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Read online The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A (The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #2A).pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A (The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #2A) Eleven Classic Novellas by the most honored authors of science fiction .

This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas between to and contains eleven great classics There is no better anthology that captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field Published in to honor stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards The Science Fiction Hall of Fame introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction and was a favorite of libraries across the country This volume contains novellas by Ray Bradbury James Blish Algis Budrys Theodore Cogswell E M Forster Frederik Pohl James H Schmitz T L Sherred Wilmar H Shiras Clifford D Simak and Jack Vance .

Contents p Introduction Ben Bova in Call Me Joe Poul Anderson nv Astounding Apr Who Goes There as by Don A Stuart John W Campbell Jr na Astounding Aug Nerves Lester del Rey na Astounding Sep Universe Hugh Hoyland Robert A Heinlein na Astounding May The Marching Morons C M Kornbluth nv Galaxy Apr Vintage Season as by Lawrence O Donnell Henry Kuttner amp C L Moore na Astounding Sep And Then There Were None Eric Frank Russell na Astounding Jun The Ballad of Lost C Mell Cordwainer Smith nv Galaxy Oct Baby Is Three Theodore Sturgeon na Galaxy Oct The Time Machine Time Machine H G Wells na The New Review Jan With Folded Hands Humanoids Jack Williamson nv Astounding Jul p by Ben Bova, C.M. Kornbluth, Lester del Rey, Robert A. Heinlein, Theodore Sturgeon, Henry Kuttner, C.L. Moore, Eric Frank Russell, H.G. Wells, Jack Williamson, Cordwainer Smith, Poul Anderson, John W. Campbell Jr.

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The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume II A (The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #2A)
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Hugo Award winning editor author scientist and journalist Ben Bova is a modern master of near future science fiction and a passionate advocate of manned space exploration For more than a decade Bova has been chronicling humanity s struggles to colonize our solar system in a series of interconnected novels known as The Grand Tour br br Now with i Titan i Ben Bova takes readers to one of the most intriguing destinations in near space the extraordinary moon of Saturn which made international headlines last year when the Huygens probe sent back remarkable images of its strange landscapes br br After long months of travel the gigantic colony ship i Goddard i has at last made orbit around Saturn carrying a population of more than of dissidents rebels extremists and visionaries seeking a new life Among i Goddard s i missions is the study of Titan which offers the tantalizing possibility that life may exist amid its windswept islands and chill black seas br br When the exploration vessel i Titan Alpha i mysteriously fails after reaching the moon s surface long buried tensions surface among the colonists Eduoard Urbain the mission s chief scientist is wracked with anxiety and despair as he sees his life s work unravel Malcolm Eberly i Goddard s i chief administrator takes ruthless measures to hold onto power as a rash of suspicious incidents threaten to undermine his authority Holly Lane the colony s human resources director must confront the station s powerful leaders to protect the lives of its people And retired astronaut Manuel Gaeta is forced to risk his life in a last desperate attempt to salvage the lost probe br br Torn by intrigue sabotage and an awesome discovery that could threaten human space exploration a handful of courageous men and women must fight for the survival of their colony and for the destiny of the human race, Once Dan Randolph was one of the richest men on Earth Now the planet is spiraling into environmental disaster with floods and earthquakes destroying the lives of millions Randolph knows the energy and natural resources of space can save Earth s economy but the price may be the loss of the only thing he has left the company he founded Astro Manufacturing br Martin Humphries fabulously wealthy heir of the Humphries Trust also knows that space based industry is the way of the future But unlike Randolph he doesn t care if Earth perishes in the process And he knows that the perfect bait to ensnare Dan Randolph and take control of Astro is his revolutionary new fusion propulsion system br br As Randolph accompanied by two fascinating women who are also brilliant astronauts flies out to the Asteroid Belt aboard a fusion propelled spacecraft Humphries makes his move The future of mankind lies in Randolph s hands br br The Asteroid Wars have begun br, The surface of Venus is the most hellish place in the solar system The ground is hot enough to melt aluminum The air pressure is so high it has crushed spacecraft landers as though they were tin cans The sky is perpetually covered with clouds of sulfuric acid The atmosphere is a choking mixture of carbon dioxide and poisonous gases br br This is where Van Humphries must go Or die trying br br His older brother perished in the first attempt to land a man on Venus years before and his father had always hated Van for surviving when his brother died Now his father is offering a ten billion dollar prize to the first person to land on Venus and return his oldest son s remains br br To everyone s surprise Van takes up the offer But what Van Humphries will find on Venus will change everything our understanding of Venus of global warming on Earth and his knowledge of who he is br, He made planetfall on i Venus i and all but colonized Mars so it s not surprising that SF don Ben Bova finally set his sights on our solar system s swirling red eyed sovereign p As with his previous planetary exploration books i Jupiter i plants you right in the heart of the action witness to 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much deeper That the central protagonist is both a Christian and a scientist makes for some fertile character development but Bova s not exactly gunning for God here he s happy just to blast away at narrow minded ideologues and other assorted religious fanatics But that of course is about as easy as making teenagers depressed i Paul Hughes i p