Some very good stories some completely forgettable making me wonder why these authors found them wonder these authors really found them inspiring Glad I got to read some authors I hadn t heard of or read before though I first discovered compilations of science fiction short stories when I was in high school and I ve never grown tired of them especially those edited by You know an anthology is really good when you re interested in chasing down all the authors involvedBut let me back up a step this is a collection of stories that were chosen by science fiction writers as. A truly uniue volume seminal science fiction stories by some of the genre's all time greats specifically science fiction stories by some of the genre's all time greats specifically by many of the top names in science fiction today as the stories which influenced their own careers Included are new ieces written especially for this volume explaining each author's choice of story. Their favorite With the specific goal #of roducing a collection of stories that were captivating inspiring and hauntingand Lots of wonderful midcentury # producing a collection of stories that were captivating inspiring and hauntingand Lots of wonderful midcentury including the original short story form of Nerves By Lester Del Rey Which Lester Del Rey which a memorable reading experience I don t really remember there being a bad storiy in here though the first one by Theodore Sturgeon had a kind of annoying narrative voice Everything in here was creative well written and unpredictable I never really liked science fiction until kind of recently so all these cool ideas. And how it influenced his or her workContents The Man Who Lost the Sea Theodore Sturgeon; The Last Command Keith Laumer; Day Million Frederik Pohl; The Little Black Bag CM Kornbluth; A Galaxy Called Rome Barry N Malzberg; Diabologic Eric Frank Russell; Untouched by Human Hands Robert Sheckley; Black Charlie Gor. ,
Are still kind of new to me And this book just like almost every other book I ve ever read is better than anything by Haruki Murakami Being a collection this obviously had many different stories some of which I liked and some of which I didn t The first handful of stories in articular seemed to be about techniue than substance But it was very interesting to see which stories famous SF authors had icked as their favorites A Creative entertaining book that could be used for teaching Common Core Standard RL 82 The universe may be an accident. Don R Dickson; The Ugly Chickens Howard Waldrop; The Mathenauts Norman Kagan; Lot Ward Moore; The Ballad of Lost Cordwainer Smith; A Martian Odyssey Stanley G Weinbaum; Common Time James Blish; Engine at Heartspring's Roger Zelazny; Nerves Lester del Rey; Only Thing We Can Learn CM Kornblu.