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Contents: Introduction · Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg · Angel’s Egg · Edgar Pangborn · Jun ’51 · Rescue Party · Arthur C. Clarke · May ’46 · Shape [“Keep Your Shape”] · Robert Sheckley · Nov ’53 · Alpha Ralpha Boulevard · Cordwainer Smith · Jun ’61 · Winter’s King · Ursula K. Le Guin · 1969 · Or All the Seas with Oysters · Avram Davidson · May ’58 · Common Time · James Contents: Introduction · Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg · Angel’s Egg · Edgar Pangborn · Jun ’51 · Rescue Party · Arthur C. Clarke · May ’46 · Shape [“Keep Your Shape”] · Robert Sheckley · Nov ’53 · Alpha Ralpha Boulevard · Cordwainer Smith · Jun ’61 · Winter’s King · Ursula K. Le Guin · 1969 · Or All the Seas with Oysters · Avram Davidson · May ’58 · Common Time · James Blish · Aug ’53 · When You Care, When You Love · Theodore Sturgeon · Sep ’62 · The Shadow of Space · Philip José Farmer · Nov ’67 · “All You Zombies—” · Robert A. Heinlein · Mar ’59 · I’m Scared · Jack Finney · Sep ’51 · Child’s Play · William Tenn · Mar ’47 · Grandpa · James H. Schmitz · Feb ’55 · Private Eye [as by Lewis Padgett] · Henry Kuttner · Jan ’49 · Sundance · Robert Silverberg · Jun ’69 · In the Bowl · John Varley · Dec ’75 · Kaleidoscope · Ray Bradbury · Oct ’49 · Unready to Wear · Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. · Apr ’53 · Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night · Algis Budrys · Dec ’61 · Day Million · Frederik Pohl · Feb/Mar ’66 · Hobson’s Choice · Alfred Bester · Aug ’52 · The Gift of Gab · Jack Vance · Sep ’55 · The Man Who Never Grew Young · Fritz Leiber · 1947 · Neutron Star [Beowulf Shaeffer] · Larry Niven · Oct ’66 · Impostor · Philip K. Dick · Jun ’53 · The Human Operators · Harlan Ellison & A. E. van Vogt · Jan ’71 · Poor Little Warrior! · Brian W. Aldiss · Apr ’58 · When It Changed · Joanna Russ · 1972 · The Bicentennial Man · Isaac Asimov · 1976 · Hunting Machine · Carol Emshwiller · May ’57 · Light of Other Days [Slow Glass] · Bob Shaw · Aug ’66 · The Keys to December · Roger Zelazny · nv New Worlds Aug ’66 · Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand · Vonda N. McIntyre · Oct ’73 · A Galaxy Called Rome · Barry N. Malzberg · Jul ’75 · Stranger Station · Damon Knight · Dec ’56 · The Time of His Life · Larry Eisenberg · Apr ’68 · The Marching Morons · C. M. Kornbluth · Apr ’51 · The Women Men Don’t See · James Tiptree, Jr. · Dec ’73 · The Queen of Air and Darkness · Poul Anderson · Apr ’71


