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The Road to Science Fiction #1: From Gilgamesh to Wells by James Gunn1
The Road to Science Fiction #2: From Wells to Heinlein by James Gunn2
Von Huxley bis Heinlein. Heyne Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur 93. Wege zur Science Fiction 04. by James Gunn2.2
The Road to Science Fiction #3: From Heinlein to Here by James Gunn3
Von Ellison bis Haldeman. Heyne Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur 96. Wege zur Science Fiction 07. by James Gunn3.3
The Road to Science Fiction #4: From Here To Forever by James Gunn4
Von Matheson bis Shaw by James Gunn4.1
Von Malzberg bis Benford. Heyne Bibliothek der Science Fiction Literatur 99. Wege zur Science Fiction 10. by James Gunn4.3
The Road to Science Fiction #5: The British Way by James Gunn5
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World by James Gunn6

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Recommendations

  1. The Year's Best Science Fiction: Ninth Annual Collection by Gardner Dozois (1992)
  2. The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1: Robert A. Heinlein, Jack Williamson, Clifford D. Simak, L. Sprague de Camp, and Fritz Leiber by Frederik Pohl (1999)
  3. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time by Ben Bova (1973)
  4. The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF by David G. Hartwell (1994)
  5. The Science Fiction Encyclopedia by John Clute (1993)
  6. Age of wonders : exploring the world of science fiction by David G. Hartwell (1984)
  7. The Science Fiction Century by David G. Hartwell (1997)
  8. Edgeworks: Over the Edge / An Edge in My Voice by Harlan Ellison (1996)
  9. Science Fiction: The Illustrated Encyclopedia by John Clute (1995)
  10. The Dreams Our Stuff Is Made Of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World by Thomas M. Disch (1998)
  11. Asimov on Science Fiction by Isaac Asimov (1981)
  12. A reader's guide to science fiction by Baird Searles (1979)
  13. Future Perfect: American Science Fiction of the Nineteenth Century by H. Bruce Franklin (1966)
  14. Dangerous Visions: 33 Original Stories by Harlan Ellison (1967)
  15. The New Hugo Winners, Volume II by Isaac Asimov (1991)

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