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Great Stories of Space Travel

4.14  ·  Rating Details ·  37 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Impossible? Don't be so sure!

As the "realm of the impossible" expands at an almost frightening rate, the tales of the best science fiction writers become more than merely imagination-inspired.

Voyaging to the stars, discovering life forms there which seem, at first, inconceivable to us oxygen-breathers, may well occur in this or not-too-distant generations. What might those
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published July 1963 by Tempo (first published 1963)
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Scott
Jun 03, 2013 Scott rated it really liked it
Well, it does what it says on the tin. Eleven classic SF stories from the 1940s & 1950s.

"The Wings of Night" by Lester Del Rey: Two astronauts encounter life on the moon, and find each has something to offer the other.

"The Holes Around Mars" by Jerome Bixby: A space crew investigates odd geological features on Mars.

"Kaleidoscope" by Ray Bradbury: Depicts the last moments of a crew sent floating into space by the destruction of their ship.

"I'll Build Your Dream Castle" by Jack Vance: An archi
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Alexis Neal
A collection of consistently high-quality short stories. I was going to list the good ones, as I did with The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 1 (which definitely had some stinkers in it), but they're kind of all good ones. And as is so often the case with science fiction, the stories of adventures in other worlds tell us things about the world we live in--or the way it ought to be. The ideas of respect for those different from ourselves, the psychology of death, the challenges of adjusting ...more
Ken Bickley
Nov 03, 2014 Ken Bickley rated it really liked it
This is another paperback from my accumulation. My copy is of the 1965 printing, so it isn't actually from my youth; it was first published by Tempo Books in 1963. (Tempo was Grosset & Dunlap's paperback division in those dear dead days.) This little volume contains some of the best writers of the golden age of science fiction: Poul Anderson, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Arthur C. Clarke, Murray Leinster, well, you get the idea. The short stories are all superior. If you can find a copy, get ...more
Shaan Abbasi
Jan 07, 2015 Shaan Abbasi rated it it was amazing
The imagination of interacting with space drenched with emotion makes it book one should definitely read.
There are 11 short stories giving ideas like to own asteroid belt as a private property, feeling the darkness, baffled by technological experiment...etc are beautifully Groff Conklinelaborated.
Coyle
Dec 17, 2010 Coyle rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent volume with, well, great stories in it, all about space travel.
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Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904, Glen Ridge, New Jersey - July 19, 1968, Pawling, New York) was a leading science fiction anthologist. Born Edward Groff Conklin, he edited 41 anthologies of science fiction, wrote books on home improvement and was a freelance writer on scientific subjects. From 1950 to 1955, he was the book critic for Galaxy Science Fiction.

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