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  • ISBN: 0140031456
  • Author: Brian Wilson Aldiss
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  • Rating: 4.9 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 616
  • Publisher: Penguin; paperback / softback edition (1973)
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  • Category: Fantasy
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5) Poor Little Warrior by Brian W. Aldiss Claude Ford is hunting a brontosaurus. 6) Grandpa by James H. Schmitz This has always been one of my favourite stories. This tale of a fifteen year old boy on a frontier planet with an unusual ecosystem is remarkable.

5) Poor Little Warrior by Brian W. Concealed in the downy fur back of the bug’s head was a second, smaller, semiparasitical thing, classed as a bug rider. Infuriating when you’re half-way between the Asteroid Belt and Mars. 8) Command Performance: Walter M. Miller, Jr.

His byline reads either Brian W. Aldiss or simply Brian Aldiss, except for occasional pseudonyms during the mid-1960s. Greatly influenced by science fiction pioneer H. G. Wells, Aldiss was a vice-president of the international H. Wells Society.

PENGUIN MODERN CLASSICS A SCIENCE FICTION OMNIBUS BRIAN ALDISS has been publishing since the 1950s. A Science Fiction Omnibus. In the sixties, he originated the three science-fiction anthologies which combined to form. Published by the Penguin Group. Penguin Books Ltd, 80 Strand, London WC2R 0RL, England. Penguin Group (USA) In. 375 Hudson Street, New York, New York 10014, USA. Penguin Group (Canada), 90 Eglinton Avenue East, Suite 700, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M4P 2Y3. (a division of Pearson Penguin Canada In.

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Start by marking The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. I hadn't read a lot of science fiction before starting this book, so it was all new to me. The collection is excellent and the length of the stories keeps the tempo up. Each time you're plunged into a unique situation, though there is a bit of a common thread that "life as we know it will never be the same". Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction writing today. He wrote his first novel while working as a bookseller in Oxford. Shortly afterwards he wrote his first work of science fiction and soon gained international recognition.

Brian Wilson Aldiss was one of the most important voices in science fiction. Adored for his innovative literary techniques, evocative plots and irresistible characters, he became a Grand Master of Science Fiction in 1999. Genres: Science Fiction, Literary Fiction, Fantasy.

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Poet, playwright, critic, fiction and science-fiction writer Brian Aldiss was born in 1925 in Dereham, Norfolk, and is the author of more than seventy-five books. He lives in Oxford and was awarded an OBE in 2005 for Services to Literature. Библиографические данные. A science fiction omnibus Penguin modern classics.

A Science Fiction Omnibus. For the latest books, recommendations, offers and more. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Including authors such as Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt and Brian Aldiss himself, these stories portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races.

Best Science Fiction Stories of Brian W. Aldiss (1965). The Saliva Tree and Other Strange Growths (1966). The Penguin World Omnibus of Science Fiction (1986) with Sam J. Lundwall. The Book of Mini Sagas I (1985). The Book of Mini Sagas II (1988). Intangible Inc. (1969). The Moment of Eclipse (1970). The Book of Brian Aldiss (1972). New Arrivals, Old Encounters (1979). Seasons in Flight (1984). The Magic of the Past (1987). Best SF Stories of Brian W. Aldiss (1988). Science Fiction Blues (1988). A Romance of the Equator: Best Fantasy Stories (1989). A Tupelov Too Far (1994).

The Book of Brian Aldiss DAW 29 (1972), UK title The Comic Inferno New English Library (1973), collected short fiction. The Penguin Science Fiction Omnibus (1973). Space Odysseys (1974). Frankenstein Unbound Jonathan Cape (1973), Random House (1974), Fawcett Crest (1975), Pan (1975)- A 21st century politician is transported to 19th century Switzerland where he encounters both Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.

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An amazing collection of stories that vary widely in range and subject matter but all add a sense of wonder...I read the middle anthology and went back to amazon to buy this omnibus for the other 2 anthologies and was not disappointed...

