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characters The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A 107 Ô ❴PDF❵ ✩ The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2A Author Ben Bova – Eleven essential classics in one volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964 containing Captures the birth of science fiction as a literary Science Fiction Hall of Fame ePUB #10003 fieldPublished in to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and. So farCall Me Joe by Poul Anderson excellentWho's Out There by John W Campbell Good page turner interesting premise of a chameleon like alien the alien in Howard Hawks' classic horror film based on this story The Thing did not have this power but a little too rushed and slapdash to be wholly convincingNerves by Lester del Rey There's a good story here but as told is rather a mess verbose unorganized with the technical aspects of the story involving a Chernobyl like disaster not very adroitly handled The main characters are however well developed and I did want to know how it all came out Del Rey edited it for book publication so perhaps the later version is betterUniverse by Robert A Heinlein spoiler alert Intriguing story where the perceived good guys and bad guys are really the reverse Heinlein's narrative voice is as usual very attractive if somewhat too pulpish ie redolent of pulp fictionI notice that many science fiction stories seem too tied to the trappings of the genre Their value as literature would expand I believe if the authors wrote them as straight forward literature and took time to develop the serious themes often touched upon An example of such a work is 1984 I recognize that 1 this was often probably not possible given that they were slated for science fiction magazines and 2 some elements of the genre that fans love would be lost Heinlein's Universe for instance has a very appealing off the cuff uality which does reflect the personalities of its characters This uality might be stifled by ponderous reflections on the need for freedom and independence in a successful society I would still hope however that such thematic concerns could be integrated into the fabric of the story without didacticismThe Marching Morons by C M Kornbluth Contains a good idea illustrated by a clever but too far fetched plot Interestingly apropos my comment above Kornbluth makes sure the significance of his story hits home by stating the story's theme very succinctly and poetically at the end It's the best thing in the storyVintage Season by Lawrence O'Donnell spoiler alert Fascinating until it all tumbles into a welter of pessimistic determinism I wish O'Donnell had seen the potential in his characters to jump off the track of their disastrous fateAnd Then There Were None by Eric Frank Russell My favorite in the collection so far though a bit too leisurely and long winded in the telling Like Van Vogt's The Weapons Shop a paean to individualism and the natural benevolence of peopleThe Time Machine by HG Wells I read this in my huge tome of Wells' Seven Famous Novels and am now determined to read the other six this year Wells is a born story teller with the knack for a relaxed smoothly flowing and utterly captivating narrative I see his influence on C S Lewis In his preface Wells emphasizes the importance of the verisimilitude of small details for fantasy and science fiction and he is clearly a master at making the unbelievable believable The fact that the story is unrelentingly pessimistic almost seems beside the point given the sheer virtuosity of the story

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Was a favorite Science Fiction Hall of Fame ePUB #10003 of libraries across the countryThis volume contains novellas by Poul Anderson John W Campbell Lester del Rey Robert A Heinlein CM Kornbluth Henry Kuttner and C L Moore Eric Frank Russell Cordwainer Smith Theodore Sturgeon H G Wells and Jack Williams. CommentsReviews of the novellas in this anthologyCall Me Joe Poul Anderson An artificial creature on the surface of Jupiter is psychically linked to a cripple in an orbiting spacestation But who is controlling whom uite an enjoyable read Who Goes There John W Campbell Jr as Don A Stuart A polar expedition discovers an alien what happens when it is thawed Meh interesting concept I guess but the writing didn't really move me Nerves Lester del Rey A crisis at a nuclear power plant as seen through the eyes of the on site doctor I may be struck down for this but another stoy that didn't do a lot for me Perfect example of hard SF where the characters are subordinate to the technology Universe Robert Heinlein A multi generational spaceship where the residents have regressed to primitive technology the protagonist is captured by the Muties and learns some of the truth I'm a Heinlein fan and I think this is a good representational sample of his work The Marching Morons CM Kornbluth a man from our time is awakens in the far future where the lowest common denominator of society has overwhelmed the MENSA minority Can the time traveller help A frighteningly prescient story perhaps Vintage Season Henry Kuttner CL Moore as Lawrence O'Donnell three strange travellers rent a San Francisco home for the month of May The owner observes than he should Another enjoyable read also a good sample of their work And Then There Were None Eric Frank Russell An ambassadorialmilitary ship from Terra visits an abandoned colony to find the colonists are doing just fine without them I remember reading this some years ago would have SWORN it was Heinlein the sentiment fits The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Cordwainer Smith A judge teams up with a catgirl to grant the underpeople freedom One of several stories set in the same universe and very descriptiveBaby is Three Theodore Sturgeon An almost creepy story how psi powers could be used to create a new type of human told through the eyes of a young man at a psychiatrist's office The Time Machine HG Wells if you saw the most recent movie incarnation of this story as I must admit I have rolleyes go back read the book It's a bit heavy handed at times but reuired reading for any SF fan With Folded Hands Jack Williamson An inventor creates robots designed to take care of our every need and realizes how terribly wrong he was to do so

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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume 2AEleven Fiction Hall of Fame eBook #8608 essential classics in one Fiction Hall ePUB #9734 volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of The Science PDFEPUB or the best science fiction novellas published between and containing eleven great Science Fiction Hall PDFEPUB #193 classics No anthology better. 50 stars I have not read all of the books in this collection but will comment on the ones I haveCall Me Joe Poul Anderson1957 60 Stars One of my All Time Favorite Stories Outstanding story about exploring and terraforming the surface of Jupiter through the use of bio mechanical life forms whose consciousness is controlled via remote control with researchers above the planet A story of identity and uality of lifeThe Marching Morons CM Kornbluth1951 50 to 55 Stars Satirical look at a world in which the vast majority of the world's population are idiots who live carefree lives and the few intelligent people work endlessly to keep society going Who Goes There John Campbell1938 45 to 50 stars Classic novella about a remote Antarctic research station dealing with a hostile alien that can assume the shape and memories of any living creature With Folded Hands Jack Williamson 55 stars A chilling look at the dangers of robots trying to keep mankind safe even from itself A great ending read February 28 2010 The Ballad of Lost C'Mell Cordwainer Smith 45 stars Short preuel Novella set a few years before Smith's classic novel Norstrilia in which Jestocost a Lord of the Instrumentality conspires with C'Mell an underperson to improve the lot of the underpeople The best part of this story as with many of Smith's stories is the world he has created read June 6 2010 Vintage season Henry Kuttner CL Moore 40 stars Classic novella about a landlord who receives some unusual house guests during a memorable month of May read June 6 2010