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The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and…

The Playboy Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1966)

by Editors of Playboy

Other authors: John Atherton (Author), J. G. Ballard (Author), Charles Beaumont (Author), Robert Bloch (Author), Ray Bradbury (Author)21 more, Fredric Brown (Author), Arthur C. Clarke (Author), Avram Davidson (Author), Jack Finney (Author), Bruce Jay Friedman (Author), Jack Gregory (Cover artist), Walt Grove (Author), George Langelaan (Author), H. C. Neal (Author), Hugh Nissenson (Author), Alan E. Nourse (Author), Frederik Pohl (Author), Ken W. Purdy (Author), Ray Russell (Author), Robert Sheckley (Author), Henry Slesar (Author), Theodore Sturgeon (Author), William Tenn (Author), Theodore L. Thomas (Author), Leland Webb (Author), Bernard Wolfe (Author)

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As some of you know, I'm a huge fan of classic SF short stories. The ones from the days of What If, the concise ones, that emphasized science and technology and ideas over characters and *L*iterary pretensions.

This book was just about perfect for me. There are lots of stories I've read before in other collections, but that's ok, as they're worth reading again. And the Notes that introduce the author & story get old and have nothing worth reading, but they're easily skipped or skimmed.

Best story, though not actually really representative, was Double Take, by [a:Jack Finney|6944|Jack Finney|https://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1243650090p2/6944.jpg], written before his famous [b:Time and Again|688562|Time and Again|Jack Finney|https://d.gr-assets.com/books/1177233217s/688562.jpg|6887879].

I think you'd like it too, just on the basis you've read this review to the end and are considering doing so.

My beat-up mm pb avl for free to any US member - I'd really like to get it into the hands of at least one more reader. :) ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
Back when PLayboy was just a publisher without today's connotations. This is a middle of the road collection of stories, 50's and 60's B movie fodder at best, plenty of bug eyed monsters, but an enjoyable read anyway. ( )
  reading_fox | Jan 25, 2007 |
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Editors of Playboyprimary authorall editionscalculated
Atherton, JohnAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ballard, J. G.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Beaumont, CharlesAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bloch, RobertAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RayAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brown, FredricAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Arthur C.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AvramAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Finney, JackAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Friedman, Bruce JayAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gregory, JackCover artistsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Grove, WaltAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Langelaan, GeorgeAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neal, H. C.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nissenson, HughAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nourse, Alan E.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pohl, FrederikAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Purdy, Ken W.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, RayAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sheckley, RobertAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Slesar, HenryAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sturgeon, TheodoreAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tenn, WilliamAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Thomas, Theodore L.Authorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Webb, LelandAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wolfe, BernardAuthorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Mednick, SeymourCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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