The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America

By Robert A. Heinlein , Arthur C. Clarke , and others
Edited by Robert Silverberg
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The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964 This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans. Robert Heinlein in “The Roads Must Roll” describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. “Country of the Kind,” by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. “Nightfall,” by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology. Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere. The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, includes the following: Introduction by Robert Silverberg “A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum “Twilight” by John W. Campbell “Helen O’Loy” by Lester del Rey “The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein “Microcosmic God” by Theodore Sturgeon “Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov “The Weapon Shop” by A. E. van Vogt “Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett “Huddling Place” by Clifford D. Simak “Arena” by Fredric Brown “First Contact” by Murray Leinster “That Only a Mother” by Judith Merril “Scanners Live in Vain” by Cordwainer Smith “Mars Is Heaven!” by Ray Bradbury “The Little Black Bag” by C. M. Kornbluth “Born of Man and Woman” by Richard Matheson “Coming Attraction” by Fritz Leiber “The Quest for Saint Aquin” by Anthony Boucher “Surface Tension” by James Blish “The Nine Billion Names of God” by Arthur C. Clarke “It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby “The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin “Fondly Fahrenheit” by Alfred Bester “The Country of the Kind” Damon Knight “Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes “A Rose for Ecclesiastes” by Roger Zelazny

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The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964

This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

Robert Heinlein in “The Roads Must Roll” describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. “Country of the Kind,” by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. “Nightfall,” by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, includes the following:

Introduction by Robert Silverberg

“A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum
“Twilight” by John W. Campbell
“Helen O’Loy” by Lester del Rey
“The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein
“Microcosmic God” by Theodore Sturgeon
“Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov
“The Weapon Shop” by A. E. van Vogt
“Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett
“Huddling Place” by Clifford D. Simak
“Arena” by Fredric Brown
“First Contact” by Murray Leinster
“That Only a Mother” by Judith Merril
“Scanners Live in Vain” by Cordwainer Smith
“Mars Is Heaven!” by Ray Bradbury
“The Little Black Bag” by C. M. Kornbluth
“Born of Man and Woman” by Richard Matheson
“Coming Attraction” by Fritz Leiber
“The Quest for Saint Aquin” by Anthony Boucher
“Surface Tension” by James Blish
“The Nine Billion Names of God” by Arthur C. Clarke
“It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby
“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin
“Fondly Fahrenheit” by Alfred Bester
“The Country of the Kind” Damon Knight
“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes
“A Rose for Ecclesiastes” by Roger Zelazny

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“If you own only one anthology of classic science fiction, it should be The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Vol. 1, 1929–1964. Selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America, these twenty-six reprints represent the best, most important, and most influential stories and authors in the field.” Amazon.com, editorial review
“The first definitive modern anthology of top science fiction stories.” Newark Sunday News
“Not for years has there appeared a collection of stories so remarkable, so profoundly enjoyable, so full of that marvelous ‘remember when’ quality, and, for the absolute beginner, so rewarding and informative a reading experience.” National Review
“Libraries can toss out worn collections of partly good/partly poor and buy this volume of the crème de la crème.” Library Journal

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Author Bio: Robert A. Heinlein

Robert Anson Heinlein (1907–1988) was born in Missouri. He served five years in the US Navy and then attended graduate classes in mathematics and physics at UCLA. After a variety of jobs, he began to write science fiction in 1939. He is a four-time winner of the Hugo Award and a recipient of three Retro Hugos, and in 1975 he was named the first recipient of the Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement. Several of his books were New York Times bestsellers, and his worldwide bestsellers have been translated into twenty-two languages. 

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Author Bio: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur C. Clarke (1917–2008) wrote the novel and coauthored the screenplay for 2001: A Space Odyssey. He was knighted by the British monarchy and is the only science fiction writer to be nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. His fiction and nonfiction have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. 

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Science Fiction
Runtime: 28.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English