The Best of John W. Campbell [NOOK Book]

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THE VISIONS OF JOHN W. CAMPBELL
Here are the finest stories by the man who almost single-handedly created modern science fiction—the writer who taught a generation to dream...and to write of all possible futures.
TWILIGHT
He was a mere hitchhiker now, but he had once seen ...
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The Best of John W. Campbell

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Overview

THE VISIONS OF JOHN W. CAMPBELL
Here are the finest stories by the man who almost single-handedly created modern science fiction—the writer who taught a generation to dream...and to write of all possible futures.
TWILIGHT
He was a mere hitchhiker now, but he had once seen the far, far future...and had returned to mourn what he had seen!
THE MACHINE
The machine was ultimately benevolent...so benevolent that it gave mankind the ultimate but most unwanted gift!
FORGETFULNESS
They were like children in the museum of Earth's glorious past...children who had forgotten so much, but whose powers were those of gods!
And the classic that was to become the movie THE THING: WHO GOES THERE?
The Thing was the most dreadful threat men had ever faced...a creature that could be any one—or all—of them!
And many more!
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012078964
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
  • Publication date: 2/9/2011
  • Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 330,871
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author

John Wood Campbell (1910-1971) was an early writer of science fiction pulp who later turned to editing, largely abandoning fiction by the time he was 28. As editor of Astounding Science Fiction from late 1937 until his death in 1971, Campbell is generally credited with shaping the so-called Golden Age of Science Fiction. Isaac Asimov called Campbell "the most powerful force in science fiction ever, and for the first ten years of his editorship he dominated the field completely."
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2014

    The Description is a lie!

    Bought this to read "Who Goes there?", the basis of "The Thing", which the description say is part of this collection. The table of contents doesnt work, and fool that I am, I read all 1981 boring pages of lame 1950's science fiction only the realize IT'S NOT IN THERE. If that's why you are also buying this, save your money.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2013

    Wrong

    The description of this book states it contains the story "Who Goes There?"

    It does not.

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  • Posted June 20, 2013

    This product is not as advertised.  The description clearly stae

    This product is not as advertised.  The description clearly staes that this book contains "Forgetfulness", "The Cloak of Aesir", and several other wonderful stories.  However, it does not contain any of the listed stories. 
    It simply contains the five stories found for free online: the ultimate weapon, the last evolution, the black star passes, and two others.  I am very disappointed because I bought this e book in good faith.  Thankfully I only spent  two dollars.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2008

    Classic Hard SF Lacking in Human Interest

    John W. Campbell is considered by many to have shaped the course of science-fiction, first as a writer in the 1930s then later as editor of the seminal publication Astounding Science Fiction. Collected within this volume are eleven short stories -- some written under the pseudonym Don A. Stuart -- and one editorial piece, all selected by another noteworthy science-fiction editor, Lester Del Rey, who also contributed the Foreword. The highlight of the collection is the story 'Who Goes There?' which served as the basis for the 1982 horror film The Thing. Unfortunately, most of the stories in this collection have not aged well. JWC, like many classic SF writers, chose to focus on his scientific ideas often at the expense of developing his characters. Although his narratives are fairly tight, the reader often feels a lack of investment in the storyline. I had to struggle to finish most of the stories. Most readers will want to pass this collection by.

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