Spectrum 111: A Third Science Fiction Anthology.

By: Amis, Kingsley (& Robert Conquest, eds.)

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Pan M113. First published in hardcover by Victor Gollancz in 1963. Contains stories by Arthur C. Clarke, Alfred Bester,Theodore Sturgeon, J. G. Ballard, Poul Anderson, Peter Phillips, Mark Rose and Murray Leinster, with a four page introduction by the editors.

''Amis went on to edit the memorable Spectrum series of anthologies with Robert Conquest (like his friend a novelist, poet, conservative political commentator and sf fan), beginning with Spectrum (1961) and ending with Spectrum V: A Science Fiction Anthology (1966). These, too, were influential in popularizing sf in the UK and to some extent in rendering it respectable. The fifth and last of these volumes is selected almost entirely from the 1950s Astounding, a reflection, perhaps, of Kingsley Amis's increasing conservatism about Hard SF (and in his politics), which went along with a dislike for stories of the New Wave, also evident in The Golden Age of Science Fiction (anth 1981) edited by Amis solo - although this does include J G Ballard's ''The Voices of Time'' (October 1960 New Worlds)'' (Peter Nicholls & David Langford/Encyclopedia of SF, 3rd Edition).

Title: Spectrum 111: A Third Science Fiction Anthology.

Author Name: Amis, Kingsley (& Robert Conquest, eds.)

Categories: COLLECTABLE PAPERBACKS,

Edition: First paperback edition.

Publisher: Pan Books: London.: 1966.

Binding: Paperback original.

Grading: Page edges browning, else a fine (unread) copy.

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