THE PRENTICE HALL ANTHOLOGY OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASY provides a unique range of stories and discussions designed to heighten student interest in Science Fiction and Fantasy and in reading in general. Including works by authors of the last 200 years, such as Mary Shelley, Poe, Heinlein, Bradbury, Yolen, and King, the stories address important social issues, such as ethnicity, gender, war, and the environment. These tales tap into the experiences of the contemporary student and place these experiences into the larger context of world culture. The engaging use of popular media, such as books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and television, provides an all-encompassing view of Science Fiction and Fantasy. This anthology is intended for the Science Fiction and Fantasy enthusiast as well as those new to these fiction genres.