Masterpieces : The Best Science Fiction of the 20th Century

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  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2004-03-02
  • Publisher: Ace Trade

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An overview 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, and Edmond Hamilton

Author Biography

Orson Scott Card is a multiple Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. 1
The Golden Age
Call Me Joep. 7
"All You Zombies--"p. 36
Tunesmithp. 47
A Saucer of Lonelinessp. 80
Robot Dreamsp. 91
Devolutionp. 97
The Nine Billion Names of Godp. 110
A Work of Artp. 116
Dark They Were, and Golden-Eyedp. 130
The New Wave
"Repent, Harlequin!" Said the Ticktockmanp. 145
Eurema's Damp. 156
Passengersp. 166
The Tunnel under the Worldp. 177
Who Can Replace a Man?p. 203
The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelasp. 212
Inconstant Moonp. 218
The Media Generation
Sandkingsp. 243
The Road Not Takenp. 276
Dogfightp. 297
Face Valuep. 316
Potsp. 327
Snowp. 351
Ratp. 364
Bears Discover Firep. 375
A Clean Escapep. 384
Touristsp. 396
Onep. 408
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