A Century of Science Fiction

A Century of Science Fiction[Reading] ➶ A Century of Science Fiction By Damon Knight – Heartforum.co.uk This anthology contains Cease Fire by Frank Herbert Sky Lift by Robert A Heinlein The Ideal by Stanley G Weinbaum The Wind People by Marion Zimmer Bradley Unhuman Sacrifice by Katherine MacLean What W This anthology contains Cease Fire by of Science MOBI ☆ Frank Herbert Sky Lift by Robert A Heinlein The Ideal by Stanley G Weinbaum The Wind People by Marion Zimmer Bradley Unhuman Sacrifice by Katherine MacLean What Was It by Fitz James O Brien The First Days of May by Claude Veillot Another World by J H Rosny Aine Odd John by Olaf Stapledon Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne From the London Times ofby Mark Twain You Are With It by Will Stanton The Crystal Egg by H G Wells Call Me A Century PDF or Joe by Poul Anderson Angel s Egg by Edgar Pangborn Day of Succession by Theodore L Thomas The Star by Arthur C Clarke What s It Like Out There by Edmond Hamilton The Business As Usual by Mack Reynolds Worlds of the Imperium by Keith Laumer Sail On Sail On by Philip Jose Farmer Of Time and Third Avenue by Alfred Bester But Who Can Replace a Man by Brian W Aldiss Moxon s Master by Ambrose Bierce and Reason by Isaac Asimov.

Damon Francis Knight was an American of Science MOBI ☆ science fiction author, editor, and criticKnight s first professional sale was a cartoon drawing to a science fiction magazine, Amazing Stories His first story, Resilience , was published in He is best known as the author of To Serve Man , which was adapted for The Twilight Zone He was a recipient of the Hugo Award, founder of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA , cofounder of the National Fantasy Fan Federation, cofounder of the Milford Writer s Workshop, and cofounder of A Century PDF or the Clarion Writers Workshop Knight lived in Eugene, Oregon, with his wife Kate Wilhelm.

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  • Hardcover
  • 0 pages
  • A Century of Science Fiction
  • Damon Knight
  • 09 February 2019
  • 0848805542

10 thoughts on “A Century of Science Fiction

  1. Ann says:

    I am such a sucker for collections of science fiction stories that were created pre space age.In Unhuman Sacrifice Katherine MacLean Katherine MacLean I saw elements of Orson Scott Card s piggy society in Speaker for the Dead

  2. Marsha Valance says:

    From Jules Verne thru Asimov and Heinlein, Damon Knight offers a look at the growth of imaginative fiction from the 1850s thru the 1950s A Science Fiction Book Club selection.

  3. Raj says:

    The oldest story in this collection is from about the 1860s and the newest from the 1960s so it does pretty much what it says on the tin Each story has an introduction written by Knight and it contains stories by all the greats of the era, ranging from Mark Twain and H G Wells, through Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Frank Herbert.The stories neatly show how the genre has evolved over the decades, from the not quite supernatural stories of the middle of the 19th The oldest story in this collection is from about the 1860s and the newest from the 1960s so it does pretty much what it says on the tin Each story has an introduction written by Knight and it contains stories by all the greats of the era, ranging from Mark Twain and H G Wells, through Isaac Asimov and Arthur C Clarke to Marion Zimmer Bradley and Frank Herbert.The stories neatly show how the genre has evolved over the decades, from the not quite supernatural stories of the middle of the 19th century to the hard science of the 20th The stories havethan just historical value though, and remain enjoyable, fun and sometimes moving, even today Poul Anderson s Call Me Joe and Edgar Pangborn s Angel Egg are probably my favourites in the collection, although the former shows its age when a character comments that native Jovians would probably never have invented radio because think how thick the vacuum tubes would have to be

  4. Jim says:

    This is a good introduction to the Science Fiction genre Damon Knight, the editor, has selected stories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and grouped them thematically Thus there are sections for Robots , Time Travel , Space , Other Worlds and People , Aliens among Us , Superman not the Man of Steel , and Marvelous Inventions Most of the selections are short stories from classic SF authors like Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Marion Z This is a good introduction to the Science Fiction genre Damon Knight, the editor, has selected stories from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and grouped them thematically Thus there are sections for Robots , Time Travel , Space , Other Worlds and People , Aliens among Us , Superman not the Man of Steel , and Marvelous Inventions Most of the selections are short stories from classic SF authors like Alfred Bester, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Heinlein, Arthur C Clarke, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and Poul Anderson However there are some excerpts that highlight great novels including Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne, Odd John by Olaf Stapledon, and The Time Machine by H G Wells The result of these selection and others is a satisfying anthology of the most imaginative fiction offered over the century ending in the 1960s A special plus is the inclusion of an introduction by the editor and a bibliography of selected readings for readers who are inspired to seek outscience fiction

  5. Robert says:

    An anthology of the best science fiction written up to 1962 selected by noted author Damon Knight.Pretty much every story is really good and the majority are not well known now except perhaps The Star by Arthur C Clarke and Reason by Isaac AsimovA few of my favorites Unhuman Sacrifice by Katherine Maclean This story is so memorable, it has stuck in my head for 30 years.Angel s Egg by Edgar Pangborn Lyrical and beautifulCall Me Joe by Poul Anderson Great concept, now it makes me th An anthology of the best science fiction written up to 1962 selected by noted author Damon Knight.Pretty much every story is really good and the majority are not well known now except perhaps The Star by Arthur C Clarke and Reason by Isaac AsimovA few of my favorites Unhuman Sacrifice by Katherine Maclean This story is so memorable, it has stuck in my head for 30 years.Angel s Egg by Edgar Pangborn Lyrical and beautifulCall Me Joe by Poul Anderson Great concept, now it makes me think of Avatar, but of course it was first by 50 years

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