Alien Earth and Other Stories

Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited through Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his barriers — and his hazards — in an international the place the bushes speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is striking, 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 Nineteen Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

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

Contents

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

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