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Age of Wonders by David G. Hartwell
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Mar 27, 2012

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bookshelves: short-stories, sci-fi
Read from March 27 to April 04, 2012

An overview of the world of science fiction, directed at 'outsiders' but still useful I think, particularly for those who weren't there in the heyday of the '30s and '40s. A bit rambly in places, and somewhat dated - 'updated for the 1990s.' His assessment of fan culture is completely unlike my personal experience, but my experience is admittedly quite limited, and things have likely changed in the last 20 years. Still, worth a look. It also has an extensive bibliography and appendices which I haven't seen yet.

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