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The Road to Science Fiction

The Road to Science Fiction is a series of science fiction anthologies edited by American science fiction author, scholar and editor James Gunn. Composed as a textbook set to teach the evolution of science fiction literature, the series is now available as mass market publications.

The six-volume set collects many of the most influential works of the genre. It was published originally by Signet and then by White Wolf Games Studio. Volumes 1 through 4 are currently being reprinted in paperback format by the company Scarecrow Press.

Contents

Volume 1: From Gilgamesh to WellsEdit

(Signet, 1979; Scarecrow Press, December 2002)

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Volume 2: From Wells to HeinleinEdit

(Signet, 1979; Scarecrow Press, September, 2002)

Contents:

Volume 3: From Heinlein to HereEdit

(Signet, 1979; Scarecrow Press, May 2002)

The best work published from 1940 to 1977.

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Volume 4: From Here to ForeverEdit

(Signet, 1982; White Wolf, January 1997; Scarecrow Press, 2003)

Stories selected for their quality of writing.

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Volume 5: The British WayEdit

(White Wolf, March 1998)

Influential British SF published prior to 1986

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Volume 6: Around the WorldEdit

(White Wolf, July 1998)

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FranceEdit

GermanyEdit

Scandinavia and FinlandEdit

Eastern EuropeEdit

RussiaEdit

ItalyEdit

Spain and Latin AmericaEdit

IndiaEdit

  • "Einstein the Second," by Laxman Londhe

ChinaEdit

JapanEdit

ReferencesEdit