This volume is the definitive collection of the best science fiction novellas between 1929 to 1964 and contains eleven great classics. There is no better anthology that captures the birth of science fiction as a literary field.
Published in 1973 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.
Eleven more classic novellas by the most honored authors of science fiction. Companion to Volume IIA.
Introduction · Ben Bova
*The Martian Way* · Isaac Asimov · na Galaxy Nov ’52
*Earthman, Come Home* [Okie] · James Blish · nv Astounding Nov ’53
*Rogue Moon* · Algis Budrys · na F&SF Dec ’60
*The Specter General* · Theodore R. Cogswell · na Astounding Jun ’52
*The Machine Stops* · E. M. Forster · nv Oxford and Cambridge Review Nov ’09
*The Midas Plague* · Frederik Pohl · na Galaxy Apr ’54
*The Witches of Karres* · James H. Schmitz · nv Astounding Dec ’49
*E for Effort* · T. L. Sherred · nv Astounding May ’47
*In Hiding* · Wilmar H. Shiras · nv Astounding Nov ’48
*The Big Front Yard* · Clifford D. Simak · na Astounding Oct ’58
*The Moon Moth* · Jack Vance · na Galaxy Aug ’61