The Infinite Arena Author:Terry Carr Seven Sci-Fi Stories About Sports — Will there be sports in man's future? Science fiction says, "well, yes and no." Yes, there will be sports--of a sort. No, they won't necessarily be the same sports we know today. — Seven science-fiction veterans write about the ways in which men may compete in centuries to come. — In "JOY IN MUDVILLE" by Poul And... more »erson & Gordon R. Dickson, the bear-faced natives of Toka defend their baseball championship of the Interbeing League.
In "BULLARD REFLECTS" by Malcolm Jameson, the Dazzle Dart champions turn their athletic gifts against a crew of murderous invaders.
In "THE BODY BUILDERS" by Keith Laumer, a fighter exchanges his own heavyweight frame for the body of a jockey, and is promptly challenged to fight.
In "THE GREAT KLADNAR RACE" by Robert Silverber & Randall Garrett, bored earthmen try to get up a morning line from among the low-slung, six-legged kladnars of Gornik VII.
In "MR. MEEK PLAYS POLO" by Clifford D. Simak, a visitor to Saturn finds his game of space polo being masterminded by a group of educated bugs.
In "SUNJAMMER" by Arthur C. Clarke, space vehicles are powered only by their vast, mile-high plastic sails which are propelled by the sun.
In "RUN TO STARLIGHT" by George R. R. Martin, earthling footballers are faced with a team of squat, super-powerful Brish-diri.
Sports fans or not, readers will enjoy this engaging compendium--fantastic athletes, frantice coaches, and all.« less