Delany's proto-cyberpunk space opera Nova, reprinted here for the first time in a text corrected by the author, combines the pacing of a revenge story with the arc of a grail-quest legend. Jack Vance's dystopian thriller Emphyrio is the coming-of-age story of Ghyl, who has been raised in a world barring the use of automation but has a strong sense of subversive individualism. The novel has been restored to the author's original text, without later editorial interventions."--Provided by publisher
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
Dewey number
813/.0876208
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1937-2011
  • 1916-2013
  • 1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lafferty, R. A
  • Russ, Joanna
  • Delany, Samuel R
  • Vance, Jack
  • Wolfe, Gary K.
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
322
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • More, Thomas
  • Quests (Expeditions)
  • Revolutionaries
Target audience
adult
Label
American science fiction : four classic novels, 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 730-742)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Past master / by R.A. Lafferty -- Picnic on paradise / by Joanna Russ -- Nova / by Samuel R. Delany -- Emphyrio / by Jack Vance
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 742 pages
Isbn
9781598535020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080584586
  • (OCoLC)1080584586
Label
American science fiction : four classic novels, 1968-1969, Gary K. Wolfe, editor
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 730-742)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Past master / by R.A. Lafferty -- Picnic on paradise / by Joanna Russ -- Nova / by Samuel R. Delany -- Emphyrio / by Jack Vance
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xx, 742 pages
Isbn
9781598535020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)on1080584586
  • (OCoLC)1080584586

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