Beginning with early twentieth-century writers, Sense of Wonder continues up through the most acclaimed present-day writers. Stories are not treated as purely academic exercises, but contextualized, which is vital in reading a genre where most writers know each other and the relationship between writer and reader is a major factor in how stories are created.
The collection includes more than stories, poems, and bibliographic essays contributed by professors who teach science fiction and by professionals , with an emphasis on the roots of modern SF. Each story author is given a biographical introduction as well. Features By far the most comprehensive teaching anthology available for SF — more than twice as long as competing works.
A wide variety of stories by both major names and lesser-known but influential writers. Roadside Picnic. Arkady Strugatsky. Night Train to Rigel. Timothy Zahn. A Science Fiction Omnibus. Brian Aldiss. John W. Philip K. Cory Doctorow. War Dogs.
Greg Bear. The Best of the Best. The Grace of Kings. The Long Utopia. Terry Pratchett. Andre Norton. Red Planet Blues. Robert J. Isaac Asimov. Fredric Brown. Octavia E. Mike Ashley. The Mammoth Book of Alternate Histories.
Ian Watson. The Eon Series. The Florians. The Mack Reynolds Megapack. Mack Reynolds. The Chronoliths. New Earth. Ben Bova. Every Heart a Doorway. Seanan McGuire.
The Long Mars. The Vital Abyss. James S. Jay Lake. The Forge of God. The Best of the Best, Volume 2. Karen Memory. Elizabeth Bear.
Zero Point. Neal Asher. Seed to Harvest. A Bridge of Years. The Goblin Emperor. Katherine Addison. Final Days.
Gary Gibson. George R. Parable of the Sower. Good Omens. Neil Gaiman. The Light Fantastic. The Difference Engine. William Gibson. Flight or Fright. Stephen King. Parable of the Talents. Leary Commanding. David Drake.
Leigh Ronald Grossman taught college-level science fiction courses for many years. He faced the recurring challenge of selecting fiction and nonfiction reading . Sense of Wonder book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. A survey of the last years of science fiction, with representati.
Witches Abroad. Interesting Times. Stranger in a Strange Land.
Magazines branched out into a myriad of topics by , and many were providers of short fiction only, always on the search for exciting and fantastical stories to tell. Ratings and Book Reviews 0 3 star ratings 0 reviews. For example, allusions to the death of God will be trivial jokes, while metaphors involving the differences between telephone switchboards and radio stations will be poignantly tragic. We all love the colorful richness of science fiction pulp cover art. The book suffers from serious confusion of form.
Robert A. Making Money. The Moon is a Harsh Mistress.
The Nightmare Stacks. Second Foundation. Lords And Ladies. The Annihilation Score. Hope Reborn. The Labyrinth Index.
The Complete Hammer's Slammers: Volume 1. Hope Rearmed.
Starship Troopers. Lilith's Brood. Three Tales from the Laundry Files. Iron Sunrise. Reaper Man. Return to Mars. Jules Verne: The Best Works. Jules Verne. The Last Castle. Jack Vance. Orphan Star. Alan Dean Foster. Men at Arms. The Fifth Elephant. Going Postal.
The Rhesus Chart. Pebble in the Sky.