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(THE MAMMOTH BOOK) OF VINTAGE SCIENCE FICTION SHORT STORIES OF THE 1950s
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      (The Mammoth Book of) GOLDEN AGE
      SCIENCE FICTION - Short Stories of the
       1950s
© 1990

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AUTHOR(S):

       Anderson, Poul
      Asimov, Isaac
      De Vet, Charles V.
      Farmer, Philip José
      MacLean, Katherine
      Miller, Walter M.
      Pohl, Frederik
      Robinson, Frank M.
      Russell, Eric Frank
      Sturgeon, Theodore
      Tenn, William

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PUBLISHER:

       ROBINSON PUBLISHING

ISBN: 1 85487 068 8
YEAR: 1990
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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TRANSLATOR(S):


n/a
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Peter Andrew Jones
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Content:

Flight To Forever:
By P. Anderson / 1950

The time machine was a nice try and worked fine. In the forward direction. Some law prohibits going back, though. But what if you went forward in giant leaps? Past the end of time ...


The Martian Way:
By I. Asimov / 1952

The colonists on Mars are diffent from the inhabitants of earth. And this makes all the difference. They just solve problems their way.


Second Game:
By C. V. De Vet and K. MacLean / 1958

Why a small number of people may win against a larger number of people in battle, but will be defeated in the end.


Dark Benediction:
By W. M. Miller / 1951

Humanity is haunted by a new form of plague, or so it seems to those still unaffected. Those who are seem to like it quite well. Is it another step in evolution? Space germs? Is it good or evil? Happy End. Says it all.


The Midas Plague:
By F. Pohl / 1954

Your duty is to consume by the quota. If you are a good citizen, you get a promotion. And have to consume less. Robots turn out the goods and man has to consume. Is there a way out of this vicous circle? You bet. (Also published in Spectrum I)


The Oceans Are Wide:
By F. M. Robinson / 1954

A spaceship drifting out into space to find a new earth. When it is found, it is too perfect. When people don't have to strugle, they degenerate ...


And Then There Were None:
By E. F. Russell / 1951

"I won't." This is the ultimate freedom. To say, I won't. And stick with it.


Baby Is Three:
By T. Sturgeon / 1952

Humanity is on the edge to the next step in evolution ...


Firewater:
By W. Tenn / 1952

A strange alien race visits earth and seems so much more powerful than man, turning some humans in people with strange power, talking gibberish. The only way of contact is established by sending a "merchant" to talk business ... (german version)


The Alley Man:
By P. J. Farmer / 1959


The last neanderthal man is being observed by a young, female student. Love, sexual encounters and the ineviteable tragic ending.

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