The Golden Age of Science Fiction

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Kingsley Amis
Hutchinson, 1981 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Amis' unashamedly conservative theory is that the golden age of sci-fi ended c.1960 when two things happened. 1) The sci-fi equivalent of modernism, when many writers adopted a self-conscious, avant ... Read full review

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Kingsley Amis reveals himself to be the original hipster in the introduction to this collection of science fiction short stories, as he insists that the really good science fiction was all published ... Read full review

Contents

About Science Fiction
1
The Quest for St Aquin Anthony Boucher
29
Effect Philip Latham
49
Copyright

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About the author (1981)

Kingsley Amis is generally considered one of the "angry young men" of the 1950s. He was born in London in 1922 and educated at the City of London School. He received a degree in English language and literature from St. John's College, Oxford, in 1947. Until 1961 Amis lectured in English at University College, Swansea, and for the following two years at Cambridge. In 1947 Amis published his first collection of poems, Bright November. Frame of Mind followed in 1953 and Poems: Fantasy Portraits in 1954. His first novel, Lucky Jim (1954), established his reputation as a writer. He followed with That Uncertain Feeling (1956), and I Like It Here (1958). A longtime James Bond devotee, Amis wrote a James Bond adventure after the death of Ian Fleming in 1964. Amis's study of the famous spy was titled The James Bond Dossier (1965). Amis received the Booker Prize for the Old Devils (1986). Amis's later works include Memoirs (1990), and The King's English, a collection of essays on the craft of writing well. Amis was knighted in 1990. He died in 1995.

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