Space By The Tale Author:Jerome Bixby Jerome Bixby has published over four hundred stories and written eight teleplays and motion pictures. One of his stories, It's A Good Life (published in the Ballantine STAR series) has been called by critics "the most terrifying modern fantasy." — But Mr. Bixby is not always terrifying. He posesses a happy turn of ribald humor, conv... more »erting traditional figures of horror into amusing and even charming people whom it is a pleasure to know. His stories are also gentle, qixotic, satirical, poignant, prophetic; indeed, he displays an empathy for the gamut of human foibles-the mark of a good writer.
Ballantine books is proud to present the first collection from the works of Jerome Bixby.« less
This is an excellent book of short fiction by one of the most criminally overlooked masters of science fiction and horror. The stories included in this 1964 Ballantine Paperback Edition (hence no ISBN) include; The Draw, The Young One, Laboratory, The Good Dog, One Way Street, Small War, Trace, Angels In The Jets, The Battle Of The Bells, The Magic Typewriter, and The Bad Life.
Too much science fiction focuses on the machines and the technology. This book is a rarity, in that it also addresses human issues like how the technology affects social interactions, or how emotions affect the science. The last one is a bit odd, but most of these stories are excellent. Jerome Bixby is hard to find, which is unfortunate -- he's a terrific writer.