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Classic Science Fiction by Peter Haining

Classic Science Fiction (1995)

by Peter Haining (Editor)

Other authors: Clive Barker (Contributor), James Blish (Contributor), Ray Bradbury (Contributor), Werner Von Braun (Contributor), Arthur C. Clarke (Contributor)5 more, Philip K. Dick (Contributor), Robert A. Heinlein (Contributor), Stephen King (Contributor), Ward Moore (Contributor), William F. Nolan (Contributor)

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A collection of stories or excerpts from books that became movies of some related sort or another, so a little confusing that the story titles can be completely different to the movie title, for some, and listed that way in the book.

So I left the movie type title in the contents below, but the link will go to the actual name if interested.

Classic Science Fiction : Destination Moon - Robert A. Heinlein
Classic Science Fiction : It Came from Outer Space - Ray Bradbury
Classic Science Fiction : The Conquest of Space - Werner Von Braun
Classic Science Fiction : Panic in Year Zero - Ward Moore
Classic Science Fiction : 2001: A Space Odyssey - Arthur C. Clarke
Classic Science Fiction : Logan's Run - William F. Nolan
Classic Science Fiction : Star Trek: The Motion Picture - James Blish
Classic Science Fiction : Total Recall - Philip K. Dick
Classic Science Fiction : The Lawnmower Man - Stephen King
Classic Science Fiction : Candyman - Clive Barker

Moon Shot.

3 out of 5

A spot of alien people napping.

3.5 out of 5

Interplanetary mission finds locals a decent bunch.

3.5 out of 5

Getting out of town is very important.

3.5 out of 5

Moon machine.

4 out of 5

No old people allowed. At 21, they get rid of you, thanks to some fancy biometric tracking. If you don't think that is a great idea, then special operatives named Sandmen, armed with weaponry that discharges a variety of different ammuntion hunt you down.

Logan is a Sandman, and he comes to realise what is going on is wrong. He ends up a runner, and encounters all sorts of bizarre things on his quest for Sanctuary.

4 out of 5

Deadly impostor.

3 out of 5

Brain alteration badness.

4 out of 5

Cat mower massacre prompts new gardening hire who has vegetarian and other disturbing habits.

3.5 out of 5

Wearing someone's name out can really hook you.

3.5 out of 5

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Haining, PeterEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barker, CliveContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Blish, JamesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bradbury, RayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Braun, Werner VonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke, Arthur C.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dick, Philip K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heinlein, Robert A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
King, StephenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, WardContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Nolan, William F.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Contains 10 short stories that were made into motion pictures.
The Amazon description (ISBN 0786706473) below is for the book that contains 20 short stories; 10 movies and 10 TV shows.
ISBN 0330374087 is actually for Emma's Family by Elizabeth Daish.
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0786706473, Paperback)

When most folks think science fiction, they don't think of books: to the unread masses, the genre's most visible representatives are up on the screen, in countless movies and TV shows. But as true believers know, most of those screenplays started out as short stories and other works by familiar and often esteemed names like Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke, and Ray Bradbury.

U.K. editor Peter Haining has gathered 20 of these seminal works here--10 from the big screen, 10 from TV--along with introductory material that gives context and often little-known background for each. On the movie side, Haining goes as far back as Robert Heinlein's Rocket Ship Galileo, the basis for 1950's Destination Moon, a tale of a scientist and a robot racing to the moon, only to be beaten there by a band of renegade Nazis. The collection also includes a Werner von Braun-based screenplay (Conquest of Space), Clarke's "Sentinel of Eternity" (source material for 2001: A Space Odyssey), and Dick's "We'll Remember It for You Wholesale" (a.k.a. Total Recall). On the small screen, Haining's picks include a Jerry Sohl story for Outer Limits, an episode from U.K. phenom The Quartermass Experiment, and a Twilight Zone story from Emmy-winning scriptwriter Rod Serling. --Paul Hughes

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