The Internet Book List - Spread the word

Book Information: Microcosmic Tales

Microcosmic Tales (1980) [Anthology]
by Isaac Asimov Ruth Berman Anthony Boucher Juleen Brantingham Alan Brennert Fredric Brown Ed Bryant F.M. Busby Dennis R. Caro Arthur C. Clarke Theodore R. Cogswell Rick Conley Rachel Cosgrove Payes Jack Dann Robert F. Decker Lester del Rey Paul Dellinger Garen Drussa´ Phyllis Eisenstein Harlan Ellison Philip JosÚ Farmer Jan Howard Finder Donald Franson Charles E. Fritch Roberta Ghidalia Horace. L. Gold Roland J. Green James E. Gunn Harry Harrison Norman E. Hartman T.E.D. Klein Alice Laurance Fritz Leiber Walt Leibscher R.K. Lyon Barry N. Malzberg Marcia Martin Patricia Matthews Robert Mattingly R.A. Montana Maggie Nadler Paul J. Nahin Larry Niven William F. Nolan Joe Patrouch Robert Payes Bill Pronzini Mack Reynolds Jack Ritchie Joanna Russ Eric Frank Russell Ray Russell Bob Shaw Robert Sheckley Charles Sheffield Robert Silverberg Henry Slesar George Henry Smith Charles Spano, Jr. Sherwood Springer James Stevens Craig Strete James Tiptree, Jr. Arthur Tofte Helen Urban A.E. van Vogt Eric Vinicoff Edward Wellen Manly Wade Wellman Richard Wilson George Zebrowski Rating: Weighted - 9.3 / Average - 10.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
Reviews: None (show them) Review!

Summary (IBList user synopsis):


