Review: Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology

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Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology
Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology
edited by Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Since pulp days, the primary publishing organ for SF ahd been the monthly magazines: The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Astounding / Analog, Galaxy, New Worlds, Worlds of If. By the 1950s, the SF genre was in the throes of change, authors were starting to land publishing deals that took them outside the orbit of the SF magazines. Not everyone could land deals, such as Robert A. Heinlein, but publishers like Ace Books (once the biggest US paperback publisher for SF) offered outlets for new novels to the likes of Philip Dick and Andre Norton. Clearly the market was growing. What of the authors who neither wrote novels nor had a publishing deal?
Robert Conquest, a respected historian, and Kingsley Amis, an English novelist & critic…

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