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Old 11-10-2011, 06:22 PM   #1
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Re-Published Series of Best Science Fiction

A month or so ago, I came across a superb list of "best" science fiction going all the way back to H.G. Wells' The Time Machine.

It was from a publisher, who was printing the books as a themed series. I can't remember the publisher or the name it gave to the series of re-printed books. Does anyone know it?

I refer to Hugo & Nebula Awards for reading ideas, but they only go back to mid-twentieth century. This list provided a nice review of the genre from its beginning (if you think of Wells as the beginning).
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:52 PM   #2
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Yay! I found it!

SF Masterworks series, by Gollancz.

However, it's not the end-all, be-all list that I recalled. Funny how memory works. I find the list useful for the titles from the 1800's through 1960.
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Old 11-10-2011, 06:57 PM   #3
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Ahh, from the Golden Age... before science fiction was studied in high schools or colleges (or even allowed through the doors)
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I took a creative writing class by Jack Williamson in 1973. He was a old man then and very gracious. He gave me a lot of encouragement. I wonder if he was the first to write about dismembering people for their organs?
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I hadn't heard of him, so I looked him up. I might give "Legions of Space" a try. Thanks.

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These days, isn't that called "journalism?"
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I took a creative writing class by Jack Williamson in 1973. He was a old man then and very gracious. He gave me a lot of encouragement. I wonder if he was the first to write about dismembering people for their organs?
There was a book callled "Frankenstein"...

Didn't that involve cobbling up other's organs ?
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