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"What shines through time and again is Walton's love of speculative fiction ... Walton frequently offers terrific insights. The perfect way to discover some of the classic science-fiction and fantasy novels that deserve a new audience."
- Sci-Fi London

"A collection that is less criticism than a celebration of one reader's journey through the fantastic."
- Los Angeles Times

"A nicely eclectic, well considered essay collection that a reader can spend a few hours dipping into and following up on. It's a great primer for someone who wants to know why we like SF & Fantasy, as well as provide books to try."
- SFF World

'For readers unschooled in the history of SF/F, this book is a treasure trove; for those who recognize every title, Walton evokes the joy of returning to a well-worn favourite."
- a *** starred *** review in Publishers Weekly (US)

"Walton's affection for many of these titles is contagious, and fans will find their own reading lists growing."
- a *** starred *** review in Library Journal (US)

"The author is a distinguished SF and fantasy writer who Tor Books turned loose on their website to write a bunch of capsule reviews and critical essays. The range is wide, going back to the 19th century and forward to authors so new that this volume may be the first time many readers have heard of them. She writes clearly, avoids political hatchet jobs, and altogether highly repays a careful reading."
- Booklist (US)

Very favourable reviews on

Hardback 2014.

446 pages.

New condition.

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