This is a collection of four science fiction stories including: Enough Rope by Poul Anderson; The Claustrophile by Theodore Sturgeon; The Children's Hour by Henry Kuttner, and Plus X by Eric Frank Russell.
13 short stories from the science fiction author.
MISSION OF EMPIREEarthmen had colonized hundreds of planets in the four centuries of deep space exploration--independent new civilizations founded by the discontented and adventurous of Terra.Trouble was, they were too independent--and the Terran government had ambitions for a space empire. A giant battle cruiser went out into the starlanes, with instructions to persuade the colonial planets to join the Empire--and with a couple of thousand troops to back up the persuasion !It looked like an interesting, if easy, mission--after all, what kind of opposition could a bunch of backwoods planets offer to the most advanced military power in the Galaxy?Quite a lot, as it turned out ... and all of it wildly unexpected!One of the "old pros" of science-fiction, Eric Frank Russell has, in THE GREAT EXPLOSION, written a fast-paced and compelling adventure--a fascinating look at a possible tomorrow.A satirical Classic.
The history of contemporary science fiction begins with the spring of 1926, when the first magazine ever to be devoted entirely to science fiction made its appearance. For a quarter-century thereafter science fiction continued to appear in magazines--and only in magazines.
This book of eight short science fiction stories includes: The Turning Wheel by Philip K. Dick, Unreasonable Facsimile by Lester Del Rey, Heav'n, Heav'n by Eric Frank Russell, Venus Trap by Robert Silverberg, Telestassis by M. C. Pease, Wapshot's Demon by Frederik Pohl, The Case for Earth by Eric Frank Russell, The Outcasts by George H. Smith.
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