Detailed view for the Book: World Turned Upside Down, The (Anthology)

Masterworks by the Master of Science Fiction

Publisher Jim Baen joins two of his top authors to collect the stories which made them SF readers in their youth and fitted them to make major impacts on the SF field today.

According to editor and author David Drake, this huge volume compares favorably with any collection in the past fifty years. (Librarians note! Nevertheless the selection wasn't through some would-be objective standard but rather by a deliberately subjective process: these are stories which, when the editors read them, turned their worlds around. Each story was picked because of the emotional charge it gave one or more of the editors on first reading.

The story sources range from Analog to Weird Tales, the first appearance from the early '30s onwards. Many were written by the greatest names in the SF field, but others are by near unknowns and even the familiar writers are not necessarily represented by their best known works.

These are stories that made the editors think and feel. They will do the same for you.

Edited by Jim Baen, David Drake and Eric Flint, this anthology contains the following:

Rescue Party by Arthur C. Clarke
The Menace from Earth by Robert A. Heinlein
Code Three by Rick Raphael
Hunting Problem by Robert Sheckley
Black Destroyer by A. E. Van Vogt
A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber
Thy Rocks and Rills by Robert Ernest Gilbert
A Gun for Dinosaur by L. Sprague de Camp
Goblin Night by James H. Schmitz
The Only Thing We Learn by C. M. Kornbluth
Trigger Tide by Wyman Guin
The Aliens by Murray Leinster
All the Way Back by Michael Shaara
The Last Command by Keith Laumer
Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell
Quietus by Ross Rocklynne
Answer by Fredric Brown
The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
Shambleau by C. L. Moore
Turning Point by Poul Anderson
Heavy Planet by Lee Gregor
Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper
The Gentle Earth by Christopher Anvil
Environment by Chester S. Geier
Liane the Wayfarer by Jack Vance
Spawn by P. Schuyler Miller
St. Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
Thunder and Roses by Theodore Sturgeon

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