The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Vol. 1: 1929-1964Robert Silverberg
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This is a great collection of what would be considered classics or some of the early defining pieces of science fiction writing. Most of these stories were published in old science fiction pulp magazines and are noticeably less polished than I’d suspect from some more recent collections.
While the writing is very pulpy, the concepts taken on in these stories are what really shine and in many cases these stories could be categorized as horror stories within the conventions of science fiction, illustrating the fears and anxieties of the time. This book serves most interestingly in this way as a social study, through this (at the time) very popularly read media, of our culture’s suspicions or worries during the times that these were written.
All that aside, there are many fine stories throughout this collection from some of the luminaries of science fiction’s early days.