A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume Two

A Treasury of Great Science Fiction Volume Two Two volume Anthology Volume two includes Brain Wave Poul Anderson novel Bullard Reflects Malcolm JamesonThe Lost Years Oscar LewisDead Center Judith MerrilLost Art George O SmithThe Other Side of the

  • Title: A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume Two
  • Author: Anthony Boucher
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  • Page: 499
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Two volume Anthology.Volume two includes Brain Wave Poul Anderson novel Bullard Reflects Malcolm JamesonThe Lost Years Oscar LewisDead Center Judith MerrilLost Art George O SmithThe Other Side of the Sky Arthur C ClarkeThe Man Who Sold the Moon Robert A HeinleinMagic City Nelson S BondThe Morning of the Day They Did It E B WhiteLetters from Laura Mildred CTwo volume Anthology.Volume two includes Brain Wave Poul Anderson novel Bullard Reflects Malcolm JamesonThe Lost Years Oscar LewisDead Center Judith MerrilLost Art George O SmithThe Other Side of the Sky Arthur C ClarkeThe Man Who Sold the Moon Robert A HeinleinMagic City Nelson S BondThe Morning of the Day They Did It E B WhiteLetters from Laura Mildred ClingermanThe Stars My Destination Alfred Bester novel

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    1. Anthony Boucher

      Anthony Boucher born William Anthony Parker White August 21, 1911 April 29, 1968 was an American science fiction editor and author of mystery novels and short stories He was particularly influential as an editor Between 1942 and 1947 he acted as reviewer of mostly mystery fiction for the San Francisco Chronicle In addition to Anthony Boucher, White also employed the pseudonym H H Holmes , which was the name of a 19th century serial killer.In a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers, his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all time.White was born in Oakland, California, and went to college at the University of Southern California He later received a Masters degree from the University of California, Berkeley He was admired for his mystery writing but was most noted for his editing, his science fiction anthologies, and his mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times He was the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges, translating El jard n de senderos que se bifurcan for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine He helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and, in the same year, was one of the first winners of the MWA s Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle He was founding editor with J Francis McComas of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958, and was seminal in attempting to make literary quality an important aspect of science fiction He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958 Boucher also edited the long running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series, 1952 1959.His short story The Quest for Saint Aquin was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time As such, it was published in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One, 1929 1964.Boucher also scripted for radio and was involved in many other activities, as described by William F Nolan in his essay, Who Was Anthony Boucher The 1940s proved to be a very busy and productive decade for Boucher In 1945 he launched into a spectacular three year radio career, plotting than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery Queen, while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas By the summer of 1946 he had created his own mystery series for the airwaves, The Casebook of Gregory Hood I was turning out three scripts each week for as many shows, he stated It was a mix of hard work and great fun Tony left dramatic radio in 1948, mainly because I was putting in a lot of hours working with J Francis McComas in creating what soon became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction We got it off the ground in 1949 and saw it take hold solidly by 1950 This was a major creative challenge and although I was involved in a lot of other projects, I stayed with FSF into 1958 Indeed, throughout his years with the magazine, Boucher was certainly involved in a lot of other projects Among them Supplying the SF and crime markets with new fiction Teaching an informal writing class from his home in Berkeley Continuing his Sunday mystery columns for the New York Times Book Review Functioning as chief critic for Ellery Queen s Mystery Magazine Reviewing SF and fantasy as H.H Holmes for the New York Herald Tribune Editing True Crime Detective Supervising the Mercury Mystery Line and later the Dell Great Mystery Library Hosting Golden Voices, his series of historical opera recordings for Pacifica Radio Serving in 1951 as president of Mystery Writers of America.In addition to all of this, Tony was a devoted poker player, a political activist, a rabid sport fan

    190 thoughts on “A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume Two”

    1. This 1958 anthology has classic novels and shorter works making it a good deal if you come across it. Most of these show how SF doesn't age well, with societal changes that make us doubt the 1950 era American stereotype of women's roles. (An exception is "The Stars My Destination"). Still, even though I read these all when I was young, and can read them now understanding when they were written.


    2. Welcome back, the appeal of the science fiction short story. I can't forget the hours and hours I had on Dick and Heinlein and Asimov as a teen, and many of these stories put me right back there as if I'd never left.Brain Wave, by Poul Anderson, is a story I've read several times, and it never gets old. I really like the way Anderson progresses his intelligence, and the animal point of view is also explored which was pretty neat.Bullard Reflects impressed me so much that it gave me the urge to s [...]


    3. This is the second in the series, I haven't found a copy of the first one yet. A quick rundown of the stories offered.Brain Wave (Poul Anderson) - what happens when humanity suddenly becomes smarter.Bullard Reflects (Malcolm James) - A sports team uses their abilities to fight space pirates.The Lost Years (Oscar Lewis ) - An alternative history in which President Lincoln survives his assasination attempt. This was one of my favorites in the book.Dead Center (Judith Merril) - One families tragedy [...]


    4. Volume 2 of Anthony Boucher's 2 book edited set. Great science fiction here!In this work, my favorites: Poul Anderson, "Brain Wave," Arthur C. Clarke, "The Other Side of the Sky," Robert Heinlein, "The Man Who Sold the Moon," Alfred Bester, "The Stars My Destination."Pretty cool to revisit these works. . . .


    5. This is the second half of a great classic collection. It includes terrific stories from Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Nelson S. Bond, and many others, all of them good, as well as two complete full-length novels, THE STARS MY DESTINATION by Alfred Bester and BRAIN WAVE by Poul Anderson, which are two of the best novels of the 1950's. It's a wonderful pair.



    6. Rereading one of my favorite collections of Golden Era Science Fiction. Reminds me we need to really reignite the art of the science fiction short story.



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