Wednesday, October 26, 2011

World's Best Science-Fiction: 1966

This volume came out in 1966 and while the rest of the stories are more or less forgotten today except by true SF buffs, the gem is Harlan Ellison's '"Repent, Harlequin,' Said the Tick-Tock Man." Ellison was already well on his way to becoming one of the most lauded and yet controversial science-fiction writers of all-time. 

Also in this collection were Fred Saberhagen and Ron Goulart, both of whom would become favorites of mine in the seventies, and Clifford D. Simak, whose stories I would learn through their fifties old-time radio adaptations. 

1 comment:

  1. Let us not forget "Becalmed in Hell" by Larry Niven. This was the man who taught me to love science fiction in print. This was one of several stories he did about a man who was grafted into a rocket. The rocket was his body.
    An interesting concept for its time.