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Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 19: 1957 (Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories #19)

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Contents:
9 · Introduction · Martin H. Greenberg · in
15 · Strikebreaker [“Male Strikebreaker”] · Isaac Asimov · ss Science Fiction Stories Jan ’57
33 · Omnilingual · H. Beam Piper · nv Astounding Feb ’57
89 · The Mile-Long Spaceship · Kate Wilhelm · ss Astounding Apr ’57
103 · Call Me Joe · Poul Anderson · nv Astounding Apr ’57
149 · You Know Willie · Theodore R. Cogswell
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Mass Market Paperback, 350 pages
Published February 1989 by DAW (first published 1989)
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TrumanCoyote
Jun 06, 2017 rated it liked it
The story I liked best here: "Omnilingual." Had a nice realistic feel to it.
Matteo Pellegrini
I quindici migliori racconti di fantascienza del 1957. Il 1957 fu un anno esplosivo. La Gran Bretagna si unì al club delle potenze termonucleari, gli Stati Uniti misero alla prova il loro primo missile cabalistico intercontinentale. Ma l'evento più stupefacente fu il successo del lancio degli Sputnik I e II. Camus vinceva il Nobel per la letteratura e Kubrick faceva uscire nelle sale "Momenti di gloria". Anche per la fantascienza fu una grande annata, come mostrano i quindici racconti di questa ...more
Octavia Cade
A mixed bag, as is often the case with anthologies. It includes the dullest, most pretentious story I've read for quite some time ("The Last Man Left in the Bar" by Kornbluth) but there is one story that stands head and shoulders above the rest. "Omnilingual" by H. Beam Piper describes the attempts of an archaeologist to translate, against all odds, the long-dead language of extinct Martians. It's really very good.
Nicholas Barone
Jul 26, 2011 rated it liked it
A fine collection of SF stories - all from the year 1957. My favorites from the collection were "Let's be Frank", by Brian Aldiss (a neat little story about the emergence of a group conciousness in 16th century England, and its development through history) and "The Tunesmith", by Lloyd Biggle, Jr. (a rare example of musically themed SF).
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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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