ISAAC ASIMOV • RAY BRADBURY • FRITZ LEIBER • MACK REYNOLDS • ALFRED BESTER • ROBERT SCHECKLEY • CYRIL KORNBLUTH • PHILIP JOSE FARMER
These are just a few of the star-studded names included in this fourteenth collection of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. In this word-powered time machine you’ll travel back to the Golden Age of science fiction, to the year 1952, when visions of the future ranged from underground cities to robot-ruled worlds to alien invasions to journeys to Mars and beyond. These are vintage stories from science fiction’s finest spinners of tales, storytellers who are still captivating us with their special imagination to this very day.
For general comments on this series, see Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 1, 1939.
This is a terrific anthology. Asimov’s own “The Martian Way” is present—an excellent choice. There are also two of Ray Bradbury’s very best, “The Pedestrian” and “A Sound of Thunder,” plus two very bitter looks at space travel, Cyril Kornbluth’s “Altar at Midnight” and Edmond Hamilton’s “What’s It Like Out There?”
Plus, there are Mark Clifton’s “What Have I Done?,” Mack Reynolds’ “The Business, As Usual,” Katherine MacLean’s “Snowball Effect,” and Robert Sheckley’s “Impacted Man.”
This is definitely one of the stronger entries in the "Great SF Stories" series.
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