The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol I Author:Robert Silverberg (Editor) The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time. — Here are twenty-six of the best science fiction stories ever written, chosen by those who know better than anyone what the criteria should be -- The Science Fiction Writers of America. — The whole breadth and depth of the field are richly represented -- such authors as Bradbury, Clarke, Heinlein,... more » Sturgeon,
-and such classic tales as...
Keyes' "Flowers for Algernon",
Blish's "Surface Tension", and
Zelazny's "A Rose for Ecclesiastes."
It has accomplished magnificently what the Science Fiction Writers of America set out to do -- to make a basic one-volume library of the short works of the most exciting form of fiction being written in our time.« less
This is the first in a series called The Science Fiction Hall of Fame. It is a collection of short stories dating from the 1930's thru until the early part of the 1960's. All of the real "great" of science fiction of the early - mid 20th century are represented here - one story from each author so a reader can get a good feel of the style of writing of many authors from this period. The stories were selected by vote by the Science Fiction Writers of America.
There are so many great stories here but my personal recommendation would be the story by Arthur C. Clarke called "The Nine Billion Names of God"