Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space

Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space

Raymond J. Healy J. Francis McComas Lester del Rey Raymond Z. Gallun Henry Hasse Robert A. Heinlein Raymond F. Jones Henry Kuttner / Feb 17, 2020

Famous Science Fiction Stories Adventures in Time and Space Requiem by Robert A HeinleinForgetfulness by John W Campbell Jr Nerves by Lester del ReyThe Sands of Time by P Schuyler MillerThe Proud Robot by Henry KuttnerSeeds of the Dus

  • Title: Famous Science-Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space
  • Author: Raymond J. Healy J. Francis McComas Lester del Rey Raymond Z. Gallun Henry Hasse Robert A. Heinlein Raymond F. Jones Henry Kuttner
  • ISBN: 9780394607313
  • Page: 102
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Requiem 1940 by Robert A HeinleinForgetfulness 1937 by John W Campbell, Jr.Nerves 1942 by Lester del ReyThe Sands of Time 1937 by P Schuyler MillerThe Proud Robot 1943 by Henry KuttnerSeeds of the Dusk 1938 by Raymond Z GallunBlack Destroyer 1939 by A E van VogtSymbiotica 1943 by Eric Frank RussellHeavy Planet 1939 by Milton A RothmanTime Locker 1Requiem 1940 by Robert A HeinleinForgetfulness 1937 by John W Campbell, Jr.Nerves 1942 by Lester del ReyThe Sands of Time 1937 by P Schuyler MillerThe Proud Robot 1943 by Henry KuttnerSeeds of the Dusk 1938 by Raymond Z GallunBlack Destroyer 1939 by A E van VogtSymbiotica 1943 by Eric Frank RussellHeavy Planet 1939 by Milton A RothmanTime Locker 1943 by Henry KuttnerThe Link 1942 by Cleve CartmillMechanical Mice 1941 by Eric Frank RussellV 2 Rocket Cargo Ship 1945 essay by Willy LeyAdam No Eve 1941 by Alfred BesterNightfall 1941 by Isaac AsimovA Matter of Size 1934 by Harry BatesAs Never Was 1944 by P Schuyler MillerQ.U.R 1943 by Anthony BoucherWho Goes There 1938 by John W Campbell, Jr.The Roads Must Roll 1940 by Robert A HeinleinAsylum 1942 A E van VogtQuietus 1940 by Ross RocklynneThe Twonky 1942 by Henry Kuttner C L MooreTime Travel Happens 1939 essay by A M PhillipsRobot s Return 1938 by Robert Moore WilliamsThe Blue Giraffe 1939 by L Sprague de CampFlight into Darkness 1943 by J Francis McComasThe Weapons Shop 1942 by A E van VogtFarewell to the Master 1940 by Harry BatesWithin the Pyramid 1937 by R DeWitt MillerHe Who Shrank 1936 by Henry HasseBy His Bootstraps 1941 by Robert A HeinleinThe Star Mouse 1942 by Fredric BrownCorrespondence Course 1945 by Raymond F JonesBrain 1932 by S Fowler Wright

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      • Raymond J. Healy J. Francis McComas Lester del Rey Raymond Z. Gallun Henry Hasse Robert A. Heinlein Raymond F. Jones Henry Kuttner

        Raymond John Healy 1907 1969 was a pioneering American anthologist who edited four science fiction anthologies from 1946 to 1955, two with J Francis McComas The first, Adventures in Time and Space 1946, with McComas as coeditor is generally recognized as the finest early anthology from the Golden Age of Science Fiction.


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    1. Then shall we list to no shallow gossip of Magellans and Drakes. Then shall we give ear to voyagers who have circumnavigated the Ecliptic; who have rounded the Polar Star as Cape Horn.This is a quote from the book. Or more accurately, a quote from inside the book, written in pencil on a lined notecard, by me, when, where, by what circumstances I know not. The question is, dear reader, do you know the source? It's from a book by an author of some fame (view spoiler)[It's from Mardi, and a Voyage [...]


