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The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling

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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) - the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, the celebrated author of The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, and Just So Stories, and one of the finest storytellers in the English language - is rediscovered in these pages as a science fiction pioneer. The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling is sure to surprise, delight ...more
Paperback, 178 pages
Published April 1st 1994 by Carol Publishing Corporation (first published 1932)
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tENTATIVELY, cONVENIENCE
Jan 30, 2013 rated it liked it
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by tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE - January 29, 2013

I read this largely b/c I've been preoccupied w/ authors I read as a kid & w/ bks that're take-offs of other bks. As a child I read Kipling's The Jungle Book, Just So Stories, & Captains Courageous. I've been planning to read a take-off on the latter called Captains Outrageous & reading this Kipling SF bk seemed like a good transition. I lost
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Rita
Nov 03, 2016 rated it really liked it
Awesome, awesome writing! I particularly enjoyed the stories anthropomorphizing the ship and the train. This guy had vision and imagination galore! I agree with editor John Brunner that his story about"too much democracy" is misunderstood--it's difficult to understand his meaning.
Robert Walrod
Highlights: "A Matter of Fact," "The Ship that Found Herself," "In the Same Boat."
Danielle
Jan 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
In many ways, the forefather to writers such as Neil Gaiman. I discovered Gaiman several years ago, and although the two writers have their own distinct voices, once I started to read Kipling I found that they share the same joy, spirit and imagination when it comes to fantasy writing. Recommended.
Deedee
Contents: (note: original publication dates for the stories as stated in The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling )
With the Night Mail (1909)
Unprofessional (1932)
The Ship That Found Herself (1898)
The Fairies' Siege (1901) poem
The Eye of Allah (1926)
In the Same Boat (1917)
As Easy as A.B.C. (1917)
A Matter of Fact (1893)
"Wireless" (1904)
.007 (1898)
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Joseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.

Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in
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