Alien Earth and Other Stories

Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited by means of Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his boundaries — and his risks — in a global the place the timber speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is amazing, together with Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. van Vogt, Clifford D. Simak, Andre Norton, Edmond Hamilton and Erle Stanley Gardner. the unique booklet dates run from the Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

Considerable attempt went into resurrecting this booklet from someone's very bad unique conversion. enormous quantities of damaged sentences, misspelled phrases and conversion artifacts were corrected. I'm yes I've overlooked issues, however the e-book is now very readable.

Contents

• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette by way of Edmond Hamilton
• The previous grasp • (1955) • novelette by means of Robert Bloch
• Rain Magic • essay by means of Erle Stanley Gardner
• Rain Magic • (1928) • novelette via Erle Stanley Gardner
• final Melody • [Tales from the White Hart] • (1957) • shortstory by means of Arthur C. Clarke (variant of the last word Melody)
• The Loot of Time • (1938) • novelette by way of Clifford D. Simak
• Doodad • (1943) • shortstory through Ray Bradbury
• Automaton • (1950) • shortstory through A. E. van Vogt
• the folk of the Crater • [Garan] • (1947) • novelette via Andre Norton
• Franchise • (1955) • shortstory through Isaac Asimov

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