This provocative collection of short stories, novellas, and novelettes covers a territory as broad as the human mind, as distant as the furthest quasar. Here are questions about the ever encroaching future: When man creates artificial intelligence, what is he responsible for... or guilty of? Probes into the ever present past: If things had happened just a little differently, could the Holocaust have been avoided? And clashes of the past, present, and future: Can one simply step out of the march of time?
Volume 4 is an absorbing, absolutely essential anthology for science fiction enthusiasts. For it represents, as its esteemed editor says: "the entire field of science fiction from Asimov to Zelazny!"
Stories: "Home is the Hangman" (Zelazny), "The Borderland of Sol" (Niven), "Catch That Zeppelin!" (Leiber), "By Any Other Name" (Robinson), "Houston, Houston, Do You Read?" (Triptree), "The Bicentennial Man" (Asimov), "Tricentennial" (Haldaman), "Stardance" (Robinson), "Eyes of Amber" (Vinge), "Jeffty Is Five" (Ellison), "The Persistence of Vision" (Varley), "Hunter's Moon" (Anderson), "Cassandra" (Cherryh)« less
* xi Introduction: What Again? (1985) essay by Isaac Asimov
* 5 Home is the Hangman [Nemo] (1975) novella by Roger Zelazny
* 62 The Borderland of Sol [Known Space] (1975) novelette by Larry Niven
* 103 Catch That Zeppelin! (1975) shortstory by Fritz Leiber
* 125 By Any Other Name (1976) novella by Spider Robinson
* 177 Houston, Houston, Do You Read? (1976) novella by James Tiptree, Jr.
* 229 The Bicentennial Man (1976) novelette by Isaac Asimov
* 267 Tricentennial (1976) shortstory by Joe Haldeman
* 289 Stardance [Stardance] (1977) novella by Spider Robinson and Jeanne Robinson
* 346 Eyes of Amber (1977) novelette by Joan D. Vinge
* 382 Jeffty Is Five (1977) shortstory by Harlan Ellison
* 405 The Persistence of Vision (1978) novella by John Varley
* 450 Hunter's Moon (1978) novelette by Poul Anderson
* 488 Cassandra (1978) shortstory by C. J. Cherryh