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  • Title: The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America
  • Author: Ben Bova
  • ISBN: 9780765305350
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback

  • The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America By Ben Bova Eleven essential classics in one volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science FicEleven essential classics in one volumeThis volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas published between 1929 and 1964, containing eleven great classics No anthology better captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.Published in 1973 to honor stories that had appeared before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country.This volume contains novellas by Poul Anderson, John W Campbell, Lester del Rey, Robert A Heinlein, C.M Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner and C L Moore, Eric Frank Russell, Cordwainer Smith, Theodore Sturgeon, H G Wells, and Jack Williamson.
    Ben Bova
    Ben Bova was born on November 8, 1932 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania In 1953, while attending Temple University, he married Rosa Cucinotta, they had a son and a daughter He would later divorce Rosa in 1974 In that same year he married Barbara Berson Rose.Bova is an avid fencer and organized Avco Everett s fencing club He is an environmentalist, but rejects Luddism.Bova was a technical writer for Project Vanguard and later for Avco Everett in the 1960s when they did research in lasers and fluid dynamics It was there that he met Arthur R Kantrowitz later of the Foresight Institute.In 1971 he became editor of Analog Science Fiction after John W Campbell s death After leaving Analog, he went on to edit Omni during 1978 1982.In 1974 he wrote the screenplay for an episode of the children s science fiction television series Land of the Lost entitled The Search.Bova was the science advisor for the failed television series The Starlost, leaving in disgust after the airing of the first episode His novel The Starcrossed was loosely based on his experiences and featured a thinly veiled characterization of his friend and colleague Harlan Ellison He dedicated the novel to Cordwainer Bird , the pen name Harlan Ellison uses when he does not want to be associated with a television or film project.Bova is the President Emeritus of the National Space Society and a past President of Science fiction and Fantasy Writers of America SFWA.Bova went back to school in the 1980s, earning an M.A in communications in 1987 and a Ph.D in 1996.Bova has drawn on these meetings and experiences to create fact and fiction writings rich with references to spaceflight, lasers, artificial hearts, nanotechnology, environmentalism, fencing and martial arts, photography and artists.Bova is the author of over a hundred and fifteen books, non fiction as well as science fiction In 2000, he was the Author Guest of Honor at the 58th World Science Fiction Convention Chicon 2000.Hollywood has started to take an interest in Bova s works once again, in addition to his wealth of knowledge about science and what the future may look like In 2007, he was hired as a consultant by both Stuber Parent Productions to provide insight into what the world is to look like in the near future for their upcoming film Repossession Mambo released as Repo Men starring Jude Law and Forest Whitaker and by Silver Pictures in which he provided consulting services on the feature adaptation of Richard Morgan s Altered Carbon cmillan author benbova

    The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two A: The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Chosen by the Members of The Science Fiction Writers of America By Ben Bova

    Commentaires:

    Stephen
    5.0 stars I have not read all of the books in this collection but will comment on the ones I have Call Me Joe Poul Anderson 1957 6.0 Stars One of my All Time Favorite Stories Outstanding story about exploring and terraforming the surface of Jupiter through the use of bio mechanical life forms whose consciousness is controlled via remote control with researchers above the planet A story of identity and quality of life.The Marching Morons C.M Kornbluth 1951 5.0 to 5.5 Stars Satirical look at a wor [...]

    Williwaw
    Okay, so I cheated a bit I did not re read The Time Machine, by H.G Wells I think I ve probably read that story twice before and I ve probably seen the excellent and faithful George Pal movie 1960 a couple times, as well It is a good story and was worthy of inclusion in this book My favorite selection here is And Then There Were None, by Eric Frank Russell This has got to be one of the most hilarious works of fiction that I have ever read If you love Vonnegut, my guess is that you will love thi [...]

    Cheryl
    I have to quibble C Mell is 20 pp, hardly a novella This book didn t take long to read, as most stories were quite familiar to me from other anthologies And some just don t hold up all that well But as an introduction to some of the foundational inspirational classics, it s quite good.

    Bruce
    So far Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson excellent Who s Out There by John W Campbell Good page turner, interesting premise of a chameleon like alien the alien in Howard Hawks classic horror film based on this story, The Thing, did not have this power , but a little too rushed and slapdash to be wholly convincing Nerves by Lester del Rey There s a good story here, but, as told, is rather a mess verbose, unorganized, with the technical aspects of the story involving a Chernobyl like disaster not very [...]

