Masterpieces The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

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ISBN-13: 9780441011339
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Description: An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A.  More...

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 3/2/2004
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.210

An overview of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card. Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, Robert A. Heinlein, Ursula K. Le Guin, Ray Bradbury, Frederik Pohl, Harlan Ellison, George Alec Effinger, Brian W. Aldiss, William Gibson & Michael Swanwick, Theodore Sturgeon, Larry Niven, Robert Silverberg, Harry Turtledove, James Blish, George R. R. Martin, James Patrick Kelly, Karen Joy Fowler, Lloyd Biggle, Jr., Terry Bisson, Poul Anderson, John Kessel, R.A. Lafferty, C.J. Cherryh, Lisa Goldstein, and Edmond Hamilton

Orson Scott Byron Walley Card, was born in 1951 and studied theater at Brigham Young University. He received his B.A. in 1975 and his M.A. in English in 1981. He wrote plays during that time, including Stone Tables (1973) and the musical, Father, Mother, Mother and Mom (1974). A Mormon, Scott served a two-year mission in Brazil before starting work as a journalist in Utah. He also designed games at Lucas Film Games, 1989-92. He is best known for his science fiction novels, including the popular Ender series. Well known titles include A Planet Called Treason (1979), Treasure Box (1996), and Heartfire (1998). He has also written the guide called How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy (1990). His novel Ender's Game and its sequel Speaker for the Dead, both won Hugo and Nebula awards, making Card the only author to win both prizes in consecutive years. His titles Shadows in Flight, Ruins and Ender's Game made The New York Times Best Seller List. He is also the author of The First Formic War Series, which includes the titles Earth Unaware, Earth Afire, and Earth Awakens.

Introduction
The Golden Age
Call Me Joe
"All You Zombies--"
Tunesmith
A Saucer of Loneliness
Robot Dreams
Devolution
The Nine Billion Names of God
A Work of Art
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyed
The New Wave
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman
Eurema's Dam
Passengers
The Tunnel under the World
Who Can Replace a Man?
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas
Inconstant Moon
The Media Generation
Sandkings
The Road Not Taken
Dogfight
Face Value
Pots
Snow
Rat
Bears Discover Fire
A Clean Escape
Tourists
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