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The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction: 8th Series (1959)

by Anthony Boucher (Editor)

Other authors: Brian W. Aldiss (Contributor), Karen Anderson (Contributor), Poul Anderson (Contributor), Isaac Asimov (Contributor), Alfred Bester (Contributor)15 more, Grendel Briarton (Contributor), Anthony Brode (Contributor), Doris Pitkin Buck (Contributor), Avram Davidson (Contributor), Ron Goulart (Contributor), Zenna Henderson (Contributor), Shirley Jackson (Contributor), Damon Knight (Contributor), C. M. Kornbluth (Contributor), Fritz Leiber (Contributor), C. S. Lewis (Contributor), Winona McClintic (Contributor), Kit Reed (Contributor), John Shepley (Contributor), Jules Verne (Contributor)

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Series: The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction (8)

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Quite dreadful. Nearly every story is supposed to be comic. Nerd humor, in short. A gorilla tries to get a job playing a gorilla in a Dorothy Lamour movie, that kind of thing. Embarassing efforts from such worthies as Shirley Jackson, Fritz Lieber, C.S. Lewis, and others. Even the most stylish sophisticate farts in public now and then, I guess. Only Alfred Bester contributes something really worth reading. ( )
  jburlinson | Jun 14, 2009 |
Terrific collection of stories from the end of 50's with so many bright spots it's hard to pick a favourite story. I decided on Kit Reed's The Wait eventually though. Apparently her first published work (!) this gem was chilling and startling beyond any expectations I had. Brian W. Aldiss's Poor Little Warrior! crammed whole novels of ideas into each sentence making for an unbelievably dense story that kept me enthralled for several back to back readings. In fact, out of all the offerings only one didn't satisfy, a very satisfying ratio considering the book was 50 years old. ( )
  marctic | May 2, 2009 |
Terrific collection of stories from the end of 50's with so many bright spots it's hard to pick a favourite story. I decided on Kit Reed's The Wait eventually though. Apparently her first published work (!) this gem was chilling and startling beyond any expectations I had. Brian W. Aldiss's Poor Little Warrior! crammed whole novels of ideas into each sentence making for an unbelievably dense story that kept me enthralled for several back to back readings. In fact, out of all the offerings only one didn't satisfy, a very satisfying ratio considering the book was 50 years old. ( )
  marc2008 | Sep 26, 2008 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Boucher, AnthonyEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Aldiss, Brian W.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, KarenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Anderson, PoulContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Asimov, IsaacContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bester, AlfredContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Briarton, GrendelContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brode, AnthonyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Buck, Doris PitkinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Davidson, AvramContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Goulart, RonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Henderson, ZennaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Jackson, ShirleyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Knight, DamonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Kornbluth, C. M.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leiber, FritzContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lewis, C. S.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
McClintic, WinonaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Reed, KitContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Shepley, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Verne, JulesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Emshwiller, EdCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Renshaw, ArthurCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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