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Fifty Years of the Best Science Fiction from Analog

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Twilight by Don A. Stuart (John Wood Campbell Jr.)
The Lotus Eaters by Stanley G. Weinbaum
Fantastic Fiction by John Wood Campbell Jr.
Language for Time Travelers by L. Sprague de Camp
QRM - Interplanetary by George O. Smith
And He Built A Crooked House by Robert A. Heinlein
Far Centaurus by A.E. van Vogt
Placet is a Crazy Place by Fredric Brown
The Chromium Helmet by Theodore Stu
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Paperback, 380 pages
Published 1980 by Davis Publications (NY)
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Terence
Two stars except for Ted Reynold's contribution "Can These Bones Live," which deserves 5+ stars (to be honest, I can't even remember the other stories in this collection).

It's far and away one of the best short stories I have ever read; I cannot recommend it enough.
John Loyd
Sep 07, 2015 John Loyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fifty Years of the Best Science Fiction from Analog (1980) edited by Stanley Schmidt.



15 • Twilight • (1934) 16 pages by Don A. Stuart
OK/Good. A time traveler from the 31 century goes 7 million years into the future overshoots on his way back and tells his story to a present day, 1932, individual. That being the twilight of the human race.

31 • The Lotus Eaters • (1935) 23 pages by Stanley G. Weinbaum
OK/Good. Better when I read it in 1983. Ham and Pat are researchers on Venus and come across an
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Jesse
Sep 28, 2014 Jesse rated it really liked it
Short stories from this book I recommend are And He Built A Crooked House by Robert Heinlein, Stanley Schmidt's The Prophet, Poal Anderson's The Longest Voyage, Can these Bones Live? by Ted Reynolds, and Stanley Weinbaum's The Lotus Eaters. Stories by A.E. Vogt and Theodore Sturgeon among other authors are also featured.

There are also some interesting articles as well. Language For Time Travelers by L. Sprague de Camp talks about how the spoken language changes over time. No Copying Allowed by J
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Rose Ann
Glad to have the opportunity to read several "classic" short stories that I had heard about previously.
Elisabeth
Nov 08, 2013 Elisabeth rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, short-stories
These stories are certainly dated. In their time, sci fi was about the idea, and telling a good story came in a distant second. Heroes were macho white dudes about three centimeters deep. So there's that.

Still, a few of these manage to be really excellent stories, and most of the rest are pretty neat ideas. I'd recommend the collection for people who like classic sci fi or are interested in the history of the genre; I'd recommend Poul Anderson's contributions for anyone.
Erik Graff
Jul 22, 2009 Erik Graff rated it liked it
Recommends it for: sf fans
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Shelves: sf
This is a pretty good anthology of fiction and non-fiction spanning the fifty years of Analog Science Fiction & Fact magazine's publication history.
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