Howard Fast, author of some of the most popular books of our time, leaps all the barriers of time and space and imagination to create some of the most startling, provocative science fiction stories ever written. Read them to find out how great science fiction can really be.
SF anthology from the author of historical classics such as Spartacus.
Title: The Edge Of Tomorrow
Author: Howard Fast
Imprint & Number: Bantam F3309
Cover price: 50¢
Publication date: 8/66
Cover artist: uncredited
- The First Men (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 2/60; full text available here)
- The Large Ant (Fantastic Universe, 2/60)
- Of Time and Cats (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 3/59)
- Cato the Martian (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 6/60)
- The Cold, Cold Box (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 7/59)
- The Martian Shop (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 11/59)
- The Sight of Eden (The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, 10/60)
I’m in the process of relieving a local book shop of anything and everything worthy of a better home. The shop has some good stuff but, unfortunately, quite a few of the things I’d otherwise be interested in have been “reinforced” with heavy duty staples at the top and bottom of their spines. Lots of later Ellery Queen, Erle Stanley Gardner & Brett Halliday mysteries, many with Robert McGinnis covers, have been ruined as a result of someone’s effort improve their shelf life. What would otherwise be very good+ and fine condition books are now only good… what a shame.
Don’t ruin your books! Don’t staple or tape them unless they’re reading copies with no value! Buy some Mylar sleeves online or stop buy a local comic book shop and get some acid-free bags. Unless you’re a restoration expert with the proper archival equipment, don’t do anything to modify or repair your books!
- The First Men by Howard Fast (almanac2010.wordpress.com)
- “The First Men,” Howard Fast, 1960 (jennre.wordpress.com)