Raymond J. Healy & J. Francis McComas : Adventures In Time and Space


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By the mid-1940s sufficient material had been published in the SF magazines, primarily in John W. Campbell's Astounding, to support the compilation of large hardcover anthologies of reprinted science fiction stories. While not the first one published, by far the most sigificant was this volume by editors Raymond J. Healy and J. Francis McComas for one of the most respected publishers of the time. It became the definitive anthology of "golden age" SF, and was the highest-ranking anthology on polls of best SF books in 1949, 1952, and 1956, and still ranked third in a 1998 poll. Only three of the stories in the book are not from Astounding.

Healy only did a couple later anthologies, but one was signficant: New Tales of Space and Time in 1951, one of the earliest SF anthologies of original stories. McComas went on to co-found and -edit The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction in 1949.

This book has had several later editions, some cut slightly and others in paperback including only selections. The full volume was republished in 1957 by Modern Library, under altered title Famous Science Fiction Stories: Adventures in Time and Space; and then in 1990 under the original title by the Science Fiction Book Club.

The images show a cover scan of the 1946 first edition, and a photo of the 1957 Modern Library edition.

  • Adventures in Time and Space, (Random House , 1946) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Isaac Asimov
  • Nightfall (Astounding Sep 1941) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Harry Bates
  • Farewell to the Master (Astounding Oct 1940) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • A Matter of Size (Astounding Apr 1934) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Alfred Bester
  • Adam and No Eve (Astounding Sep 1941) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Anthony Boucher
  • Q.U.R. (Astounding Mar 1943) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Fredric Brown
  • The Star-Mouse (Planet Stories Spr 1942) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Forgetfulness (Astounding Jun 1937) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Who Goes There? (Astounding) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Cleve Cartmill
  • The Link (Astounding Aug 1942) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Blue Giraffe (Astounding Aug 1939) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Lester del Rey
  • Nerves (Astounding Sep 1942) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Raymond Z. Gallun
  • Seeds of the Dusk (Astounding Jun 1938) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Henry Hasse
  • He Who Shrank (Amazing Aug 1936) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • By His Bootstraps (Astounding Oct 1941) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Anson MacDonald
  • Requiem (Astounding Jan 1940) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • The Roads Must Roll (Astounding Jun 1940) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Raymond F. Jones
  • Correspondence Course (Astounding Apr 1945) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Henry Kuttner
  • The Proud Robot (Astounding Oct 1943) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Lewis Padgett
  • Time Locker (Astounding Jan 1943) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Lewis Padgett
  • The Twonky (by C. L. Moore & HK) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Lewis Padgett
  • Webb Marlowe
  • Flight Into Darkness (Astounding Feb 1943) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • P. Schuyler Miller
  • As Never Was (Astounding Jan 1944) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • The Sands of Time (Astounding Apr 1937) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • R. DeWitt Miller
  • Within the Pyramid (Astounding Mar 1937) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • C. L. Moore
  • The Twonky (by CLM & Henry Kuttner) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Lewis Padgett
  • Ross Rocklynne
  • Quietus (Astounding Sep 1940) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Milton A. Rothman
  • Heavy Planet (Astounding Aug 1939) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Eric Frank Russell
  • The Mechanical Mice (Astounding Jan 1941) -- Adventures in Time and Space as by Maurice G. Hugi
  • Symbiotica (Astounding Oct 1943) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • A. E. van Vogt
  • Asylum (Astounding May 1942) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Black Destroyer (Astounding Jul 1939) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • The Weapon Shop (Astounding Dec 1942) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • Robert Moore Williams
  • Robots Return (Astounding Sep 1938) -- Adventures in Time and Space
  • S. Fowler Wright
  • Brain (The New Gods Lead, 1932) -- Adventures in Time and Space

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