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17 X Infinity

3.5  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Introduction '63 Groff Conklin essay
The Simian Problem '60 Hollis Alpert
Strikebreaker '57 Isaac Asimov
Come Into My Cellar/Boys! Raise Giant Mushrooms in Your Cellar! '62 Ray Bradbury
MS Fnd in a Lbry '61 Hal Draper
Cato the Martian '60 Howard Fast
The Spaceman Cometh '55 Henry Gregor Felsen
The Machine Stops '09 E.M. Forster
Frances Harkins '52 Richard Goggin
The Day They
Mass Market Paperback, 272 pages
Published April 1969 by Dell Publishing (first published 1963)
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Paul Bryant
Oct 07, 2009 Paul Bryant rated it really liked it
Contains one of PB's Classic SF Stories

"Brooklyn Project" by William Tenn

It's a time travel spoof which should have stopped anyone else writing time travel stories but didn't.
Steve Stuart
Apr 04, 2013 Steve Stuart rated it liked it
This is a nice collection of vintage sci-fi, but is definitely a bit dated.

There are some absolute classics in here. "The Machine Stops", by E.M. Forster (yes, the author of Howards End), is one of the best sci-fi stories ever written, and has aged very well, considering that it is over 100(!) years old. "Cato the Martian" is a clever and entertaining story by Howard Fast that can teach you something about ancient Roman history, as well as human attitudes, despite not featuring a single human ch
Harding Young
Jun 01, 2014 Harding Young rated it really liked it
The fourth star is really for E.M. Forester's stunningly prophetic tale, "The Machine Stops", contained in this collection. As we sit in our isolation tanks, hoping against hope for some kind of "idea" to emerge while we communicate solely through our mobile devices -- somewhere out there Forester and HG Wells are having it out.

But there are other little gems in this book too. Published in 1969, long before 9/11, the internet, and our insanely noisy commercialism, so much of it rings true. And
Jul 14, 2013 Ed marked it as own
Shelves: sf, anthology, verified
ISFDB 257607. OCLC 3536173.
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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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