Masterpieces

Masterpieces

The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

by Orson Scott Card

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 02/03/2004

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A collection of the best science fiction short stories of the 20th century as selected and evaluated by critically-acclaimed author Orson Scott Card.

Featuring stories from the genre's greatest authors: Isaac Asimov - Arthur C. Clarke - Robert A. Heinlein - Ursula K. Le Guin - Ray Bradbury - Frederik Pohl - Harlan Ellison - George Alec Effinger - Brian W. Aldiss - William Gibson & Michael Swanwick - Theodore Sturgeon - Larry Niven - Robert Silverberg - Harry Turtledove - James Blish - George R. R. Martin - James Patrick Kelly - Karen Joy Fowler - Lloyd Biggle, Jr. - Terry Bisson - Poul Anderson - John Kessel - R.A. Lafferty - C.J. Cherryh - Lisa Goldstein - Edmond Hamilton

In much of the science fiction of the past, the twenty-first century existed only in the writers' imaginations. Now that it's here, it's time to take a look back at the last one hundred years in science fiction through the works of the most celebrated and acclaimed authors of the century--to see where we've been and just how far we've come.

Along with a critical essay by Orson Scott Card reassessing science fiction in the twentieth century, Masterpieces includes short fiction by writers who have forged a permanent place for science fiction in the popular culture of today...and tomorrow. It offers a glimpse of the greatest works that mixed science with fiction in trying to figure out humanity's place in the universe. Featuring bold, brave, and breathtaking stories, this definitive collection will stand the test of time in both this century and those to come.

ISBN:
9780441011339
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
02-03-2004
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
228.6x152.4x22.86mm
Weight:
0.4kg
Orson Scott Card

Orson Scott Card is the author of the novels Ender's Game, Ender's Shadow, and Speaker for the Dead, which are widely read by adults and younger readers, and are increasingly used in schools.

Besides these and other science fiction novels, Card writes contemporary fantasy (Magic Street, Enchantment, Lost Boys), biblical novels (Stone Tables, Rachel and Leah), the American frontier fantasy series The Tales of Alvin Maker (beginning with Seventh Son), poetry (An Open Book), and many plays and scripts.

Card was born in Washington and grew up in California, Arizona, and Utah. He served a mission for the LDS Church in Brazil in the early 1970s. Besides his writing, he teaches occasional classes and workshops and directs plays. He recently began a longterm position as a professor of writing and literature at Southern Virginia University.

Card currently lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, with his wife, Kristine Allen Card, and their youngest child, Zina Margaret.

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