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Trillion year spree

the history of science fiction

by Brian W. Aldiss

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Published by Atheneum in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • English-speaking countries.
    • Subjects:
    • Science fiction, English -- History and criticism,
    • Science fiction, American -- History and criticism,
    • Literature and science -- English-speaking countries

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Brian W. Aldiss ; with David Wingrove.
      ContributionsWingrove, David.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR830.S35 A38 1986
      The Physical Object
      Pagination511 p., [16] p. of plates :
      Number of Pages511
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL2741499M
      ISBN 100689118392
      LC Control Number86047682

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ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Revised and expanded edition of the author's Billion year spree, originally published in ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint. Originally published: Billion year spree. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates: illustrations, facsimiles.

Get this from a library. Trillion year spree: the history of science fiction. [Brian W Aldiss; David Wingrove] -- Crammed with fascinating insights, this book takes us through decades of treats for the imagination.

Amusing and authoritative, it examines the great writers SF has produced. With the help of Wingrove, Aldiss has expanded his Billion Year Spree and produced a book that is at once scholarly and witty, thoughtful and opinionated/5().

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Buy Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction New edition by Aldiss, Brian, Wingrove, David (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on /5(8). Editions for Trillion Year Spree: The History of Science Fiction: (Paperback published in ), (Hardcover published in ), Cited by: With the help of Wingrove, Aldiss has expanded his Billion Year Spree and produced a book that is at once scholarly and witty, thoughtful and opinionated.

He discusses authors who have fallen into total obscurity in the 30 years since the publication of Trillion Year Spree, and who made less of an impact than Aldiss thought. Sex, drugs, and literary style entered SF: Any serious reader of SF should tackle this amazing map of the foundations, trends, and pit-falls of our most expansive and awe.A substantially expanded, revised, and updated version of Aldiss' Billion Year Spree (but why didn't he simply write a new book?).

One curious lacuna: the authors provide hardly a mention of Aldiss' own considerable contribution to the field. The early chapters--dealing with. Championing works that fall into the classically-veined style of literature (i.e. examinations of the human condition) and criticizing the lighter, escapist side of genre, Trillion Year Spree does not withhold its opinion stick, either.

Bashing admiration and abhorrence left and right, the book cuts a wide swath through science fiction, relegating many beloved texts to the pulp pile while.