Trillion year spree: the history of science fiction

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Atheneum, 1973 - Literary Criticism - 511 pages
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Begins at the birth of science fiction, with Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein," and studies the development of the genre to its present position in contemporary literature

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User Review  - Serdar - Goodreads

Witty and comprehensive overview of SF up until about the late Eighties (my edition ends there, anyway). Essential for anyone curious about SF as a genre and a storytelling methodology. Read full review

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User Review  - Jonathan Oliver - Goodreads

Obviously a little out of date now, but still a fascinating history of the genre. I don't agree with everything Aldiss says, but the praise assigned is generally deserved. Read full review


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Brian Aldiss lives in Oxford, England.

David Wingrove is a co-author (with Brian Aldiss) of "Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction, which won the prestigious Hugo and "Locus Awards for best non-fiction work in the science fiction genre.
"The Marriage of the Living Dark is the eighth and final novel in the Chung Kuo series, most of which have been translated into many languages. David Wingrove lives in North London with his wife and four daughters.