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The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz; Flaw by John D. MacDonald; Manna by Peter Phillips; Private Eye by Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore;) Cold War by Henry Kuttner; Alien Earth by Edmond Hamilton; History Lesson by Arthur C. Clarke; Eternity Lost by Clifford D. Simak; Private - Keep Out by Philip MacDonald; The Hurkle is a Happy Beast by Theodore Sturgeo ...more
Paperback, 320 pages
Published March 6th 1984 by DAW (first published 1984)
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Craig
Feb 17, 2015 rated it really liked it
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. ...more
Jim Syler
Jan 21, 2016 rated it liked it
I didn’t actually read this book; I read it as part of a combined volume: Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction: 36 Stories and Novellas. But there wasn’t enough space in my review there for all my comments on the individual stories, so I’m posting them here (there wasn't enough space here either, even just for Volume 2. I had to cut significant portions. Sigh). Refer to my review of that book for my thoughts on the book as a whole.

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Matteo Pellegrini
Jan 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantascienza

È il 1949 e l'espressione "guerra fredda" è ormai divenuta di uso comune. Ce lo ricorda Henry Kuttner, in un racconto così intitolato, e che peraltro si allontana di parecchio dal tema noto alle cronache. Proprio Kuttner domina questo undicesimo volume de "Le grandi storie della fantascienza", con altri due racconti firmati con lo pseudonimo di Lewis Padgett. Una scelta che dimostra la predilezione di Asimov per la science fiction più classica e avventurosa, per quanto non priva di solleciti all

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Old Man Aries
Sep 18, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Se tra i romanzi la fece da padrone "1984" i racconti del 1949 sono perfettamente rappresentati da questa raccolta, dove autori del calibro di Asimov, Clarke, Padgett, Simak, PHilips, Kornbluth, Hamilton, MacDonald, Sturgeon, Bradbury, MacLean, Kuttner, Schmitz e J. D. MacDonald ci danno la loro visione del futuro o del presente.Bello. ...more
Kamitsuki
Jun 14, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
La corsa della Regina Rossa (The Red Queen's Race), di Isaac Asimov ****
Se la storia fosse stata cambiata ce ne accorgeremmo? Un investigatore indaga su un potenziale manipolatore del passato.

Difetto (Flaw), di John D. MacDonald *****
I primi viaggi spaziali possono riservare delle sorprese per chi rimane ad aspettare sulla Terra.

L'Occhio privato (Private Eye), di Henry Kuttner *****
Un Occhio può vedere tutto ciò che hai fatto nel passato.

Manna (Manna), di Peter Phillips ***
Cibo Miracoloso e mona
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Jim  Davis
I have been reading the series from the beginning and it has been terrific. Asimov and Greenberg do an excellent job of selecting great stories from each year. When you think that the stories in this volume were written 67 years ago you have to be surprised at how many original ideas occurred in these stories. The only disappointing part is that since I have been reading SF for over 55 years I didn't find a single story that I hadn't read at some point in time and a couple more than once. But ma ...more
TrumanCoyote
Mar 22, 2013 rated it really liked it
"Alien Earth" the best thing here--a true classic!

[FIRST READING: * * * "Alien Earth" by Edmond Hamilton repetitious and pulpy--but interesting parable of drug addiction. Also precursor to Koyaanisqatsi stuff. "Flaw" by John D McDonald amusing twisteroo on the expanding universe. Also has "The Only Thing We Learn" (Kornbluth), "Hurkle" and Bradbury's "Kaleidoscope"--which like Asimov says isn't really a story, but...]
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