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Norton Book of Science Fiction North American Science Fiction, 1960-1990

ISBN-10: 0393972410
ISBN-13: 9780393972412
Edition: 1993
List price: $36.60
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Description: A breathtaking collection of contemporary science fiction--67 stories in all. Includes gems by Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Philip K. Dick, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, Gene Wolfe, and Roger Zelazny--as well as startling work by today's rising  More...

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Book details

List price: $36.60
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/17/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 872
Size: 5.50" wide x 9.00" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.046
Language: English

A breathtaking collection of contemporary science fiction--67 stories in all. Includes gems by Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Philip K. Dick, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, Gene Wolfe, and Roger Zelazny--as well as startling work by today's rising stars.

Writer and activist Cory Doctorow was born in Toronto, Canada on July 17, 1971. In 1999 he co-founded a free software company called Opencola and served as Canadian Regional Director of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. For four years he worked as European Affairs Coordinator for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and in 2007 won its Pioneer Award. His first novel, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, won a Locus Award for Best First Novel. His short story collection A Place So Foreign and Eight More won a Sunburst Award, and his bestselling novel Little Brother received the 2009 Prometheus Award, a Sunburst Award, and the John W. Campbell Memorial Award. Doctorow also writes nonfiction books and articles, and he co-edits the blog Boing Boing.Arguably one of the canonical writers of American science fiction, Ursula K. Le Guin was born in Berkeley, Calif., in 1929, the daughter of Alfred L. and Theodora Kroeber. After earning an A.B. degree from Radcliffe College and an A.M. from Columbia University, Le Guin was awarded a Fulbright fellowship in 1953. The genre formerly classified as 'science fiction' has become divided into sub-genres, such as fantasy, realistic fiction, alternative history, and other categories. Le Guin resists classifying her own work in any one area, saying that some of it may be called 'science fiction', while other writings may be considered 'realist' and still others 'magical realism' (her term). Le Guin is one of the few writers whose works (which include poetry and short fiction) can be found in public libraries' collections for children, young adults, and adults. Le Guin's published works include a novel, A Wizard of Earthsea, that won an American Library Association Notable Book citation, a Horn Book Honor List citation, and the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award in 1979. She has been nominated several times for the Nebula Award and the Hugo Award--the highest honors in science fiction/fantasy writing--and has won both awards. Her Earthsea Trilogy is a mainstay of libraries' fantasy fiction collections. Le Guin married Charles Alfred Le Guin on December 22, 1953. They live in Portland, Ore.

Jane Austen(17751817) lived in and wrote about Regency, England. Four of her novels were published during her lifetime. Karen Joy Fowler, a PEN/Faulkner and Dublin IMPAC nominee, is the author of The Jane Austen Book Cluband other novels.

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As Simple As That
Good News from the Vatican
Gather Blue Roses
The Women Men Don't See
Feather Tigers
The Mountains of Sunset, the Mountains of Dawn
The Private War of Private Jacob
The Warlord of Saturn's Moons
Making It All the Way into the Future on Gaxton Falls of the Red Planet
The New Atlantis
A Few Things I Know About Whileaway
Strange Wine
Lollipop and the Tar Baby
Night-Rise
Frozen Journey
Precession
Elbow Room
Tauf Aleph
Exposures
The Gernsback Continuum
The Start of the End of the World
Schrodinger's Plague
"... the World, as we Know 't"
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Speech Sounds
Distant Signals
The Lucky Strike
The Life of Anybody
Interlocking Pieces
The War at Home
The Lake Was Full of Artificial Things
Snow
After the Days of Dead-Eye 'Dee
The Bob Dylan Tambourine Software and Satori Support Services Consortium, Ltd.
His Vegetable Wife
The Brains of Rats
Out of All Them Bright Stars
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Schwarzschild Radius
Stable Strategies for Middle Management
Kirinyaga
A Midwinter's Tale
(Learning About) Machine Sex
We See Things Differently
Half-Life
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And the Angels Sing
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Midnight News
Invaders
Notes on the Authors
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