Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “A Century of Science Fiction” as Want to Read:
A Century of Science Fiction
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

A Century of Science Fiction

3.93  ·  Rating Details  ·  54 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews

A Selection from The Ideal by Stanley G. Weinbaum
Moxon's Master by Ambrose Bierce
Reason by Isaac Asimov
But Who Can Replace a Man? by Brian W. Aldiss
A Selection from The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
Of Time and Third Avenue by Alfred Bester
Sail On! Sail On! by Philip José Farmer
A Selection from Worlds of the Imperium by Keith Laumer
The Business, As Usual by Mack Rey
Paperback, 443 pages
Published 1966 by Pan Books (first published January 1st 1962)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about A Century of Science Fiction, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about A Century of Science Fiction

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 129)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Feb 22, 2010 Raj rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
The oldest story in this collection is from about the 1860s and the newest from the 1960s so it does pretty much what it says on the tin. Each story has an introduction written by Knight and it contains stories by all the greats of the era, ranging from Mark Twain and H. G. Wells, through Isaac Asimov and Arthur C. Clarke to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Frank Herbert.

The stories neatly show how the genre has evolved over the decades, from the not-quite-supernatural stories of the middle of the 19th
Jun 28, 2013 James rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a good introduction to the Science Fiction genre. Damon Knight, the editor, has selected stories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and grouped them thematically. Thus there are sections for "Robots", "Time Travel", "Space", "Other Worlds and People", "Aliens among Us", "Superman"(not the 'Man of Steel'), and "Marvelous Inventions". Most of the selections are short stories from classic SF authors like Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Marion Z ...more
Edward Cowling
Edward Cowling rated it really liked it
Feb 06, 2016
Jovany Agathe
Jovany Agathe rated it liked it
Jan 02, 2016
DJ Yossarian
DJ Yossarian marked it as to-read
Nov 21, 2015
Arthur rated it really liked it
Oct 25, 2015
Dione Basseri
Dione Basseri marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2015
Lorelai marked it as to-read
Jun 10, 2015
David Brown
David Brown marked it as to-read
Jun 03, 2015
Mahreen Khan
Mahreen Khan marked it as to-read
Apr 10, 2015
John Adkins
John Adkins rated it it was amazing
Feb 11, 2015
Teri marked it as to-read
Jan 23, 2015
Mark Phillips
Mark Phillips rated it liked it
Jan 23, 2015
Pvb rated it liked it
Jan 17, 2015
Tracy added it
Jan 16, 2015
Steve added it
Dec 14, 2014
Robert Hepple
Robert Hepple rated it really liked it
Nov 24, 2014
Rebecca rated it really liked it
Dec 07, 2014
Omnipotent Dystopian Now
Omnipotent Dystopian Now marked it as to-read
Nov 09, 2014
Terry rated it really liked it
Oct 31, 2014
Andrew Helsley
Andrew Helsley rated it it was ok
Sep 15, 2014
Patrick Smith
Patrick Smith rated it it was amazing
Sep 16, 2014
Sam marked it as to-read
Jul 26, 2014
Courtney marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2014
Martin marked it as to-read
Jun 23, 2014
Lee Achord
Lee Achord marked it as to-read
May 26, 2014
« previous 1 3 4 5 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
Damon Francis Knight was an American science fiction author, editor, and critic.
Knight's first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science-fiction magazine, Amazing Stories. His first story, "Resilience", was published in 1941. He is best known as the author of "To Serve Man", which was adapted for The Twilight Zone. He was a recipient of the Hugo Award, founder of the Science Fiction and
More about Damon Knight...

Share This Book