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The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics

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 Griffiths, 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: DigiCat

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Summary

The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics is a monumental anthology that curates a groundbreaking journey through the evolution of science fiction. The collection showcases a remarkable diversity of literary styles, from the pioneering speculative visions of Mary Shelley and H.G. Wells to the sophisticated, genre-defining narratives of Philip K. Dick and Kurt Vonnegut. Encompassing a wide array of themes including dystopian futures, cosmic explorations, and technological marvels, this anthology not only pays homage to the canonical works that shaped the genre but also highlights lesser-known gems that have contributed to its rich tapestry. Each piece is carefully selected to represent the seminal and the speculative, offering readers a panoramic view of science fiction's literary landscape. The contributing authors of The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics come from varied backgrounds, bringing together a montage of voices that reflect the genre's expansive and inclusive nature. This collection spans centuries, incorporating the early fantastical adventures of Jules Verne and the introspective, philosophical narratives of Ayn Rand, showcasing the breadth of socio-political and cultural contexts from which these stories spring. This amalgamation of authors not only highlights the genre's evolution over time but also its ability to transcend cultural boundaries and speak to universal human experiences. Collectively, their work aligns with significant historical, cultural, and literary movements, from early modernist explorations to the postmodernist reflections, together weaving a complex tapestry that enriches the reader's understanding of science fiction. For aficionados and novices alike, The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics offers a unique opportunity to engage with the multifaceted world of science fiction literature. This anthology serves not just as a compendium of imaginative excellence but as a testament to the enduring power of speculative fiction to provoke thought, evoke emotions, and envision futures untold. Readers are invited to traverse this meticulously curated landscape of ideas, where each story opens a window to new worlds and possibilities, fostering a dialogue between the works and within the minds of those who embark on this literary expedition. The educational value, coupled with the sheer breadth of insights across different eras and ideologies, makes this collection an indispensable resource for anyone looking to understand the depth and diversity of the science fiction genre.
Available since: 11/13/2022.
Print length: 23249 pages.

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