Hardcover reprint of the October 1979 factor of The journal of fable and technology Fiction, together with: creation via Edward ok. Ferman; F&SF at 30, essay via Isaac Asimov; Fondly Fahrenheit, by means of Alfred Bester (SF corridor of repute story); And Now the scoop . . . by way of Theodore Sturgeon; no longer With a Bang, by way of Damon Knight; plants for Algernon, through Daniel Keyes (winner, 1960 Hugo Award); A Canticle for Leibowitz, via Walter M. Miller, Jr.; One traditional Day, with Peanuts, through Shirley Jackson; the ladies males do not See, by means of James Tiptree, Jr.; Born of guy and girl, by means of Richard Matheson (nominated, 2001 unfashionable Hugo); Jeffty Is 5, via Harlan Ellison (winner, 1977 Nebula Award, 1978 Hugo Award, 1978 Locus ballot Award); Ararat, by way of Zenna Henderson; Sundance, via Robert Silverberg; Dreaming Is a personal factor, through Isaac Asimov; bad Little Warrior!, via Brian W. Aldiss; we will bring it to mind for You Wholesale, by means of Philip okay. Dick; Selectra Six-Ten, through Avram Davidson; difficulties of imagination, via Thomas M. Disch; the hunt for Saint Aquin, via Anthony Boucher (SF corridor of popularity story); The Gnurrs Come from the Voodvork Out, by means of Reginald Bretnor; plus cartoons and poems.
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