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Science Fiction of the Fifties (1979) [Anthology]
by Robert Abernathy Poul Anderson Alfred Bester James Blish Fredric Brown Algis Budrys A. Bertram Chandler Mark Clifton Chan Davis Damon Knight Cyril M. Kornbluth Fritz Leiber John D. MacDonald Katherine MacLean Barry N. Malzberg Kris Neville Frederik Pohl Mack Reynolds Robert Sheckley Margaret St. Clair Theodore Sturgeon William Tenn Jack Vance Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

The works of several masters of the genre are brought together here in a diversified and dynamic collection of classic stories that not only raise science fiction to new standards of style and character, but also offer brilliant insights into a decade of optimism and disillusionment.

The Fifties were a decade of fear and promise, of witch hunts and phenomenal technological growth. Turning both a piercing critical eye and an entertaining sense of humor and hope toward those years, these stories tell of the fantastic dreams of yesterday and offer prophetic visions of tomorrow.


  • Preface by Frederik Pohl
  • Introduction by Martin H. Greenberg and Joseph Olander
  • Spectator Sport by John D. MacDonald
  • Feedback by Katherine MacLean
  • Bettyann by Kris Neville
  • Dark Interlude by Fredric Brown and Mack Reynolds
  • What Have I Done? by Mark Clifton
  • DP! by Jack Vance
  • The Liberation of Earth by William Tenn
  • A Bad Day for Sales by Fritz Leiber
  • Saucer of Loneliness by Theodore Sturgeon
  • Heirs Apparent by Robert Abernathy
  • 5,271,009 by Alfred Bester
  • Short in the Chest by Margaret St. Clair
  • The Academy by Robert Sheckley
  • Nobody Bothers Gus by Algis Budrys
  • Happy Birthday, Dear Jesus by Frederik Pohl
  • A Work of Art by James Blish
  • The Country of the Kind by Damon Knight
  • The Education of Tigress McCardle by C.M. Kornbluth
  • The Cage by A. Bertram Chandler
  • The Last of the Deliverers by Poul Anderson
  • Adrift on the Policy Level by Chan Davis

Original title: Science Fiction of the Fifties
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     What Have I Done? (1952) [Short Story]
      Author: Mark Clifton
     Saucer of Loneliness, a (2000) [Collection]
      Author: Theodore Sturgeon

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