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Wild. The planet where your wealth is measured by what you don't own!
Weird. The zoo of the future with a meat-craving beast from Vega who can open a door into the present - when he gets hungry!
Wonderful. The Venusian factory in Passaic, New Jersey, which manufactures beautiful, ardent girls - who have only one slight flaw!
And other impressive stories of our world, worlds
Paperback, 137 pages
Published January 1964 by Bantam Books J2717
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Aug 06, 2019 rated it it was ok
The book contains ten pieces, however, the first and second are related and ought to be read together, even though originally published over ten years apart. For the most part the stories were quick reads. Unfortunately, there was nothing here that I felt was outstanding or excellent.

If you can only read one story from these, select the sixth: “Every Day is Christmas.”

Overall, its worth a look if you really do not know what else to read. It does read quickly, but it is somewhat unsatisfactory in
Hazel Henshall
A collection of short stories which at times feel a little dated but still make you wonder about how strange the future might be. I especially liked the story about advertising and consumerism taken to the extreme. Now that's one frighteningly plausible future scenario!
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American science fiction author, editor, scholar, and anthologist. His work from the 1960s and 70s is considered his most significant fiction, and his Road to Science Fiction collections are considered his most important scholarly books. He won a Hugo Award for a non-fiction book in 1983 for Isaac Asimov: The Foundations of Science Fiction. He was named the 2007 Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master ...more