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Title:

World Turned Upside Down, The
 

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Science Fiction
Short Stories

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# Date Publisher Binding Cover
1 2005-01-04 Baen  

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Blurb: 
From the publisher
Publisher Jim Baen joins two of his top authors to collect the stories which made them SF readers in their youth and fitted them to make major impacts on the SF field today. The quality of the stories in this huge volume compares favorably with that of any collection in the past fifty years--there's been nothing of equal size and quality since Groff Conklin's Omnibus of Science Fiction in 1952. Nevertheless the selection wasn't through some would-be objective standard but rather by a deliberately subjective process: these are the stories which, when the editors read them, turned their worlds around. Each story was picked because of the emotional charge it gave one or more of the editors on first reading. The story sources range from Analog to Weird Tales, the first appearances from the early '30s to the mid '60s. Many were written by the greatest names in the SF field. These are stories that made the editors think and feel. They will do the same for you.

Table of Contents
Stories are listed in order of -publication date:

  • C.L. Moore, "Shambleau" was first published in Weird Tales in November, 1933.
  • John W. Campbell, Jr. (writing as Don A. Stuart), "Who Goes There?" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1938.
  • A.E. Van Vogt, "Black Destroyer" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in July, 1939.
  • Lee Gregor, "Heavy Planet" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1939.
  • P. Schuyler Miller, "Spawn" was first published in Weird Tales in August, 1939.
  • Ross Rocklynne, "Quietus" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in September, 1940.
  • Chester S. Geier, "Environment" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in May, 1944.
  • Arthur C. Clarke, "Rescue Party" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in May, 1946.
  • Theodore Sturgeon, "Thunder and Roses" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in November, 1947.
  • C.M. Kornbluth, "The Only Thing We Learn" was first published in Startling Stories in July, 1949.
  • Wyman Guin (writing as Norman Menasco), "Trigger Tide" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in October, 1950.
  • Jack Vance, "Liane the Wayfarer" first appeared as part of Jack Vance, The Dying Earth, published by Hillman in 1950.
  • Fritz Leiber, "A Pail of Air" was first published in Galaxy in December, 1951.
  • Michael Shaara, "All the Way Back" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in July, 1952.
  • Poul Anderson, "Turning Point" was first published in If in May, 1953.
  • Robert Ernest Gilbert, "Thy Rocks and Rills" was first published in If in September, 1953.
  • Tom Godwin, "The Cold Equations" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1954.
  • Fredric Brown, "Answer" first appeared in Frederic Brown's anthology Angels and Spaceships, published by E.P. Dutton in 1954.
  • Robert Sheckley, "Hunting Problem" was first published in Galaxy in September, 1955.
  • L. Sprague de Camp, "A Gun For Dinosaur" was first published in Galaxy in March, 1956.
  • Isaac Asimov, "The Last Question," [c1956], from Isaac Asimov: The Complete Stories of Vol I by Isaac Asimov.
  • H. Beam Piper, "Omnilingual" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in February, 1957.
  • Robert A. Heinlein, "The Menace From Earth" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1957.
  • Gordon R. Dickson, "St. Dragon and the George" was first published in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction in September, 1957.
  • Christopher Anvil, "The Gentle Earth" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in November, 1957.
  • Murray Leinster, "The Aliens" was first published in Astounding Science Fiction in August, 1959.
  • Rick Raphael, "Code Three" was first published in Analog in February, 1963.
  • James H. Schmitz, "Goblin Night" was first published in Analog in April, 1965.
  • Keith Laumer, "The Last Command" was first published in Analog in January, 1967.

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