    2. Note, May 27, 2014: I just edited this review (from July 2010) to correct a misspelled word.Originally published in 1946, this thick anthology was the first major venture by a mainstream U.S. publisher in the SF field, and as such a significant contributor to the post-war popularization of the genre with general readers outside of what had been, up to that time, a small ghetto of fans served by a handful of pulp magazines. (The new popular interest in and respectability of the genre was largely [...]


    3. If I can steal a phrase from Mark Twain, the Golden Age of SF was more Gilded than Golden.It had ambition, it lacked guidance. It had inspiration, it lacked verve. It dreamed, but it dreamed in tunnel-vision.Adventure's in Time and Space proposes to be '33 of the Greatest Stories, Novelettes & Short Novels by the Best SF Writers of All Time!"That's a tall order and no surprise the volume falls short.It doesn't help that the whole thing begins with a essay by the editors equal in pretension t [...]



    4. Just finished the novella by John Campbell, "Who Goes There?" - an intense and harrowing read. Damned scary even if the dialogue is clumsy. This novella is available on Kindle (which I've just purchased) for $3.03 which includes an introduction by William Nolan and an original screen treatment.Don't know if I'm interested in reading any of the rest of this massive tome.Rating is for the Campbell novella only.


    5. I don't think this was the very first SF anthologoy published in the USA -- I believe there was a Pocket paperback original a couple of years earlier, and Groff Conklin's 'The Best of Science Fiction' came out the same year (1946) -- but it remains the best-known and best-loved early example. It's easy to see why; 1000 pages of extremely well-chosen stories from the early years of the "Golden Age", 1937-1945, by virtually every big-name American writer in the field. It's all from the magazines, [...]


    6. This was one of the first hardcover editions of science fiction short stories, and so it's a good idea for anyone interested in beginning to read the genre who wants to know how the American strain of pulp science fiction got started, in the magazines of the 30's. Sure, the stuff written in the 60's and onwards is, for the most part, better literature, but there is something in the best of these old stories, call it an earnest sense-of-wonder if you like, or a genuine faith in human intellect, o [...]


    7. First published in 1946, this anthology contains 33 stories and 2 fact articles, mainly taken from the pulp magazines of the 1930s and early 1940s. The majority of the content is from Astounding Science Fiction, with one story from Amazing Stories and one from Planet Stories, plus ‘Brain’ by S. Fowler Wright from his 1932 single author collection ‘The New Gods Lead’. The two fact articles are ‘V-2 — Rocket Cargo Ship’ by Willy Ley, looking at the history of the Nazi rocket program, [...]


    8. “Adventures in Time and Space” edited by Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas is one of the best collections of science fiction short stories, novellas, and novelettes ever published. Originally released in August of 1946 as collection of 35 works from what are now considered the legends of science fiction. It was tied for 4th on the Arkham Survey in 1949 and the top rated book on the Astounding/Analog polls in 1952 and 1956. In 1966, 20 years after it was published, it was still rated as [...]


    9. Here's the deal. There was a hardcover book by this title published, and then the hardcover was broken into two volumes for paperback publication, one of the same title, which I have, and then "More Adventures in Time and Space," which I don't have.However, in looking at the contents of the hardcover, I've read most of the stories in it in other formats so I've read somewhat over half of this book. But I only own the first paperback.Good stuff though. This is a collection that deserves it's good [...]


    10. I recall the title of virtually every one of these stories not so much because I read them here, but because they're famous and have been read in anthology after anthology.


    11. I first got a hold of this book when I was 11. Many of these stories were formative in the development of my thinking, in particular 'He Who Shrank' which helped my understanding of the true nature of the infinite multiverse.



    12. I will remember this book fondly for the rest of my life, because we shared it with Veronica at ages 11 and 12. We read this as bedtime stories between November of '14 and July of '15. We did take a break in December for a Christmas book.Jack Vance must have read "Seeds of the Dusk," as it rings like a Vance Dying Earth story, and it must have influenced him."Farewell to the Master" is the basis for the film "Day the Earth Stood Still." I had not encountered the story before."Who Goes There?" is [...]


