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The third entry in the series of Sci Fi anthologies edited by the British novelist and poet, both of whom are self-proclaimed addicts of fantastic fiction, originally published in the U.K. in 1963. The content of this one has been culled from the Sci Fi Pulps of the late 1940s and 1950s and includes works by Theodore Sturgeon ("Killdozer!," Astounding Science Fiction 1945) ...more
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Bob Rust
Apr 24, 2016 Bob Rust rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Introduction (Spectrum III) • (1963) • essay by Kingsley Amis and Robert Conquest
Killdozer! • (1944) • novella by Theodore Sturgeon
The Voices of Time • (1960) • novelette by J. G. Ballard
Call Me Joe • (1957) • novelette by Poul Anderson
We Would See a Sign • (1963) • shortstory by Mark Rose
Dreams Are Sacred • (1948) • novelette by Peter Phillips
Exploration Team • [Colonial Survey] • (1956) • novelette by Murray Leinster
Fondly Fahrenheit • (1954) • novelette by Alfred Bester
The Sentinel •
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Mar 18, 2009 Erik Graff rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sf fans
Recommended to Erik by: Fin Einar Graff
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Better than average introduction by Amis who as a writer is definitely a cut above the usual science fiction anthologist. The stories, by eight established authors are uneven, some quite good, others not. Killdozer, despite its improbably theme (an malevolent steam shovel), is excellent, reminding one of how very good Theodore Sturgeon could be.
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Sir Kingsley William Amis, CBE, was an English novelist, poet, critic, and teacher. He wrote more than twenty novels, three collections of poetry, short stories, radio and television scripts, and books of social and literary criticism. He fathered the English novelist Martin Amis.

Kingsley Amis was born in Clapham, Wandsworth, Couty of London (now South London), England, the son of William Robert A
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Spectrum (5 books)
  • Spectrum I: A Science Fiction Anthology
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