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Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories | [H. G. Wells, Stanley G. Weinbaum, Lester Del Rey, Fritz Leiber, James Schmitz, Philip K. Dick, Frank Herbert]

Great Classic Science Fiction: Eight Unabridged Stories

This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories.
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This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories. The collection includes: "The Door in the Wall" by H. G. Wells, "All Cats Are Gray" by Andre Norton, "A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum, "Victory" by Lester del Rey, "The Moon Is Green" by Fritz Leiber, "The Winds of Time" by James H. Schmitz, "The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick, and "Missing Link" by Frank Herbert.

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    Joel D Offenberg 09-07-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Great authors, good stories"

    A very interesting and quite good collection.

    These are some of the greatest authors in Sci-Fi, although the stories aren't necessarily the best written, or best known, short stories in the authors' respective portfolios (with the exception of Weinbaum's "Martian Odyssey").

    For the most part, these are classic style sci-fi stories, crawling with aliens, spaceships and strange new worlds. Two of the stories (Leiber's and Dick's) are post-nuclear-holocaust Earth and Wells' story is set in contemporary (to him) Earth.

    Well delivered by a mix of great readers.

    Worth a listen, particularly for genre fans who want to explore some great authors' "b-list" stories.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Doug 12-05-11
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    "Some material I hadn't seen before"

    I particularly liked Del Rey, Leiber, Schmitz (the first material I had read by him), Dick and Herbert.

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    michael Hanover, MD, United States 03-06-11
    michael Hanover, MD, United States 03-06-11 Member Since 2005
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    "some good some bad"

    The first three stories were absolute crap. The rest were good. "Victory" was excellent.

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