    R.a.
    4.0 starsSummary Anthology Review A much belated Congratulations to the Science Fiction Writers of America, SFWA , and editor Ben Bova for presenting Volume II, A , The Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthology eleven of the Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time Every included work is enjoyable and affecting in its own way.Particularly laudable is the process with which the separate works were chosen as Bova explains in his introduction the basic vote Further discernment for selection inclu [...]

    Tracey
    Comments Reviews of the novellas in this anthology Call Me Joe Poul Anderson An artificial creature on the surface of Jupiter is psychically linked to a cripple in an orbiting spacestation But who is controlling whom Quite an enjoyable read Who Goes There John W Campbell Jr as Don A Stuart A polar expedition discovers an alien what happens when it is thawed Meh interesting concept, I guess but the writing didn t really move me Nerves Lester del Rey A crisis at a nuclear power plant as seen throu [...]

    Steven Peterson
    This is a treasure trove of older science fiction classic novellas Authors here include such worthies as Poul Anderson, John Campbell, Jr Lester del Rey, Robert Heinlein, C M Kornbluth, Henry Kuttner and C L Moore, Eric Frank Russell, Cordwainer Smith, Theodore Sturgeon progenitor of Sturgeon s Law, 90% of everything is crud, if I recall accurately , H G Wells, and Jack Williamson This volume was published originally in 1973 the version, in fact, that I have Let s look at a couple examples Kornb [...]

    Gavin Otteson
    An anthology of epic proportions in both concept and literary execution Volumes IIA and IIB are comprised of novellas instead of short stories like Vol I which is why it is split into two sub volumes However it packs a serious punch and sits near the top of my recommendation list for anyone interested in fiction.

    Taylor
    Stories too long to be in Vol 1 This is for both 2a and 2bMy favorites 2A Heinlein s Universe Eric Frank Russel And then there were none Sturgeon Baby is Three 2B Asimov The martian way Blish Earthman Come Home Vance The Moon Moth

    Charles
    These are mostly of novella length rather than short stories, including Who Goes There, the story that was filmed as The Thing Great collection.

    Susanna - Censored by GoodReads
    Some stories are better than others but as a whole, a strong collection My favorites include The Ballad of Lost C Mell, by Cordwainer Smith, and Baby is Three, by Ted Sturgeon.

    Nihal Vrana
    I have enjoyed the first volume , but this was a treat too Except 2 3 weak stories, it is masterpiece after masterpiece.Call Me Joe Poul Anderson A better version of Rogue Moon and an expansion of the running video in Strange Days.Who Goes There as by Don A Stuart John W Campbell, Jr the second most famous story in the collection after Time machine and the inspiration for the famous The Thing movie which I should watch sometime It has some plotholes, but the atmosphere and the writing makes up f [...]

    Rasheed
    Call Me Joe 1957 by Poul Anderson 5 5Who Goes There 1938 John W Campbell 5 5Nerves 1942 by Lester del Rey 5 5Universe 1941 by Robert A Heinlein 5 5 1st part of Orphans of the Sky 2nd part equally enjoyableThe Marching Morons 1951 by C M Kornbluth 3 5Vintage Season 1946 by Henry Kuttner C.L Moore 3 5And Then There Were None 1951 by Eric Frank Russell 4 5The Ballad of Lost C Mell 1962 by Cordwainer Smith 3 5Baby Is Three 1952 by Theodore Sturgeon 5 5The Time Machine 1895 novel by H G Wells 5 5With [...]

    Michael Tildsley
    This is another mixed bag of sorts There are some really wonderful novellas in this collection, but also a fair share of clinkers Some were clinkers for me personally because I first experienced them in a entertaining media, such as Who Goes There which John Carpenter handled very well in his remake of The Thing and The Time Machine which I personally feel was handled better in both movie adaptations, because the time traveler has to gain or lose in his travels.My favorites and the ones I cons [...]

