(From the publisher):
These stories will make a deep impression not only on the dyed-in-space fan, but also on those who come to science fiction for the first time.
They give strange insights into the new worlds to be discovered when the final breakthrough into space is made, and of the far future when it has become the urgent present.
August Derleth has sought out the most unusual stories on their subjects, whether they are about the post-atomic world, interplanetary war, or experiments by and with nature.
They all avoid the usual cliches of space opera, treat traditional themes in an original way, and are different in concept from anything else written
- The Smile by Ray Bradbury (1952)
- The Fires Within by Arthur C. Clarke (1949)
- The Gentleman is an Epwa by Carl Jacobi (1953)
- The Enchanted Forest by Fritz Leiber (1950)
- The Great Cold by Frank Belknap Long (1935)
- From Beyond by H.P. Lovecraft (1938)
- Line to Tomorrow by Lewis Padgett (1945)
- The Business, As Usual by Mack Reynolds (1952)
- The Martian and the Moron by Theodore Sturgeon (1949)
Original title: New Worlds for Old
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction
The following works are contained within this one:
From Beyond (1934) [Short Story]
Author: H. P. Lovecraft
Fires Within, the (1949) [Short Story]
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Enchanted Forest, the (1950) [Short Story]
Author: Fritz Leiber
- This is an English selection from the 1953 anthology "Worlds of Tomorrow".