Dangerous Visions Paperback – Special Edition, 18 Nov 2002
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Dangerous Visions is a landmark in science fiction, one that can proudly stand against those literary snobs who look down their nose at the genre (Antony Jones SFBOOKREVIEWS blog) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
One of the most influential anthologies of all time returns to print, as relevant now as when it was first published. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.See all Product Description
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Ellison's intention was to create the first wholly original SF anthology, and one which, by dropping the censorship restrictions of the magazine market, would show the maturity and daring in both form and content which the genre had achieved by the mid-sixties. This was partly done because it was a good idea, and partly as a thumbed nose to the serious literary world, which then as now had a rather disdainful view of genre fiction. The full story is told in Ellison's introduction, which also explains why it all ended up being way, way bigger than anyone had originally expected.
That's partly because it's not just full of stories. Ellison's copious editorial material, the afterwords to each story by the authors, not one but two why-the-hell-not prefaces from Isaac Asimov (and Ellison's response), and the excellent illustrations all add to the book's length. They also create its rollicking, carnivalesque feel and uniquely sixties sense of optimism. For a book that prides itself on "danger", it's a remarkably upbeat read.
The stories themselves vary widely in style, content and quality: there are no stinkers, a few classics, several award-winners and a few that don't stay in your memory. Some, inevitably, have dated a bit, but not as many or as much as you might think.Read more ›
I treasured it and re-read it many times and so I was delighted to see a one volume re-issue here on Amazon.
The contents are;
FOREWORD: YEAR 2002
by Michael Moorcock
by Lester del Rey
by Robert Silverberg
THE DAY AFTER THE DAY THE MARTIANS CAME:
THE DAY AFTER THE DAY THE MARTIANS CAME
by Frederik Pohl
RIDERS OF THE PURPLE WAGE:
RIDERS OF THE PURPLE WAGE
or The Great Gavage
by Philip José Farmer
THE MALLEY SYSTEM:
THE MALLEY SYSTEM
by Miriam Allen deFord
A TOY FOR JULIETTE:
A TOY FOR JULIETTE
by Robert Bloch
THE PROWLER IN THE CITY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD:
THE PROWLER IN THE CITY AT THE EDGE OF THE WORLD
by Harlan Ellison
THE NIGHT THAT ALL TIME BROKE OUT:
THE NIGHT THAT ALL TIME BROKE OUT
by Brian W. Aldiss
THE MAN WHO WENT TO THE MOON--TWICE:
THE MAN WHO WENT TO THE MOON--TWICE
by Howard Rodman
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS:
FAITH OF OUR FATHERS
by Philip K.Read more ›
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Dangerous Visions was originally published in 1967 and remains perhaps the most famous anthology in the history of science fiction. Read morePublished 2 months ago by M. J. Haynes
I am a fan of Harlan Ellison and so I bought this book.
It is a collection of short stories by all the well known sci/fi writers of the 60s and 70s. Read more
As usual, excellent work by Harlan Ellison. I'm not a volume consumer of books but Ellison's writing somehow manages to grab hold of me and talk to me like very few other authors... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
I love the Masterworks series, but this is not a good book. The concept of 'dangerous visions' seems to have been taken by most contributors to refer to horror rather than... Read morePublished 17 months ago by C. G. Whitaker
There are times when I don't like a book, that I can understand how someone else could like it; someone with different tastes than mine. But that does not apply to this book. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Paulo de Vissec