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 obstacles — and his risks — in a global the place the bushes speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is notable, 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 ebook dates run from the Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

Considerable attempt went into resurrecting this publication from someone's very negative unique conversion. enormous quantities of damaged sentences, misspelled phrases and conversion artifacts were corrected. I'm convinced I've overlooked issues, however the e-book is now very readable.

Contents

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

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The state of European and American philosophy, as he observed it, strengthened his historical pessimism. Philoso­ phers, behaving like the fox who pronounced the grapes sour because they were too high, were engaged in explaining away metaphysics as a semantic misunderstanding. Wasn't this a sign foreboding the end of the search for "unattainable absolute truth"? " The fable of the fox applied not only to the neo-positivists. Wit­ kiewicz raged against Bergson: "intuition" was indeed a meager substitute for striving toward clear cognition.

He fought as an infantry officer in an elite tsarist regiment, was 32 Stanisiaw Ignacy W itkiew icz: A W riter fo r Today? 33 decorated for bravery with the highest Russian distinction (the order of St. Anne) and probably was loved by his soldiers, for at the outbreak of the Revolution they elected him a commissar. We know little, however, of this or of any other wartime inci­ dents. He did not like to talk about them except for a casual re­ mark in a conversation with a friend, for example that counting the minutes before an attack is one of the most dire experiences in the life of man.

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