A careful selection from here and abroad, from the past and the present, provides a high level of material which is divided into robots, time travel, space, other worlds and people, aliens among us, superman and marvelous inventions. The 26 inclusions bring back , Wells, Verne, Mark Twain and move on to Bester, Anderson and many others. Hamilton's What's It Like Out There and Heinleia's sky lift grimly apply to current space interest; O'Brlen's What Was It? () is an early , and there is adventure, terror, and ideas that ably make up the rest of the volume. A collection which lives up to its introduction.