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The ideal box set for science fiction fans


This would be a great present for science fiction fans. A two-volume box set called American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, published by The Library of America.

The 1950s was the golden age for American science fiction and this collection contains works by Robert Heinlein, Richard Matheson, James Blish and Alfred Bester. The books cover many key themes from time travel (Fritz Leiber’s The Big Time) to post-apocalyptic survival (Leigh Brackett’s The Long Tomorrow) and also human identity in a technological age (Theodore Sturgeon’s More Than Human ). This box set  captures a period of writing that established many important narratives that are cornerstones of the genre today.

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