THE ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY by John W.- Ed. Campbell

THE ASTOUNDING SCIENCE FICTION ANTHOLOGY

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For 13 years the editor of Astounding Science Fiction magazine, Mr. Campbell here chooses some 23 stories to illustrate the chronological development of this medium. From 1940 to 1951 he has picked those which represent ""the moods and forces at work"" in this new literature and it is a roll call of all the well-known authors while the inclusions point towards the increasing concern with man's proper relation to man and the universe. Heinlein, Williamson, van Vogt, de Camp, Asimov, Padgett, Leinster, Simak, del Rey, and others range at will from training future geniuses, beasts, threats to the earth and other planets and the whole universe in an interesting collection which has a worthwhile introduction by the editor.

Pub Date: March 20th, 1952
Publisher: Simon & Schuster