Wednesday, 24 September 2008

THE ROAD TO SCIENCE FICTION #3 FROM HEINLEIN TO HERE

Mentor paperback, 1978. Cover artwork by Paul Stinson.

"Robert A. Heinlein, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Fritz Leiber, Arthur C. Clarke, Philip José Farmer, Kurt Vonnegut, Roger Zelazny, Frederick Pohl, Harlan Ellison, Larry Niven, Ursula K. Le Guin.
From the depths of the earth to the farthest stars, from the day before yesterday to the end of time, here are magnificent tales of space and time by 36 masters of science fiction. From Robert A. Heinlein's mind-twisting story of the ultimate paradox to Clifford Simak's vision of "man's" conquest of Jupiter; from Theodore Sturgeon's tale of the day after atomic holocaust to Hal Clement's alternate life form below the earth's surface; from Harlan Ellison's computerized hell to Jjoanna Russ's world of women invaded by men for the first time in centuries... From Analog and Fantasy & Science Fiction through the new wave "revolution" and right up to the present day, The Road To Science Fiction #3 offers a spectacular tour of worlds to come and of those that might have been, complete with humans, aliens and machines to guide us along the way."

Contents:

All You Zombies by Robert A. Heinlein
Reason by Isaac Asimov
Desertion by Clifford D. Simak
Mimsy Were The Borogroves by Lewis Padgett
The Million-Year Picnic by Ray Bradbury
Thunder And Roses by Theodore Sturgeon
That Only A Mother by Judith Merril
Brooklyn Project by William Tenn
Coming Attraction by Fritz Leiber
The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke
Sail On! Sail On! by Philip José Farmer
Critical Factor by Hal Clement
Fondly Fahrenheit by Alfred Bester
The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
The Game Of Rat And Dragon by Cordwainer Smith
Pilgrimage To Earth by Robert Sheckley
Who Can Replace A Man? by Brian Aldiss
Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
The Streets Of Ashkelon by Harry Harrison
The Terminal Beach by J. G. Ballard
Dolphin's Way by Gordon R. Dickson
Slow Tuesday Night by R. A. Lafferty
Day Millon by Frederick Pohl
We Can Remember It For You Wholesale by Philip K. Dick
I Have No Mouth, And I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison
Aye, And Gomorrah... by Samuel R. Delany
The Jigsaw Man by Larry Niven
Kyrie by Poul Anderson
Masks by Damon Knight
Stand On Zanzibar (excerpt) by John Brunner
The Big Flash by Norman Spinrad
Sundance by Robert Silverberg
The Left Hand Of Darkness (excerpt) by Ursula K. Le Guin
When It Changed by Joanna Russ
The Engine At Heartspring's Centre by Roger Zelazny
Tricentennial by Joe Haldeman
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