Book Download Online American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956–1958: Double Star / The Stars My Destination / A Case of Conscience / Who? / The Big Time by Gary K. Wolfe

Book Download Online American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956–1958: Double Star / The Stars My Destination / A Case of Conscience / Who? / The Big Time by Gary K. Wolfe

American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956–1958: Double Star / The Stars My Destination / A Case of Conscience / Who? / The Big Time

This second of two volumes surveying the best science fiction novels of the 1950s presents works by five of the field s most admired and influential practitioners In Robert A Heinlein s Double Star 1956 , an actor forced to impersonate a twenty second century political leader intent on forging bonds between Earthlings and Martians learns hard lessons about the nature of This second of two volumes surveying the best science fiction novels of the 1950s presents works by five of the field s most admired and influential practitioners In Robert A Heinlein s Double Star 1956 , an actor forced to impersonate a twenty second century political leader intent on forging bonds between Earthlings and Martians learns hard lessons about the nature of power Alfred Bester s The Stars My Destination 1956 , which Neil Gaiman has called the perfect cyberpunk novel, is a classic revenge tale set in a nightmarish future dominated by corporations.In James Blish s A Case of Conscience 1958 , space voyagers on the remote planet Lithia find themselves challenged by the values of an alien civilization Algis Budrys s Who 1958 unleashes Cold War anxieties about technology and human identity with its story of a scientist rebuilt beyond recognition after a devastating accident Set in the Place, a bar and bordello in the backwater of time s stream, Fritz Leiber s The Big Time 1958 explores the implications of the Change War, an endless cosmic struggle in which shadowy antagonists dart in and out of history in a contest to control destiny.The range of styles by turns adventurous, satiric, incisive is as varied as the themes addressed by these novels, all now acknowledged as American classics Together they mark an explosively entertaining era in modern fiction

Title : American Science Fiction: Five Classic Novels 1956–1958: Double Star / The Stars My Destination / A Case of Conscience / Who? / The Big Time
Author :  Gary K. Wolfe
Language : English
Isbn : 159853159X
Format : Hardcover
Pages : 835 pages

Rating: 4.8

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