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Contents: Introduction · Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg · Angel’s Egg · Edgar Pangborn · Jun ’51 · Rescue Party · Arthur C. Clarke · May ’46 · Shape [“Keep Your Shape”] · Robert Sheckley · Nov ’53 · Alpha Ralpha Boulevard · Cordwainer Smith · Jun ’61 · Winter’s King · Ursula K. Le Guin · 1969 · Or All the Seas with Oysters · Avram Davidson · May ’58 · Common Time · James Contents: Introduction · Robert Silverberg & Martin H. Greenberg · Angel’s Egg · Edgar Pangborn · Jun ’51 · Rescue Party · Arthur C. Clarke · May ’46 · Shape [“Keep Your Shape”] · Robert Sheckley · Nov ’53 · Alpha Ralpha Boulevard · Cordwainer Smith · Jun ’61 · Winter’s King · Ursula K. Le Guin · 1969 · Or All the Seas with Oysters · Avram Davidson · May ’58 · Common Time · James Blish · Aug ’53 · When You Care, When You Love · Theodore Sturgeon · Sep ’62 · The Shadow of Space · Philip José Farmer · Nov ’67 · “All You Zombies—” · Robert A. Heinlein · Mar ’59 · I’m Scared · Jack Finney · Sep ’51 · Child’s Play · William Tenn · Mar ’47 · Grandpa · James H. Schmitz · Feb ’55 · Private Eye [as by Lewis Padgett] · Henry Kuttner · Jan ’49 · Sundance · Robert Silverberg · Jun ’69 · In the Bowl · John Varley · Dec ’75 · Kaleidoscope · Ray Bradbury · Oct ’49 · Unready to Wear · Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. · Apr ’53 · Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night · Algis Budrys · Dec ’61 · Day Million · Frederik Pohl · Feb/Mar ’66 · Hobson’s Choice · Alfred Bester · Aug ’52 · The Gift of Gab · Jack Vance · Sep ’55 · The Man Who Never Grew Young · Fritz Leiber · 1947 · Neutron Star [Beowulf Shaeffer] · Larry Niven · Oct ’66 · Impostor · Philip K. Dick · Jun ’53 · The Human Operators · Harlan Ellison & A. E. van Vogt · Jan ’71 · Poor Little Warrior! · Brian W. Aldiss · Apr ’58 · When It Changed · Joanna Russ · 1972 · The Bicentennial Man · Isaac Asimov · 1976 · Hunting Machine · Carol Emshwiller · May ’57 · Light of Other Days [Slow Glass] · Bob Shaw · Aug ’66 · The Keys to December · Roger Zelazny · nv New Worlds Aug ’66 · Of Mist, and Grass, and Sand · Vonda N. McIntyre · Oct ’73 · A Galaxy Called Rome · Barry N. Malzberg · Jul ’75 · Stranger Station · Damon Knight · Dec ’56 · The Time of His Life · Larry Eisenberg · Apr ’68 · The Marching Morons · C. M. Kornbluth · Apr ’51 · The Women Men Don’t See · James Tiptree, Jr. · Dec ’73 · The Queen of Air and Darkness · Poul Anderson · Apr ’71

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  1. 4 out of 5

    Rita

    This is a long book, but it has some really great stories. My favorite of the whole book is "The Marching Morons," by C.M. Kornbluth, from which the movie"Idiocracy" was taken. Only 4 or 5 🌟 stories will be noted: Angel's Egg, Edgar Pangborn 4 🌟 A retired biology professor, living in the country, gets a visitor in the nest of his old chicken. A little transparent egg hatches some days later and a little angel, very human-like, emerges. This retired human learns much about her Faraway planet, and wh This is a long book, but it has some really great stories. My favorite of the whole book is "The Marching Morons," by C.M. Kornbluth, from which the movie"Idiocracy" was taken. Only 4 or 5 🌟 stories will be noted: Angel's Egg, Edgar Pangborn 4 🌟 A retired biology professor, living in the country, gets a visitor in the nest of his old chicken. A little transparent egg hatches some days later and a little angel, very human-like, emerges. This retired human learns much about her Faraway planet, and why she is here. Rescue Party, Arthur C. Clarke 4 🌟 Sol is going nova, and the supreme race of the universe has just 3 hours to try to rescue any Humans left on the already boiling Earth. Disaster very nearly strikes the rescuers when a small pilot ship surveys half of