    Craig
    This is another collection of true classics H.G Wells, one of Heinlein s best, one of Eric Frank Russell s best, terrific stories from Cordwainer Smith and Poul Anderson, the Campbell story that became famous films, stories by Lester Del Rey and Jack Williamson that were better than their longer novel versions Classic stuff

    Steven Peterson
    Another set of terrific works, this time novellas, in the Science Fiction Hall of Fame Ben Bova edited this volume Some of nthe classics that I have enjoyed immensely that are included Isaac Asimov, The Martian Way, Algis Budrys, Rogue Moon, Frederik Pohl, The Midas Plague, and Jack Vance s The Moon Moth A fine collection of novellas

    James Hurley
    This is a nice collection of some of the early works of some of the great masters of Sci Fi My former instructor and mentor Jack Williamson is in this one, and it was one of my first readings of his work A fun look back.

    David
    This is a great book of science fiction writing All of the stories are very good.

    the gift
    vintage season by kuttner and moore an original favourite

    Stephanie "Jedigal"
    Volume II at least two parts, A and B is The Greatest Science Fiction Novellas of All Time.

    DaughterDaDa
    Classic science fiction stories that defined the genre.

    Mark
    My own favorite story is Mimsy Were the Borogoves X logic helped me toward a greater understanding of algebra Well for a while, at least Also check out Macroscopic God

    Norman Weatherly
    An eclectic collection of science fiction that spans many writers and styles, some better than others I found the very diverse nature of this book created a choppy reading experience as it never really settled into a comfortable gait There are many excellent writers and some examples of their finest writing, H.G Wells story The Time Travellers is an excellent example of this It is a very fine work that stands well on its own but I found that in this collection it seemed orphaned and alien amongs [...]

    Nicholas Bobbitt
    Although the idea of this collection is a solid one, I don t particularly enjoy many of the stories The real saving grace of the book is its inclusion of The Time Machine , which is my favorite of the 11 novellas.Call Me Joe Poul Anderson 2Who Goes There John W Campbell, Jr 2Nerves Lester del Rey 3Universe Robert A Heinlein 3The Marching Morons C M Kornbluth 4Vintage Season Henry Kuttner and C L Moore 2 And Then There Were None Eric Frank Russell 3The Ballad of Lost C Mell Cordwainer Smith 2Baby [...]

    SHUiZMZ
    A very enjoyable book overall,, but H G Wells The Time Machine and Jack Williamson s With Folded Hands were my favorites.

    Mike
    Call Me Joe by Poul Anderson 2.5 Interesting story Although I found the ending predictable, I liked the journey to get there.Who Goes There by John W Campbell as Don A Stuart 3.5 This to me is classic SF, big scary monsters or is that classic horror One of the things that I find dates this is not the technology but the attitudes The alien is ugly so it must be bad I think a modern story would have made less of its looks As a story it has some nice twists and turns and the ultimate test was well [...]

    Alex
    This volume was published in 1973 to honor the best novellas and novelettes published prior to the inception of the Nebula Awards in 1964, as judged by a poll of the members of the Science Fiction Writers of America The selected works fill two volumes this is the first It contains 11 novellas, from The Time Machine by H G Wells to The Ballad of Lost C Mell by Cordwainer Smith Standouts to me were Heinlein s Universe , Kuttner and Moore s Vintage Season , and Sturgeon s Baby Is Three Williamson s [...]

    Bruce Delaplain
    Thanks to Rasheed for setting up this nice review formatCall Me Joe 1957 by Poul Anderson 3 5Who Goes There 1938 John W Campbell 4 5 1 vote getter from SFWA Nerves 1942 by Lester del Rey 4 5 loved it a long time ago Not as much now Universe 1941 by Robert A Heinlein 5 5 Great story, especially for young people The Marching Morons 1951 by C M Kornbluth 2 5 well written, but extremely distasteful resolution Vintage Season 1946 by Henry Kuttner C.L Moore 5 5 Unique story Truly wonderful And Then Th [...]

    Foxtower
    Wonderful Volumes I,IIA and IIB of this series set the standard for excellent science fiction short stories Like a first love, these volumes become the standard which all other short story collections are compared to, and found wanting The stories are dated yet timeless Truly great literature and a wonderful addition to any library

    Garrett Mccutcheon
    A great collection of science fiction novellas While no list of must read books will ever be comprehensive or totally agreeable, this volume hits upon a number of real treats, many of which will be unfamiliar to young readers I believe, however, that it is important to read these once groundbreaking originals if only for a better appreciation of where the genre has its roots.

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