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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume 2B

The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America

by Ben Bova Editor · Isaac Asimov Author


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Eleven essential classics in one volume

This last volume in the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 contains eleven great classics. No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.

Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.

This volume contains the following:

Introduction by Ben Bova

The Martian Way by Isaac Asimov

Earthman, Come Home by James Blish

Rogue Moon by Algis Budrys

The Spectre General by Theodore Cogswell

The Machine Stops by E. M. Forster

The Midas Plague by Frederik Pohl

The Witches of Karres by James H. Schmitz

E for Effort by T. L. Sherred

In Hiding by Wilmar H. Shiras

The Big Front Yard by Clifford D. Simak

The Moon Moth by Jack Vance

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Jack Vance (Author)

Jack Vance (1916-2013) published his first story, "The World Thinker," in 1945 and has since written over sixty books. Best known as a science fiction and fantasy writer, Vance has won several awards in those genres, including the World Fantasy Aw...

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Isaac Asimov (Author)

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) was born in the Soviet Union and came to the United States in 1923. He earned his PhD in chemistry in 1948, and in 1958 became a full-time writer. His writings include the Foundation Trilogy; I, Robot; Tomorrow's Children;...

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Ben Bova (Editor)

Ben Bova was born in Philadelphia and received his doctorate in education from California Coast University in 1996. The author of over 120 futuristic novels and nonfiction books, he has also been a radio commentator, editor, lecturer, and aerospac...

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Stephen Bel Davies
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Vivienne Leheny
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