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Reader"s guide to twentieth-century science fiction

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Published by American Library Association in Chicago, IL .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Science fiction -- History and criticism.,
  • Fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesReader"s guide to 20th century science fiction.
    Statementcompiled and edited by Marilyn P. Fletcher ; James L. Thorson, consulting editor.
    ContributionsFletcher, Marilyn P., 1940-, Thorson, James L.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPN3433.8 .R44 1989
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 673 p. ;
    Number of Pages673
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL2032160M
    ISBN 100838905048
    LC Control Number88007815

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