This book offers a rare opportunity to read first-rate science fiction from a country that at one time condemned most writings of this genre. The flavor of these stories is distinctively Russian, but their scope is universal. They are inventive and suspenseful; most important, conjecture does not exceed the realm of technological possibility in these stories. They make the fantastic appear not only possible, but probable.
Issac Asimov, one of America's best-known writers of science fact and fiction, contributes an informative introduction which includes an entertaining and concise history of this most modern literary form.
- Hoity-Toity by Alexander Belayev
- Spontaneous Reflex by Arkady Strugatsky and Boris Strugatsky
- A Visitor from Space by Alexander Kazantsev
- The Martian by Alexander Kazantsev
- Infra Draconis by Gregory Gurevich
- Professor Bern's Awakening by Vladimir Savchenko
Original title: A Visitor from Outer Space
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction
The following works are contained within this one:
Spontaneous Reflex (1958) [Short Story]
Authors: Arkady Strugatsky
, Boris Strugatsky