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Great Science Fiction by Scientists

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This anthology contains: What If by Isaac Asimov; The Ultimate Catalyst by Eric Temple Bell; The Gostak and the Doshes by Miles J. Breuer; Summertime on Icarus by Arthur C. Clarke; The Neutrino Bomb by Ralph S. Cooper; Last Year's Grave Undug by Chan Davis; The Gold Makers by J. B. S. Haldane; The Tissue Culture King by Julian Huxley; A Martian Adventure by Willy Ley; Lear ...more
Paperback, First, 313 pages
Published 1962 by Collier Books
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Steve Rainwater
Jun 28, 2017 rated it liked it
The quality of stories varies wildly in this anthology since the selection criteria is based only on the author being a scientist, but most were enjoyable.

There are a few recognizable science fiction authors who also happen to be scientists like Asimov and Clark but most of the authors are primarily scientists. While most of the stories follow the conventions of pulp-era science fiction, there are a few exceptions. One is a play. One is little more than an extended joke that appeared in a Las Al
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Michael
Sep 14, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: sci fi fans, futurists, science geeks
Recommended to Michael by: Martha Grutchfield
The concept behind this anthology is fun: What happens when people who have actual degrees in science write sci fi? The cover emphasizes this by listing the names of the authors in the book best known as scientists and not the two well-known sci fi writers (Asimov and Clarke) who happen to also be scientists. The stories are also generally fun. The book came out in the heady Kennedy year of 1962, and the stories range from written in 1927 right up to that year. They are certainly of historical i ...more
Rachel
Jun 28, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: sci-fi-secular
Most of these were pretty good. Some I wished had gone on longer. Overall, a decent sci-fi blend for people who can only read in snatches. :)
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Edward Groff Conklin (September 6, 1904, Glen Ridge, New Jersey - July 19, 1968, Pawling, New York) was a leading science fiction anthologist. Conklin 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.