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The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-90 By Ursula K. Le Guin Karen Joy Fowler Brian Attebery,

  • Title: The Norton Book of Science Fiction: North American Science Fiction, 1960-90
  • Author: Ursula K. Le Guin Karen Joy Fowler Brian Attebery
  • ISBN: 9780393035469
  • Page: 316
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies, Ursula K Le Guin and Brian Atteberry s Norton Book of Science Fiction provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the best of contemporary science fiction Its 67 stories, all published since 1960, offer compelling evidence that science fiction is the source of the most thoughtful, imaginativeIn the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies, Ursula K Le Guin and Brian Atteberry s Norton Book of Science Fiction provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the best of contemporary science fiction Its 67 stories, all published since 1960, offer compelling evidence that science fiction is the source of the most thoughtful, imaginative indeed literary fiction being written today.Aficionados will find rarely anthologized gems by their favorite authors Poul Anderson, Margaret Atwood, Octavia Butler, Samuel R Delany, Philip K Dick, William Gibson, Joanna Russ, Theodore Sturgeon, James Tiptree, Jr Gene Wolf, Roger Zelazny as well as startling work by today s rising stars Newcomers will delight in the sophisticated range of voices probing the nature of reality and the condition of the human spirit And readers of all stripes will enjoy Ms Le Guins robust and insightful indroduction.
    The Norton Book of Science Fiction North American Science Fiction In the tradition of other groundbreaking Norton anthologies Ursula K Le Guin and Brian Atteberry s Norton Book of Science Fiction provided the first truly comphrehensive and cohereent look at the bes

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    1. Back in 2002 or 2003, when I was interested in developing a college course in science fiction, I borrowed this book by interlibrary loan to examine it as a possible textbook, knowing that Norton had a reputation for producing quality anthologies This one was a distinct disappointment, however Le Guin, who apparently dominated the editing process though she did have assistance from a couple of academics, confined her selection to American and Canadian works written after 1960 the period of the ge [...]

    2. This collection kicks off with a favourite of mine, The Handler by Damon Knight Pete, the big man, steps into a room where a showbiz apres show party is in mid swing and everyone lights up like neon, now he s here The whole place is really jumpin and jivin, Pete is ladling out the praise for everyone involved and they re all loving him right back He was the star of the show and it s a hit The love is flowing like the champagne Then he says Now, I d like you to meet my handler and he stops moving [...]

    3. This kind of collection is a terrific antithesis to the perception of science fiction as a less than literary, nerd wish fulfillment genre Instead, we get a number of stories that span such diverse writing styles, morals, plots, and moods, that one might at first be at a loss to find the common thread what defines science fiction until you realize that than anything, all of these authors use fantastically creative fictional devices future worlds, strange abilities, alien characters to explore r [...]

    4. Bought during attempt to quantify The Science Fiction Canon in late 90s Read 50% then determined to read all in order now.6 July 2009The Handler 1 2 We meet Pete, the star, his handler If it worked on metaphorical AND realistic levels, i d rate it higher.Alpha Ralpha Boulevard Super future Earth decides to revert to simpler times Shoulda been longer Nice that everything isn t TOLD AT us along w sense of full world history lurking beneath it all sense of Myth Resolution pat Tandy s Story What s u [...]

    5. It has a wide range of stories, but the book is hard to get through I skipped about a handful of them that I just couldn t get into I m fairly certain some of the stories weren t even in the science fiction genre.If caught I recommend Tandy s Story by Theodore Sturgeon, Balanced Ecology by James Schmitz, For the Sake of Grace by Suzette Elgin, and Tauf Aleph by Phyllis Gotlieb.

    6. Variable, with sudden gusts It was difficult to see how some of the stoires in the anthology could be called Science Fiction Some were simply poor However, some fine examples of the genre from this time and place Of much greater interest is Attebury s Teacher s Guide to Accompany the Norton Book of Science Fiction Recommended to teachers

    7. This was the book for my Science Fiction literature class I marked which stories we read in class, and then just came back and finished up the other ones Of course as a book of Science Fiction short stories you ll love some and hate others I m not really a fan of gender bender sci fi, so those stories were especially hard to slog through But others like 2064, or Thereabouts by David R Bunch are still on my mind It does have a lot of famous names in science fiction everyone for Ursula K Le Guin a [...]

    8. A mixed bag for sure, but I still loved a lot of the stories in here I admit, North American science fiction from 1960 to 1990 is a very arbitrary limit on the range of SF, but no anthology could summarize the entire genre These stories definitely appeal to the literary science fiction movement, which I wholeheartedly support even if some of results are lackluster As Le Guin says herself in the introduction, there aren t any Mighty Whitey spacemen roaming the galaxy with their robot companions t [...]

    9. This is a book I would like to own one day It s a packed full treasure of short stories from many authors I was familiar with with but hadn t read and others whom I didn t know existed but well in love with I initially picked it up from the library because it contained an Octavia Butler story I hadn t yet read she did not disappoint but I was surprised by how many other stories pulled me in I know I like sci fi as a genre and Le Guin s introduction to how and why the stories were chosen go a lon [...]

    10. It took me nearly two years to finish this book I rated this book highly because of the shear expanse of it It has short stories from 1960 until 1990, and while I did not enjoy all of them, I found having the author information present to be very helpful This actually made the reading a bit slower because I would put down the book for awhile to read some of the books I found in the author descriptions Some of the stories hardly qualify as science fiction but it is ok There is a large variation i [...]

    11. Some great, great stuff is contained in these pages Even better the second time around seven years later Part of what made it fun this time was the notes I d written about the stories last time and how different my perspective was on them now.

    12. I though the majority of these stories were quite good, though a few I didn t think fit very well into sci fi, even the way the editors defined it But overall I liked it a lot and now I need to track down stories by some of the authors I liked the best.

    13. Worth a read merely for the robust introduction by Le Guin Like many anthologies, not every story is equal in quality Le Guin, Atteberry, and Fowler s definition of science fiction is in line with mine than Dozois.

    14. The Norton Book of Science Fiction North American Science Fiction, 1960 1990 Norton Book Of by Ursula K Le Guin 1999

    15. Just randomly pick one and read it some are funny, and some are sick Read as a bedtime snack for the dream world.

    16. Kui Bin says, Science fiction writing at its best Le Guin did a great job in selecting well written, provocative short stories.

    17. A nice collection of SiFi short stories by a wide range of both modern and older writers Very recommended

    18. This was okay, but there is a clear feminist slant to the stories chosen, so it isn t a fair cross section of the best science fiction of the given period.

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