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Amazing Stories: 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction
Amazing Stories 60 Years of the Best Science Fiction Author:Isaac Asimov In the 1920's, Editor Hugo Gernsback came up with a revolutionary idea in the field of publishing: produce a monthly magazine devoted entirely to science fiction. He called it "Amazing Science Fiction Stories." The first issue appeared in 1926. This fact alone makes Amazing Science Fiction Stories remarkable--and has been in contin... more »uous publication since that date.
As the editor of this 19 story anthology collection, Issac Asimov states in his introduction: "This means that there is a continuous stretch of sixty years of issues from which to choose stories. No other magazine covers such a gap of time or offers such an overview of changing fashions and styles."
For many modern fiction writers--including Asimov himself--Amazing Science Fiction stories was their introduction to the genre. They read the magazine when young and wrote for it during their later writing careers. Some of those are included in this anthology. Favorite authors include: Isaac Asimov, John Jakes, Philip K. Dick, Ursula K. Le Guin, Philip Jose Farmer, Robert Block, Robert Sheckley, Cordwainer Smith, Ron Goulart, John Varley, James Tiptree, Jr., Eando Binder.
Story titles include: The Revolt of the Pedestrians, The Strange Flight of Richard Clayton, There's No Vinism Like Chauvinism, The Man Who Walked Home, What is This Thing Called Love, and more!
Beautiful full-color illustrations of the magazine covers from Amazing Science Fiction are included.« less