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The works of several masters of the genre are brought together here in a diversified and dynamic collection of classic stories that not only raise science fiction to new standards of style and character, but also offer brilliant insights into a decade of optimism and disillusionment.

The Fifties were a decade of fear and promise, of witch hunts and phenomenal technological growth. Turning both a piercing critical eye and an entertaining sense of humor and hope toward those years, these stories tell of the fantastic dreams of yesterday and offer prophetic visions of tomorrow.


Preface by Frederik Pohl
Introduction by Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph Olander
Spectator Sport by John D. MacDonald
Feedback by Katherine MacLean
Bettyann by Kris Neville
Dark Interlude by Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds
What Have I Done? by Mark Clifton
DP! by Jack Vance
The Liberation of Earth by William Tenn
A Bad Day for Sales by Fritz Leiber
Saucer of Loneliness by Theodore Sturgeon
Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy
5,271,009 by Alfred Bester
Short in the Chest by Margaret St. Clair
The Academy by Robert Sheckley
Nobody Bothers Gus by Algis Budrys
Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus by Frederik Pohl
A Work of Art by James Blish
The Country of the Kind by Damon Knight
The Education of Tigress McCardle by C.M. Kornbluth
The Cage by A. Bertram Chandler
The Last of the Deliverers by Poul Anderson
Adrift on the Policy Level by Chan Davis

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