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Download The Road to Science Fiction Volume 4: From Here to Forever epub

by James Gunn

Offers selections from major works of science fiction and its precursors, from ancient times to the present
Download The Road to Science Fiction Volume 4: From Here to Forever epub
ISBN: 1565048229
ISBN13: 978-1565048225
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Author: James Gunn
Language: English
Publisher: White Wolf Publishing (November 1, 1996)
Pages: 608 pages
ePUB size: 1166 kb
FB2 size: 1701 kb
Rating: 4.8
Votes: 258
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The Road to Science Fiction is a large 6 volume collection of much of the canonical of Science Fiction with notes by teacher and author James Gunn. James Gun collected this and his annotations for use in a college class on science fiction he taught. The selections of material are excellent. The notes are at once historical and sociological and Gunn's opinions. The annotations are informative and helpful to a student of science fiction. The 6 volumes are in chronological sequence and can be purchased separately.

For amassing a large amount of sci fi literature, this is an excellent collection.
The entire six volume set is a must-have for any serious student of science fiction. The introduction by James Gunn is a wealth of historical and literary information on the development of the genre. Having examples of the authors, styles, and types of stories Mr. Gunn refers to makes the collection whole and self-contained. A treat for the long-time reader and a fantastic jumping off point for those new to the genre.
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Those of us who love classical old scifi want this in our collection. It took me a while but I think I have all of this set now. And I am keeping them forever.
Grand Master of SF and Hall of Fame inductee James Gunn's Road to SF series remains the go-to contextual anthology for the serious SF reader or teacher looking for the best textbook to use for an in-depth course on the genre's history, movements, and important figures. This volume picks up after the end of the Golden Age of SF, examining the genre as it matured through the 1950s - 1980s. No serious SF library is complete without this series. It's like a self-contained course in SF, because that's how Gunn envisioned them!

I own a set of the original paperbacks as well as the updated Scarecrow edition (which I bought before its new, low price).
If I ever got around to teaching a class on Science Fiction, these books would be at the core of the syllabus, along with Brian Aldiss' Trillion Year Spree. James Gunn, more noted for his academic treatment of SF than what he's actually written (of which "The Immortal", which was turned into a TV series, is probably the most famous), puts together an incredible collection of the best that SF has to offer. The first 2 volumes are out of print, but White Wolf (bless 'em!) brought the 3rd back into print and continued to publish Gunn's latest efforts into what started out as a chronological exploration (the first two volumes covered Gilgamesh to Wells to Heinlein) into a showcase of international takes on SF. He prefaces each story with a short essay about its author, and the context which the author's work appears in the framework he presents in each volume. If you're a veteran SF reader you'll be delighted at getting some of the best stories ever written under one cover. If you're new to SF, this is an excellent introduction to the genre and the infinite possibilities of it.
You might remember me, from the other Road To Science Fiction review. This, like the other, is a good collection. I really enjoyed "The Dance of the Changer and the Three" and it was really good. It really makes you think about what is truly alien. Anyway, this is perfect for any Sci-Fi fan.