Alexei Panshin's The Abyss of Wonder

Higher Than the Sky

   Starting from a base in the familiar world of everyday, bold human visionaries make expeditions into the Realm of the Imagination.  When they return, they can only speak in strange ways about where they've been and what they've seen there.  But their ventures are the source of everything that is new.  

    People of this kind have been called shamans and medicine men.  They've passed as poets and jokers and madmen.  In recent times, they've been known as science fiction and fantasy writers.

    But they might be anyone.  Maybe you.

Exploring the realm of infinite possibility:

The weirder roots of science fiction:

Heroes of the Golden Age:

The Death of Science Fiction

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