Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Reading Anthology

Visions of Wonder: The Science Fiction Research Association Reading Anthology

Author: David G. Hartwell

Format: Paperback

Pages: 800 pages

Language: English

ISBN: 9780312852870

Published: October 15th 1996

For years, those bringing SF into the classroom have had to improvise their course materials from anthologies and collections not designed for classwork. Now, David G. Hartwell, award-winning anthologist, and Professor Milton T. Wolf, Vice President of the Science Fiction Research Association, present a carefully selected reading anthology reflecting the SF field in all its modern diversity. Here are Golden Age writers like John W. Campbell and Jack Williamson, and here also are towering latter-day titans like Gene Wolfe and Ursula K. Le Guin, along with today's popular writers such as Greg Bear, Robert Jordan, and Vernor Vinge.

Contents

11 • Introduction (Visions of Wonder) • essay by David G. Hartwell and Milton T. Wolf
13 • Critics • [In Search of Wonder] • (1956) • essay by Damon Knight
17 • The Ship Who Sang • [The Ship Who . . .] • (1961) • novelette by Anne McCaffrey
31 • Blood Music • (1983) • novelette by Greg Bear
49 • Paperjack • [Newford] • (1991) • novelette by Charles de Lint
71 • Forever Yours, Anna • (1987) • shortstory by Kate Wilhelm
81 • The Golden Age of Science Fiction Is Twelve • (1984) • essay by David G. Hartwell
97 • Mr. Boy • (1990) • novella by James Patrick Kelly
141 • Jamboree • [Humanoids] • (1969) • shortstory by Jack Williamson
149 • The Death of Doctor Island • [Archipelago] • (1973) • novella by Gene Wolfe (variant of The Death of Dr. Island)
188 • Ender's Game • [Ender Wiggin] • (1977) • novelette by Orson Scott Card
216 • "What Do You Mean . . . Human?" • [Editorial (Astounding)] • (1959) • essay by John W. Campbell, Jr.
222 • Bears Discover Fire • (1990) • shortstory by Terry Bisson
230 • One Down, One to Go • (1990) • shortstory by Philip José Farmer
239 • Sur • (1982) • shortstory by Ursula K. Le Guin
250 • Introduction (England Swings SF) • (1968) • essay by Judith Merril
253 • Doing Lennon • (1975) • shortstory by Gregory Benford
263 • A Tupolev Too Far • (1989) • novelette by Brian W. Aldiss
285 • Them Old Hyannis Blues • (1992) • shortstory by Judith Tarr
292 • Paradise Charted • (1980) • essay by Algis Budrys
339 • Masque of the Red Shift • [Berserker] • (1965) • novelette by Fred Saberhagen
353 • Redemption in the Quantum Realm • (1994) • shortstory by Frederik Pohl
366 • Devil You Don't Know • [Val Clarke] • (1978) • novelette by Dean Ing
395 • The Eye of the World (extract) • [Wheel of Time] • (1990) • shortstory by Robert Jordan
404 • Split Light • (1994) • shortstory by Lisa Goldstein
414 • Science Fiction & The Adventures of the Spherical Cow • (1988) • essay by Kathryn Cramer (variant of Science Fiction and the Adventures of the Spherical Cow)
419 • The Sun Spider • (1987) • novelette by Lucius Shepard
442 • Science Fiction and "Literature" — or, The Conscience of the King • (1979) • essay by Samuel R. Delany
458 • Souls • (1982) • novella by Joanna Russ
491 • Overdrawn at the Memory Bank • [Eight Worlds] • (1976) • novelette by John Varley
514 • The Girl Who Was Plugged In • (1973) • novelette by James Tiptree, Jr.
540 • Burning Chrome • (1982) • novelette by William Gibson
555 • Towards an Aesthetic of Science Fiction • (1975) • essay by Joanna Russ
564 • Identifying the Object • (1990) • novelette by Gwyneth Jones (variant of Forward Echoes)
585 • The Mountain to Mohammed • (1992) • shortstory by Nancy Kress
598 • Wall, Stone, Craft • (1993) • novella by Walter Jon Williams
655 • Boobs • (1989) • shortstory by Suzy McKee Charnas
669 • To Bring in Fine Things: The Significance of Science Fiction Plots • (1989) • essay by Brian Stableford [as by Brian M. Stableford ]
676 • Spider Silk • (1976) • novelette by Andre Norton
704 • A Braver Thing • (1990) • novelette by Charles Sheffield
726 • Getting Real • (1991) • novelette by Susan Shwartz
740 • True Names • (1981) • novella by Vernor Vinge
791 • Science Fiction: A Selective Guide to Scholarship • (1996) • essay by Gary K. Wolfe