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Isaac Asimov Presents the Golden Years of Science Fiction (Third Series) Hardcover – April 18, 1984
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This is actually an omnibus which reprints -partly- the contents of two previously published anthologies: Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 5 (1943) (omitting The Iron Standard by Lewis Padgett) and Isaac Asimov Presents the Great SF Stories 6 (1944) (omitting Far Centaurus by A.E. van Vogt; Deadline from Clive Cartmill; Sanity from Fritz Leiber and Invariant from John R. Pierce). Contents: Introduction, by Martin H. Greenberg (not credited). Stories: The Cave, by P. Schuyler Miller; The Halfling, by Leigh Brackett; Mimsy Were the Borogoves, by Lewis Padgett (filmed as The Last Mimzy); Q. U. R., by Anthony Boucher; Clash by Night, by Lawrence O'Donnell; Exile, by Edmond Hamilton; Daymare, by Fredric Brown; Doorway Into Time, by C. L. Moore; The Storm, by A. E. van Vogt; The Proud Robot, by Lewis Padgett; Symbiotica, by Eric Frank Russell; The Veil of Astellar, by Leigh Brackett; City, by Clifford D. Simak; Arena, by Fredric Brown (adapted for television as a Star Trek episode); Huddling Place, by Clifford D. Simak; Kindness, by Lester del Rey; Desertion, by Clifford D. Simak; When the Bough Breaks, by Lewis Padgett; Killdozer!, by Theodore Sturgeon (made into a TV movie); No Woman Born, by C. L. Moore. The Simak stories were adapted (with others) into the book City, which won the 1953 International Fantasy Award.
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Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction, Second Series is a 1983 hardcover reprint of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) and Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 4 (1942). It is the second in a series of 6 two-volume books which together reprinted the first 12 of 25 books in the Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories series of compilations.
Okay, that's sort of right and sort of not. Most the hard covers listed for sale now are both volumes under one cover, so all you need is one book labeled "Second Series" for instance.
Trying to assemble a complete set as I am? Be careful. Many books are listed incorrectly. Many booksellers don't know what they have. Amazon out of stock or too expensive. Check out other out of print book search sites to get an idea of what's listed. Most can be had for half the cost of a supermarket trash novel.
Due to our antiquated © laws, these are out of print and will stay that way, just as will 75% of the books ever written in America. Ain't copyright great?
And don't miss Asimov's Before the Golden Age Series. They're a gold mine of great writing.