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Modern Masters of Science Fiction

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  1. Arthur C. Clarke

    Arthur C. Clarke

    By Gary Westfahl

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Already renowned for his science fiction and scientific nonfiction, Arthur C. Clarke became the world's most famous science fiction writer after the success of 2001: A Space Odyssey. He then produced novels like Rendezvous with... Learn More
    Published: 17th July 2018
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  2. J. G. Ballard

    J. G. Ballard

    By D. Harlan Wilson

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Prophetic short stories and apocalyptic novels like The Crystal World made J. G. Ballard a foundational figure in the British New Wave. Rejecting the science fiction of rockets and aliens, he explored an inner space of humanity... Learn More
    Published: 10th November 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  3. Iain M. Banks

    Iain M. Banks

    By Paul Kincaid

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    The 1987 publication of Iain M. Banks's Consider Phlebas helped trigger the British renaissance of radical hard science fiction and influenced a generation of New Space Opera masters. The thirteen SF novels that followed inspired... Learn More
    Published: 12th May 2017
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  4. Alfred Bester

    Alfred Bester

    By Jad Smith

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Alfred Bester's classic short stories and the canonical novel The Stars My Destination made him a science fiction legend. Fans and scholars praise him as a genre-bending pioneer and cyberpunk forefather. Writers like Neil Gaiman... Learn More
    Published: 1st December 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  5. Octavia E. Butler
    I began writing about power because I had so little, Octavia E. Butler once said. Butler's life as an African American woman--an alien in American society and among science fiction writers--informed the powerful works that earned... Learn More
    Published: 31st October 2016
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  6. Frederik Pohl

    Frederik Pohl

    By Michael R Page

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    One of science fiction's undisputed grandmasters, Frederik Pohl built an astonishing career that spanned more than seven decades. Along the way he won millions of readers and seemingly as many awards while producing novels, short... Learn More
    Published: 22nd September 2015
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  7. Lois McMaster Bujold
    Readers have awarded Lois McMaster Bujold four Hugo Awards for Best Novel, a number matched only by Robert Heinlein. Her Vorkosigan series redefined space opera with its emotional depth and explorations of themes such as bias... Learn More
    Published: 21st July 2015
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  8. Ray Bradbury

    Ray Bradbury

    By David Seed

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    As much as any individual, Ray Bradbury brought science fiction's ideas into the mainstream. Yet he transcended the genre in both form and popularity, using its trappings to explore timely social concerns and the kaleidoscope... Learn More
    Published: 16th February 2015
    Hardback | £65.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  9. Greg Egan

    Greg Egan

    By Karen Burnham

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Greg Egan (1961- ) publishes works that challenge readers with rigorous, deeply-informed scientific speculation. He unapologetically delves into mathematics, physics, and other disciplines in his prose, putting him in the vanguard... Learn More
    Published: 3rd April 2014
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  10. Gregory Benford

    Gregory Benford

    By George Slusser

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Gregory Benford is perhaps best known as the author of Benford's law of controversy: "Passion is inversely proportional to the amount of real information available." That maxim is a quotation from Timescape, Benford's... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2014
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  11. William Gibson

    William Gibson

    By Gary Westfahl

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    The leading figure in the development of cyberpunk, William Gibson (born in 1948) crafted works in which isolated humans explored near-future worlds of ubiquitous and intrusive computer technology and cybernetics. This volume... Learn More
    Published: 26th July 2013
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  12. John Brunner

    John Brunner

    By Jad Smith

    Series Modern Masters of Science Fiction

    University of Illinois Press

    Under his own name and numerous pseudonyms, John Brunner (1934–1995) was one of the most prolific and influential science fiction authors of the late twentieth century. During his exemplary career, the British author wrote... Learn More
    Published: 8th January 2013
    Hardback | £73.00
    Paperback | £17.99