Alien Earth and Other Stories

Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited through Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his boundaries — and his risks — in an international the place the timber speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is outstanding, together with Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. van Vogt, Clifford D. Simak, Andre Norton, Edmond Hamilton and Erle Stanley Gardner. the unique ebook dates run from the Nineteen Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

Considerable attempt went into resurrecting this publication from someone's very bad unique conversion. enormous quantities of damaged sentences, misspelled phrases and conversion artifacts were corrected. I'm yes I've neglected issues, however the booklet is now very readable.

Contents

• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette through Edmond Hamilton
• The earlier grasp • (1955) • novelette by means of Robert Bloch
• Rain Magic • essay by means of Erle Stanley Gardner
• Rain Magic • (1928) • novelette by way of Erle Stanley Gardner
• final Melody • [Tales from the White Hart] • (1957) • shortstory through Arthur C. Clarke (variant of the last word Melody)
• The Loot of Time • (1938) • novelette via Clifford D. Simak
• Doodad • (1943) • shortstory by means of Ray Bradbury
• Automaton • (1950) • shortstory by way of A. E. van Vogt
• the folks of the Crater • [Garan] • (1947) • novelette through Andre Norton
• Franchise • (1955) • shortstory by means of Isaac Asimov

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As they roared over the ice Garin puzzled if it may well were speech—from, probably, a mystery enemy excursion, corresponding to the Kattack one. In his sealed cockpit he didn't consider the chew of the frost and the send rode easily. With a bit sigh of content material he settled again opposed to the cushions, maintaining to the path set by way of the planes forward and above him. a few 5 hours once they left the bottom, Garin stuck sight of a depressing shadow some distance forward. while Farson's voice chattered in his earphones.

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