Anatomy Of Wonder: A C...
Anatomy Of Wonder: A Critical Guide To Science Fiction
by Neil Barron
Barron's classic work has been updated and reorganized to reflect changes in the genre over the past decade, and meet the needs and tastes of today's readers and those who work with them. Renowned experts in the field have contributed to this new edition, providing authoritative historical and contemporary coverage of the best in science fiction. Users will find succinct,...more
Hardcover, 874 pages
Published August 1st 1987 by Rr Bowker Llc
(first published September 1st 1976)
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This is the gold standard of science fiction reference books. The scope of coverage, the quality and depth of information, are simply the best. Only one mild complaint: the annotations of primary works of SF are a little too slanted toward older books that are often long out of print. Thank goodness for NESFA Press and Baen, or an even larger chunk of this would be unavailable except for the tired old copies hoarded by collectors. I'm not saying they should have annotated every book in the Star...more