THE VISIONS OF JOHN W. CAMPBELL
Here are the finest stories by the man who almost single-handedly created modern science fictionthe writer who taught a generation to dream...and to write of all possible futures.
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 was ultimately benevolent...so benevolent that it gave mankind the ultimate but most unwanted gift!
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 oneor allof them!
And many more!
|Publisher:||Halcyon Press Ltd.|
|Series:||Halcyon Classics , #1|
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the description should be corrected immediately as "Who goes there ?"is not included so anyone buying it for that story is being defrauded
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.
The description of this book states it contains the story "Who Goes There?" It does not.
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.
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.