Modern science fiction by Thomas M. Disch

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Published by Gregg Press in Boston .

Written in English

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  • Science fiction, American,
  • Science fiction, English

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Statementedited by Norman Spinrad ; with a new introduction by Thomas D. Clareson.
SeriesThe Gregg Press science fiction series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ1.S758 Mo4, PS648.S3 Mo4
The Physical Object
Paginationx, xiv, 540 p. ;
Number of Pages540
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4882734M
ISBN 100839823398
LC Control Number76011823
OCLC/WorldCa2137279

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