Mrklingon's Reviews > Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction

Astounding by Alec Nevala-Lee
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it was amazing
bookshelves: history, sf

"Astounding" - not just the book (or magazine) title - it's a good description of this remarkable book.

Following the career of John W. Campbell and how he managed the magazine "Astounding" (now known as "Analog") and nurtured (even directed) the careers of many notables of the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction. Arcing through history, through the depression, WWII and on to the 60's, it's a good survey of SF, and the culture around it. Sometimes I felt like I learned more about favorite authors than I wanted to know - but it's an excellent survey for anyone interested in SF.

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Reading Progress

November 20, 2018 – Shelved
November 20, 2018 – Shelved as: to-read
December 25, 2018 – Started Reading
January 3, 2019 – Finished Reading
January 4, 2019 – Shelved as: history
January 4, 2019 – Shelved as: sf

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