This superlative collection of futuristic tales explores ground-breaking supernatural themes from the founding heroes of the science-fiction genre. The short story form is perfect for capturing the atmospheric tension of these legendary stories. This collection includes the following stories: "The Door in the Wall"...
by H. G. Wells--A man must choose between the rationality of science and the magic of imagination.
"All Cats Are Gray" by Andre Norton--A down-on-his-luck spaceman and a mysterious woman and her cat take off to explore and bring back a derelict ship said to hold great treasure.
"A Martian Odyssey" by Stanley G. Weinbaum--A four-man crew lands on Mars and makes a startling discovery.
"Victory" by Lester del Rey--A victorious captain returns to his home planet after an alien war and finds that victory has a very steep price.
"The Moon Is Green" by Fritz Leiber--On post-apocalyptic Earth, a woman comes face-to-face with humanity exposed to catastrophe.
"The Winds of Time" by James H. Schmitz--When the spaceship is battered by an unknown force, the pilot has to investigate--and what he finds could alter his life forever.
"The Defenders" by Philip K. Dick--Years after nuclear war between the US and the Soviet Union has contaminated the Earth's surface, soldier robots continue the fight on humanity's behalf.
"Missing Link" by Frank Herbert--Lewis Orne is sent to investigate a missing ship and runs into "native" trouble on the planet Gienah III.