1. Deeper Dimensions of Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Storytelling

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Some Starships and Spells to Ride
If you don't already know these books, I hope the following excerpts will make you want to seek them out and read them from start to finish. And then look for more.
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H. G. Wells' The Time Machine, one of the early masterful works of science fiction, gave a chilling view of the far, far future . . .
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Frank Herbert's Dune was a groundbreaking novel in which planetary ecology played a pivotal role . . .
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Robert A. Heinlein's Have Spacesuit Will Travel forced a couple of kids to stand in defense of the Earth, against intergalactic superpowers...
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Joan Vinge's The Snow Queen fused star-faring SF with anthropology and myth . . .
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Joe Haldeman's The Forever War took the author's own war experience and turned it into a very believable conflict among the stars...
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C. S. Lewis's The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe introduced us to the marvelous world of Narnia . . .
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Anne McCaffrey's Dragonflight took us to another planet, with the most marvelous dragons . . .
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Diane Duane's So You Want to be a Wizard shows us two New York City kids who must learn to become wizards - and the world depends on it...
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Douglas Adams's Mostly Harmless keeps us laughing through Book Five of the "increasingly inaccurately named" Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy trilogy . . .

 
 

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