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World Turned Upside Down, the (2004) [Anthology]
by Poul Anderson Christopher Anvil Isaac Asimov Fredric Brown John W. Campbell Arthur C. Clarke L. Sprague de Camp Gordon R. Dickson Chester S. Geier Robert Ernest Gilbert Tom Godwin Lee Gregor Wyman Guin Robert A. Heinlein Cyril M. Kornbluth Keith Laumer Fritz Leiber Murray Leinster P. Schuyler Miller Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore H. Beam Piper Rick Raphael Ross Rocklynne James H. Schmitz Michael Shaara Robert Sheckley Theodore Sturgeon A.E. van Vogt Jack Vance Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

Masterworks by the Master of Science Fiction

Publisher Jim Baen joins two of his top authors to collect the stories which made them SF readers in their youth and fitted them to make major impacts on the SF field today.

According to editor and author David Drake, this huge volume compares favorably with any collection in the past fifty years. (Librarians note! Nevertheless the selection wasn't through some would-be objective standard but rather by a deliberately subjective process: these are stories which, when the editors read them, turned their worlds around. Each story was picked because of the emotional charge it gave one or more of the editors on first reading.

The story sources range from Analog to Weird Tales, the first appearance from the early '30s onwards. Many were written by the greatest names in the SF field, but others are by near unknowns and even the familiar writers are not necessarily represented by their best known works.

These are stories that made the editors think and feel. They will do the same for you.

Edited by Jim Baen, David Drake and Eric Flint, this anthology contains the following:

  • Preface
  • Rescue Party by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Menace from Earth by Robert A. Heinlein
  • Code Three by Rick Raphael
  • Hunting Problem by Robert Sheckley
  • Black Destroyer by A. E. Van Vogt
  • A Pail of Air by Fritz Leiber
  • Thy Rocks and Rills by Robert Ernest Gilbert
  • A Gun for Dinosaur by L. Sprague de Camp
  • Goblin Night by James H. Schmitz
  • The Only Thing We Learn by C. M. Kornbluth
  • Trigger Tide by Wyman Guin
  • The Aliens by Murray Leinster
  • All the Way Back by Michael Shaara
  • The Last Command by Keith Laumer
  • Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell
  • Quietus by Ross Rocklynne
  • Answer by Fredric Brown
  • The Last Question by Isaac Asimov
  • The Cold Equations by Tom Godwin
  • Shambleau by C. L. Moore
  • Turning Point by Poul Anderson
  • Heavy Planet by Lee Gregor
  • Omnilingual by H. Beam Piper
  • The Gentle Earth by Christopher Anvil
  • Environment by Chester S. Geier
  • Liane the Wayfarer by Jack Vance
  • Spawn by P. Schuyler Miller
  • St. Dragon and the George by Gordon R. Dickson
  • Thunder and Roses by Theodore Sturgeon

Original title: The World Turned Upside Down
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Shambleau (1933) [Novelette]
      Author: Catherine Lucille (C.L.) Moore
     Black Destroyer (1939) [Novelette]
      Author: A.E. van Vogt
     Environment (1944) [Short Story]
      Author: Chester S. Geier
     Rescue Party (1946) [Short Story]
      Author: Arthur C. Clarke
     Thunder and Roses (1947) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore Sturgeon
     Trigger Tide (1950) [Short Story]
      Author: Norman Menasco
     Pail of Air, a (1951) [Short Story]
      Author: Fritz Leiber
     Cold Equations, the (1954) [Short Story]
      Author: Tom Godwin
     Last Question, the (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov
     Omnilingual (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: H. Beam Piper

Edition #1: World Turned Upside Down, the

World Turned Upside Down, the (2004)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: David Drake Eric Flint
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World Turned Upside Down, the (January 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Riverdale, NY
Publisher: Baen Books
ISBN: 0743498747
Dimensions: 6.4 x 9.5 x 1.6
Pages: 743

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