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Bug-Eyed Monsters

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Bug-Eyed Monsters is one of the finest collections available of classic science fiction masterpeices by internationally-acclaimed authors.
Frederic Brown
A.E. van Vogt
James Blish
Philip José Farmer
Damon Knight
Frank Herbert
William Tenn

and others pay their bizarre and superbly entertaining tributes to the weird and wonderful nasties (and not-so-nasties) wh
Paperback, 255 pages
Published 1974 by Panther Books
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Stephen Theaker
Jan 25, 2009 Stephen Theaker rated it it was amazing
This was one of the best anthologies I've ever read, though to be honest it's been far too long since I read one at all. If there's a movie producer in your life, you could do a lot worse than pressing a copy of this book into her hands.

Some of the stories, like Fredric Brown's "Arena" and The War of the Worlds (represented here by the script of Orson Welles' radio version) have already made it to the large or small screens, while William Tenn's "The Deserter" seems to be the missing link betwee
Roddy Williams
Fronted by a beautiful and apt Bruce Penninton painting, this is a wonderful selection of stories devoted to 'the alien'. Cheetham has compiled a nicely balanced selection with not really a bad apple in the barrel. One of my favourite anthologies, this. Highly recommended.

Invasion From Mars – Howard Koch (1940)
Not only Dead Men – AE Van Vogt (Astounding Nov 1942)
Arena – Fredric Brown (1944)
Surface Tension – James Blish (1952)
The Deserter – William Tenn (1953)
Mother – Philip Jose Farmer (1953)
Jul 01, 2014 Alex rated it really liked it
Found in a second-hand bookshop and expecting something hit-or-miss, this is an anthology of superior stories that have stood the test of time. I'd pick 'Surface Tension' if I had to choose one bit of writing to take away with me; it's a superb balance of technological 'what if' and understanding humanity - you're really rooting for those little guys. I'm not sure that 'War of the Worlds' fitted in with the rest, but that might just be me.
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