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Teaching science fiction

Teaching science fiction

education for tomorrow /edited by Jack Williamson.. --

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Published by Owlswick Press, 1980. in Philadelphia .
Written in English

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  • Science fiction -- Study and teaching

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsWilliamson, Jack, 1908-2006
    The Physical Object
    Paginationvii, 261 p. ;
    Number of Pages261
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL19758714M


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The Lord of the Rings Trilogy by J.R.R. Tolkien; J.R.R. Tolkien’s magnum opus spans three books, opening up a fantastically detailed and wholly invented universe in Middle Earth that was hinted at in The Hobbit.

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