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An invaluable contribution to the serious study of science fiction as well as a highly entertaining collection, Science Fiction contains 27 chronologically-arranged stories and excerpts, ranging from such early classic works as Swift's Gulliver's Travels and Shelley's Frankenstein to recent stories such as Harlan Ellison's "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" and Ursula K. Le Guin's "Vaster Than Empires and More Slow." Including brief general essays and a separate introduction to each individual story or excerpt, Rabkin's anthology greatly illuminates the evolution of the genre.

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An invaluable contribution to the serious study of science fiction as well as a vastly entertaining collection, Science Fiction: A Historical Anthology displays the variety and richness of a genre that now speaks, in one way or another, to everyone.

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"The book contains excellent representative selections for the introduction to each time period.... Excellent."--Thomas Mullen, Slippery Rock College

"A great collection of literature in the field!"--Harvey Solganick, LeTourneau University

"Exactly what its title proposes, a historical anthology with excellent sense guiding the selections."--Rosemarie Arbur, Lehigh University

"A good combination of scholarship [and] readability. The best in its field."--Mariel Strauss, North Seattle Community College

"An excellent book. No other anthology of science fiction covers so broad a historical range of material....The best historical collection of science fiction to date."--Mark Rose, University of California, Santa Barbara

"A splendid introduction to science fiction: the selections are exemplary and so are the introductions to them."--Gerald Prince, University of Pennsylvania

"A useful volume, solid, thorough, sensible."--George Girella, University of Rochester

"This is a type of historical anthology that I had often thought of putting together myself, but somebody else did. Splendid!"--Dr. Abul Kalam, Community College of Denver

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