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Omnibus of Science Fiction

3.99  ·  Rating Details  ·  81 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
The Omnibus of Science Fiction edited by Groff Conklin is a cornucopia of delights for science fiction fans. Read stories by Theodore Sturgeon, H.P. Lovecraft, Anthony Boucher, Richard Matheson, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Lester del Rey, Arthur C. Clarke, John D. MacDonald, and many others, and find yourself transported to strange and distant worlds in an enduring collect ...more
Paperback, 561 pages
Published September 26th 1984 by Chatham River Press (first published January 1st 1952)
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Chris
Dec 23, 2009 Chris rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Anthologist Groff Conklin pulled all of these tales out of pulp science fiction magazines of the 1930's through the 1950's. The edition I have, picked up at a paperback booksellers convention (!), i actually an early edition, maybe even a first edition- is unlike the one pictured in the little icon here on Goodreads.

The age of the book adds to its charm, a physical reminder that the 43 tales in this collection are from the early years of science fiction when the idea of science fiction was jus
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FIRST READING: * * * *
Doug Craig
Mar 14, 2012 Doug Craig rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is an anthology of forty-two science fiction short stories from the pioneers of the genre surrounding WWII. They are mostly out of print now. There is an entry from Jack London! Authors include Asimov, Clarke. The stories were originally printed monthly in magazines such as Astounding Science Fiction, Galaxy Science Fiction, Amazing Stories, and others. There was a boom in these types of publications in the 1950's. Before sleep, I was able to dream of one story every night.
Michael Hanscom
While I love these big collections of Golden Age stories (though my copy was printed in the 80s, the collection was actually assembled in 1952 or 1953), and there are a lot of fun ideas and stories, it can lead to an occasional amused wince when you stumble across stories that incorporate the often non-malicious but still very present societal racism or gender biases of the time. Made me laugh more than once. Still a great collection of stories.
Craig
Sep 07, 2012 Craig rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is one of my favorite genre anthologies, incorporating many golden-age writers with some of their forerunners. Conklin had a knack for selecting stories that were interesting and well-written, yet not too overly familiar, and he tended to offer a wide variety, often putting sub-category sections in his books. This one is a terrific slicee of history.
Jb Lee
Aug 28, 2012 Jb Lee rated it it was amazing
One of the great anthologies of Golden Age Science Fiction
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Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904, Glen Ridge, New Jersey - July 19, 1968, Pawling, New York) was a leading science fiction anthologist. Born Edward Groff Conklin, he edited 41 anthologies of science fiction, wrote books on home improvement and was a freelance writer on scientific subjects. From 1950 to 1955, he was the book critic for Galaxy Science Fiction.

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