The World of Science Fiction, by Del Rey, Lester

Despite its limiting title, Lester Del Rey's The World of Science Fiction: 1926-1976, The History of a Subculture gives a pretty detailed history of at least the magazine driven side of the genre from the late nineteenth century to 1976, the year of the book's publication by Del Rey Books. Although it was intended to be a general history, Del Rey spent the majority of his time detailing the ups and downs of the magazine markets and the publications that made it up. Personally I thi[…]

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