Arthur C. Clarke
Eleven different sciences are represented in these short stories: Robert Heinlein uses math to build a remarkably inconvenient Crooked House; Murray Leinster startles with a cybernetic superweapon in The Wabbler; Theodore Thomas ponders the wondrous ways of The Weather Man when he can do more than just talk about it...an out-standing effort. There's a good piece by Asimov along with Clarke's own brilliant short story Take a Deep Breath (then plunge into a vacuum). And there are six more, all top quality. Timely probing.