The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by Tom ShippeyThe Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories by Tom Shippey

The Oxford Book of Science Fiction Stories

EditorTom Shippey

Paperback | January 23, 2003

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'As good an introduction to SF as you can buy.' Iain BanksThe definitive collection of the twentieth-century's most characteristic genre-from H.G. Wells's prophetic vision of technological warfare to contemporary cyberspace, and up-to-the-minute myths of genetic engineering.
Tom Shippey inherited J. R. R. Tolkien's Chair of Medieval English Language at the University of Leeds, where he taught the syllabus Tolkien had set up. He now holds the Walter J. Ong Chair of Humanities at St Louis University, Missouri, specializing in Medieval Literature, Old English Arthurian and Romance Literature, Fantasy, and Sci...
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Title:The Oxford Book of Science Fiction StoriesFormat:PaperbackPublished:January 23, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0192803816

ISBN - 13:9780192803818

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Table of Contents

IntroductionH. G. Wells: The Land IroncladsFrank L. Pollack: FinisRudyard Kipling: As Easy as ABCJack Williamson: The Metal ManStanley G. Weinbaum: A Martian OdysseyJohn W. Campbell Jr.: NightClifford D. Simak: Desertion'Lewis Padgett': The Piper's SonA. E. van Vogt: The MonsterJames H. Schmitz: The Second Night of SummerArthur C. Clarke: Second DawnWalter M. Miller Jr.: Crucifixus EtiamFrederik Pohl: The Tunnel Under the WorldBrian Aldiss: Who Can Replace a Man?J. G. Ballard: Billennium'Cordwainer Smith': The Ballard of Lost C'mellUrsula K. Le Guin: Semley's NecklaceJames Blish: How Beautiful with BannersHarry Harrison: A Criminal ActThomas M. Disch: Problems of CreativenessGene Wolfe: How the Whip Came BackLarry Niven: Cloak of AnarchyNorman Spinrad: A Thing of Beauty'Raccoona Sheldon': The Screwfly SolutionGeorge R. R. Martin: The Way of Cross and DragonBruce Sterling: SwarmWilliam Gibson: Burning ChromeHilbert Schenck: Silicon MusePaul J. McAuley: Karl and the OgreDavid Brin: PieceworkSelect BibliographySources

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"[Tom Shippey's] new anthology not only is useful and important, it illuminates the field with the editor's insights and selections." --James Gunn