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 artistic dynamos, operating in each subgenre of the sector, constantly 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 wearing the previous power of prior days ahead right into a new epoch."On the celebration of his 50th anniversary as a qualified author, Harrison has collected jointly fifty of his most sensible stories-one for every year-along with big notes and introductory fabric. 50 in 50 is straight away a memoir, a compendium of an interesting physique of labor, and a glance on the background of technology fiction within the moment half the twentieth century.
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50 in 50: Fifty Stories for Fifty Years! by Harry Harrison