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Ackermanthology: 65 Astonishing, Rediscovered Sci Fi Shorts

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He's the guy who coined the term "sci-fi" and is recognized the world over as the father of science fiction. Now, Forrest J. Ackerman, "Mr. Sci-Fi", presents the greatest little-known sci-fi short stories of all time, featuring works by Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and many others.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published May 1st 1997 by Stoddart (first published April 1997)
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Dave Newton
Jul 01, 2012 Dave Newton rated it liked it
65 short short stories - 'short-shorts' - from the 1930s to the 1990s. This collection is a real pick'n'mix of tales. There are stories from the giants of SF and the forgotten giants and journeymen (and women) of yesteryear. This is not a collection to be read in one sitting, rather something that can be dipped into a couple of stories at a time, whenever the reader has a spare quarter-hour or so.
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Aug 27, 2015 Eric rated it really liked it
Just finished this gem that's been hiding on my bookshelf for years. This is a fantastic representation of the classic sci-fi shorts of the 30s, 40s, and 50s.
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Forrest J Ackerman (born Forrest James Ackerman; November 24, 1916 – December 4, 2008) was an American collector of science fiction books and movie memorabilia and a science fiction fan. He was, for over seven decades, one of science fiction's staunchest spokesmen and promoters.

Ackerman was a Los Angeles, California-based magazine editor, science fiction writer and literary agent, a founder of sci
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