Science Fiction and the Two Cultures

Science Fiction and the Two Cultures

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Title:Science Fiction and the Two Cultures
Author:Gary Westfahl, George Slusser, Donald E. Palumbo, C.W. Sullivan III
Publisher:McFarland - 2009-05-18


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