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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume One: 1929-1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
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This book is truly a collection of great stories from between the years of 1929 and 1964. I am glad they reprinted this book because my older version is yellowing. I hope one day they will reprint a new hardback copy and I will buy it also.
Even though this book is packed from cover to cover with intriguing stories, I bought it for one story in particular "Mimsy Were the Borogoves" by Lewis Padgett. First published in 1943 ("Lewis Padgett" was a pseudonym employed by Henry Kuttner and his wife, C. L. Moore)
My first encounter with this story was a vinyl record recording with William Shatner later it is replaces with a cassette tape. I believe this book is the only surviving form of the story.
Unthahorsten is experimenting with time travel and sends two black boxes back into the past. He had to put something in them so as a last minute thought places his old toys in them. They do not return so he forgets them. It is too late the mischief is done. One is found by children in 1942. The other well look at the title for a clue.
5.0 out of 5 starsSimply the best of the classics...
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 February 2013
Some of the science is ropey due to age (or perhaps the author not knowing/caring about the facts) but each one of these stories is a gem.
I remember hiding under the covers as a young teen, reading any and all of the SF books from my step-father's collection. Some of the better stories have stuck in my mind for the past twenty years and I've often cursed my younger self for not remembering the titles or authors. I'm happy to say that at least four of those long-forgotten tales are in this collection, but all of them are thought-provoking, idea-inspiring, awe-casting classics.
As you'd expect in an anthology the writing styles vary, but the ideas are powerful and, in all cases, as relevant today as they've ever been.
If you love SF (and don't demand it be 'hard', military or cyberpunk) then buy this collection. No ifs, no buts. Buy it and love it.
This was actually a present for someone else. But I started to read it before I wrapped it up - as I often do. I found at least the first story intriguing. The new owner says it's quite good. Not all the stories are too his taste, but most are and it is still a good collection. Many stories to cover many tastes.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 29 November 2012
As other reviewers have said these short stories were written between 1929 and 1964. One or two may show their age, but are none the worse for it. I would recommend this book to all lovers of science fiction. For me the one standout story was, The Cold Equations by Tom Goodwin.