A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One

A Treasury of Great Science Fiction Volume One Contents Re Birth by John Wyndham novel The Shape of Things That Came by Richard Deming Pillar of Fire by Ray Bradbury Waldo by Robert A Heinlein The Father Thing by Philip K Dick The Children s Hour

  • Title: A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One
  • Author: Anthony Boucher
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 313
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Contents Re Birth by John Wyndham novel.The Shape of Things That Came by Richard Deming.Pillar of Fire by Ray Bradbury.Waldo by Robert A Heinlein.The Father Thing by Philip K Dick.The Children s Hour by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore.Gomez by C M Kornbluth.The Widget , The Wadget , and Boff by Theodore Sturgeon.Sandra by George P Elliott.Beyond Space and Time by JoContents Re Birth by John Wyndham novel.The Shape of Things That Came by Richard Deming.Pillar of Fire by Ray Bradbury.Waldo by Robert A Heinlein.The Father Thing by Philip K Dick.The Children s Hour by Henry Kuttner and C L Moore.Gomez by C M Kornbluth.The Widget , The Wadget , and Boff by Theodore Sturgeon.Sandra by George P Elliott.Beyond Space and Time by Joel Townsley Rogers.The Martian Crown Jewels by Poul Anderson.The Weapon Shops of Isher by A E van Vogt novel.

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    • Anthony Boucher

      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 Holmes , which was the name of a 19th century serial killer.In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.White was born in Oakland, California, and went to college at the University of Southern California He later received a Masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley He was admired for his mystery writing but was most noted for his editing, his science fiction anthologies, and his mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times He was the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges, translating El jard n de senderos que se bifurcan for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine He helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and, in the same year, was one of the first winners of the MWA s Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle He was founding editor with J Francis McComas of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958, and was seminal in attempting to make literary quality an important aspect of science fiction He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958 Boucher also edited the long running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series, 1952 1959.His short story The Quest for Saint Aquin was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time As such, it was published in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929 1964.Boucher also scripted for radio and was involved in many other activities, as described by William F Nolan in his essay, Who Was Anthony Boucher The 1940s proved to be a very busy and productive decade for Boucher In 1945 he launched into a spectacular three year radio career, plotting than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery Queen, while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas By the summer of 1946 he had created his own mystery series for the airwaves, The Casebook of Gregory Hood I was turning out three scripts each week for as many shows, he stated It was a mix of hard work and great fun Tony left dramatic radio in 1948, mainly because I was putting in a lot of hours working with J Francis McComas in creating what soon became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction We got it off the ground in 1949 and saw it take hold solidly by 1950 This was a major creative challenge and although I was involved in a lot of other projects, I stayed with FSF into 1958 Indeed, throughout his years with the magazine, Boucher was certainly involved in a lot of other projects Among them Supplying the SF and crime markets with new fiction Teaching an informal writing class from his home in Berkeley Continuing his Sunday mystery columns for the New York Times Book Review Functioning as chief critic for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine Reviewing SF and fantasy as H.H Holmes for the New York Herald Tribune Editing True Crime Detective Supervising the Mercury Mystery Line and later the Dell Great Mystery Library Hosting Golden Voices, his series of historical opera recordings for Pacifica Radio Serving in 1951 as president of Mystery Writers of America.In addition to all of this, Tony was a devoted poker player, a political activist, a rabid sport fan

    435 thoughts on “A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One

    • Oh, man!!! I am soooo excited that I found this here. I have searched everywhere for this compilation!! I got a coverless copy of this book a long time ago and have read and reread it. I just love it, but I had no idea who had compiled it or if there were any others. I have searched everywhere and never turned up anything. And guess what?!?! There is another one that goes along with it!!! YAY!!! I am so excited! Thank you Good Reads! You ROCK!!


    • Collection of classic sci-fi from the 50s. A lot of interesting stuff here though those sensitive to gender issues will find the views expressed almost universally antiquated. I'm surprised PKD's "The Father-Thing" has never been made into a movie.


    • Carefully picked rarely published sci-fi stories from the 50s. Most were new, and some were brilliant. Theodore Sturgeon stands out again. I think I should try reading his 13-volume complete stories anthology.


    • A must read for all fans of science fiction. Fantastic collection. Waldo by Robert A. Heinlein and The Weapon Shops of Isher by A. E. van Vogt were outstanding.


    • This is one of the great old sf collections; it has classics from Ray Bradbury, Robert A. Heinlein, Poul Anderson, Theodore Sturgeon there's not a bad story in the lot. The inclusion of two full-length classic novels made it unique, THE WEAPON SHOPS OF ISHER by A.E. Van Vogt and RE-BIRTH by John Wyndham. There's the bottom half of a launching rocket on the spine which matches up with the top half on volume two; I always thought that was a great touch.


    • I found this book on the side of the road while traveling through Connecticut and I am so glad I saved it. This is one of my favorite collections of science fiction works and it just saddens me the second volume wasn't with it. I read a lot of sci-fi and this is definitely a must read for anyone that enjoys the genre, I can't say enough about it.


    • Volume 1 of a 2 volume set. Nicely edited by Antony Boucher--he has collected a nice set of works.Some of my favorites here: Richard Deming, "The Shape of Things to Come," Robert Heinlein, "Waldo," A. E. Van Vogt (a hidden pleasure), "The Weapon Shops of Isher."I read this many years ago, and revisiting the stories is pretty cool!



    • From when I first truly became aware of Science Fiction. Classic stories that are a must for anyone interested in this genre.






    • I read the two volumes of this classic anthology several times as a boy. What a great collection from one of SF's greatest editors! I remember with particular fondness A. E. van Vogt's "The Weapon Shops of Isher," Alfred Bester's "The Stars My Destination," and "Re-Birth" by John Wyndham, the story that lent the line "life is change, that's how it differs from the rocks" to a certain little ditty by Paul Kantner. Oh, and I mustn't forget to mention "The Father-Thing," which is probably the very [...]


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