Across the Wounded Galaxies: Interviews with Contemporary American Science Fiction Writers

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University of Illinois Press, Jul 1, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 267 pages
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Ten writers whose works have a significant influence on the genre over the past quarter-century speak about their works, their backgrounds, and their aesthetic impulses, discussing New Wave, cyberpunk, hard vs. soft SF, and the viability of science fiction as a means of suggesting political, radical, and sexual agendas. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
 

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Gregory Benford
9
William S Burroughs
31
Octavia E Butler
54
Samuel R Delany
71
Thomas M Disch
105
William Gibson
130
Ursula K Le Guin
151
Joanna Russ
176
Bruce Sterling
211
Gene Wolfe
233
Index
257
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