Sunday, July 5, 2009

Science Fiction 22 – Edgar Pangborn, Alexei Panshin, Frederick Pohl & Christopher Priest.

Another writer of post apocalyptic stories is Edgar Pangborn. His most famous novel is Davy. He also wrote several other novels set in the same world as Davy, The Judgement of Eve, The Company of Glory and Still I Persist in Wondering, a collection of stories published after his death.

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Rite of Passage is a science fiction novel by Alexei Panshin. Published in 1968, this novel about a Shipboard teenager's coming of age won that year's Nebula Award. It was also nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel in 1969.


Another book in my collection published by Penguin is Wolfbane by Frederick Pohl.

Don’t ask me what it’s about, I have never got around to reading it. The cover is cool anyway.


Christopher Priest is an British SF writer whose novel The Prestige was made into a well regarded film in 2006. However, the only novel I have by him is A Dream of Wessex which is a “story about a group of twentieth-century dreamers who create a consensus virtual-reality future. Once they enter their imaginary world they are unable to remember who they are, or where they are from.”


Next – Paul Park

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