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James Blish (writing as "William Atheling") used to be one of many earliest critics to regard technology fiction as a style precious of being reviewed as thoughtfully and heavily as the other department of literature. This quantity is a sequel to Blish's "The factor at Hand," and it collects technology fiction studies written among 1957 and 1970. the place the sooner quantity was once mostly keen on brief tales and novels that had seemed in SF magazines, this assortment incorporates a larger percentage of booklet studies.

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