    13. This is the first science fiction anthology I can remember reading, when I was a young teen, plowing my way through the SF shelves of the local library, quite in awe of the genre's wide spectrum of subjects, and the pure joy of imagination coupled with science. I still own a very nice if somewhat worn hardcover edition of it, and still dive into it from time to time to refresh my acquaintance with its grand selection of rather well-known classics of the field. The story that originally grabbed m [...]


    14. This book is one of the best for "golden age" fans One of the earliest sci-fi anthologies. Includes "Farewell to the Master," the inspiration for "The Day the Earth Stood Still" as well as the seminal "Forgetfulness" by Don A. Stuart (nom de plume of famous editor John D. MacDonald), as well as his "Who Goes There?" (inspiration for the films "The Thing (From Outer Space)," Asimov's "Nightfall," Bester's "Adam and No Eve," Van Vogt's "The Weapon Shop," (prequel to his famous novel of the same na [...]


    15. This is a science fiction anthology at the heart of a sci-fi class I took a few years ago in the American Studies department at University of Maryland, and it seems to have gone out of print. I was planning to use it for one of my own classes for its unique historical placement: this is, in short, the pioneering anthology of science fiction back from the era of World War II when writers like Asimov and Heinlein were beginning to shape the genre. Many of the stories--like the vision of roads that [...]


    16. An excellent collection of science fiction stories from the 1940s. There are some really good stories and some mediocre ones in the collection. You can tell which authors went on to become famous science fiction writers and which ones did not. I believe the story that inspired the original The Day the Earth Stood Still is in this collection. The character names and situations are just too similar to be coincidental. It is a collection from the 1940s, so there is a film noir quality about the cha [...]


    17. This book, first published in 1946, contains 8 premium science fiction stories by grand masters. (The edition pictured is a 1954 paperback re-print by Pennant Books.) All are reprinted from "Astounding Stories" and date from the late 1930s to early 1940s. My copy, unfortunately, is falling apart from age, but it's available at some on-line dealers. I recommend it to all sci-fi fans, of any generation. The final story, "Farewell to the Master", by Harry Bates, my have suggested the classic movie [...]


    18. Arguably the best anthology of science fiction ever published; the best of golden-age sf almost surely. Almost all of the stories have been reprinted over and over again, and almost all of the authors are remembered as being important and influential forces in the field. I've re-read many of the contents multiple times and hope to have the time to pull down my tattered volume several more times!


    19. The stories date from the '30's & 40's, - some are good, others are great yarns, some make you think, just how far have we come? Or have we? An excellent collection of stories, varying in length, tone, humor, serious, philosophical - Among my favorites were Lewis Ladgett's "The Proud Robot" & "Time Locker" (stories with a weird twist); L. Sprague de Camp's "The Blue Giraffe" (the price of gene-splicing? or a really good yarn?) & A.E.Vogt's "The Weapons Shop" (definitely NOT what you [...]


    20. One of the most important collections from the golden age of science fiction. includes resonably meaningful and insightful commentary on each story providing much historical and literary context. One of my constant go back to anthologies. I especially like 'Requiem", "The Roads Must Roll", "Nerves", and "Adam and No Eve". For anyone serious about knowing and reading contemporary Science Fiction, This is a must own.


    21. Imaginative and relevant, even 70+ years later. Shows that good sci-fi is not bound to unimaginable (to the reader) applications of technology, and is made timeless by exploring ideas that go much deeper than mere technology.




    22. One of the oldest and one of the best collections. I have the 1975 version. This book got me interested in science fiction and I have never regretted it. Highly recommended.



    23. This was just average to me. "Time Locker" by Lewis Padgett is the only really memorable story for me. I love the liberties taken with the linear nature of time.




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