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American science fiction : five classic novels 1956-1958 /

by Wolfe, Gary K; Heinlein, Robert A. (Robert Anson); Bester, Alfred; Blish, James; Budrys, Algis; Leiber, Fritz.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Library of America: 228.Publisher: New York : Library of America, c2012Description: 835 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.ISBN: 9781598531596 :; 159853159X.Title notes: $35.00 5-2013 (db)Subject(s): Science fiction, American | Science fiction
Contents:
Double star / Robert A. Heinlein -- The stars my destination / Alfred Bester -- A case of conscience / James Blish -- Who? / Algis Budrys -- The big time / Fritz Leiber.
Summary: Five science fiction classics of the 1950s in one volume.
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Following its acclaimed three-volume edition of the novels of science fiction master Philip K. Dick, The Library of America now presents a two-volume anthology of nine groundbreaking works from the golden age of the modern science fiction novel, works by turns satiric, adventurous, incisive, and hauntingly lyrical. Long unnoticed or dismissed by the literary establishment, these visionary "outsider" novels grappled in fresh ways with a world in rapid transformation and have gradually been recognized as American classics that opened new imaginative territory in American writing. <p>This second volume contains:</p> <p>Robert Heinlein / Double Star </p> <p>Alfred Bester / The Stars My Destination </p> <p>James Blish / A Case of Conscience </p> <p>Algis Budrys / Who? </p> <p>Fritz Leiber / The Big Time<br> <br> LIBRARY OF AMERICA is an independent nonprofit cultural organization founded in 1979 to preserve our nation's literary heritage by publishing, and keeping permanently in print, America's best and most significant writing. The Library of America series includes more than 300 volumes to date, authoritative editions that average 1,000 pages in length, feature cloth covers, sewn bindings, and ribbon markers, and are printed on premium acid-free paper that will last for centuries.</p>

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Includes bibliographical references (p. 813-835).

Double star / Robert A. Heinlein -- The stars my destination / Alfred Bester -- A case of conscience / James Blish -- Who? / Algis Budrys -- The big time / Fritz Leiber.

Five science fiction classics of the 1950s in one volume.

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