by Steven H. Silver & Martin H. Greenberg
Category: Fiction / Fantasy
320 pages; ISBN: 0765640098
Rating: 8/10 (Ratings explained)
Reviewer: Harriet Klausner
This seventeen-story anthology displays the opening or a very early entry of some of the great speculative fiction authors of the twentieth century. Each tale contains an introduction written by the author or posthumously by someone close to the writer. Using the perfection of hindsight, readers will quickly understand why writers like de Camp. Clarke, McCaffrey, etc. became household names at least in those homes that relish a delightful science fiction anthology. Each tale is well written, but also intriguing is the intro. Genre fans will gain immense pleasure from seeing the WONDROUS BEGINNINGS of a virtual who’s who, but newcomers will relish this book also because the collection provides an overture to some of the superstars of the genre.
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