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SF UNIVERSE - The Ultimate Collection - cover

SF UNIVERSE - The Ultimate Collection

Jules Verne, Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, James Fenimore Cooper, Edgar Allan Poe, William Hope Hodgson, George MacDonald, Percy Greg, Jack London, Arthur Conan Doyle, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Bramah, Jonathan Swift, Cleveland Moffett, William Morris, Anthony Trollope, Richard Jefferies, William Dean Howells, Ayn Rand, Samuel Butler, Milo Hastings, David Lindsay, Edward Everett Hale, John Jacob Astor, Edward Bellamy, Andre Norton, Murray Leinster, H. Beam Piper, Lester del Rey, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Edgar Wallace, Kurt Vonnegut, Frederik Pohl, Fritz Leiber, Irving E. Cox, Francis Bacon, Philip Francis Nowlan, Robert Cromie, Philip K. Dick, August Derleth, Richard Stockham, Abraham Merritt, Ignatius Donnelly, Owen Gregory, H. G. Wells, E. E. Smith, Stanley G. Weinbaum, E.M. Forster, Fred M. White, Garrett P. Serviss, Henry Haggard, Mary Shelley, Edward Bulwer-Lytton, Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain, Edwin Lester Arnold, George Griffith, C. J. Cutcliffe Hyne, Edwin A. Abbott, Arthur Dudley Vinton, Gertrude Barrows Bennett, Hugh Benson, Margaret Cavendish, Gustavus W. Pope

Translator Lewis Page Mercier, Ellen E. Frewer, Eleanor E. King, Agnes D. Kingston, Frederick A. Malleson

Publisher: Good Press

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Summary

SF UNIVERSE - The Ultimate Collection stands as a monumental anthology, embracing a vast array of themes such as exploration, the human condition, and the endless possibilities of science and technology. It unites a remarkable spectrum of literary styles, from the pioneering works of Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells to the modern musings of Philip K. Dick and Kurt Vonnegut. Within its pages, readers will find a rich tapestry of speculative thought, ranging from the utopian visions of Edward Bellamy to the dystopian warnings of Ayn Rand, showcasing the evolution of the genre and its profound impact on contemporary literature. Notably, the collection doesnt shy away from the obscure or the avant-garde, offering pieces that have defined and expanded the boundaries of the science fiction genre. The authors represented in this anthology come from diverse backgrounds, each contributing their unique voice to the grand choir of speculative fiction. From the scientific romances of Jules Verne to the cosmic adventures of E. E. 'Doc' Smith, the collection spans over two centuries of literary history, embodying key cultural and literary movements such as Romanticism, Modernism, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction. These authors, many of whom were pioneers in their own right, have collectively influenced generations and helped to shape the trajectory of science fiction as a serious literary endeavor, making it a reflective mirror of humanity's greatest hopes, fears, and philosophical inquiries. SF UNIVERSE - The Ultimate Collection is an indispensable treasure trove for enthusiasts and scholars alike, presenting a unique opportunity to explore the myriad worlds of science fiction. Readers are invited to embark on a journey through time and space, to engage with the works of giants upon whose shoulders the genre stands. This anthology does not merely offer stories; it provides a panoramic vista of humanity's greatest imaginative achievements, encouraging a deeper understanding of our sociopolitical landscapes and the human psyche. Whether a long-standing aficionado or a curious newcomer to the genre, this collection promises to enlighten, entertain, and inspire, making it an essential addition to any literary library.
Available since: 11/19/2023.
Print length: 23249 pages.

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