the planet, but just in the nick of time makes it out. They fear there are no survivors of the 3rd planet from the now-novaed sun. All You Zombies, Robert A. Heinlein 4 🌟 "I'm my own Grandpa" plays on the jukebox in the bar in 1970 New York, where the Time Corps recruit their victims, er, I mean members. The Human Operators, Harlan Ellison & A.E. Van Vogt 4 🌟 There were 99 ships and each ship had 1370 humans to complement each one. An electrical accident made one of the ships become self-aware. Now the ships rule and the human allowed to remain alive on each one is a slave. But the one human on this certain Starfighter ship remembers his father telling him "You have 98 other chances." Poor Little Warrior, Brian Aldiss 5 🌟 From 2181, Claude Ford travels back in time to use his big guns to get him a brontosaurus, the peaceful, giant, non-threatening vegetarian. This creature is so big, that it's parasites have parasites, and that's what Claude Ford forgot to take into account. When it Changed, Joanna Russ 4 🌟 Whileaway, the colonised planet, had a plague six hundred years in its past, which killed half the population. But life went on and the survivors learned to get along without the men. Then, one day, visitors came from Earth, and they wanted to take something, as if it was their right. The Bicentennial Man, Isaac Asimov 5 🌟 Reading this gem of a story, I couldn't help but have Robin Williams in mind when I pictured the robot Andrew. But the story is actually quite different from the movie. It's the story of a robot whose positronic brain was an anomaly, even an unwanted mistake, as seen through the eyes of the U.S. Robotics Corp. His brain caused him to be more than a servant...he was an artist, author, inventor, and eventually, a man. Hunting Machine, Carol Emschwiller 4 🌟 The future of hunting. It may be the future, but hunters haven't changed at all. Still vastly cowardly. These hunting packages have everything you need: self-heating food and drink packets, pocket self-inflating camping gear, and a mechanical"hound." I was disappointed with the ending, and if you read it, you might agree. Light of Other Days, Bob Shaw 4 🌟 Love is a thin line, and can cross easily into hate. But witnessing heartbreaking loss on someone else's part may give you the selfish gift of crossing back over again. The Marching Morons, C.M. Kornbluth 4 🌟 There is some eugenics going on here: the idea is that people with higher IQs didn't breed as much as those whose IQs were in the double digits. Over time, the population of DD IQs was in the billions while those with smarts were in the millions. Thus, smarter people were worked to the bone running the world so that the "marching morons" could live in oblivious luxury. The rip van Winkle real estate whiz that they dug up was going to solve the world's problems. First, they had to sell the idea of migrating to Venus. The Women Men Don't See, James Tiptree Jr 5 🌟 "Women have no rights, Don, except what men allow us. Men are more aggressive and powerful and they run the world. When the next real crisis upsets them, our so-called rights will vanish like - like that smoke. We'll be back where we always were: property. And whatever has gone wrong will be blamed on our freedom, like the fall of Rome was. You'll see." "What women do is to survive. We live by ones and twos in the chinks of your World -machine. think of us as opossums, Don. Did you know there are opossums living all over? Even in New York City. All the endless wars... all the huge authoritarian organizations for doing unreal things. Men live to struggle against each other; we're just part of the battlefields. It'll never change unless you change the whole world. I dream sometimes of--of going away..." Poll for women: If you had the chance to go with an alien to their world, would you take it? Yes: ✓ No:

