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Androids, Time Machines & Blue Giraffes: A Panorama of Science Fiction

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Collection of 23 stories and one novel excerpt, representing both 19th and 20th century authors (mostly American or British). There are six thematic units of four selections each; within these, arrangement of the material is chronological, to show the changing styles in the genre over the period. The final stories in each unit are original to this volume, each written by ...more
Hardcover, 381 pages
Published January 1st 1973 by Follett Pub. Co
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"Preface" (Roger Elwood)
Robots
"Moxon's Master" (Ambrose Bierce)
"Metal Man" (Jack Williamson)
"Lenny" (Isaac Asimov)
"Grandma Was Never Like This" (Rachel Cosgrove Payes)
Monstrosities
"The Horla" (Guy de Maupassant)
"Counter Charm" (Margaret St. Clair)
"The House in the Valley" (August Derleth)
"The Unpicker" (William F. Temple)
Machines
"Frank Reade Junior's Air Wonder" (Luis P. Senarens)
"The Machine" (John W. Campbell)
"Calling Dr. Clockwork" (Ron Goulart)
"The Running" (Richard Posner)
Mutants
"King Pest"
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Roger Elwood was an American science fiction writer and editor, perhaps best known for having edited a large number of anthologies and collections for a variety of publishers in the early 1970s. Elwood was also the founding editor of Laser Books and, in more recent years, worked in the evangelical Christian market.
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