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Eleven essential classics in one volume

This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains 11 great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.

Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

This volume contains the following:

  • Introduction by Ben Bova
  • The Martian Way by Isaac Asimov
  • Earthman, Come Home by James Blish
  • Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys
  • The Spectre General by Theodore Cogswell
  • The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster
  • The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl
  • The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz
  • E for Effort by T. L. Sherred
  • In Hiding by Wilmar H. Shiras
  • The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak
  • The Moon Moth by Jack Vance
©2008 Ben Bova (P)2018 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • 06-08-18

AUDIO SPACE VACATION!

Science Fiction made easy! An audio future cast direct to the frontal lobe. No screen required. BEST STORY & BEST NARRATOR goes to Gabriel Sloyer's rendition of THE MARTIAN WAY. He invited me inside the cabin and I took my seat for a starry journey through the galaxy. I'm new to the genre but found his characterizations recognizable and a pleasure to hear. Of course Asimov's forecast of an eternal search for resources is so timely that why not cruise through space to locate a creative source from another planet! Listening to these stories I realized how rapidly the fiction aspect is dissolving into Science Non Fiction. A lot of fun here.