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Book Title: The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling|
The author of the book: Rudyard Kipling
ISBN 13: 9780806515083
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Edition: Carol Publishing Corporation
Date of issue: April 1st 1994
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Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936) - the first British writer to win the Nobel Prize for Literature, the celebrated author of The Jungle Book, Captains Courageous, and Just So Stories, and one of the finest storytellers in the English language - is rediscovered in these pages as a science fiction pioneer. The Science Fiction Stories of Rudyard Kipling is sure to surprise, delight, and inspire: ten tales whose themes are time travel, sentient machines, alternate history, and other classic science fiction topics. Among the vivid stories included here are "The Eye of Allah," "With the Night Mail," and "As Easy as A.B.C." Also included is valuable and illuminating background information on each tale. Now, discover why noted science fiction writer Poul Anderson praised these stories as "some of the best work in the entire field."
With the Night Mail (1905)
The Ship That Found Herself (1992)
The Fairies' Siege (1901) poem
The Eye of Allah (1926)
In the Same Boat (1911)
As Easy as A.B.C. (1912)
A Matter of Fact (1892)
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Read information about the authorJoseph Rudyard Kipling was a journalist, short-story writer, poet, and novelist.
Kipling's works of fiction include The Jungle Book (1894), Kim (1901), and many short stories, including The Man Who Would Be King (1888). His poems include Mandalay (1890), Gunga Din (1890), The Gods of the Copybook Headings (1919), The White Man's Burden (1899), and If— (1910). He is regarded as a major innovator in the art of the short story; his children's books are classics of children's literature; and one critic described his work as exhibiting "a versatile and luminous narrative gift".
Kipling was one of the most popular writers in the United Kingdom, in both prose and verse, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Henry James said: "Kipling strikes me personally as the most complete man of genius (as distinct from fine intelligence) that I have ever known." In 1907, at the age of 41, he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature, making him the first English-language writer to receive the prize, and its youngest recipient to date. He was also sounded out for the British Poet Laureateship and on several occasions for a knighthood, both of which he declined.
Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1907 "in consideration of the power of observation, originality of imagination, virility of ideas and remarkable talent for narration which characterize the creations of this world-famous author."
Kipling kept writing until the early 1930s, but at a slower pace and with much less success than before. On the night of 12 January 1936, Kipling suffered a haemorrhage in his small intestine. He underwent surgery, but died less than a week later on 18 January 1936 at the age of 70 of a perforated duodenal ulcer. Kipling's death had in fact previously been incorrectly announced in a magazine, to which he wrote, "I've just read that I am dead. Don't forget to delete me from your list of subscribers."
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