The Best of Henry Kuttner Author:Henry Kuttner Introduction by Ray Bradbury. These 17 stories create a galaxy of vain, protective & murderous robots; devilish angels & warm & angry aliens. In Mimsy Were the Borogoves, inspiring New Line Cinema's The Last Mimzy, a boy finds a box of curious objects. When he & his sister play with them--including a crystal cube that magnifies the unimaginable ... more »& a doll with removable organs that don't quite correspond to human ones--the parents grow concerned for the items are changing the way the children perceive the world.
Bradbury called Kuttner a man who shaped sf & fantasy in its most important years. Marion Zimmer Bradley & Roger Zelazny called him inspiring. He was a writer's writer whose works anticipated our own computer-controlled world. At his death at 42 in '58, he had created as many as 170 stories under over a dozen pseudonyms, sometimes writing entire issues of sf magazines in collaboration with his wife, C.L. Moore.« less