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Masterpieces : the best science fiction of the twentieth century / edited by Orson Scott Card.

  • New York : Ace Books, 2004.
  • ©2001
Ace trade pbk. ed.
x, 422 pages ; 23 cm
Summary note:
"Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today ... and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity's place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come."--Back cover.
First published in 2001.
The golden age: Call me Joe / Poul Anderson -- "All you zombies" / Robert A. Heinlein -- Tunesmith / Lloyd Biggle, Jr. -- A saucer of loneliness / Theodore Sturgeon -- Robot dreams / Isaac Asimov -- Devolution / Edmond Hamilton -- The nine billion names of God / Arthur C. Clarke -- A work of art / James Blish -- Dark they were, and golden-eyed / Ray Bradbury -- The new wave: "Repent, harlequin!" said the ticktockman / Harlan Ellison -- Eurema's dam / R.A. Lafferty -- Passengers / Robert Silverberg -- The tunnel under the world / Frederik Pohl -- Who can replace a man? / Brian W. Aldiss -- The ones who walk away from Omelas / Ursula K. Le Guin -- Inconstant moon / Larry Niven -- The media generation: Sandkings / George R.R. Martin -- The road not taken / Harry Turtledove -- Dogfight / William Gibson and Michael Swanwick -- Face value / Karen Joy Fowler -- Pots / C.J. Cherryh -- Snow / John Crowley -- Rat / James Patrick Kelly -- Bears discover fire / Terry Bisson -- A clean escape / John Kessel -- Tourists / Lisa Goldstein -- One / George Alec Effinger.
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  • 9780441011339
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