Science Fiction (Paperback)

101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction

By Robert K. Silverberg

Ace, 9780451466761, 512pp.

Publication Date: May 6, 2014

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Before Robert Silverberg won multiple Hugo and Nebula awards and became Grand Master of science fiction, he was a young man learning the art and craft of writing the genre. In Science Fiction: 101, Silverberg reveals the roots of modern science fiction with thought-provoking essays about some of the field’s most groundbreaking stories—included in this volume—which inspired him and taught him to write. These insightful analyses, along with the skills and strategies Silverberg developed to build his successful career, make this an indispensable volume for readers interested in science fiction history. 
Featuring Thirteen Classic Stories by Brian W. Aldiss, Alfred Bester, James Blish, Philip K. Dick, Damon Knight, C. M. Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner, C. L. Moore, Frederik Pohl, Bob Shaw, Robert Sheckley, Cordwainer Smith, and Jack Vance

About the Author

Science Fiction Grand Master Robert Silverberg has won five Nebula Awards, four Hugo Awards, and the prestigious Prix Apollo. He is the author of more than one hundred science fiction and fantasy novels and more than sixty non-fiction works, including Lord Valentine's Castle, Majipoor Chronicles, Valentine Pontifex, and Tales of Majipoor.

Praise For Science Fiction: 101: Exploring the Craft of Science Fiction

“An excellent introduction to the most important roots of modern SF.”—The Washington Post

“It’s like sitting down with a good friend whose informal conversation sparkles, whose wisdom pierces you, whose intelligence makes you smarter just by listening.”—Orson Scott Card
“The stories alone are worth the price of admission, examples of the best that science fiction can be. But the whipped cream on top is Silverberg’s essay on the craft of each story.”—Wilmington Morning News