The Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Ungar Writers Recognitions Series)

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9780804429849: The Illustrated History of Science Fiction (Ungar Writers Recognitions Series)

Book by Wuckel, Dieter, Cassiday, Bruce

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: German

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This East German view of science fiction will surprise American fans. The authors characterize American science fiction as "trivial" and "frivolous." In its particularly East European slant, the book resembles Franz Rottensteiner's The Science Fiction Book: An Illustrated History ( LJ 10/1/75). James Gunn's Alternate Worlds ( LJ 9/15/75) and Brian Aldiss's Trillion Year Spree ( LJ 11/15/86) give excellent and broader coverage of the field for the American reader, especially Aldiss's book, since it is more up to date. Librarians may also want to condsider John J. Pierce's Foundations of Science Fiction: A Study in Imagination and Evolution (Greenwood, 1987); only the first volume of this trilogy has been published, however, so a full comparison cannot be made as yet.
- Katherine Thorp, St. Louis Univ. Lib.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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