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A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume Two

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Two-volume Anthology.
Volume two includes:
Brain Wave: Poul Anderson (novel)
Bullard Reflects: Malcolm Jameson
The Lost Years: Oscar Lewis
Dead Center: Judith Merril
Lost Art: George O. Smith
The Other Side of the Sky: Arthur C. Clarke
The Man Who Sold the Moon: Robert A. Heinlein
Magic City: Nelson S. Bond
The Morning of the Day They Did It: E. B. White
Letters from Laura: Mildred C
Hardcover, 522 pages
Published 1959 by Doubleday & Company
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Jewell Moreno
This is the second in the series, I haven't found a copy of the first one yet. A quick rundown of the stories offered.
Brain Wave (Poul Anderson) - what happens when humanity suddenly becomes smarter.
Bullard Reflects (Malcolm James) - A sports team uses their abilities to fight space pirates.
The Lost Years (Oscar Lewis ) - An alternative history in which President Lincoln survives his assasination attempt. This was one of my favorites in the book.
Dead Center (Judith Merril) - One families tragedy
Sean Randall
Welcome back, the appeal of the science fiction short story. I can't forget the hours and hours I had on Dick and Heinlein and Asimov as a teen, and many of these stories put me right back there as if I'd never left.

Brain Wave, by Poul Anderson, is a story I've read several times, and it never gets old. I really like the way Anderson progresses his intelligence, and the animal point of view is also explored which was pretty neat.

Bullard Reflects impressed me so much that it gave me the urge to s
This is the second half of a great classic collection. It includes terrific stories from Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Nelson S. Bond, and many others, all of them good, as well as two complete full-length novels, THE STARS MY DESTINATION by Alfred Bester and BRAIN WAVE by Poul Anderson, which are two of the best novels of the 1950's. It's a wonderful pair.
Steven Peterson
Volume 2 of Anthony Boucher's 2 book edited set. Great science fiction here!

In this work, my favorites: Poul Anderson, "Brain Wave," Arthur C. Clarke, "The Other Side of the Sky," Robert Heinlein, "The Man Who Sold the Moon," Alfred Bester, "The Stars My Destination."

Pretty cool to revisit these works. . . .
Tabetha Wallace
Rereading one of my favorite collections of Golden Era Science Fiction. Reminds me we need to really reignite the art of the science fiction short story.
Scott Holmes
See my review of Volume 1. Great stuff
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Anthony Boucher (born William Anthony Parker White) (August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to 'Anthony Boucher,' White also employed the pseudonym 'H. H. Hol ...more
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