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Od Heinleina po Aldisse (The Road to Science Fiction #3)

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James Gunn is one of the preeminent science fiction scholars working in the field today, and his Road to Science Fiction historical anthology series has been called "as definitive an SF anthology as one can obtain," by Publishers Weekly. This third volume in the series collects the best work published between 1940 and 1977, showcasing such notable authors as Isaac Asimov, ...more
Paperback, 359 pages
Published 1994 by AFSF (first published 1979)
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Paul Bryant
Jul 05, 2011 Paul Bryant rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are a lot of problems you encounter if you read science fiction. Here are some of the main ones.

1) Until fairly recently (mid-80s) sf writers with the exception of Ray Bradbury, Brian Aldiss and Theodore Sturgeon couldn't write their way out of a brown paper bag with clear exit directions printed in big letters on the inside. Their prose was stilted, colourless and just lay there pretending to be a plastic tube down which all the great ideas could swill freely.

2) Which means that the char
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Bill FromPA
Oct 27, 2014 Bill FromPA rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sf, anthology
Gunn’s Road leads out of the mainstream into genre; almost all the selections in this third volume come from magazines or books specifically marketed as science fiction. The only exceptions are two stories from men’s magazines, Playboy (Sheckley’s “Pilgrimage to Earth”) and Rogue (Pohl’s “Day Million”), which probably represented a negligible expansion of the predominantly male sf audience. In the text, Gunn mentions a few authors outside of the genre, such as Barth and Burgess, who use sf conce ...more
Amanda Cook
Aug 24, 2008 Amanda Cook rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers of science fiction, especially those new to the genre
I never finished the book before it had to go back to the library. I'm a little sad about that because I was enjoying the short stories compiled within this lovely anthology. Part of my problem was I was reading straight through the book and got hung up on the "hard" science fiction stories. I really should have just skipped around and read some of the other stories farther along in the book. I picked it up for the story "All Mimsy Were The Borogroves", which is the basis for the recent movie "T ...more
Kerszi
Dec 20, 2015 Kerszi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
W Polsce wydana w 1987, jeszcze za czasów PRL. Przeczytałem ją w 2015 i powiem, że mimo prawie 30 lat od wydania nic nie straciła ze swojej świeżości. Antologia prawie idealna poza paroma drobnostkami typu, że komuś może być za długa i co prawda było trochę naleciałości z tamtego okresu czyli wstawki prl-owskie, ale na szczescie ich było mało. Chyba bez tego ciężko byłoby ją wydać w Polsce. Co do samej lektury to znajdujemy w niej prawie same rodzynki począwszy od lat 40tych a kończąc na latach ...more
Chip
Mar 25, 2013 Chip rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: top-200-scifi
The short stories for the most part are pretty good. It is an interesting original conclusion to a historic look at science fiction. There are many authors represented here which people love and enjoy - Asimov, Clarke, Heinlein, Dick, etc. A few of my favorite stories were "The Sentinel", "The Cold Equations", "Who Can Replace a Man?" and "We Can Remember It for You Wholesale". Unfortunately there are too many New Wave/Speculative Fiction which are artsy, over stylish and have very bad plots.
Lukasz
Jul 16, 2011 Lukasz rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Świetny zbiór opowiadać science fiction. Masa znanych i mniej znanych autorów. Po niemal każdym opowiadaniu czułem jak paruje mi głowa od myślenia. Niesamowite pomysły, niekiedy prorocze (opowiadania pochodzą głównie z lat 50 i 60-tych). Szkoda, że ta seria nie była od tylu lat wznawiana. Pod wrażeniem tego zbioru sam napisałem trzy opowiadania science-fiction :)
Krista
Being what it is, not all of the stories were to my taste, but this was a really useful historical overview of short-form science fiction between the 40s and 70s and has given me a lot of writers to keep an eye out for in the future.
Cat Rennolds
A solid collection of the various and quirky.
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American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master ...more
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Other Books in the Series

The Road to Science Fiction (6 books)
  • The Road to Science Fiction 1 (The Road to Science Fiction, #1)
  • The Road to Science Fiction 2: From Wells to Heinlein (The Road to Science Fiction, #2)
  • The Road to Science Fiction 4: From Here to Forever (The Road to Science Fiction, #4)
  • The Road to Science Fiction 5: The British Way (The Road to Science Fiction, #5)
  • The Road to Science Fiction 6: Around the World (The Road to Science Fiction, #6)

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