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American Science Fiction: Four Classic Novels 1953–1956

The Space Merchants, Frederik Pohl & C. M. Kornbluth | More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon | The Long Tomorrow, Leigh Brackett | The Shrinking Man, Richard Matheson
Edited by Gary K. Wolfe

“Here’s the heart of the heart of where those who take American science fiction seriously would want to begin—the genre’s equivalent of Hollywood’s classical period, and the books subsequent creators like Thomas Pynchon and Stanley Kubrick used to bend their brains—as well as a selection of novels as fresh and evocative as any hungry reader could hope to discover.” —Jonathan Lethem

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ISBN: 978-1-59853-158-9 810 pages

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N° 227 Library of America Series

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