The Gernsback Days: A Study of the Evolution of Modern Science Fiction from 1911 to 1936

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Wildside Press, 2004 - Literary Criticism - 499 pages
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"In recent years there has been a resurgence of interest in Hugo Gernsback, and the start of a serious study of the contribution he made to the development of science fiction. . . . It seemed to me that the time was due to reinvestigate the Gernsback era and dig into the facts surrounding the origins of Amazing Stories. I wanted to find out exactly why Hugo Gernsback had launched the magazine, what he was trying to achieve, and to consider what effects he had-good and bad. . . . Too many writers and editors from the Gernsback days have been unjustly neglected, or unfairly criticized. Now, I hope, Robert A. W. Lowndes and I have provided the grounds for a fair consideration of their efforts, and a true reconstruction of the development of science fiction. It's the closest to time travel you'll ever get. I hope you enjoy the trip."-Mike Ashley, Preface

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Mike Ashley is a renowned expert in the world of science fiction and fantasy literature. He received the Science Fiction Research Association's Pilgrim Award in 2002 for lifetime achievement in science fiction research. He has written many books, including "A Brief History of King Arthur" (Robinson, 2010); "Taking Liberties" (British Library, 2008); "Gateways to Forever" (Liverpool University Press, 2007); "The Age of Storytellers" (British Library, 2006); "Transformations "(Liverpool University Press, 2005); and "Starlight Man: The Extraordinary Story of Algernon Blackwood" (Constable, 2001).

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