By Groff Conklin
Be aware: this is often the shortened "Selections from" version with 12 of the unique 22 stories.
Amazon person review:
"Science-Fiction pondering Machine" is considered one of Groff Conklin's subject established anthologies released initially in 1954. once more Conklin does an outstanding activity of digging into the documents and searching in new components to carry twenty-two tales approximately robots, androids, and pcs. Fifteen of the tales are from the forties and 50s, with of the works being released for the 1st time during this anthology.
A couple of those tales were well-known via awards and fan polls. "Robbie" by way of Isaac Asimov used to be tied for thirty seventh at the 1999 Locus All-Time ballot for brief tales, and "Sam Hall" by way of Poul Anderson was once nominated for the 2004 unfashionable Hugo for novelettes written in 1953. There also are a number of tales right here which should be remembered, resembling Herbert Goldstone's "Virtuoso", Alan Bloch's smart "Men are Different", Chan Davis' "Letter to Ellen", and Robert Sherman Townes' "Problem for Emmy".
The consequence is that this is one other very robust anthology of technological know-how fiction, and one who you want to seize in case you get an opportunity. Groff Conklin has proven time and time back that he's a grasp of placing jointly anthologies of speculative fiction.
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