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Lesser-Known Masters of the Classic Science Fiction Short Story

Jack Of Alltrades "Just another soul"
The list author says: "If you enjoy great stories, you need to read these lesser-known authors, authors who are every bit as good as---and in many cases better than---the great names in SF. They write stories with a beginning, a middle, and an end. They start with a problem, offer us fleshed out characters striving for a goal, and work through to a conclusion. You care about the characters in these stories. You are captivated by the ideas. You are satisfied by the endings. They are not merely vignettes the way so many 'modern' and 'literary' stories are---they are complete stories---and completely satisfying.
If you have yet to read these authors, I envy you. You have much enjoyment in store."
The Best of James H. Schmitz
The Best of James H. Schmitz
"Try this author and you will want to read all of his work. Schmitz is one of the best writers of the SF short story and, because he writes about psi (esp), his writing is seldom dated."
Far from This Earth and Other Stories (Nesfa's Choice)
Far from This Earth and Other Stories (Nesfa's Choice)
"Oliver is another great author who brings an understanding of cultural anthropology to the table in writing about alien cultures and human culture both. His stories are deeply moving, well written and thoughtful."
First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster
First Contacts: The Essential Murray Leinster
"Great writing, great adventure, great characters, and great endings."
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
Her Smoke Rose Up Forever
"Triptree's stories push the envelope of what is 'classic.' They will move you, appall you, thrill you. They are fresh, gritty, honest and ribald---and written by a woman."
The Demon Princes, Vol. 1: The Star King * The Killing Machine * The Palace of Love
The Demon Princes, Vol. 1: The Star King * The Killing Machine * The Palace of Love
"Try Vance and you'll understand why this lesser known author has such a loyal following. Haunting, powerful, challenging and exciting stories with some of the best characters in SF."
Selected Stories
Selected Stories
"Leiber's stories are stories you will never forget---no more need be said."
Entities: The Selected Novels of Eric Frank Russell
Entities: The Selected Novels of Eric Frank Russell
"EFR's stories are unabashedly human. They make you feel, make your eyes tear up, make you laugh. They are not for those averse to feeling as they read. The ideas are political and as fresh, vital and applicable today as when they were typed."
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth
His Share of Glory: The Complete Short Science Fiction of C. M. Kornbluth
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
The Rediscovery of Man: The Complete Short Science Fiction of Cordwainer Smith
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. Van Vogt
Transfinite: The Essential A. E. Van Vogt
A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories (Nesfa's Choice Series, Volume 22)
A New Dawn: The Complete Don A. Stuart Stories (Nesfa's Choice Series, Volume 22)
"Yes, 'Who Goes There?' is here---the most terrifying story ever written. And more..."