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Knight 100 Years of SF <— Anthologies & Collections —> Knight Golden Road
Damon Knight, ed.

Simon & Schuster, 1972

The idea for this book, at nearly twice the length of the longest of the three earlier volumes by Knight listed here, was "simply to put together the biggest and most comprehensive collection of good science fiction that I possibly could", as he says in his introduction. Like Anthony Boucher's Treasury of more than a decade earlier, it includes full-length novels, and the contents are divided into two "books", though unlike Boucher these are published in a single physical volume.

Knight's introduction also claims, "I think I have achieved a more faithful portrait of the field than ever before", and it is curious to note that this volume was published two years after the first Science Fiction Hall of Fame.

  1. “Green Thoughts”, John Collier (Harper's May 1931)
  2. “The Red Queen's Race”, Isaac Asimov (Astounding Jan 1949)
  3. “The Cure”, Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore (Astounding May 1946)
  4. “Consider Her Ways”, John Wyndham (Sometime, Never, 1956)
  5. “An Ornament to His Profession”, Charles L. Harness (Analog Feb 1966)
  6. “The Third Level”, Jack Finney (Colliers Oct 7 1950)
  7. “One Ordinary Day, with Peanuts”, Shirley Jackson (F&SF Jan 1955)
  8. “Bernie the Faust”, William Tenn (Playboy Nov 1963)
  9. “Light of Other Days”, Bob Shaw (Analog Aug 1966)
  10. “The Game of Rat and Dragon”, Cordwainer Smith (Galaxy Oct 1955)
  11. “Becalmed in Hell”, Larry Niven (F&SF Jul 1965)
  12. “Apology to Inky”, Robert M. Green, Jr. (F&SF Jan 1966)
  13. The Demolished Man, Alfred Bester (Shasta 1953)
  14. “Day Million”, Frederik Pohl (Rogue Feb/Mar 1966)
  15. “Manna”, Peter Phillips (Astounding Feb 1949)
  16. “Can You Feel Anything When I Do This?”, Robert Sheckley (Playboy Aug 1969)
  17. “Somerset Dreams”, Kate Wilhelm (Orbit 5, 1969)
  18. “He Walked Around the Horses”, H. Beam Piper (Astounding Apr 1948)
  19. “Rump-Titty-Titty-Tum-Tah-Tee”, Fritz Leiber (F&SF May 1958)
  20. “Sea Wrack”, Edward Jesby (F&SF May 1964)
  21. “Man in His Time”, Brian W. Aldiss (Science-Fantasy #71 1965)
  22. “Four Brands of Impossible”, Norman Kagan (F&SF Sep 1964)
  23. “Built Up Logically”, Howard Schoenfeld (Retort Win 1949)
  24. “Judgment Day”, L. Sprague de Camp (Astounding Aug 1955)
  25. “Journeys End”, Poul Anderson (F&SF Feb 1957)
  26. More Than Human, Theodore Sturgeon (Farrar, Straus & Young/Ballantine 1953)
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