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Pocket Book of Science Fiction, the (1943) [Anthology]
by Stephen Vincent Benét Ambrose Bierce John Collier Robert A. Heinlein T.S. Stribling Don A. Stuart Theodore Sturgeon Stanley G. Weinbaum H. G. Wells Wallace West Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):


  • Introduction by Donald A. Wollheim
  • By the Waters of Babylon ["The Place of the Gods"] by Stephen Vincent Benét (1937)
  • Moxon’s Master by Ambrose Bierce (1899)
  • Green Thoughts by John Collier (1931)
  • In the Abyss by H. G. Wells (1896)
  • The Green Splotches by T. S. Stribling (1920)
  • The Last Man by Wallace West (1929)
  • A Martian Odyssey [Tweel] by Stanley G. Weinbaum (1934)
  • Twilight [Dying Earth] by Don A. Stuart (1934)
  • Microcosmic God by Theodore Sturgeon (1941)
  • "—And He Built a Crooked House" by Robert A. Heinlein (1941)

Original title: The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Martian Odyssey, a (1934) [Short Story]
      Author: Stanley G. Weinbaum
     By the Waters of Babylon (1937) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Vincent Benét
     —And He Built a Crooked House (1941) [Short Story]
      Author: Robert A. Heinlein
     Microcosmic God (1941) [Novelette]
      Author: Theodore Sturgeon


  • Generally considered to be the first paperback science fiction anthology.

Edition #1: Pocket Book of Science Fiction, the

Pocket Book of Science Fiction, the (1943)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Donald A. Wollheim
Introduction by: Donald A. Wollheim
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Manifested in:

The Pocket Book of Science Fiction (August 1943)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: Pocket Books
Pages: 310
Notes: Third printing

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