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Title Turning points : essays on the art of science fiction / edited by Damon Knight.

Publication Info. New York : Harper & Row, [1977]


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 Axe Special Collections Teller  809.38762 T86 1977    ---  Lib Use Only
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 303 pages ; 25 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents 1. A walk around the topic: Science fiction: its nature, faults and virtues / Robert A. Heinlein -- Social science fiction / Isaac Asimov -- What is science fiction? / Damon Knight -- 2. History without tears: Pilgrim fathers: Lucian and all that / Brian W. Aldiss -- Science fiction before Gernsback / H. Bruce Franklin -- The situation today / Kingsley Amis -- 3. Criticism, destructive and otherwise: On science fiction / C.S. Lewis -- Alien monsters / Joanna Russ -- Cathedrals in space / William Atheling, Jr. (James Blish) -- Contact / Pierre Versins -- 4. S.F. and science: No copying allowed / John W. Campbell -- Scientists in S.F.: a debate / Philip R. Geffe, Milton A. Rothman, John W. Campbell, James V. McConnell -- 5. How to, in four tricky lessons: On the writing of speculative fiction / Robert A. Heinlein -- How to build a planet / Poul Anderson -- How to collaborate without getting your head shaved / Keith Laumer -- Writing and selling science fiction / Damon Knight -- 6. S.F. as prophecy: Chemical persuasion / Aldous Huxley -- Pandora's box / Robert A. Heinlein -- Gourmet dining in Outer space / Alfred Bester -- Why so much syzygy? / Theodore Sturgeon -- There's nothing like a good foundation / Isaac Asimov -- Son of Dr. Strangelove / Arthur C. Clarke -- Journey with a little man / Richard McKenna.
Summary Essays on the art of science fiction by Aldiss, Amis, Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon, Lewis, Russ, Bester, Blish and many others.
Subject Science fiction -- History and criticism.
Science fiction. (OCoLC)fst01108566
Genre/Form Science fiction. (OCoLC)fst01726489
Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Science fiction.
Added Author Knight, Damon, 1922-2002.
ISBN 0060124326

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