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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 Re...more
Paperback, 443 pages
Published 1966 by Pan Books (first published January 1st 1962)
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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...more
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
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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
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