The Book of Prefaces
Original title: Le Livre des préfaces
The complete collection of prefaces written by Gérard Klein, the illustrious French science-fiction publisher, gathered together into a single volume for the first time.
A lively, demanding and impressively erudite look at science fiction, with powerful and fascinating reflections on the genre’s power as well as its impact on the world’s literature.
A real reference book, for sci-fi fans and academics alike, it is the perfect gateway to discover the depth and breadth of science fiction.
“Dominique Martel and Ellen Herzfeld did excellent editorial work. The index containing the names of people and book titles will facilitate the work of researchers and enthusiasts. This collection is therefore neither an international history of Science-Fiction nor an organised dictionary, but the reflection of my thoughts over several decades about authors that I have had the honor of publishing and on the relationship of the Science-Fiction genre with the rest of culture. I therefore hope that it is read in the order in which it’s presented, but I won’t forbid anybody from dipping into it as they please.” Gerard Klein – Preface of The Book of Prefaces