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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  16 ratings  ·  3 reviews
And the Truth... story (aka Dead Ringer 1956)
The Years Draw Nigh (1951) story (aka The Years Draw Nigh)
And It Comes Out Here (1951) story
The Seat of Judgment (1957) novelette (aka Seat of Judgment)
The Dwindling Years (1956) story
No Place Like Home (1952) story
Lady of Space (1958) story
Instinct (1952) story
Return Engagement (1961) story
The Course of Logic (1963) st
Paperback, U2236 , 188 pages
Published 1965 by Ballantine Books
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I bought this book since short story collections with stories that are actually short are good for traveling. This short story collection turned out to be perfect for traveling. Each piece has a well-defined character, a plot twist, and an exploration of a societal question.

Several stories involved themes that related to civil rights--slaves, alien races, how outsides relate to insides--which is no surprise, considering these stories were all written in the 50s and 60s. Even though he belonged t
This was an interesting collection of Del Rey's short stories. Some are, of course, a bit dated after 40 or 50 years, but still good reads!
Erik Graff
Aug 09, 2010 Erik Graff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Del Rey fans
Recommended to Erik by: no one
Shelves: sf
A collection of science fiction short stories and one novella by Lester Del Rey. I remember nothing of this book except the cover.
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Lester del Rey (June 2, 1915 – May 10, 1993) was an American science fiction author and editor. Del Rey is especially famous for his juvenile novels such as those which are part of the Winston Science Fiction series, and for Del Rey Books, the fantasy and science fiction branch of Ballantine Books edited by Lester del Rey and his fourth wife Judy-Lynn del Rey.

aka Philip St. John
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