Science-fiction: The Gernsback Years : a Complete Coverage of the Genre Magazines ... from 1926 Through 1936

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Kent State University Press, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 730 pages
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Complementing Science-Fiction: The Early Years, which surveys Science Fiction books from its beginnings through to 1930, this volume covers all science-fiction printed in the genre magazines - Amazing, Astounding and Wonder, along with offshoots and minor magazines - from 1926 through 1936.

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Essential. Separated from other works of a similar nature by ts extensive plot and motif summaries--as well as Bleiler's aesthetic judgments. Read full review

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Reprint Sources
Magazine 11lustrators
Motif and Theme Index
Title Index
Author Index

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About the author (1998)

Everett F. Bleiler was born April 30, 1920 in Massachusetts. He received an anthropology degree from Harvard University in 1942 and a degree in the history of culture from the University of Chicago. He started working at Dover Publications in 1955, eventually becoming executive vice president in 1967, and left the company in 1977. After leaving Dover, he worked at Charles Scribner's Sons until 1986. He edited or co-edited numerous works including the annual Best Science Fiction Stories series, the Year's Best Science Fiction Novels series, and several anthologies. His nonfiction work includes The Checklist of Fantastic Literature, The Guide to Supernatural Fiction, Supernatural Fiction Writers: Fantasy and Horror, Science Fiction: The Early Years, and Science Fiction: The Gernsback Years. He received several awards including the 1978 World Fantasy Award (Special, Professional), the 1984 SFRA Pilgrim Award, the 1988 World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the 1994 First Fandom Award, and the 2004 International Horror Guild Living Legend Award. He died on June 13, 2010 at the age of 90.

Bleiler has worked extensively in pulp fiction, and is Humanities Reference Librarian at the University of Connecticut.

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