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Writer and Editor Lester Del Rey picks out stories by Poul Anderson, Hayford Pearce, Jone and Verner Vinj, and Clifford Simakto go with stories from a couple of less well knows writerrs. Mr. Del Rey also writes a forward and at the end The Science Fiction yearbook which discusses Lesters take on the sttate of Science Fiction in 1975. He also lists the hugo and Nebula winners. This is the editor who with his wife Judy Lynn made Del Rey Books the leader in science fiction publishing during the 70's.
Faith wasn't enough. Maybe it should have been, but it wasn't. And when science didn't find any reason to suppose the world was more than atoms and chance, humanity started slipping back into chaos. The world needed a sign--scientific proof, the only sign it could accept--that God lived. Then suddenly, as in biblical times, the sign was there: "... for a day and a night... the earth moved not around the Sun, neither did it rotate." What happened the day the sun stood still? Three outstanding science-fiction authors explore that theme, probing the reaction of modern man when confronted with a miracle, in three entirely different but equally absorbing stories, never before published: A Chapter of Revelation by Poul Anderson; Thomas the Proclaimer by Robert Silverberg; and Things Which Are Caesar's by Gordon R. Dickson. In doing so, they answer the question posed by science-fiction master Lester del Rey in his foreword: What kind of world might exist where the basis of faith is replaced by certain knowledge?
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.
Bob gives up his plan for college and joins the colonists in their brutal struggle against the environment of Ganymede.
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