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The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction 6
This contains: The Cosmic Expense Account by C. M. Kornbluth; Mr Sakrison's Halt by Mildred Clingerman; The Asa Rule by Jay Williams; King's Evil by Avram Davidson; The Census Takers by Frederik Pohl; The Man Who Came Early by Poul Anderson; Final Clearance by Rachel Maddux; The Silk and the Song by Charles L. Fontenay; The Shoddy Lands by C. S. Lewis; The Last Present by ...more
Paperback, 254 pages
Published 1983 by Ace Books
(first published 1957)
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Whether or not the '50s were the "golden age of science fiction," these tales from the Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction have a flavor that you don't meet in most modern SF stories. While Astounding SF was hewing to a mostly technical-problem line, F&SF was featuring writing firmly based on character, borderline and over-the borderline strangeness, and skewed, experimental writing. Naturally, Theodore Sturgeon and Bradbury are in this collection, plus other standard-bearers of the time ...more
Anthony Boucher (born William Anthony Parker White) (August 21, 1911 – April 29, 1968) was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories. He was particularly influential as an editor. Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle. In addition to 'Anthony Boucher,' White also employed the pseudonym 'H. H. Hol ...more