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The Astounding Science fiction Anthology (edition 1952)

by John W. Campbell (Editor)

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Title:The Astounding Science fiction Anthology
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The Astounding Science Fiction Anthology by Jr. John W. Campbell (Editor)

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This was actually published before I was born! Truly the golden age of SF. Includes stories such as: Blowups Happen by Robert Heinlein, Nightfall by Isaac Asimov, First Contact by Murray Leinster and The Exalted by L. Sprague de Camp. ( )
  gypsysmom | May 11, 2018 |
This anthology is a selection from the hardcover edition (which had 23):

Nightfall (1941) by Isaac Asimov
First Contact (1945) by Murray Leinster
Eternity Lost (1949) by Clifford D. Simak
Vault of the Beast (1940) by A. E. van Vogt
Invariant (1944) by John R. Pierce [as by John Pierce]
When the Bough Bends (1944) novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (variant of When the Bough Breaks) [as by Lewis Padgett]
Cold War (1949) by Kris Neville
Over the Top (1949) by Lester del Rey

I admit it. I bought it for Nightfall. Everything else is just a gift. Nightfall may be one of Asimov's best (along with Ugly Little Boy). What an astonishing concept that was! It may seem obvious now, but to think of what it would be like for a world with a night that only comes every 1000 years, and what would happen when darkness fell...

It's a good collection, with only a couple that haven't aged well. ( )
  Lyndatrue | Sep 20, 2014 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Campbell, John W., Jr.Editorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Asimov, IsaacContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
de Camp, L. SpragueContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Edwards, DoltonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fyfe, H. B.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Heinlein, Robert A.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leinster, MurrayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Neville, KrisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
O'Donnell, LawrenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Padgett, LewisContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Pierce, John R.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Piper, H. BeamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powers, William T.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Russell, Eric FrankContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Schmitz, James L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sherred, T. L.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Simak, Clifford D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sturgeon, TheodoreContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Tenn, WilliamContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
van Vogt, A. E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Williamson, JackContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Powers, Richard M.Cover Artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Introduction - John W. Campbell, Jr.
Blowups Happen - Robert A. Heinlein
Hindsight - Jack Williamson
Vault of the Beast - A. E. van Vogt
The Exalted [Johnny Black] - L. Sprague de Camp
Nightfall - Isaac Asimov
When the Bough Breaks - Lewis Padgett
Clash by Night [Keeps] - Lawrence O’Donnell
Invariant - John R. Pierce
First Contact - Murray Leinster
Meihem in ce Klasrum - Dolton Edwards
Hobbyist - Eric Frank Russell
E for Effort - T. L. Sherred
Child’s Play - William Tenn
Thunder and Roses - Theodore Sturgeon
Late Night Final - Eric Frank Russell
Cold War - Kris Neville
Eternity Lost - Clifford D. Simak
The Witches of Karres - James H. Schmitz
Over the Top - Lester del Rey
Meteor - William T. Powers
Last Enemy [Verkan Vall; Paratime Police] - H. Beam Piper
Historical Note - Murray Leinster
Species - H. B. Fyfe
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