The Big Book of Science Fiction
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Publisher : Vintage
Release Date : 2016-07-12
ISBN 10 : 1101910100
Pages : 1216 pages
Rating : 3.5/5 from 3 reviews
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Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved worlds of space opera, hard SF, cyberpunk, the new wave, and more. Learn the secret history of science fiction, from literary icons who wrote SF to authors from over 25 countries, some never before translated into English. In THE BIG BOOK OF SCIENCE FICTION, literary power couple Ann and Jeff VanderMeer transport readers from Mars to Mechanopolis, planet Earth to parts unknown. Read the genre that predicted electric cars, travel to the moon, and the modern smart phone. We’ve got the worlds if you’ve got the time. Including: · Legendary tales from Isaac Asimov and Ursula LeGuin! · An unearthed sci-fi story from W.E.B. DuBois! · The first publication of the work of cybernetic visionary David R. Bunch in 20 years! · A rare and brilliant novella by Chinese international sensation Liu Cixin! Plus: · Aliens! · Space battles! · Robots! · Technology gone wrong! · Technology gone right!

The Big Book of Science Fiction

by Jeff VanderMeer,Ann Vandermeer

Quite possibly the GREATEST science-fiction collection of ALL TIME—past, present, and FUTURE! What if life was never-ending? What if you could change your body to adapt to an alien ecology? What if the Pope was a robot? Spanning galaxies and millennia, this must-have anthology showcases classic contributions from H.G. Wells, Arthur C. Clarke, Octavia Butler, and Kurt Vonnegut alongside a century of the eccentrics, rebels, and visionaries who have inspired generations of readers. Within its pages, find beloved

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The Big Book of Classic Fantasy

by Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer

Unearth the enchanting origins of fantasy fiction with a collection of tales as vast as the tallest tower and as mysterious as the dark depths of the forest. Fantasy stories have always been with us. They illuminate the odd and the uncanny, the wondrous and the fantastic: all the things we know are lurking just out of sight—on the other side of the looking-glass, beyond the music of the impossibly haunting violin, through the twisted trees of the ancient

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The Big Book of Modern Fantasy

by Ann Vandermeer,Jeff VanderMeer

From Ann and Jeff VanderMeer comes The Big Book of Modern Fantasy: a true horde of tales sure to delight fans, scholars -- even the greediest of dragons. A VINTAGE ORIGINAL. Step through a shimmering portal . . . a worn wardrobe door . . . a schism in sky . . . into a bold new age of fantasy. When worlds beyond worlds became a genre unto itself. From the swinging sixties to the strange, strange seventies, the over-the-top eighties to the gnarly nineties--and beyond, into the twenty-first

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Masterpieces

by Orson Scott Card

An anthology of science fiction tales from the past century includes both classic and contemporary works by Anne McCaffrey, Arthur C. Clarke, Ursula K. Le Guin, Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, and other masters of the science fiction genre.

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The Game of Rat and Dragon

by Cordwainer Smith

Craving a pure hit of classic science fiction from the genre's golden age? Cordwainer Smith's story "The Game of Rat and Dragon" should definitely do the trick. Set in the distant future, the humans in this tale find their ability to travel through space imperiled by a strange psychic energy known as 'Dragons.' With the help of unexpected companions, an intrepid crew of warriors set out to rid the galaxy of this evil.

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The Norton Book of Science Fiction

by Ursula K. Le Guin,Brian Attebery

A collection of sixty-seven contemporary American science fiction stories includes contributions by Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R. Delany, and Philip K. Dick

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The Year s Best Science Fiction Vol  1

by Jonathan Strahan

The definitive guide and a must-have collection of the best short science fiction and speculative fiction of 2019, showcasing brilliant talent and examining the cultural moment we live in, compiled by award-winning editor Jonathan Strahan. With short works from some of the most lauded science fiction authors, as well as rising stars, this collection displays the top talent and the cutting-edge cultural moments that affect our lives, dreams, and stories. The list of authors is truly star-studded, including New York Times

