While some stories in Masterpieces lack fine prose and well-rounded characters, they are solid and engrossing entertainments. Other selections combine literary and science fiction virtues to produce a superior blend, and some of these stories--"Bears Discover Fire" by Terry Bisson, "Snow" by John Crowley, "'Repent, Harlequin!' Said the Ticktockman" by Harlan Ellison, "Face Value" by Karen Joy Fowler, "Tourists" by Lisa Goldstein, and "The Ones Who Walked Away from Omelas" by Ursula K. Le Guin--are art.
Masterpieces isn't an anthology for the well-read fan. However, it is a great book for the new or intermediate science fiction reader. --Cynthia Ward --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A great representative collection of stories by great authors.Published 2 months ago by Robert Wallin
This is, by and large, an outstanding collection. A must-read for any scifi fan.Published 2 months ago by JENNIFER L HERCHENROEDER
The package was delivered on time and was exactly what was pictured and described.Published 2 months ago by Andy Rinke
I haven't read this book yet, but with the stellar names - in more than way - I'm sure I'll like it, and it has a great cover. Came in great shape.Published 7 months ago by Liza Kimball
I first read this book for a writing class in college, and really enjoyed it. I've always been a fan of speculative fiction, and this one has some great pieces in there, though I... Read morePublished 14 months ago by Brandon Karratti