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Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 24: 1962 (Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #24)

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Another excellent volume in this unique, ongoing series which, year by year, provides a fascinating overview of both society's and the science fiction community's ever shifting hopes, concerns, and fears about the future. Authors include Fritz Leiber, Poul Anderson, Gordon R. Dickson, Theodore Sturgeon, and others.
Paperback, 352 pages
Published January 1st 1992 by DAW
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Craig
Apr 08, 2015 Craig rated it really liked it
This 24th volume of Asimov & Greenberg's best-of-the-year picks is for the year 1962. I got the feeling that by this time Asimov was less familiar with (and less enthusiastic about) the stories, and perhaps the field in general, than he had been in the golden-age era. Theodore Sturgeon is the only writer in this volume that I would also consider a major writer of that era, and his story here is a good one. My other favorites included in this volume are Fritz Leiber, Mack Reynolds, and James ...more
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Jan 22, 2014 Matteo Pellegrini rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza

1962, l'anno in cui un uomo divenne amico dell'elettricità (nel racconto di Fritz Leiber); ma anche l'anno dei folli protagonisti di un magistrale racconto di J.G. Ballard e del Terrore di sette giorni che si scatenò in una memorabile storia di R.A. Lafferty. 1962, l'anno del Tradimento di Natale previsto da James White e dei re morenti di cui narra Poul Anderson. 1962, indimenticabile annata di capolavori della fantascienza come La ballata della C'mell perduta di Cordwainer Smith e Le strade di

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1962...best story Poul Anderson's "Kings Who Die" (though I tend not to like them long). Also has "The Man Who Made Friends With Electricity"--with the interesting supposition that it's the southern Californians who are really the kooks. The Christmas story was a good bit of black humor; and Mack Reynolds' "Earthlings Go Home!" a fairly funny spoof/satire (though having everything on Mars work in reverse got a bit pat).
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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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