The World Treasury Of Science Fiction

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Dozois Best of the Best V2 <— Anthologies & Collections —> Hartwell Cramer Ascent of Wonder
David G. Hartwell, ed.

Little, Brown, 1989

Hartwell's first SF anthology was compiled for the US Book-of-the-Month Club as one the club's series of World Treasuries. Club editor Clifton Fadiman provides a short foreword.

Hartwell notes in his introduction that, at well over 1000 pages, this is "the largest and most amibitious collection of science fiction from all over the world ever compiled". His selections date "from the modern period", 1939 to present.

  1. “Harrison Bergeron”, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. (F&SF Oct 1961)
  2. “Forgetfulness”, John W. Campbell, Jr. (Astounding Jun 1937)
  3. “Special Flight”, John Berryman (Astounding May 1939)
  4. “Chronopolis”, J. G. Ballard (New Worlds Jun 1960)
  5. “Triceratops”, Tensei Kono (Omni Aug 1982)
  6. “The Man Who Lost the Sea”, Theodore Sturgeon (F&SF Oct 1959)
  7. “On the Inside Track”, Karl-Michael Armer (Entropie 1986)
  8. “The Golem”, Avram Davidson (F&SF Mar 1955)
  9. “The New Prehistory”, Rene Rebetez-Cortes (F&SF Jun 1983)
  10. “A Meeting with Medusa”, Arthur C. Clarke (Playboy Dec 1971)
  11. “The Valley of Echoes”, Gerard Klein (View from Another Shore, 1973)
  12. “The Fifth Head of Cerberus”, Gene Wolfe (Orbit 10, 1972)
  13. “The Chaste Planet”, John Updike (New Yorker Nov 10 1975)
  14. “The Blind Pilot”, Nathalie Charles Henneberg (F&SF Jan 1960)
  15. “The Men Who Murdered Mohammed”, Alfred Bester (F&SF Oct 1958)
  16. “Pairpuppets”, Manuel van Loggem (The Best from the Rest of the World, 1976)
  17. “Two Dooms”, C. M. Kornbluth (Venture Jul 1958)
  18. “The Tale of the Computer that Fought a Dragon”, Stanislaw Lem (Mortal Engines, 1977)
  19. “The Green Hills of Earth”, Robert A. Heinlein (The Saturday Evening Post Feb 8 1947)
  20. “Ghost V”, Robert Sheckley (Galaxy Oct 1954)
  21. “The Phantom of Kansas”, John Varley (Galaxy Feb 1976)
  22. “Captain Nemo's Last Adventure”, Josef Nesvadba (View from Another Shore, 1973)
  23. “Inconstant Moon”, Larry Niven (All the Myriad Ways, 1971)
  24. “The Gold at the Starbow's End”, Frederik Pohl (Analog Mar 1972)
  25. “A Sign in Space”, Italo Calvino (Cosmicomics, 1968)
  26. “The Spiral”, Italo Calvino (Cosmicomics, 1968)
  27. “The Dead Past”, Isaac Asimov (Astounding Apr 1956)
  28. “The Lens”, Annemarie van Ewyck
  29. “The Hurkle Is a Happy Beast”, Theodore Sturgeon (F&SF Fll 1949)
  30. “Zero Hour”, Ray Bradbury (Planet Stories Fll 1947)
  31. “Nine Lives”, Ursula K. Le Guin (World's Best Science Fiction: 1970, 1969)
  32. “The Muse”, Anthony Burgess (The Hudson Review Spr 1968)
  33. “The Public Hating”, Steve Allen (Bluebook Jan 1955)
  34. “Poor Superman”, Fritz Leiber (Galaxy Jul 1951)
  35. “Angouleme”, Thomas M. Disch (New Worlds Quarterly, 1971)
  36. “Stranger Station”, Damon Knight (F&SF Dec 1956)
  37. “The Dead Fish”, Boris Vian (13 French Science-Fiction Stories, 1965)
  38. “I Was the First to Find You”, Kirill Bulychev
  39. “The Lineman”, Walter M. Miller, Jr. (F&SF Aug 1957)
  40. “Tlön, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius”, Jorge Luis Borges (Labyrinths, 1962)
  41. “Codemus”, Tor Age Bringsvaerd (The Best from the Rest of the World, 1976)
  42. “A Kind of Artistry”, Brian W. Aldiss (F&SF Oct 1962)
  43. “Second Variety”, Philip K. Dick (Space Science Fiction May 1953)
  44. “Weihnachtsabend”, Keith Roberts (New Worlds Quarterly 4, 1972)
  45. “I Do Not Love Thee, Doctor Fell”, Robert Bloch (F&SF Mar 1955)
  46. “Aye, and Gomorrah...”, Samuel R. Delany (Dangerous Visions, 1967)
  47. “How Erg the Self-Inducting Slew a Paleface”, Stanislaw Lem (Mortal Engines, 1977)
  48. “Nobody's Home”, Joanna Russ (New Dimensions II, 1972)
  49. “Party Line”, Gerard Klein (The Best from the Rest of the World, 1976)
  50. “The Proud Robot”, Henry Kuttner, as by Lewis Padgett (Astounding Oct 1943)
  51. “Vintage Season”, Henry Kuttner & C. L. Moore (Astounding Sep 1946)
  52. “The Way to Amalteia”, Arkady & Boris Strugatsky (Earth and Elsewhere, 1985)

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