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The Expert Dreamers

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The expert dreamers have forseen:
A world threatened with extinction.
A vast face appearing in the center of the Andromeda Nebula.
A wicked twist in the dream of growing younger.
The obsolescence of humanity.
...and many other strange things. This is science fiction with an extra dimension - fiction written by men who are themselves practicing scientists.
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Paperback, 207 pages
Published September 1968 by Avon (first published 1962)
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Jose Moa
Oct 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: science-fiction
Several scientifics ,between them Iasaac Asimov and George Gamow write short sf tales;i like the tale by Gamow :The heart in the opposite side where after a Mobius effect a man is his specular image changing his chirality and enters in starvation because his enzimes are unable of digest the another chirality of organic molecules that takes as normal food
Joe Santoro
Aug 02, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: hard_sf
Looking at the line up of this book, it SHOULD be awesome. Most of the short stories, though, aren't stories so much as essays with an example. It does contain 'Lenny' by Asimov (one of my favorite robot short stories), but otherwise there's not much here unless you're a completist for something contained therein.
Steve Rainwater
Dec 24, 2019 rated it liked it
Science Fiction short stories written by well-known scientists.

This collection is superior to the similar Groff Conklin anthology titled, "Great Science Fiction by Scientists". There is very little overlap between the two, however, so if you're interested in the idea, it's worthwhile tracking down both books. "The Expert Dreamers" includes stories by Arthur C. Clark, O. R. Frisch, William Morrison (aka Joseph Samachson), George Gamow, Isaac Asimov, W. Grey Walter, Robert Willey (aka Willy Ley),
Sep 27, 2012 rated it liked it
read it while flying to and relaxing in Moorea... I recommend a few stiff drinks to liven it up... friend lent it to me... its old school scifi... if you like Asimov, you'll probably like the rest of these very short sci-fi stories...
May 31, 2013 rated it liked it
A fun selection of stories but nothing mind-blowing.
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Frederik George Pohl, Jr. was an American science fiction writer, editor and fan, with a career spanning over seventy years. From about 1959 until 1969, Pohl edited Galaxy magazine and its sister magazine IF winning the Hugo for IF three years in a row. His writing also won him three Hugos and multiple Nebula Awards. He became a Nebula Grand Master in 1993.