Good. In extremely good condition for a paperback of its age. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 306 p. Science Fiction. Audience: General/trade. Contents: A Martian odyssey--Valley of dreams--The adaptive ultimate--Parasite planet--Pygmalion's spectacles--Shifting seas--The worlds of if--The mad moon--Redemption cairn--The ideal--The lotus eaters--Proteus island.
Dean Ellis. Fair. 12mo-over 6¾"-7¾" tall. Previous Dealer Markings; Light Creasing on Front, Rear Covers, Spine; Front, Rear Covers, Spine Moderately Chipped; Spine Heavily Cocked; Edges Moderately Soiled; Slight Yellowing Due to Age. CLASSIC SCIENCE FICTION. CONTENTS: Introduction: The Second Nova-Isaac Asimov; A Martian Odyssey; Valley of Dreams; The Adaptive Ultimate; Parasite Planet; Pygmalion's Spectacles; Shifting Seas; The Worlds of If; The Mad Moon; Redemption Cairn; The Ideal; The Lotus Eaters; Proteus Island; Afterword: Stanley G. Weinbaum: A Personal Recollection-Robert Bloch. SYNOPSIS: WHO IS STANLEY G. WEINBAUM? "With one single story Weinbaum was instantly recognized as the world's best living science-fiction writer..."--From the Introduction by Isaac Asimov. This event took place in 1934. The story was A Martian Odyssey, and, as Asimov explains, it became a model for almost every other writer in the field. And, Asimov continues, "By the time of Weinbaum's death only one and a half years later, he had published twelve stories; eleven more appeared posthumously. Yet...he remains alive in the memories of fans. Any collection of his stories remains a major event in science fiction." It is therefore with great pride that Ballantine Books chooses to launch an important new series--the best works of the top writers in the field of science fiction--with The Best of Stanley G. Weinbaum. Isaac Asimov, himself a world-renowned author of more than 140 books of fact and fiction, introduces Weinbaum's work to a new generation of readers. -and-Stanley G. Weinbaum's first story, A Martian Odyssey, introduced Tweel--that charming and inimitable Martian, the first in Weinbaum's menagerie of unforgettable aliens. Weinbaum populated his universe with many delightful creatures, most of whom are collected here for the first time in paperback. Now you can read A Martian Odyssey and many of the favourite Weinbaum stories that followed. They are as delightful today as when they first appeared. Enter the world of Weinbaum. There's never been another like it!
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