Encyclopedia of Science Fiction, The, by Clute, J. & P. Nichols, eds.

It's not very often in this world that the word “indispensable” passes someone's lips that they actually mean it. How often do you use the word where you actually mean it? Is anything truly indispensable, save for things like oxygen and sunlight? Probably not, but in the annals of SF there really are two books that I would be lost without in my collection. One is Neil Barron's Anatomy of Wonder. The other is Peter Nichols' and John Clute's The Encyclopedia of Scien[…]

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