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Hartwell, David G.

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ISBN 10: 0802708080 / ISBN 13: 9780802708083
Published by Walker., NY:, 1984
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HC in dust jacket. 1st Printing. A near fine copy in a fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 13781

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Publisher: Walker., NY:

Publication Date: 1984

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Edition: 1st edition.

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A leading science-fiction editor examines the work of the great science-fiction writers, defines the genres many subdivisions, surveys the history of science fiction, and comments on the genres values as literature, entertainment, and escape


Do you know what the term "fannish" means? How about "filk" or "fen"? Or "Twonk's Disease"? If not, there's a good chance you're a mundane, which is to say you're not a hardcore SF fan. For you, David G. Hartwell--one of the field's finest editors and most stalwart champions--has written Age of Wonders, a book about the inner workings of the SF cognoscenti. It is an intriguing look into the rabid subculture spawned by science fiction that also offers insights into why some people give up reading SF in their teens, while for others it becomes a lifelong passion.

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