Saturday, July 26, 2008

Tomorrow the Stars - Robert A. Heinlein

Heinlein delivers an essay on science fiction as literature and what he thinks about it, or something along those lines, as the introduction. Also what is or is not fantasy (time travel, telekinesis, etc. at the time).

Apparently assistance in choosing the stories came from :"My thanks to the other four—Truman Talley, Judith Merril, Fred Pohl, and Walter Bradbury."

A 3.39, so pretty decent for 1952.

Tomorrow the Stars : I'm Scared - Jack Finney
Tomorrow the Stars : The Silly Season - C. M. Kornbluth
Tomorrow the Stars : Report on the Barnhouse Effect - Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Tomorrow the Stars : The Tourist Trade - Bob Tucker
Tomorrow the Stars : Rainmaker - John Reese
Tomorrow the Stars : Absalom - Henry Kuttner
Tomorrow the Stars : The Monster - Lester del Rey
Tomorrow the Stars : Jay Score - Eric Frank Russell
Tomorrow the Stars : Betelgeuse Bridge - William Tenn
Tomorrow the Stars : Survival Ship - Judith Merril
Tomorrow the Stars : Keyhole - Murray Leinster
Tomorrow the Stars : Misbegotten Missionary - Isaac Asimov
Tomorrow the Stars : The Sack - William Morrison
Tomorrow the Stars : Poor Superman - Fritz Leiber


Out of order.

4 out of 5


UFO cry wolf Martian trick.

3 out of 5


Psionic professor's Quest For Peace.

4 out of 5


Historical ghost visit.

3.5 out of 5


Get wet girl.

3 out of 5


Mutant moral control.

3 out of 5


The most important paranoiac man. Sort of.

4 out of 5


Hot trip.

2 out of 5


Snowed when selling the Snail Men.

4 out of 5


Colony secrets.

3.5 out of 5


Moon traitor nursery surprise.

3.5 out of 5


Fragmentary infiltration.

3.5 out of 5


Info, not spuds.

3 out of 5


Power of the mind not funny.

4 out of 5




3.5 out of 5

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