Title: The Norton Book of Science Fiction ***SIGNED...
Publisher: W. W. Norton, NY
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Near Fine +
Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good
Edition: 1st. Edition, 1st. Printing.
First Edition, First Printing with full number line. Signed, without inscription, by Margaret Atwood, Carol Emshwiller, James Patrick Kelly, Michael Swanwick, Howard Waldrop and Connie Willis on the page where their contribution begins. Near Fine Plus book in Very Good dust jacket with a 1" closed tear at bottom back cover at flap fold. All our books are bubble wrapped and shipped in a sturdy box with Delivery Confirmation. NO remainder mark, NO previous owner markings or inscriptions, NOT price clipped, NOT a Book Club Edition, NOT an Ex-Lib. Dust jacket covered in protective clear wrapper. Bookseller Inventory # 003990
Synopsis: In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies, Ursula K. Le Guin and Brian Atteberry's "Norton Book of Science Fiction" provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the best of contemporary science fiction. Its 67 stories, all published since 1960, offer compelling evidence that science fiction is the source of the most thoughtful, imaginative - indeed literary - fiction being written today.
From Publishers Weekly:
With the help of SF author Karen Joy Fowler (billed as "consultant"), editors Le Guin ( Tehanu ) and Attebery ( Strategies of Fantasy ) have assembled a massive volume of admirable scope and ingenuity that includes most--no one could include all --of the influential North American science fiction writers of the past 30 years. From Fritz Leiber and Samuel R. Delany through Zenna Henderson, James Tiptree Jr. and Barry N. Malzberg to Harlan Ellison, Joanna Russ, John Varley, Octavia Butler, Orson Scott Card and Connie Willis, the table of contents reads like an SF Who's Who. But the editors have collected "rarely anthologized gems," an approach that may not serve readers unfamiliar with the genre: by and large, they've chosen lesser-known works by these well-known authors, rather than the stories that best exemplify their contributions to the field. All the selections are quite good, but in many cases they don't demonstrate what makes these writers important: for instance, William Gibson is represented by "The Gernsback Continuum" instead of one of the cyberpunk tales that made him famous. For those well-versed in futuristic fiction, this volume offers a treasure trove of more obscure but eminently worthwhile stories. For the newcomer, it will serve as only a partial introduction to the subject.
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