A science fiction omnibus

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Penguin, Nov 29, 2007 - Fiction - 578 pages
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This new edition of Brian Aldiss's classic anthology brings together a diverse selection of science fiction spanning over sixty years, from Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall', first published in 1941, to the 2006 story 'Friends in Need' by Eliza Blair. Including authors such as Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss himself, these stories portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races. From stories set on Earth, to uncanny far distant worlds and ancient burnt-out suns, the one constant is humanity itself, compelled by an often fatal curiosity to explore the boundless frontiers of time, space and probability.

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User Review  - Lady_Lazarus - LibraryThing

I'm not a fan of science fiction, so I decided to give it yet another chance. I thought this collection of short stories mostly of older (1950s onward) science fiction would help me to form an opinion ... Read full review

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I began reading this anthology out of a sense of duty, part of my SF education, but I enjoyed almost all of these stories. There was only one I couldn't finish. Most date from the 1950s but though ... Read full review

Contents

Eric Frank Russell Sole Solution i
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Clifford Simak Skirmish
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James Tiptree Jr And I Awoke and Found Me Here on the Cold
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Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian Aldiss was born in 1925 in Dereham, Norfolk, and is the author of more than seventy-five books. He lives in Oxford and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for Services to Literature.

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