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Richard Wilson (1920-1987), a member of the near-legendary Futurians, is considered a consistently excellent writer of science fiction. Two dozen of his best works, ranging from “The Hoaxters,” “The Inhabited,” and “Those Idiots from Earth” to his brilliant posthumously-published novella “At the Sign of the Boar’s Head Nebula,” originally slated for The Last Dangerous Visions and kindly made available for this book by Harlan Ellison. It may be the finest single work that Mr. Wilson produced.
It is in remarkably good company, joined by two other powerful novellas, “The Far King” and “The Nineteenth-Century Spaceship,” giving Richard Wilson a fair claim to being one of the founding fathers of steampunk.
Along with the stories, this collection includes several highly regarded novelettes, including the Nebula Award-winning “Mother to the World,” “The Story Writer,” “Gone Past,” “If A Man Answers,” “It’s Cold Outside,” “A Man Spekith,” and “See Me Not.” Rounding out the book are a selection of the author’s finest short pieces, making this a cornerstone volume for any serious collection of modern science fiction.
A massive 736-page hardcover, bound in black cloth with a blind-embossed cover, and a wrap-around full color dust jacket by the Keegans.
The late Richard Wilson’s fifty-year career began with “Retribution” in 1938, in Oswald Train’s fanzine Science Adventure Stories and finished in 1988 with “The Name on the Book” in Rod Serling’s The Twilight Zone Magazine. A journalist by trade, Wilson brought to his fiction a crisp economy of style and a precise language in a field often criticized for florid prose. With stories running the gamut from humorous to bone-chilling horror and everything in between, Richard Wilson could quite accurately be said to have written something for everyone.
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Item Code MASRWD Publisher Centipede Press Publish Date 2018 ISBN 9781613470725 Binding Hard Cover Dimensions 6x9 # Pages 738 Color Text Only