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Title : Science Fiction Today and Tomorrow:A Discursive Symposium
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Number of Pages : 342 Pages
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  • Karl Smithe
    2019-06-04 10:39

    I found this as a hardcover at a library sale. I don't know why they were selling it.On the one hand the problem with this book is that it is so old. On the other hand the great thing about it is that it is so old. This book is from before Star Wars. Star Wars has totally screwed up what is called science fiction.You see in 1977 when Star Wars was released the producers admitted that Star Wars was not science fiction. So it would not be a subject of this book. But in 1977 the ten years olds did not care what was and was not science fiction, so today almost everyone thinks Star Wars IS science fiction. The producers called it Space Fantasy.So science fiction and Fantasy, even Space Fantasy, are different things. So now lots of stuff like Hyperion is called sci-fi though it isn't. I don't know if Reality Dysfunction qualifies since I didn't finish it. Lots of reading but no interesting ideas.Joanna Russ is mentioned in this book and commented on the field a year after this book:http://www.depauw.edu/sfs/backissues/...Kurt Vonnegut made an interesting contribution in 1965:http://www.vonnegutweb.com/archives/a...The refrigerator comment is very telling but the C.P. Snow comment is eyebrow raising. The trouble with modern sci-fi is that the field has been invaded by literary people and science does not matter to most of them. Willim Gibbson didn't know anything about computers when he wrote Neuromancer and it shows despite the fact the he invented the term "cyberspace". The Two Faces of Tomorrow by James P. Hogan is far better and so is Shockwave Rider by John Brunner.There is just so much entertaining material called science fiction these days which is simply NOT SCIENCE FICTION. That is why this book is really less dated than it appears. The term science fiction has simply been dragged in the wrong direction since the 70s.

  • James
    2019-05-21 04:20

    A sweeping and outstanding survey of the SF genre from all angles. Each chapter covers a different topic, ranging from the sociological to the physics of creating believable stars and planetary systems and the biology of possible non-Earthly life forms, and each contains as much information as some other entire books on its given subject. This is an old book, but it has aged well and is essentially timeless for the most part. For any aspiring SF writer, this is a good investment, and for any fan of the genre, it's a great look inside the machinery.

  • Bob Rust
    2019-06-15 08:23

    For Sci-fi historians by: Theodore Sturgeon, Ben Bova, Frederik Pohl, Frank Herbert, James Gunn, Poul Anderson, Hal Clement, Anne McCaffrey, Gordon R. Dickson, Jack Williamson Published in 1974, this is a dated volume of historical significance. Many of the leading science fiction writers of the time contributed essays. The one on science fiction publications by Frederick Pohl is particularly interesting and infromative. The bibliography is valuable. Recommended for those interested in the history of science fiction.

  • Tori
    2019-06-09 03:23

    Mostly I found this dull and out-of-date, although a couple of the essays have some interesting parts. The field has changed too much for this book to be really relevant today. Skip/skimmed quite a bit.

  • Donald
    2019-06-17 09:30

    copyrighted in 1974, this material is dated. I did find some of it entertainingly prescient, but I lost interest about halfway through.

  • Mike
    2019-06-13 02:20

    essays about scifi writing