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Book launch: ‘Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1955’

Our friends at PM Press have another socko book launch currently live on Kickstarter that we commend to your attention.

“Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950-1955,” edited by Andrew Nette and Iain McIntyre, is a bang-up survey of the truly groundbreaking literary works of political and fantastical imagination that emerged during the “long ’60s” with science fiction and fantasy’s New Wave.

Chasing on the heels of the jut-jawed, all-male heroscapes of the genre’s Golden and Silver ages, the New Wave writers of fantastical fiction changed the world — or, perhaps more accurately, how we think about the world, our selves, and the way we live in it.

Featuring “new perspectives on key novels and authors, such as Octavia Butler, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip K. Dick, Harlan Ellison, John Wyndham, Samuel Delany, J.G. Ballard, John Brunner, Judith Merril, Barry Malzberg, Joanna Russ, and many others,” Nette and McIntyre’s collection “contains over twenty chapters written by contemporary authors and critics, and hundreds of full-color cover images, including thirteen thematically organized cover selections.”

The book also excavates “topics, works, and writers who have been largely  forgotten or undeservedly ignored.”

Learn more and pre-order your copy via the PM Press Kickstarter campaign.

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