Alien Earth and Other Stories

Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited by means of Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his obstacles — and his hazards — in a global the place the timber speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."

The lineup of authors is awesome, 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 book dates run from the Nineteen Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.

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

Contents

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

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