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[[ Reading ]] ➻ 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction Author Groff Conklin – Eiyo.us

13 Great Stories of Science Fiction From Today S Most Celebrated Writers Of Science Fiction Comes This Baker S Dozen.Contents Introduction Essay By Groff Conklin The War Is Over By Algis Budrys The Light 1957 By Poul Anderson Compassion Circuit By John Wyndham Volpla 1956 By Wyman Guin Silence, Please Tales From The White Hart By Arthur C Clarke Allegory By William T Powers Soap Opera By Alan Nelson Shipping Clerk By William Morrison Technological Retreat By G.C Edmondson The Analogues By Damon Knight The Available Data On The Worp Reaction By Lion Miller The Skills Of Xanadu By Theodore Sturgeon The Machine By Richard Gehman

[[ Reading ]] ➻ 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction  Author Groff Conklin – Eiyo.us
  • Paperback
  • 192 pages
  • 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction
  • Groff Conklin
  • English
  • 26 April 2018
  • 0340024828

    10 thoughts on “[[ Reading ]] ➻ 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction Author Groff Conklin – Eiyo.us


  1. says:

    I stumbled across this book while digging through my collection it dates back to not only the early days of my adventures in reading science fiction but also to before I was bone in that the earlier editions this was the third edition go back to the 60s.Back then I voraciously collected books to read, trying new authors trying to find what I enjoyed and what I didn t, what styles interested me and those than challenged me This book although showing its age sadly books from that time where I stumbled across this book while digging through my collection it dates back to no...


  2. says:

    It s a rare occasion when I enjoy every story in an anthology almost equally This is one of those times All 13 tales in this collection are, as the title informs us, great I suppose this shouldn t be a surprise given the talent involved including Arthur C Clarke, Ted Sturgeon, Poul Anderson, Damon Knight, and others However, were I forced to choose favorites, those would be The War is Over by Algis Budrys Years after an Earth ship carrying an urgent message crash lands on an alien world It s a rare occasion when I enjoy every story in an anthology almost equally This is one of those times All 13 tales in this collection are, as...


  3. says:

    Inventions is the theme of this anthology, from ones that do everything to ones that do nothing at all, both living and inanimate It s a broad topic and the stories are varied Several of them are funny, with quite a bit of satire Here are some of my favorites Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham Think Asimov s first rule of robotics is a wise one Think again Volpla by Wyman Guin A mischievous geneticist plans to unleash a hoax upon society Allegory by William T Powers An invento Inventions is the theme of this anthology, from ones that do everything to ones that do nothing at all, both living and inanimate It s a broad topic and the stories are varied S...


  4. says:

    This is the first time I ve read this collection of science fiction short stories, in a Spanish translation.The best for me was The machine, by Richard Gehman, but the stories by Poul Anderson, John Wyndham and Arthur Clarke were also quite good.


  5. says:

    Should a robot be able to overlook its master s orders if the robot s compassion circuit which mimics human consciousness deems it best What happens when a person s free will and consent become merely terms analyzed by robots The short story sets to answer these questions by analyzing the way in wh...


  6. says:

    See Allegory by William T Powers


  7. says:

    Addendum, July, 2018When I wrote this review, Volpla was listed on Goodreads as a stand alone e book Some over zealous Goodreads librarian has evidently decided that I must have meant this to be a review of part of a Groff Conklin anthology I did not It appears that other reviews of individual stories in this book were also changed into incomplete reviews of the anthology I grew up reading and loving Conklin anthologies, including 13 Great Stories of Science Fiction , but as my review made Addendum, July, 2018When I wrote this review, Volpla was l...


  8. says:

    Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham is a very short story about a new generation of robots who have a compassion circuit built in i.e they can make moral judgements.I was reminded of this short story when I visited the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics exhibition, MAK, Vienna Some aspects of this story are very nineteen fifties, but the handling of the central idea of what if robots is well presented and very thought provoking.I ve read this story several times and am a fan of many of J Compassion Circuit by John Wyndham is a very short story about a new generation of robots who have a compassion circuit built in i.e they can make moral judgements.I was reminded of this short story when I visited the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics exhibition, MAK, Vienna Some aspects of this story are very nineteen fifties, but the handling of the central idea of what if robots is well presented and very thought provoking.I ve read this story several times and am a fan of many of Joh...


  9. says:

    This collection contains one of my favorite science fiction short stories, Algis Budrys The War Is Over 1957 , which has haunted me in the positive sense for a very long time Other stories include Poul Anderson ...


  10. says:

    I registered a book at BookCrossing.com

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