15 • Sole Solution • (1956) • shortstory by Eric Frank Russell
18 • Lot • [David Jimmon] • (1953) • novelette by Ward Moore
46 • The Short-Short Story of Mankind • (1958) • shortstory by John Steinbeck
52 • Skirmish • (1950) • shortstory by Clifford D. Simak
72 • Poor Little Warrior! • (1958) • shortstory by Brian W. Aldiss
79 • Grandpa • (1955) • novelette by James H. Schmitz
102 • The Half Pair • (1957) • shortstory by A. Bertram Chandler [as by Bertram Chandler ]
107 • Command Performance • (1952) • novelette by Walter M. Miller, Jr. [as by Walter M. Miller ]
126 • Nightfall • (1941) • novelette by Isaac Asimov
156 • The Snowball Effect • (1952) • shortstory by Katherine MacLean
170 • The End of Summer • (1954) • novelette by Algis Budrys
197 • Track 12 • (1958) • shortstory by J. G. Ballard
203 • The Monkey Wrench • (1951) • shortstory by Gordon R. Dickson
215 • The First Men • (1960) • novelette by Howard Fast
245 • Counterfeit • (1952) • novelette by Alan E. Nourse
268 • The Greater Thing • (1954) • novelette by Tom Godwin
292 • Build Up Logically • (1949) • shortstory by Howard Schoenfeld (variant of Built Up Logically)
303 • The Liberation of Earth • (1953) • shortstory by William Tenn
321 • An Alien Agony • (1962) • shortstory by Harry Harrison (variant of The Streets of Ashkelon)
337 • The Tunnel Under the World • (1955) • novelette by Frederik Pohl
370 • The Store of the Worlds • (1959) • shortstory by Robert Sheckley
377 • Jokester • (1956) • shortstory by Isaac Asimov
391 • Pyramid • (1954) • novelette by Robert Abernathy
419 • The Forgotten Enemy • (1948) • shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
426 • The Wall Around the World • (1953) • novelette by Theodore R. Cogswell [as by Theodore Cogswell ]
453 • Protected Species • (1951) • shortstory by H. B. Fyfe
466 • Before Eden • (1961) • shortstory by Arthur C. Clarke
478 • The Rescuer • (1962) • shortstory by Arthur Porges
485 • I Made You • (1954) • shortstory by Walter M. Miller, Jr.
497 • The Country of the Kind • (1956) • shortstory by Damon Knight
511 • MS. Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie • (1957) • shortstory by C. M. Kornbluth
523 • The Cage • (1957) • shortstory by A. Bertram Chandler [as by Bertram Chandler ]
536 • Eastward Ho! • (1958) • shortstory by William Tenn
553 • The Windows of Heaven • (1956) • shortstory by John Brunner
566 • Common Time • (1953) • novelette by James Blish
588 • Fulfilment • (1964) • novelette by A. E. van Vogt (variant of Fulfillment 1951)
We lost this book sometime back and it's always been one of my favorite collections of sci-fi stories. Reading it again just brought back all the great stories in an even better way!
This is the 1973 Penguin edition. There are 36 stories totalling just over 600 pages and a brief introduction by Brian Aldiss. This collection brings together in one volume the three volumes of “Penguin Science Fiction”, “More Penguin Science Fiction” and “Yet More Penguin Science Fiction”. Given the current secondhand price this collection is amazing value.

I last read these almost fifty years ago, and it’s great to be enjoying them again. When first published these were among the trailblazing anthologies in British SF.

I do not know enough about science fiction to give detailed comments. I’m also concerned that in the detail I might give away too much of the storylines. My main motivation for reviewing is to give an easily accessible list of contents to those browsing through anthologies on Amazon.

Here is a list of the contents together with a brief scene setting comment or quote (definitely not plot spoiling):

(1) “Sole Solution” by Eric Frank Russell
First lines: “He brooded in darkness and there was no one else. Not a voice, not a whisper. Not the touch of a hand. Not the warmth of another heart.”

(2) “Lot” by Ward Moore
The bombs have gone off but David Jimmon’s been expecting this. His station wagon is packed and he’s all set to drive his family to some kind of safety.

(3) “The Short-Short Story of Mankind” by John Steinbeck
First lines: “It was pretty draughty in the cave in the middle of the afternoon. There wasn’t any fire- the last spark had gone out six months ago and the family wouldn’t have any more fire until lightning struck another tree.”

(4) “Skirmish” by Clifford D. Simak
Joe Crane is early for work because both his alarm clock and wristwatch were an hour fast. The office is empty and something is squatting beside the typewriter and staring at him.
I’m a Simak fan.

(5) “Poor Little Warrior” by Brian W. Aldiss
Claude Ford is hunting a brontosaurus.

(6) “Grandpa” by James H. Schmitz
This has always been one of my favourite stories. This tale of a fifteen year old boy on a frontier planet with an unusual ecosystem is remarkable. “Concealed in the downy fur back of the bug’s head was a second, smaller, semiparasitical thing, classed as a bug rider.”

(7) “The Half Pair” by Bertram Chandler
A pair of cufflinks have gone missing. Infuriating when you’re half-way between the Asteroid Belt and Mars.

(8) Command Performance: Walter M. Miller, Jr.
First line: "Quiet misery in a darkened room".

(9) " Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov
"If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years...." Classic Asimov. Asimov wrote regarding John Campbell: "It was he who gave me the skeleton for `Nightfall', including the opening quotation, and sent me home to write the story."

(10) The Snowball Effect: Katherine MacLean
First line: "All right," I said, "What is sociology good for?"

