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A Reading Life

Echoes from sci-fi's golden age

By James Sallis
September 11, 2005

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When teaching science fiction, I always suggest that to fully understand a story, one must know the period in which it was written. A story written in the 1940s, for instance, may well come from a different mind-set and from wholly different conventions -- effectively from another world -- than our own. One has little trouble getting the story of ... (Full article: 876 words)

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