From Library Journal
This discusses ideas presented in the Panshins' earlier book, SF in Dimension: A Book of Explorations ( Advent, 1980. 2d ed.). The first half deals with how and why the myths of science fiction have changed their focus over the last few centuries. The second half gives a vivid portrait of the editor John W. Campbell working with his stable of writers--Asimov, DeCamp, Heinlein, and Van Vogt--to create the Golden Age of modern science fiction from 1939 to 1946. The writing is verbose and not well integrated, but the book is always interesting.- Katherine Thorp, St. Louis Univ. Lib.
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