(11) “The End of Summer” by Algis Budrys
“Americaport hadn’t changed since he’d last seen it, two hundred years before……………..He swung his memory vault impatiently by the chain from his wristlet while the Landing Clearance officer checked his passport.”

(12) “Track 12” by J.G. Ballard
Sheringham is playing his obscure recordings to Maxted.

(13) “The Monkey Wrench” by Gordon R. Dickson
Cary Harmon visits his old acquaintance from student days in a remote area of the Venusian Lonesome Mountains just before a blizzard arrives.

(14) “The First Men” by Howard Fast
Jean Arbalaid, prominent child psychologist, is interested in human potential.

(15) “Counterfeit” by Alan E. Nourse
The exploratory mission is on its return trip and is just a week from Earth, when out of the blue Donald Shaver suddenly gets ill and dies.

(16) “ The Greater Thing” by Tom Godwin
First line: “The thing in the dead city was conceived the night the city died.”

(17) “Build Up Logically” by Howard Schoenfeld
“Frank put his hand out in front of him and moved it back and forth a couple of times, inventing the rabbit.”

(18) “The Liberation of Earth” by William Tenn (Pseudonym of Philip Klass)
“On a Tuesday in August, the ship appeared in the sky over France in a part of the world then known as Europe.”

(19) “An Alien Agony” by Harry Harrison
Trader John Garth has spent a year among the Weskers, the only human on Wesker’s World, when he hears the sound of another ship coming in to land.

(20) “The Tunnel Under the World” by Frederik Pohl
Guy Burckhardt has woken up screaming from a dream of a violent explosion. It felt very real.

(21) “The Store of the Worlds” by Robert Sheckley
Tompkins is the proprietor of the Store of the Worlds: “He sat in an old rocking chair, and perched on the back of it was a blue and green parrot. There was one other chair in the store and a table. On the table was a rusted hypodermic.”
Sweet story.

(22) “Jokester” by Isaac Asimov
Noel Meyerhof has just finished telling a joke to the machine when he is interrupted by Timothy Whistler, a senior analyst.
Good story.

(23) “Pyramid” by Robert Abernathy
The six limbed thagatha have returned to Earth after four hundred years looking for a means to rectify a problem brought back from their previous expedition. They note some bipeds living in shelters of skins and fabric.
Good story.

(24) “The Forgotten Enemy” by Arthur C. Clarke
Professor Millward is the last man alive in a frozen London.

(25) “The Wall Around the World” by Theodore Cogswell
First lines: “The Wall that went all the way around the World had always been there, so nobody paid much attention to it – except Porgie.”
Although it’s been fifty years, I found I remembered much of this story.

(26) “Protected Species” by H.B. Fyfe
Jeff Otis, inspector of colonial inspections, becomes interested in the ruins on the planet Torang.

(27) “Before Eden” by Arthur C. Clarke
The three man crew have almost reached the South Pole of Venus where the temperature may be low enough for water to form, even if at a very high temperature, and this may mean life of some kind.

(28) “The Rescuer” by Arthur Porges
Two scientists are about to destroy the most expensive, most intricate, machine ever built. This is a heartbreaking decision, but, they believe, absolutely necessary. (This is not a computer about to take over the world story).

(29) “I Made You” by Walter M. Miller Jr
First lines: “It had disposed of the enemy, and it was weary. It sat on the crag by night. Gaunt, frigid, wounded, it sat under the black sky and listened to the land with its feet, while only its dishlike ear moved in slow patterns that searched the surface of the land and the sky.”

(30) “ The Country of the Kind” by Damon Knight”
First lines: “The attendant at the car-lot was daydreaming when I pulled up – a big lazy-looking man in black satin chequered down the front. I was wearing scarlet, myself; it suited my mood. I got out, almost on his toes.”

(31) “MS Found in a Chinese Fortune Cookie” by C.M. Kornbluth
This is indeed a record of messages made on Riz-la cigarette papers hidden in Chinese Fortune Cookies.

(32) “The Cage” by Bertram Chandler”
“The party from the survey ship could, perhaps be excused for failing to recognize the survivors from the interstellar liner Lode Star as rational beings.”

(33) “Eastward Ho” by William Tenn (pseudonym of Philip Klass)
First lines: “ The New Jersey Turnpike had been hard on the horses. South of New Brunswick the potholes had been so deep, the scattered boulders so plentiful, that the two men had been forced to move out at a slow trot, to avoid crippling their precious animals.” Good story.

(34) “The Windows of Heaven” by John Brunner
The first man is about to land on the moon. At the same time, a massive sunspot is affecting radio communication.

(35) “Common Time” by James Blish
Garrard is strapped into the third spaceship to have a faster than light drive. The first two had taken off fine, but had never been heard from again.

(36) “Fulfilment” by A.E.Van Vogt
A bored computer sits alone on a dark skyed abandoned earth.

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