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John W. Campbell’s Golden Age of Science Fiction

I recently happened upon two reviews (1, 2) of the John W. Campbell’s Golden Age of Science Fiction DVD. Seems like an interesting DVD and one that provides a fascinating look at the history of sf and one of the pioneers. (Although, at least one would say Campbell was the worst thing to happen to sf.)


Personally, I like the so-called Golden Age of sf. Its authors (Asimov, Heinlein, Sturgeon, etc.), like it or not, shaped the genre. There are many modern novels that attempt to capture the sense of wonder that they held. Some succeed (The Golden Age) and some don’t (Chindi).

So the question is: Can anyone get this through Netflix? Or how about James Gunn’s The Literature of Science Fiction Film Series?

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John DeNardo is the Managing Editor at SF Signal and a columnist at Kirkus Reviews. He also likes bagels. So there.

2 Comments on John W. Campbell’s Golden Age of Science Fiction

  1. Sorry John, neither one is at Netflix….

  2. Fred Kiesche // February 17, 2004 at 7:27 pm //

    You can find this DVD (the Campbell one) on eBay on a regular basis. It’s being sold there by the folks that run Taychon Books in San Fran. I’ve ordered two through them (using the “buy it now” feature on eBay) without any problems. Maybe if you contact them, they’ll sell you one without going through eBay.

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