By Harry Harrison
Fifty tales for 50 years!A collection-and celebration-of the paintings of Harry HarrisonFrom his first sale in 1950 on, Harry Harrison has been one of many technological know-how fiction world's inventive dynamos, operating in each subgenre of the sphere, consistently bursting with provocative rules. Parodic one second, severe the following, Harrison has been referred to as via Brian Aldiss "one of the few authors able to sporting the previous energy of past days ahead right into a new epoch."On the party of his 50th anniversary as a qualified author, Harrison has collected jointly fifty of his most sensible stories-one for every year-along with immense notes and introductory fabric. 50 in 50 is right now a memoir, a compendium of an enticing physique of labor, and a glance on the historical past of technological know-how fiction within the moment 1/2 the twentieth century.
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50 in 50: Fifty Stories for Fifty Years! by Harry Harrison