The Golden Road


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Knight SF Argosy <— Anthologies & Collections —> Silverberg Mirror of Infinity
Damon Knight, ed.

Simon & Schuster, 1973

This volume, appearing only a couple months after Knight's Science Fiction Argosy, is clearly a fantasy counterpart to that book, though this volume isn't as along, nor does it declare the same ambition. Knight's introduction talks about "realms beyond our knowledge", and says "The stories in this book have been chosen because they gave me delicious glimpses into certain of these realms..."

  1. “Are You Too Late Or Was I Too Early”, John Collier (New Yorker Apr 14 1951)
  2. “Entire and Perfect Chrysolite”, R. A. Lafferty (Orbit 6, 1970)
  3. “Jenny with Wings”, Kate Wilhelm (The Mile-Long Spaceship, 1963)
  4. “The Truth About Pyecraft”, H. G. Wells (The Strand Apr 1903)
  5. “The Words of Guru”, C. M. Kornbluth (Stirring Science Stories Jun 1941)
  6. “Postpaid to Paradise”, Robert Arthur (Argosy Jun 15 1940)
  7. “The White People”, Arthur Machen (Weirdly Supernatural #1 2001)
  8. “Captain Stormfield's Visit to Heaven” (extract), Mark Twain (Harper's Dec 1907-Jan ’)
  9. “Will You Wait?”, Alfred Bester (F&SF Mar 1959)
  10. “The King of the Cats”, Stephen Vincent Benet (Harper's Bazaar Feb 1929)
  11. “The Word of Unbinding”, Ursula K. Le Guin (Fantastic Jan 1964)
  12. “Magic, Inc.”, Robert A. Heinlein (Unknown Sep 1940)
  13. “Anything Box”, Zenna Henderson (F&SF Oct 1956)
  14. “Artist Unknown”, Heywood Broun
  15. “The Silence”, Vernard McLaughlin (Stirring Science Stories Jun 1941)
  16. “The Dream Quest of Unknown Kadath”, H. P. Lovecraft (Beyond the Wall of Sleep, 1943)
  17. “The Weeblies”, Algis Budrys (Fantasy Fiction Jun 1953)
  18. “Phantas”, Oliver Onions (Nash's Magazine Feb 1910)
  19. “Not Long Before the End”, Larry Niven (F&SF Apr 1969)
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