  2. 4 out of 5

    Monica

    En la entrega numero 32 de relatos de ciencia ficción de Caralt, nos encontramos con una recopilación en la que el punto en común de casi todas historias son el viaje en el tiempo y en el espacio, de maneras diferentes y con diversos significados. No obstante, en cada relato que la compone es primordial destacar la importancia otorgada a la interacción entre seres vivos, su psique y posteriores consecuencias. A pesar de ser una equilibrada antología que no decae en ningún momento de nivel, desta En la entrega numero 32 de relatos de ciencia ficción de Caralt, nos encontramos con una recopilación en la que el punto en común de casi todas historias son el viaje en el tiempo y en el espacio, de maneras diferentes y con diversos significados. No obstante, en cada relato que la compone es primordial destacar la importancia otorgada a la interacción entre seres vivos, su psique y posteriores consecuencias. A pesar de ser una equilibrada antología que no decae en ningún momento de nivel, destaco cómo mejores relatos: ‘La sombra del espacio’, ‘Todos ustedes, los zombies’, ‘Ojo privado’ y ‘En la concavidad’. Paso a relatar el argumento y mi impresión acerca de cada uno de ellos: 1/ La sombra del espacio (Philip Jose Farmer) Éste relato nos explica el ataque de una investigadora, rescatada por los tripulantes de una nave espacial de la armada terrestre, la cual es enviada para realizar el primer viaje espacial por encima de la velocidad de la luz. A raíz de el altercado, dichos militares comprobarán qué no todo está planteado, teorizado y descubierto en cuanto a las leyes físicas, su existencia fuera del universo y sus limites. ÉSTE AUTOR SIEMPRE PLANTEA HISTORIAS MUY INTERESANTES Y CON ALTA BASE DE SCI FI. ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO. 2/ Todos ustedes, los Zombies (Robert A. Heinlein) La base del argumento es el testimonio desgarrador y traumático de un humano hermafrodita ,contado a un presunto camarero, (que después resulta ser un agente del tiempo) y su cambio de un sexo al otro, además del robo de su hija. Entonces el agente le propondrá el trato de recuperarla y vengarse del desalmado que se la robó volviendo al pasado. Pero todo ello a cambio de algo... Basado en un concepto filosífico, Heinlein nos muestra su maestría una vez más. Un relato EXTRAORDINARIO, ENREVESADO Y PERTURBADOR, CON UN GIRO TREMENDO Y MUY ORIGINAL. QUIZÁ LA MEJOR HISTORIA DE LA ANTOLOGÍA. ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO. 3/ Estoy asustado (Jack Finney) Un anciano escucha una emisión radiofónica pasada cómo si fuese en el tiempo presente. A partir de entonces, recogerá un gran volúmen de testimonios parecidos al suyo, que se van desencadenando por toda la ciudad. Un relato CON UN TRANFONDO PSICOLÓGICO Y SOCIAL DE CORTE FANTÁSTICO. MUY INTERESANTE. ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO. 4/ Juego de niños (William Tenn) Un joven abogado recibe un misterioso paquete fechado en el futuro, con un contenido sórdido y peligroso en manos equivocadas. Una historia de ACCIÓN / REACCIÓN. NO ESTÁ MAL. 5/ El abuelito (James H. Schmitz) Un explorador en misión de reconocimientro y control de un planeta, alerta que ‘el abuelito’ ( un ser vivo utilizado cómo transporte) está mutando de forma misteriosa. Un relato ATMOSFÉRICO. ESTÁ BIEN. 6/ Ojo privado (Henry Kuttner) Nos situamos en un futuro en el cual se puede acusar de homicidio y condenar a una persona a prisión tan sólo si se demuestra premeditación. Un sociólogo y un técnico de imagen ,analizan a través de una tecnología de vigilancia de observacíon del ser humano desde su alumbramiento, el caso de un posible homicidio intencionado. En la historia se alterna el punto de vista de los especialistas encargados del caso con el pensamiento y las reflexiones en pasado, presente y futuro del presunto asesino. Relato DE TREMENDA CARGA PSICOLÓGICA. ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO. 7/ Danza solar (Robert Silverberg) El relato trata el conflicto interior de un biólogo encargado de la exterminación de una plaga habitada en un nuevo planeta que precisan habitar los terrícolas. Silverberg nos muestra una vez más UN MENSAJE ÉTICO Y PSICOLÓGICO EN UNA HISTORIA QUE MEZCLA REALIDAD Y FANTASÍA. ME HA GUSTADO. 8/ En la concavidad (John Varley) Un turista en venus precisa de asistencia médica urgente a pesar de su escaso dinero. Por ello acude a una futura joven de la profesión, que es muy eficiente. Una CURIOSA HISTORIA DE AMOR CON UN FONDO FUTURISTA MUY IMAGINATIVO. ENCANTADORA, ATMOSFÉRICA E INTIMISTA. ME HA GUSTADO MUCHO. 9/ Caleidoscopio (Ray Bradbury) Los tripulantes de un cohete espacial, tras su estallido y desfragmentación, son lanzados al abismo. Ante el inminente desenlace , éstos repasan sus vidas y tratan de sincerarse. Un relato CASI DE ESTILO POÉTICO, REFLEXIVO Y FILOSÓFICO. ESTÁ BIEN. 10/ Los anfibios (Kurt Vonnegut Jr) Éste último que cierra la antología, nos narra la experiencia de la evolución de unos determinados humanos, que son dotados de cuerpos ‘anfibios’ temporales en posesión, una vez han salido del suyo própio permanentemente, y por lo tanto, dejan de ser únicamente materia. El relato es una IRÓNICA REFLEXIÓN Y UNA CRITICA ACERCA DEL INDIVIDUO Y SU BIOLOGÍA (que no hace sino limitarnos y enfermarnos), además de su comportamiento en el plano social, material, sus fobias, miedos y rechazos; en el que siempre el poder lucha por controlar a todo y a todos. ME HA GUSTADO.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Doug

    Nice mix of true classics, mainly hard sf with an emphasis on the psychological. Some favorites: "Rescue Party" by Arthur C. Clarke, "Common Time" by James Blish, "All You Zombies--" by Robert Heinlein, "Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night" by Algis Budrys, "Unready to Wear" by Kurt Vonnegut, "Impostor" by Philip K Dick, "Neutron Star" by Larry Niven, "Stranger Station" by Damon Knight, and "The Marching Morons" by C.M. Kornbluth. Nice mix of true classics, mainly hard sf with an emphasis on the psychological. Some favorites: "Rescue Party" by Arthur C. Clarke, "Common Time" by James Blish, "All You Zombies--" by Robert Heinlein, "Wall of Crystal, Eye of Night" by Algis Budrys, "Unready to Wear" by Kurt Vonnegut, "Impostor" by Philip K Dick, "Neutron Star" by Larry Niven, "Stranger Station" by Damon Knight, and "The Marching Morons" by C.M. Kornbluth.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Brian

    A terrific sample of short stories ranging from the late 40s to the 70s. A well rounded mixture from authors as diverse as Larry Niven to James Triptree Jr,. Highly recommended.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark

    Many stories. Good quality.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Scott Davis

    Love it, this book not only had a good mix of stories, but they were all really good ones. There were a couple of duds but the rest were a pleasure.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Eloi Puig

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