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Lester del Rey
Birth date: June 02, 1915
Died: May 10, 1993
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Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it 5 years ago
A classic bit of sci-fi from 1951, presented here with some background info about how it came to be - this is a pretty nice format, I'd be very happy to read a lot more of these Rosetta e-books. The background info is just enough to place it in the overall world of SF, and not so much you're dazed ...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
I bought this collection of 33 science fiction stories because it was recommended in A Reader's Guide to Science Fiction on its "5 Parsec Shelf" of the best books in the genre. Here's what it said about the book: Anthologies, no matter how excellent, have seldom had enough impact to be "classics." B...
Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
I've been reading quite a few science fiction books lately, particularly anthologies, and this one stands out as special. It's comprised of the 26 stories voted into the "Science Fiction Hall of Fame" as the best in the genre under 15,000 words by the Science Fiction Writers of America. Spanning fro...
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it 8 years ago
In August I was strolling in Cascais to buy my usual Santini Ice-Cream, when I went into the Galileu Bookshop, which specializes in vintage book of all kinds. In a bookstand outside the bookshop there were lots of SF books asking to be browsed. Among lots of crap, there was this rarity (also crap bu...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 8 years ago
This wasn't as enjoyable as some others in this series but was an almost academic exercise in the history of science fiction. Some of the stories were very interesting but many of them were a bit ho-hum.
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