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Title American science fiction : American science fiction : four classic novels 1960-1966 / Gary K. Wolfe, editor.

Publication Info. New York : Library of America, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Fiction, Short Stories    S AME    Available
 PAS La Pintoresca Branch Fiction, Short Stories    S AME    Available
1 copy being processed for PAS Central Library On Order.
1 copy being processed for PAS La Pintoresca Branch On Order.
Description xx, 718 pages ; 21 cm.
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Series The Library of America ; 321
Library of America ; 321.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 705-718).
Contents The high crusade / Poul Anderson -- Way Station / Clifford D. Simak -- Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes -- And call me Conrad [This immortal] / Roger Zelazny.
Summary In a deluxe collector's edition hardcover, four classic novels from science fiction's most transformative decade, including the landmark Flowers for Algernon This volume, the first of a two-volume set gathering the best American science fiction from the tumultuous 1960s, opens with Poul Anderson's immensely popular The High Crusade, in which aliens planning to conquer Earth land in Lincolnshire during the Hundred Years' War. In Clifford Simak's Hugo Award-winning Way Station, Enoch Wallace is a spry 124-year-old Civil War veteran whose lifelong job monitoring the intergalactic pit stop inside his home is largely uneventful--until a CIA agent shows up and Cold War hostilities threaten the peaceful harmony of the Galactic confederation. Daniel Keyes's beloved Flowers for Algernon, winner of the Nebula Award and adapted as the Academy Award-winning movie Charly, is told through the journal entries of Charlie Gordon, a young man with severe learning disabilities who is the test subject for surgery to improve his intelligence. And in the postapocalyptic earthscape of Roger Zelazny's Hugo Award-winning . . . And Call Me Conrad (also published as This Immortal) Conrad Nomikos reluctantly accepts the responsibility of showing the planet to the governing extraterrestrials' representative and protecting him from rebellious remnants of the human race. Using early manuscripts and original setting copy, this Library of America volume restores the novel to a version that most closely approximates Zelazny's original text.
Genre/Form Short stories.
ISBN 9781598535013 : $37.50
1598535013 : $37.50

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