GREAT SCIENCCE FICTION STORIES BY THE WORLD’S GREAT SCIENTISTS
with Martin Greenberg and Charles Waugh
INTRODUCTION BY ISAAC ASIMOV
ARTHUR C. CLARKE
The Wind from the Sun
The Warm Space
Plus sixteen additional stories from noted scientist writers
This anthology is about as badly named as it is possible to be—virtually none of the stories here are even very good science fiction, and few of the writers come anywhere near the category of being even moderately well-known (let alone “great”) scientists. Indeed, only Arthur C. Clarke’s “The Wind from the Sun,” James Tiptree, Jr.’s “Love is the Plan the Plan is Death” and Paul J. Nahin’s “Publish and Perish” are really any good.
And then, to add insult to injury, it includes a story by Asimov—”The Winnowing.” Blech! One could frankly not do much worse at trying to illustrate great sf by a great scientist than to choose that travesty.
This is definitely a volume to pass on.