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CALL AND RESPONSE

Paul Kincaid



On the shortlist for the BSFA Award for the best
Non-Fiction of 2014.


On the Locus Magazine's "Recommended
Reading List" of the best non-fiction of 2014.


Kincaid
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This book contains essays about a wide range of authors from Brian Aldiss to Gene Wolfe via Philip K Dick and Keith Roberts. Included with each of these essays are insightful reviews of some of the authors' most interesting books. The book is rounded off by a comprehensive index produced by Leigh Kennedy.

Reviews of this book has appeared in the following journals
Locus #646 (Nov 2014) - by Gary Wolfe      Science Fiction Studies (v42) - by Gary Wolfe
Foundation #121 - by Erik Jaccard

Sample pieces from this book can be read here.



Paul Kincaid is a critic and reviewer - a regular contributor to a variety of magazines and journals, such as the BSFA's Vector, Foundation and the New York Review of Science Fiction. He has also contributed to many SF reference works, and was for 11 years the administrator of the Arthur C. Clarke Award. He is the recipient of the Thomas D. Clareson Award for services to science fiction.
His first collection of essays - What it is We Do When We Read Science Fiction - was published by Beccon in 2008.



Paperback, vi + 385 pages.
230 x 150 mm, perfect bound.
Publication date 14 April 2014.

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ISBN 9781 - 870824 - 62 - 0




Contents list for CALL AND RESPONSE

1 ~ Introduction
7 ~ Brian Aldiss
17 ~ Paul Auster
33 ~ Christopher Barzak
39 ~ The Best ......
65 ~ Arthur C. Clarke
73 ~ John Crowley
89 ~ Samuel R. Delany
103 ~ Philip K. Dick
117 ~ Hal Duncan
123 ~ Steve Erickson
137 ~ Lisa Goldstein
145 ~ Jon Courtenay Grimwood
151 ~ M. John Harrison
163 ~ Robert Holdstock
179 ~ Gwyneth Jones
189 ~ Paul McAuley
199 ~ Ian McDonald
209 ~ Ken MacLeod
217 ~ China Miéville
227 ~ The New ....
249 ~ Christopher Priest
269 ~ Alastair Reynolds
277 ~ Keith Roberts
303 ~ Secret Histories
317 ~ Lucius Shepard
323 ~ Jo Walton
331 ~ H.G. Wells
349 ~ Gene Wolfe
363 ~ Index (by Leigh Kennedy)