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So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to The Science Fiction Century, an anthology spanning a century of sf writing, from its birth in the 1890's to the future it predicted. He's compiled the mother of all definitive anthologies, guaranteed to change not only the way the field views itself but also the way the rest of literature views the field. Introduction (2003) So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to The Science Fiction Century, an anthology spanning a century of sf writing, from its birth in the 1890's to the future it predicted. He's compiled the mother of all definitive anthologies, guaranteed to change not only the way the field views itself but also the way the rest of literature views the field. Introduction (2003) essay by David G. Hartwell Beam Us Home (1969) story by James Tiptree Jr The Music Master of Babylon (1954) novelette by Edgar Pangborn Hot Planet (1963) story by Hal Clement The Hounds of Tindalos (1929) story by Frank Belknap Long The Angel of Violence (1978) story by Adam Wisniewski-Snerg Nobody Bothers Gus (1955) story by Algis Budrys [=Paul Janvier] As Easy as ABC (1912) novelette by Rudyard Kipling Ginungagap (1980) novelette by Michael Swanwick Minister Without Portfolio (1952) story by Mildred Clingerman Time in Advance (1956) novelette by William Tenn Good Night, Sophie (1973) novelette by Lino Aldani (=Buonanotte Sofia 1963) Fire Watch/Time Travel (1982) novelette by Connie Willis Goat Song (1972) novelette by Poul Anderson The Scarlet Plague (1912) novella by Jack London "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman (1965) story by Harlan Ellison Blood's a Rover (1952) novella by Chad Oliver Sail the Tide of Mourning/Bentfin Boomers (1975) story by Richard A. Lupoff Great Work of Time (1989) novella by John Crowley The Dimple in Draco (1967) story by R.S. Richardson [=Philip Latham] Consider Her Ways (1956) novella by John Wyndham Something Ending (1973) story by Eddy C. Bertin Sundance (1969) story by Robert Silverberg Swarm/ShaperMechanist (1982) novelette by Bruce Sterling


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So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to The Science Fiction Century, an anthology spanning a century of sf writing, from its birth in the 1890's to the future it predicted. He's compiled the mother of all definitive anthologies, guaranteed to change not only the way the field views itself but also the way the rest of literature views the field. Introduction (2003) So says David G. Hartwell in his introduction to The Science Fiction Century, an anthology spanning a century of sf writing, from its birth in the 1890's to the future it predicted. He's compiled the mother of all definitive anthologies, guaranteed to change not only the way the field views itself but also the way the rest of literature views the field. Introduction (2003) essay by David G. Hartwell Beam Us Home (1969) story by James Tiptree Jr The Music Master of Babylon (1954) novelette by Edgar Pangborn Hot Planet (1963) story by Hal Clement The Hounds of Tindalos (1929) story by Frank Belknap Long The Angel of Violence (1978) story by Adam Wisniewski-Snerg Nobody Bothers Gus (1955) story by Algis Budrys [=Paul Janvier] As Easy as ABC (1912) novelette by Rudyard Kipling Ginungagap (1980) novelette by Michael Swanwick Minister Without Portfolio (1952) story by Mildred Clingerman Time in Advance (1956) novelette by William Tenn Good Night, Sophie (1973) novelette by Lino Aldani (=Buonanotte Sofia 1963) Fire Watch/Time Travel (1982) novelette by Connie Willis Goat Song (1972) novelette by Poul Anderson The Scarlet Plague (1912) novella by Jack London "Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockman (1965) story by Harlan Ellison Blood's a Rover (1952) novella by Chad Oliver Sail the Tide of Mourning/Bentfin Boomers (1975) story by Richard A. Lupoff Great Work of Time (1989) novella by John Crowley The Dimple in Draco (1967) story by R.S. Richardson [=Philip Latham] Consider Her Ways (1956) novella by John Wyndham Something Ending (1973) story by Eddy C. Bertin Sundance (1969) story by Robert Silverberg Swarm/ShaperMechanist (1982) novelette by Bruce Sterling

45 review for The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction, Volume I

  1. 4 out of 5

    Ahimsa

    As with any anthology, there are some good stories and some not so good. That said, there were quite a few excellent stories here that I hadn't encountered before. (The only ones I'd already read were "Hounds of Tindalos" and "Repent Harlequin.") The small bit of historical context and commentary that editor David Hartwell provided was most welcome. Stories I enjoyed: "Nobody Bothers Gus," "Consider Her Ways" "Time in Advance," and "Goodnight Sophie." These were each excellent in their own way, a As with any anthology, there are some good stories and some not so good. That said, there were quite a few excellent stories here that I hadn't encountered before. (The only ones I'd already read were "Hounds of Tindalos" and "Repent Harlequin.") The small bit of historical context and commentary that editor David Hartwell provided was most welcome. Stories I enjoyed: "Nobody Bothers Gus," "Consider Her Ways" "Time in Advance," and "Goodnight Sophie." These were each excellent in their own way, and worth reading for any spec fic fan. For my money, "Fire Watch," "Music Master of Babylon" and "Minister without Portfolio" were weak sauce, not worthy of inclusion. But that's the beauty of anthologies--everyone will have their favorites and least-favorites. This is a great anthology--I'll keep my eyes out for the companion volumes.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Maria

    Liked: James Tiptree jr. Edgar Pangborn Hal Clement Rudyard Kipling Mildred Clingerman William Tenn Connie Willis Chad Oliver Robert Silverberg Bruce Sterling

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