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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929-1964

Written by: Robert A. Heinlein,Arthur C. Clarke,Isaac Asimov,Robert Silverberg - editor
Narrated by: Oliver Wyman,L. J. Ganser,Richard Ferrone
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Publisher's Summary

The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964. 

This book contains 26 of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. 

The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans. 

In "The Roads Must Roll", Robert Heinlein describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. "Country of the Kind", by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. "Nightfall", by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology. 

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. One, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young listeners to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere. 

This collection also includes an introduction by Robert Silverberg and stories by Stanley G. Weinbaum, John W. Campbell, Lester del Rey, Theodore Sturgeon, Lewis Padgett, Clifford D. Simak, Fredric Brown, Murray Leinster, Judith Merril, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, C. M. Kornbluth, Richard Matheson, Fritz Leiber, Anthony Boucher, James Blish, Arthur C. Clarke, Jerome Bixby, Tom Godwin, Alfred Bester, Daniel Keyes, and Roger Zelazny. 

The complete list of narrators includes Oliver Wyman, L. J. Ganser, Richard Ferrone, Pete Larkin, Graham Halstead, Eliza Foss, Fred Berman, Michael David Axtell, Michael Braun, Rick Adamson, Gabriel Sloyer, Amanda Leigh Cobb, Neil Hellegers, Mark Boyett, David Shih, Alex Bloch, Jeff Gurner, and Tom Burka.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2017 Robert Silverberg (P)2017 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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sci fi from the past.

its amazing to hear sci fi from a different time. some before atomics, some before WW2. to hear what these authors could imagine and to realize some of it came true is pretty cool.

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Still Classic

1st read as a teen. I see more flaws now but these remain enduring classics and some are truly brilliant.

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Some hits, some misses

This is a collection from an array of authors and times with a variety of narrators. Some stories and narrators worked for me and others didn’t. It’s a buffet - take what you like and leave the rest.

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Inspiring

Absolutely amazing stories, exuding vision far ahead of their time. Almost all of them hit their mark, assisted by fantastic narrators with wide range. There were only a few misses but in such a huge catalogue, that's to be expected.

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