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Astounding Tales of Space and Time

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Paperback, 190 pages
Published 1957
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Ken Bickley
John Campbell was the influential editor of "Astounding Science Fiction" who mentored many of the genre's best writers, including Isaac Asimov. This collection of short stories, edited by Campbell, includes works by several of them: Eric Frank Russell, Jack Williamson, Theodore Sturgeon, T. L. Sherred, H. B. Fyfe and Murray Leinster. Sherred's "E For Effort" is long for a "short story - almost a novella - and was itself very influential. Every story is a gem. I may have owned this little paperba ...more
my first thought about writing about this collection was something redemption. redemption, as a concept i think, figured pretty largely i thought in this collection and i wasnt sure if it was because of the editors own politics, or maybe a trend in science fiction at the time (which would be, having john w. campbell having figured so much in science fiction at the time, partly due to his politics).

the first story i didnt think had redemptive qualities towards it, but i think that the way the co
"E For Effort" is one of the alltime classic stories (even though I'll admit I didn't really get the ending). Also "Hobbyist" was drolly amusing, and "Thunder and Roses" was good. But the other stuff was pretty routine, and really didn't fit together as a collection either (although I did literally lol at the final line of "Protected Species").
My favorite book. Mmmm, pulpy.
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John Wood Campbell, Jr. (June 8, 1910 – July 11, 1971) was an influential figure in American science fiction. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction (later called Analog Science Fiction and Fact), from late 1937 until his death, he is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction.
Isaac Asimov called Campbell "the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for t
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