The Golden Age of Science Fiction (anthology)

The Golden Age of Science Fiction is an anthology of science fiction short stories all originally published between 1949 and 1962. The stories were selected and introduced by Kingsley Amis, who also wrote an Editor's Note and a 21-page Introduction. The collection was first published by Hutchinson in 1981 and was released in paperback by Penguin in 1983.

The book includes the following stories:

  1. "The Quest for Saint Aquin", by Anthony Boucher
  2. "The Xi Effect", by Philip Latham
  3. "The Tunnel under the World", by Frederik Pohl
  4. "Old Hundredth (short story)", by Brian Aldiss
  5. "A Work of Art", by James Blish
  6. "Harrison Bergeron", by Kurt Vonnegut
  7. "The Voices of Time", by J. G. Ballard
  8. "Specialist", by Robert Sheckley
  9. "He Walked Around the Horses", by H. Beam Piper
  10. "The Game of Rat and Dragon", by Cordwainer Smith
  11. "The Nine Billion Names of God", by Arthur C. Clarke
  12. "The Streets of Ashkelon", by Harry Harrison
  13. "The Country of the Kind", by Damon Knight
  14. "The Machine that Won the War", by Isaac Asimov
  15. "Student Body (short story)", by F. L. Wallace
  16. "It's a Good Life", by Jerome Bixby
  17. "Sister Planet" (short story), by Poul Anderson


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