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.
• 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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