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  • Publication: The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and FantasyPublication Record # 251064
  • Editor: Garyn G. Roberts
  • Date: 2000-07-18
  • ISBN: 0-13-021280-6 [978-0-13-021280-1]
  • Publisher: Prentice-Hall
  • Price:
    $47.00?$: US dollar
  • Pages: xviii+1166
  • Format:
    tp?Trade paperback. Any softcover book which is at least 7.25" (or 19 cm) tall, or at least 4.5" (11.5 cm) wide/deep.
  • Cover: The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy by Frank R. Paul (variant of Wonder Stories, November 1934 1934)
  • Notes:
    • On copyright page: "(c) 2001 by Prentice-Hall, Inc.", printing line "10 9 8 ... 3 2 1", LCCN and ISBN10. Barcode on back cover has the ISBN10 and the ISBN13 "9780130212801".
    • Prentice Hall is a subsidiary of Pearson. Per the Pearson website for this book, "Published by Pearson (July 18th 2000) - Copyright © 2001".
    • This book was published for the education marketplace, and was reprinted as late as "Dec 1, 2019" per The Pearson site now notes "Permanently unavailable", so it is no longer in print.
    • No price on PV1. The ISFDB stub for this 1st printing had a price of $47.00. The price for final printings on the Pearson site is $154.66.
    • Between pages 558 and 559, there is a four page glossy insert that reproduces four classic and archetypical pulp covers by Margaret Brundage, Edd Cartier, Frank R. Paul and Howard V. Brown.
    • Contents of this anthology is broken down into several parts.
    • Section One: Two Archetypal Stories (p 5-28).
    • Section Two A: Fantasy: Dark Fantasy (p 29-206).
    • Section Two B: Fantasy: High Fantasy (p 207-340).
    • Section Three: Science Fiction (p 341-1123).
    • Section Four: An Historical Perspective (p 1125-1134).
    • Section Five: Lists and Bibliographies (p 1135-1174).
    • Each story is preceded by two to four paragraphs that are biographies of the authors of the story and why it is included in this volume. Page numbers on the contents page represent when the notes start and not necessarily when the story starts in the anthology.
    • All stories are printed in chronological order in each section.
    • Many stories on the contents page are preceded either or both a television or movie projector icon to show if that story has been adapted into the visual medium.
    • Editor Roberts mistakenly attributes the first printing of Jack Finney's story "The Third Level" to the October 1952 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction.
    • Editor Roberts edits Clark Ashton Smith's previously published short stories "The City of the Singing Flame" and "Beyond the Singing Flame" into one story. Each story's publishing history is listed separately on this site.
    • "Index" (on P 1161, although the TOC incorrectly notes 1160) and "Credits" (on P 1163, although the TOC incorrectly notes 1162) are also included.
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Anthology Title: The Prentice Hall Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy • anthology by Garyn G. Roberts

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