The Year’s Best S-F: 5th Annual Edition, ed. Judith Merril (Dell F118 – 1961)

Out Of This World Here are over 20 selections of the greatest in s.f…. culled from the thousands published during the past year… representing the best in adventure, excitement, originality, and sheer reading pleasure… chosen by Judith Merril, an editor … Continue reading

The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction, 10/74

The Magazine Of Fantasy And Science Fiction V47 #4 (#281) 10/74, $1.00 Cover: Rudi Wolff Inc Reginold Bretnor – Count Von Schimmelhorn And The Time-Pony (4th in the Papa Schimmelhorn series) Harlan Ellison – Adrift Just Off the Islets of Langerhans: … Continue reading

Rama #1: Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C Clarke (Ballantine 24175 – 1974)

At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at an inconceivable speed. Then a space … Continue reading

Childhood’s End by Arthur C Clarke (Ballantine 33 – 1953 & U2111 – 1964)

Alien visitors influence the evolution of mankind in this SF classic by Clarke. Ballantine 33, above, is a paperback original first edition. Ballantine U2111 below is the 6th edition. Covers by Richard Powers. Awarded a Retro Hugo award in 2004. … Continue reading