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Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 2 (Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #2)

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A collection of classice Science Fiction short stories from 1940.

1. * Requiem by Robert A. Heinlein
2. The Dwindling Sphere by Williard Hawkins
3. The Automatic Pistol by Fritz Leiber
4. Hindsight by Jack Williamson
5. Postpaid to Paradise by Robert Arthur
6. * Coventry by Robert A. Heinlein
7. Into the Darkness by Ross Rocklynne
8. Dark Mission by Lester del Rey
9. It by
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Paperback, 350 pages
Published 1979 by DAW Books, Inc.
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Craig
This is the second anthology of Greenberg's and Asimov's choices as the best of the sf golden age. It's a little off because they couldn't get the rights to reprint any Heinlein, but some of the ones they include are delightful and should be remembered. Farewell to the Master by Harry Bates is here; it's the story upon which the film The Day the Earth Stood Still was based. Good works by Sturgeon, De Camp, Del Rey, and Leiber, too. My favorite is Old Man Mulligan by P. Schuyler Miller.
Aries
Bompiani ha finalmente deciso di ristampare una collana di fantascienza che avevo cominciato a comprare parecchi anni fa, trovandola estremamente gradevole, ben fatta e, soprattutto, piena di parecchie chicche d'annata."Le Grandi Storie della Fantascienza" è una serie di libri curati da Isaac Asimov che raccoglie, annata per annata, i migliori racconti della Fantascienza più "classica", quella che ha cullato tutti i grandi appassionati del genere.Racconti ispirati, alcuni ingenui, altri che potr ...more
Matteo Pellegrini

Racconti e romanzi brevi fra i più brillanti che hanno visto la luce nel 1940, un anno denso di tensioni per il mondo reale, ma una splendida tappa nell'epoca d'oro della science fiction. Il testo si presenta come un libro imprescindibile per tutti coloro che sanno apprezzare le trame dell'immaginazione scientifica e fantastica; i racconti proposti sono veri e propri classici scaturiti dalla fantasia di mostri sacri, tra cui Theodore Sturgeon, Jack Williamson, L. Sprague de Camp, Ross Rocklynne

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Ryan
Nice little collection of SF for a long bus ride home. I picked this one up from the shelves of an old folks home; it was either this or The Shipping News. I think I made the right choice. It has been awhile since I have read a collection of short stories...the last time was probably a Stephen King collection sometime back in the bathrooms of my youth. The twelve hour bus ride was enhanced with this array of wonder, as I would read a selection, doze, absorb, doze, then awake eager to consume mor ...more
Otis Campbell
In 1940 you could go to war really soon
That was then, this is now
And nothing's blowin in the wind
Wolfpabiru
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— La sfera che rimpiccioliva (The Dwindling Sphere) *****
di Willard Hawkins

— Nella tenebra (Into the Darkness) ****
di Ross Rocklynne

— Quietus (Quietus) ***
di Ross Rocklynne

— Uno strano compagno di giochi (Strange Playfellow) ***
conosciuto anche come: Robbie
di Isaac Asimov

— Addio al padrone (Farewell to the Master) ****
di Harry Bates
Rick
Some of the stories were so-so and others were really good. All had interesting ideas in them though and that's what I come to random sci-fi for.
TrumanCoyote
Contains a couple classics ("It," "Farewell to the Master"), but most of it is Space Cadet stuff.
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Isaac Asimov was a Russian-born, American author, a professor of biochemistry, and a highly successful writer, best known for his works of science fiction and for his popular science books.

Professor Asimov is generally considered the most prolific writer of all time, having written or edited more than 500 books and an estimated 90,000 letters and postcards. He has works published in nine of the te
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