A collection of Hugo Award-winning science fiction tales features the work of Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, and others.Contents: Introduction / Charles Sheffield --Sandkings / George R.R. Martin --The bicentennial man / Isaac Asimov --Enemy mineA collection of Hugo Award-winning science fiction tales features the work of Robert A. Heinlein, Arthur C. Clarke, Isaac Asimov, Larry Niven, Poul Anderson, Frank Herbert, Roger Zelazny, Harlan Ellison, Anne McCaffrey, Orson Scott Card, and others.Contents: Introduction / Charles Sheffield --Sandkings / George R.R. Martin --The bicentennial man / Isaac Asimov --Enemy mine / Barry B. Longyear --The star / Arthur C. Clarke --The big front yard / Clifford D. Simak --"Repent, Harlequin!" said the Ticktockman / Harlan Ellison --Weyr search / Anne McCaffrey --Neutron star / Larry Niven --I have no mouth, and I must scream / Harlan Ellison --Flowers for Algernon / Daniel Keyes...
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The Super Hugos Reviews
NPR has an ongoing project called PG-13: Risky Reads where authors talk about a book that they read as a young teenager that gave them a taste of adulthood. Reading their articles, of course, I couldn't resist thinking about my own experiences as an adolescent reader. I think this may be my first real grown-up reading experience. I had already read many classics and books written for adults, but this one was special. This book was terrifying and suspensful and emotional and interesting. The stories are wonderful and all deserve the praise they have received, although 15 years later I can't remember all of them.I do remember Sandkings, "Repent, Harlequin," said the Ticktock Man (My favorite), The Bicentennial Man, Flowers for Algernon, I Have no Mouth Yet I Must Scream, and several other fragments that have melded together from the other stories. It seems like most of the books I read 15 years ago have been more forgettable. This one sticks.
They're called the best of the best for good reason. All first time reads for me. And it turns out that I like George Martin when he's not writing ASoIaF. His Sandkings story is top notch. There's not a bad story in the lot, though, if I had to choose one that didn't wow me, it'd be Neutron Star. Luckily, it was followed up by Flowers for Algernon. Probably the best one in the collection, even topping my beloved Enemy Mine.Definite recommend.
I came to this book looking to re-read "I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream" which I first read over 20 years ago. Only after receiving the book through inter-library loan did I realize all of the other classics contained within. Some I had read before ("Bicentennial Man", "Flowers for Algernon", "I Have No Mouth..."), some I had heard of but never read ("Enemy Mine") and some were brand new to me. I was knocked out by "Sandkings" which I had never read before. Being a fan of Martin from his "Tuf Voyaging" series, I was very pleased to find that particular gem.In short, if you want an introduction to some of the best-ever SF short fiction (or want to revisit some old favorites) you couldn't find a better place to start than this book.
I got hooked on the "Vatta's War" military sci-fi series last year, but found that all other representatives of that strange sub-genre were miserable. I mentioned this to a friend, who then asked why I was reading such crap, and then recommended this collection of Hugo award-winning short stories. "This is what sci-fi ideally should be," he told me. He was completely correct. Almost all the stories were great (only a couple of disappointments), and concluding story "Flowers for Algernon" is the first sci-fi story that had me in tears at the end. Beautiful.
This is a fantastic introduction to classic Science Fiction and Fantasy. It's more on the sci/fi side than not, and includes the originals of what became pivotal works in genre literature and movie fiction: Enemy Mine, Sandkings, Flowers for Algernon, Wyer Search (became Dragonriders of Pern), and Bicentennial Man.My favorite story in the set is Clarke's "The Star" for it's exploration of religion and science and the conflicts that arise when one is lent weight by the other.
Interesting "best of" kind of anthology that also gives you info on how they voted then. Some classic stories. Downside might be they're widely anthologized stories so you may have seen them elsewhere.The cover is maybe a tad cheesy though. I know it's nostalgic and fun or whatever, but it's a bit embarrassing in some contexts.
Great collection of Hugo-winning SF stories, selected as the Best-of-the-Best by voters in 1992. Includes Sandkings, The Bicentennial Man, Enemy Mine, The Star, The Big Front Yard,Repent, Harlequin! Said the Ticktockman, Weyr Search, Neutron Star, I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream and Flowers for Algernon.
Some of the best SCI-FI of all time - I LOVE LOVE this collection.
Some of the best sci-fi shorts compiled in one place.