terça-feira, 9 de junho de 2009

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame - volume two-a


This two-book set is the second volume of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame, and consists of stories of longer lengths than those published in the highly acclaimed Volume One.

These stories have been selected by the members of The Science Fiction Writers of America (SFWA), the organization of some four hundred professional science fiction writers. Thus, the Science Fiction Hall of Fame is the definitive anthology in this field, the collective choice of the practitioners of the science fiction art themselves.

Founded in 1965, each year since 1966 SFWA has given achievement awards for the best stories of the year.
The awards are called Nebulas, and are chosen on the basis of a vote by SFWA's members.

The purpose of the Science Fiction Hall of Fame anthologies is to bestow a similar recognition on stories that were published prior to 1966, and thus never had a chance to earn a Nebula.

Like the annual Nebula awards themselves, election to the Hall of Fame anthology is based on a poll of SFWA's members. Volume One was restricted to short stories; Volume Two is devoted to novelets and novellas.

The voting procedure began with recommendations. For nearly a full year, SFWA members sent in suggestions for stories that were worthy of inclusion in the Hall of Fame. As editor, I quickly began to see that it was going to be a heartbreaking job to rule out any of these fine tales.

Almost every title recommended brought back a powerful memory of the first time I had read that particular piece. And the authors! H. G. Wells, John W. Campbell, Jr., Robert Heinlein, Cyril Kombluth .. how could any of them be ruled out?


CONTENTS
Introduction: Ben Bova
CALL ME JOE, Poul Anderson
WHO GOES THERE?, John W. Campbell, Jr. (as Don A. Stuart)
NERVES, Lester del Rey
UNIVERSE, Robert A. Heinlein
THE MARCHING MORONS, C. M. Kornbluth
VINTAGE SEASON, Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore (as Lawrence O'Donnell)
. . . AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, Eric Frank Russell
THE BALLAD OF LOST C'MELL, Cordwainer Smith
BABY IS THREE, Theodore Sturgeon
THE TIME MACHINE, H. G. Wells
WITH FOLDED HANDS, Jack Williamson


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