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The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics - cover

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: Good Press

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The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics is an unparalleled compilation that traverses the broad spectrum of science fiction, showcasing the rich diversity and profound depth of this genre. From the proto-science fiction elements of Mary Shelley's groundbreaking work to the complex social commentaries of H.G. Wells, and the pioneering space operas of E.E. Smith, this anthology celebrates the multifaceted nature of science fiction. It navigates through various literary styles, from adventure-laden narratives and speculative technological wonders to dystopian visions and philosophical explorations, offering readers a comprehensive journey through the evolution of the genre. Standout pieces include timeless classics that have become cornerstones of science fiction, reflective of the era's technological aspirations and societal fears. The contributing authors and editors, a constellation of literary luminaries, bring together an extraordinary range of perspectives, each infusing the collection with unique insights grounded in their distinct historical and cultural contexts. Authors like Jules Verne and H.G. Wells are credited with the genesis of speculative fiction, while pioneers like Mary Shelley and Edgar Allan Poe introduced elements that would define the genre. This anthology not only highlights seminal works that contributed to the development of science fiction but also aligns with various literary movements, from Romanticism to Modernism, enriching the readers' understanding of its thematic diversity. The Ultimate SF Collection: 150 Classics offers a unique opportunity to immerse oneself in the expansive universe of science fiction. It is an essential read for aficionados and newcomers alike, providing a broad compilation that celebrates the genre's ability to question the known and imagine the unknown. This anthology encourages readers to explore the depths of human imagination, the ethical dilemmas of science and technology, and the endless possibilities of alternative realities. It is an invitation to traverse time, space, and dimension through a literary lens, fostering a deeper appreciation of the genre's contribution to culture and society.
Available since: 12/29/2023.
Print length: 23249 pages.

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