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Before the Golden Age a Science Fiction Anthology Of the 1930s

By Asimov, Isaac




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Before the Golden Age A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s

Asimov, Isaac, Ed.

New York: Doubleday. Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket. 1974. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. 0385024193 . Wear to dustjacket edges. Now protected in a clear mylar cover. International orders may require additional postage. ; SFBC Catalog ID: 6173. Gutter code 'T37' on pg 912 likely indicates printing in 1978. Collected and with Autobiographical Introduction by Isaac Asimov. ; 8.50 X 5.75 X 2 inches; 912 pages .

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Before the Golden Age. A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930's.

Asimov, Isaac.

Garden City. : Doubleday. , 1974.. Reprint. . Hardcover. . Fine copy in fine dust jacket (in mylar). . Octavo.. Photograph of OUR copy available upon request.

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BEFORE THE GOLDEN AGE, A SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY OF THE 1930S

ISAAC ASIMOV

GARDEN CITY, NEW YORK: Doubleday & Company, Inc., 1974 NICE LOOKING LIGHT BROWN COVER, BLACK PRINT ON THE SPINE, SOME SMALL DARK SPOTS ON BACK, VERY GOOD SHAPE OTHERWISE. NO INTERNAL MARKINGS, WATER MARK INSIDE BACK COVER AND LAST BLANK PAGE. ALL PRINT PAGES LOOK GOOD AND ARE TIGHT. COLLECTED AND WITH AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTIONS BY ISAAC ASIMOV. GREAT FOR THE SCIENCE FICTION BUFF AND COLLECTOR. Before the Golden Age: A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s is an anthology of 25 science fiction stories from 1930s pulp magazines edited by Isaac Asimov. It was first published in April 1974. The anthology was inspired by a dream Asimov had on the morning of 3 April 1973. In his dream, Asimov had prepared an anthology of his favorite science fiction stories from the 1930s and was getting a chance to read them again. After waking, he told his fianceé Janet Jeppson about the dream, and she suggested that he actually do such an anthology. Doubleday agreed to publish the anthology, and Asimov's friend Sam Moskowitz provided him with copies of the relevant science fiction magazines. Asimov completed work on the anthology on 10 May. The stories were selected by Asimov, and the main selection criterion was the degree to which they influenced him when he was growing up in the 1930s. The prefatory material and individual introductions to the stories fill in the details about the early life of the child prodigy, which effectively makes the volume an autobiographical prequel to his earlier collection The Early Asimov. The anthology also includes "Big Game", a story written by Asimov in 1941 and never sold. The stories collected in the anthology, although they range in quality from embarrassing to very good,[opinion] are of a kind rarely anthologized and provide a unique historical and cultural retrospective of the genre.[citation needed] The anthology was first published as a large hardcover by Doubleday in 1974 and re-issued as three smaller paperbacks by Fawcett Books the following year. The series was re-issued multiple times in the period of 1975-1984 in sets of either three or four paperbacks. As of 2010, it is out of print. ANTIQUE BOOKS DEN, WHERE HISTORY LIVES.

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BEFORE THE GOLDEN AGE A Science Fiction Anthology of the 1930s

Asimov, Isaac

Doubleday. Very Good in Good+ dust jacket. 1974. Book Club Edition. Hardcover. Edgeworn DJ with a one inch edge tear top front. ; Thick 8vo 8" to 9" tall; 912 pages .

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