This is an excellent collection of science fiction shorts whose basis of selection should impress the devotees of this particular literary genre. The stories are arranged chronologically to trace the development of both form and content from Plato's account of the fabled Atlantis through Lucian, Rabelais, Bacon and on to the better known fathers of this type of fiction- Jules Verne and H.G. Wells- and outstanding modern writers. Lots of variety here with nice contrast between the serious and the fantastic, spiced with some stunning facetious tales such as Frank Stockton's ""Negative Gravity"" and Keller's ""The Revolt of the Pedestrians."" Plus sales for this special market.