The World Beyond the Hill

The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence (1989) is a book about the history of science fiction, written by Alexei Panshin and Cory Panshin.

The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence
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cover of The World Beyond the Hill
AuthorAlexei Panshin and Cory Panshin
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreLiterary criticism
PublisherJeremy P. Tarcher
Publication date
1989
Media typePrint (Hardcover)
Pages685 pp
ISBN0-87477-436-5

PublicationEdit

It was first published in hardcover by Jeremy P. Tarcher in August 1989 in a limited signed and numbered edition of 500 copies; a broader hardcover edition for general release and a trade paperback edition followed from the same publisher in the same year. An ebook edition was issued by ElectricStory.com in December 2002, and a new hardcover edition by Phoenix Pick in April 2010.[1]

ScopeEdit

It took them about ten years to research and write, though they had made earlier attempts at writing a book on the genre.[2] The book considers the evolution of science fiction from Horace Walpole's 1764 fantasy, The Castle of Otranto to modern science fiction writers through the middle of the twentieth century.[3]

ReceptionEdit

The book received wide critical acclaim and won the 1990 Hugo Award for Best Non-Fiction Book.[2]

NotesEdit

  1. ^ The World Beyond the Hill title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ a b D. Douglas Fratz. "An Interview with Alexei Panshin". sfsite.com. Retrieved 9 September 2010. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. ^ Mark Yon (May 2010). "The World Beyond the Hill: Science Fiction and the Quest for Transcendence - Official sffworld.com Book Review". sffworld.com. Archived from the original on 16 January 2013.

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