13 Great Stories of Science Fiction

From today s most celebrated writers of science fiction comes this baker s dozen.Introduction by Groff Conklin The War is Over by Algis Budrys The Light by Poul Anderson Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham Volpla by Wyman Guin Silence, Please by Arthur C Clarke Allegory by William T Powers Soap Opera by Alan Nelson Shipping Clerk by William Morrison Technological RetreatFrom today s most celebrated writers of science fiction comes this baker s dozen.Introduction by Groff Conklin The War is Over by Algis Budrys The Light by Poul Anderson Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham Volpla by Wyman Guin Silence, Please by Arthur C Clarke Allegory by William T Powers Soap Opera by Alan Nelson Shipping Clerk by William Morrison Technological Retreat by G C Edmondson The Analogues by Damon Knight The Available Data on the Worp Reaction by Lion Miller The Skills of Xanadu by Theodore Sturgeon The Machine by Richard Gehman
Great Stories of Science Fiction From today s most celebrated writers of science fiction comes this baker s dozen Introduction by Groff Conklin The War is Over by Algis Budrys The Light by Poul Anderson Compassion Circuit by John Wyn

  • Title: 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction
  • Author: Groff Conklin
  • ISBN: 9780449142288
  • Page: 146
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
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    1. I stumbled across this book while digging through my collection - it dates back to not only the early days of my adventures in reading science fiction but also to before I was bone in that the earlier editions (this was the third edition) go back to the 60s.Back then I voraciously collected books to read, trying new authors trying to find what I enjoyed and what I didn't, what styles interested me and those than challenged me. This book although showing its age (sadly books from that time where [...]

    2. "Inventions" is the theme of this anthology, from ones that do everything to ones that do nothing at all, both living and inanimate. It's a broad topic and the stories are varied. Several of them are funny, with quite a bit of satire. Here are some of my favorites:"Compassion Circuit" by John Wyndham - Think Asimov's first rule of robotics is a wise one? Think again."Volpla" by Wyman Guin - A mischievous geneticist plans to unleash a hoax upon society."Allegory" by William T. Powers - An invento [...]

    3. This is the first time I've read this collection of science-fiction short stories, in a Spanish translation.The best (for me) was "The machine," by Richard Gehman, but the stories by Poul Anderson, John Wyndham and Arthur Clarke were also quite good.

    4. It’s a rare occasion when I enjoy every story in an anthology almost equally. This is one of those times. All 13 tales in this collection are, as the title informs us, great. I suppose this shouldn’t be a surprise given the talent involved including Arthur C. Clarke, Ted Sturgeon, Poul Anderson, Damon Knight, and others. However, were I forced to choose favorites, those would be…“The War is Over” by Algis Budrys - Years after an Earth ship carrying an urgent message crash lands on an a [...]

    5. This collection contains one of my favorite science fiction short stories, Algis Budrys' "The War Is Over" (1957), which has haunted me in the positive sense for a very long time. Other stories include Poul Anderson's "The Light," Wyman Guin's "Volpla," and the very cute "The Available Data on the Worp Reaction" by Lion Miller. A well-rounded baker's dozen of finely crafted stories published between 1946 and 1957. June 4, 2012.

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