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Sisters of the Revolution

by Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer

Sisters of the Revolution gathers a highly curated selection of feminist speculative fiction (science fiction, fantasy, horror, and more) chosen by one of the most respected editorial teams in speculative literature today, the award-winning Ann and Jeff VanderMeer. Including stories from the 1970s to the present day, the collection seeks to expand the conversation about feminism while engaging the reader in a wealth of imaginative ideas. From the literary heft of Angela Carter to the searing power of Octavia Butler,

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The Mammoth Book of Extreme Science Fiction

by Mike Ashley

Here are 25 stories of science fiction that push the envelope, by the biggest names in an emerging new crop of high-tech futuristic SF - including Charles Stross, Robert Reed, Alastair Reynolds, Peter Hamilton and Neal Asher. High-tech SF has made a significant comeback in the last decade, as bestselling authors successfully blend the super-science of 'hard science fiction' with real characters in an understandable scenario. It is perhaps a reflection of how technologically controlled our world is that readers increasingly

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Kate the Chemist  The Big Book of Experiments

by Kate Biberdorf

Packed with 25 incredible science experiments kids can do at home, Kate the Chemist introduces young scientists to the fascinating world of STEM! Have you ever wondered how to make a volcano explode? Or why dropping dry ice in soap bubbles forms neon brains? With 25 kid-friendly science experiments, and stunning full-color photographs, Kate the Chemist's big book of experiments, shows kids just how fun--and easy--it is to be a scientist. Learn how to make slime, fake tattoos, edible snot, and more!

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The Wesleyan Anthology of Science Fiction

by Arthur B. Evans

The best single-volume anthology of science fiction available—includes online teacher’s guide

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The Berenstain Bears  Big Book of Science and Nature

by Stan Berenstain,Jan Berenstain,Activity Books

Introduces the seasons, weather, animals, plants, the earth, machines, matter, energy, and related topics.

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The Big Book of Classic Horror  Fantasy and Science Fiction

by Franz Kafka,H. P. Lovecraft,Kurt Vonnegut

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Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art

by Karen Haber

Masters of Science Fiction and Fantasy Art profiles and celebrates the work of today’s leading practitioners of art of the fantastic, as well as a handful of gifted newcomers from around the globe. The range and impact of their work is both inspiring and far-reaching. These 28 masters have created images for television, movies, gaming, museum exhibits, theme park rides, and every area of publishing. Some of the artists featured only employ traditional painting techniques, while others use only digital

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The Big Book of Science

by Joel Levy

The well-known "a bee in a cathedral" analogy describes the size of an atom and its nucleus in understandable terms. The analogy goes that if an atom were expanded to the size of a cathedral, the nucleus would be only about the size of a bee. The Big Book of Science uses analogies to demonstrate 100 basic scientific truths and principles in new and exciting ways, describing the unbelievably massive, the inconceivably tiny and the unfathomably complex in everyday terms. Readers

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Best American Fantasy

by Ann VanderMeer

Presents twenty-nine short fantasy stories published by American authors in 2006, featuring such authors as Kelly Link, Tony D'Souza, and Peter LaSalle.

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The Time Traveler s Almanac

by Ann VanderMeer,Jeff VanderMeer

The Time Traveler's Almanac is the largest and most definitive collection of time travel stories ever assembled. Gathered into one volume by intrepid chrononauts and world-renowned anthologists Ann and Jeff VanderMeer, this book compiles more than a century's worth of literary travels into the past and the future that will serve to reacquaint readers with beloved classics of the time travel genre and introduce them to thrilling contemporary innovations. This marvelous volume includes nearly seventy journeys through time from authors

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The Science of Science Fiction

by Mark Brake

We are the first generation to live in a science fiction world. Media headlines declare this the age of automation. The TV talks about the coming revolution of the robot, tweets tell tales of jets that will ferry travelers to the edge of space, and social media reports that the first human to live for a thousand years has already been born. The science we do, the movies we watch, and the culture we consume is the stuff of fiction

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The Usborne Big Book of Science Things to Make and Do

by Rebecca Gilpin,Leonie Pratt

Provides instructions for creating science-themed crafts and performing simple science experiments.

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