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The SFWA Grand Masters, Volume 1 (The SFWA Grand Masters #1)

4.0 of 5 stars 4.00  ·  rating details  ·  76 ratings  ·  7 reviews
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. The Grand Master Award is given to a living author for a lifetime's achievement in science fiction and/or fantasy. Frederik Pohl, an eminent figure in SF, has been authorized by the SFWA to edit an anthology in three big volumes featuring substantial ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published August 5th 2000 by Tor Books (first published June 1999)
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Sep 17, 2012 Mike rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Anyone
I picked up “The SFWA Grand Masters Volume 1” not because I was unfamiliar with the authors, but to read the Introductions written by Fredrick Pohl. Of course I did not skip reading the eighteen stories and essays by five of the genre’s best writers. As I had expected, at least a dozen of the entries were old, familiar friends.

The Grand Masters are authors who have been selected by their own peers for special distinction. The SFWA is the same group whose members award the Nebula and this is thei
D.M. Dutcher
Surprisingly mediocre collection of short fiction and nonfiction by several masters of science fiction. Most haven't aged well, considering that they were often written before the advent of the computer and before any real idea of practical robotics or genetic modification. The best of the lot is Fritz Leiber's The Mer She, which is odd because it's the only fantasy tale in the collection. The others suffer from a magical view of artificial men, be they Heinlein's uplifted chimpanzees or William ...more
Williamson and Heinlein were my two favorite contributing authors from this anthology. I am ordinarily not a big science fiction fan, but I checked out this book in conjunction with Hawking because it just seemed fitting. Surprisingly enjoyable.
Quinton Baran
Very good selection of novelette and short stories by the greatest Science Fiction writers of all time. Each of these stories were a delight to read, and I appreciate Pohl's suggestions of further reading.
Duncan Jones
This anthology contains With Folded Hands by Jack Williamson, one of the best short sci-fi stories ever written. And some other stuff.
Aug 01, 2011 Tori added it
2008- Read for my sci-fi class. A good collection, but I preferred the second volume.
Dec 13, 2008 Brett marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor & fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited "Galaxy" magazine and its sister magazine "IF", winning the Hugo for "IF" three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.
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