This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking
supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction
genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric
tension of these legendary stories.
This collection includes the following stories:
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- “The Door
in the Wall” by H. G. Wells—A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination.
- “All Cats Are Gray” by Andre Norton—A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure.
Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum—A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling discovery.
- “Victory” by Lester del Rey—A victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price.
- “The Moon Is Green” by Fritz Leiber—On post-apocalyptic Earth, a woman comes face-to-face with humanity exposed to catastrophe.
- “The Winds of Time” by James H.
Schmitz—When the spaceship is battered by an unknown force, the pilot has to investigate—and what he finds could alter his life forever.
- “The Defenders” by Philip K. Dick—Years after nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has contaminated the Earth’s surface, soldier robots continue the fight on humanity’s behalf.
- “Missing Link” by Frank
Herbert—Lewis Orne is sent to investigate a missing ship and runs into “native” trouble on the planet Gienah III.