A DAZZLING FLEET OF
GLIDE with Robert Sheckley on a search to recover your Earthly memory in
TRAVEL with A.E. Van Vogt on a voyage that bends the rules of space and time into astonishing new shapes in
JOIN Frank Robinson on a journey to a bittersweet New Earth in
THE OCEANS ARE WDIE
TOUCH DOWN with Isaac Asimov in a ceremony of last rites that invokes the great cosmic chain of being in
RACE with James McConnell against a terrifying ultimatum set by all-powerful aliens in
ALL THE EXCITEMENT’S IN GETTING THERE…
The core of this anthology is at its center: Frank M. Robinson’s “The Oceans Are Wide,” A.E. van Vogt’s “Far Centaurus,” and Anne McCaffery’s “The Ship Who Sang.” It also includes Eric Frank Russell’s wonderful “Allamagoosa.” Most of the other stories are reasonably good, too.
Unfortunately, the piece by Asimov is not among the "reasonably good" ones—“Founding Father,” blech. “C-Chute” would have been a much more interesting story about interstellar travel and strengthened the anthology overall. Including “Founding Father” is an inexcusable travesty and really weakens it instead.