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· Photography · Christine Haycock · il
· Preface · Sam Moskowitz · pr
· Introduction: A History of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines, 1891-1911 · Sam Moskowitz · in
· The Thames Valley Catastrophe · Grant Allen · ss The Strand Dec, 1897
· The Doom of London · Robert Barr · ss The Idler Nov, 1892
· A Corner in Lightning · George Griffith · ss Pearson’s Magaz

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Hardcover, 364 pages
Published June 28th 1974 by Hyperion Pr (first published 1968)
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Werner
Mar 04, 2012 Werner rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Fans of older pulp science fiction; SF fans interested in the genre's history
This is another book I read back when I was toying with the idea (which never materialized) of developing a college-level class in science fiction. It provides a pretty good overview of the pulp SF of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, both through the representative stories selected and the substantial and detailed 35-page introduction by the editor. The late Sam Moskowitz, as an English teacher at the City College (now City University) of New York, was one of the first academics to take t ...more
Dennis D.
Jan 10, 2014 Dennis D. rated it really liked it
Do you wonder why there are no floating cities in the sky yet, or why we have to sit in traffic instead of zipping to work in our flying cars? Me neither. But you may still get a chuckle or two out of Science Fiction by Gaslight A History and Anthology of Science Fiction in the Popular Magazines 18911911 Classics of Science Fiction.

This collection was compiled in 1968 by the late Sam Moskowitz (1920 – 1997), a writer and critic who was regarded by many as one of the preeminent historians of cla
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Moejoo
Oct 13, 2015 Moejoo rated it really liked it
Most of the Sam Moskowitz-edited books have a so-so collection but at the same time he has uncovered some real winners. His commentary and criticism is the best in all scifi but is scattered thruout his books and in periodicals and deserves a website of its own someday. He is really in his best form in something like this where it is very probably the ONLY compilation and critical assessment available on the topic. Here, the selection as well as the commentary is absorbing from front cover to ba ...more
Jack
Apr 09, 2013 Jack rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I remember that this anthology of sci-fi stories was one of the best that I had read so many years ago. It satisfied my taste for something historical and something in the sci-fi genre, a great book, if you can find it.
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Sam Moskowitz (June 30, 1920-April 15, 1997) was an early fan and organizer of interest in science fiction and, later, a writer, critic, and historian of the field. As a child, Moskowitz greatly enjoyed reading science fiction pulp magazines. As a teenager, he organized a branch of the Science Fiction League. Meanwhile, Donald A. Wollheim helped organize the Futurians, a rival club with Marxist sy ...more
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