  • Introduction: A Quick Dip by Isaac Asimov
  • The Last Answer by Isaac Asimov
  • Package Deal by Donald Franson
  • Lycanthrope by Norman E. Hartman
  • Gemini 74 by Jack Ritchie
  • Geever's Flight by Charles E. Fritch
  • Lost and Found by Phyllis Eisenstein
  • Pattern by Fredric Brown
  • Discovering a New Earth by Robert Mattingly
  • Varieties of Technological Experience by Barry N. Malzberg
  • Listen, Love by George Zebrowski & Jack Dann
  • That Strain Again by Charles Sheffield
  • Take Me to Your Leader by George Henry Smith
  • Put Your Head Upon My Knee by Jack Ritchie
  • The Big Fix by Robert F. Decker
  • Speed of the Cheetah, Roar of the Lion by Harry Harrison
  • Just Call Me Irish by Richard Wilson
  • Renaissance Man by T.E.D. Klein
  • Pulpworld by R.K. Lyon
  • The Other Tiger by Arthur C. Clarke
  • Little William by Patricia Matthews
  • Steel by Alan Brennert
  • Appointment on the Barge by Jack Ritchie
  • And So On, And So On by James Tiptree, Jr.
  • Nellthu by Anthony Boucher
  • Taste of Battle by Donald Franson
  • Deflation 2001 by Bob Shaw
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Love? by Walt Liebscher
  • Dog Star by Mack Reynolds
  • The Great Judge by A.E. van Vogt
  • 2001: A Love Story by Paul Dellinger
  • Answer by Fredric Brown
  • Hadj [revised from Science Fiction Adventures, Dec 1956] by Harlan Ellison
  • Good Morning! This Is the Future by Henry Slesar
  • A Shape in Time by Anthony Boucher
  • Linkage by Barry N. Malzberg
  • Murder in the Nth Degree by R.A. Montana
  • Useful Phrases for the Tourist by Joanna Russ
  • The Burning by Theodore R. Cogswell
  • One Small Step by Eric Vinicoff & Marcia Martin
  • Dead End by Mack Reynolds
  • Paths by Edward Bryant
  • Woman's Work by Garen Drussa
  • Death Double by William F. Nolan
  • Tag by Helen Urban
  • Nightmare in Time by Fredric Brown
  • The Nature of the Place by Robert Silverberg
  • True Love by Isaac Asimov
  • The Game of the Name by Alice Laurance
  • Down the Digestive Tract by Robert Sheckley
  • Upon My Soul by Jack Ritchie
  • Drawing Board by Charles Spano, Jr.
  • Shell Shock by Donald Franson
  • Speak by Henry Slesar
  • Your Cruel Face by Craig Strete
  • The Best-Laid Plans... by Rick Conley
  • Devil to Pay by Mack Reynolds
  • Who Else Could I Count On? by Manly Wade Wellman
  • The Rat and the Snake by A.E. van Vogt
  • The Finest Hunter in the World by Harry Harrison
  • Life by Dennis R. Caro
  • Love Story by Eric Frank Russell
  • Exile in Lakehurst by Robert Payes
  • The Bait by Fritz Leiber
  • The Humanic Complex by Ray Russell
  • Friends? by Roberta Ghidalia
  • Take a Deep Breath by Arthur C. Clarke
  • The Quest of the Infidel by Sherwood Springer
  • Legal Rights for Germs by Joe Patrouch
  • Blood by Fredric Brown
  • The Diana Syndrome by R.A. Montana
  • Emergency Rations by Theodore R. Cogswell
  • Buy Jupiter! by Isaac Asimov
  • The Old Man by Henry Slesar
  • Exile's Greeting by Roland Green
  • The Biography Project by H.L. Gold, writing as Dudley Dell
  • The Grapes of the Rath by Jan Howard
  • Mr. Lupescu by Anthony Boucher
  • What I Did During My Park Vacation by Ruth Berman
  • A Fragment of Manuscript by Harry Harrison
  • The Boy with Five Fingers by James Gunn
  • The King of Beasts by Philip JosÚ Farmer
  • Displaced Person by Eric Frank Russell
  • A Clone at Last by Bill Pronzini & Barry N. Malzberg
  • X Marks the Pedwalk by Fritz Leiber
  • The Mission by Arthur Tofte
  • Proof by F.M. Busby
  • Dreamworld by Isaac Asimov
  • The Reunion by Paul J. Nahin
  • The Futile Flight of John Arthur Benn by Richard Wilson, writing as Edward Halibut
  • Servants of the Lord by James Stevens
  • Mattie Harris, Galactic Spy by Rachel Cosgrove Payes
  • Changeover by Juleen Brantingham
  • Hometown by Richard Wilson
  • The Penalty by Henry Slesar
  • The Pill by Maggie Nadler
  • The Final Battle by Harry Harrison
  • Earthbound by Lester del Rey
  • Rotating Cylinders and the Possibility of Global Causality Violation by Larry Niven
  • The Voice in the Garden by Harlan Ellison
  • If Eve Had Failed to Conceive by Edward Wellen

Original title: Microcosmic Tales
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience Fiction

The following works are contained within this one:
     Hadj (1956) [Short Story]
      Author: Harlan Ellison
     Burning, the (1960) [Short Story]
      Author: Theodore R. Cogswell
     Do Androids Dream of Electric Love? (1972) [Short Story]
      Author: Walt Leibscher
     Bait, the (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Fritz Leiber
     Paths (1973) [Short Story]
      Author: Ed Bryant
     Last Answer, the (1980) [Short Story]
      Author: Isaac Asimov


  • Cover art: Jim Burns

Edition #1: Microcosmic Tales

Microcosmic Tales (1980)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edited by: Martin H. Greenberg Isaac Asimov Joseph Olander
Introduction by: Isaac Asimov
Search at Amazon!

Search at Powells!

Search at AbeBooks!

Manifested in:

Microcosmic Tales: 100 Wondrous Science Fiction Short-Short Stories (1992)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: DAW Books
ISBN: 9780886775322
Pages: 330

Add to my library

©Steven Jeffery /, 2017
Terms of Use