“erudite and altogether fascinating . . . essential reading” — Publishers Weekly
“an extremely valuable book about what we think of the fantastic and why . . . Wessells knows and loves books, and he knows how to write about them. This is an important book.” — Andy Sawyer, in Foundation: the international review of science fiction.
A Conversation larger than the Universe. Readings in Science Fiction and the Fantastic 1762-2017 is an illustrated collection of essays to accompany the first Grolier Club exhibition of science fiction, with a descriptive checklist of the materials on view at the Club from 25 January to 10 March 2018.
The book includes ‘A Hatful of Adjectives’, an original Foreword by John Crowley. Book design by Jerry Kelly.
The subscriber edition is hand bound in sand cloth and is signed by both Wessells and Crowley, and is issued with an original short short story by Michael Swanwick, Reading in Public, signed by Swanwick.
Note: Reading in Public is original to this edition and does not form part of the trade edition.