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Astounding: John W. Campbell Memorial Anthology

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Introduction: The Father of Science Fiction • (1973) • essay by Isaac Asimov
Lodestar • (1973) • novelette by Poul Anderson
Thiotimoline to the Stars • (1973) • shortstory by Isaac Asimov
Something Up There Likes Me • (1973) • shortstory by Alfred Bester
Lecture Demonstration • (1973) • shortstory by Hal Clement
Early Bird • (1973) • shortstory by Theodore R. Cogswell and
Mass Market Paperback, 324 pages
Published November 12th 1974 by Ballantine Books (first published November 1973)
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Another uneven anthology. The idea is endearing, though. The stories were collected from a group of writers who were often published by John W. Campbell to pay tribute to the late, great editor of science fiction. Some brief intros about their various relationships to Campbell before each story. I've never really read the magazines, only stories that have been selected for anthologies, so I can't really say how well they match a typical Astounding submission. Many were the typical bland "adventu ...more
Robert Walrod
Highlights: "Lodestar," "The Emperor's Fan,"The Mothballed Spaceship."
A book of short stories, quite a few of them truly abysmal, and a handful in the not-too-bad variery, but none to write home about.
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