100 Must-read Science Fiction Novels
A&C Black, Sep 29, 2006 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 224 pages
"A reliable guide to what science fiction is" Christopher Priest, award-winning science fiction author
"A really good introduction to the genre" SFX Magazine
"Perceptive and glorious" Ian Watson, author of the screenplay for Steve Spielberg's A.I.
Want to become a science fiction buff? Want to expand your reading in your favourite genre? This is a good place to start! From the publishers of the popular Good Reading Guide comes a rich selection of some of the finest SF novels ever published. With 100 of the best titles fully reviewed and a further 500 recommended, you'll quickly become an expert in the world of science fiction.
The book is arranged by author and includes some thematic entries and special categories such as SF film adaptations, SF in rock music and Philip K. Dick in the mass media . It also includes a history of SF and a new definition of the genre, plus lists of award winners and book club recommendations. Foreword by Christopher Priest, the multiple award-winning SF author.
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