The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, 1929–1964: The Greatest Science Fiction Stories of All Time Chosen by the Members of the Science Fiction Writers of America

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
December 2017
28 hours 10 minutes
The definitive collection of the best in science fiction stories between 1929 and 1964

This book contains twenty-six of the greatest science fiction stories ever written. They represent the considered verdict of the Science Fiction Writers of America, those who have shaped the genre and who know, more intimately than anyone else, what the criteria for excellence in the field should be. The authors chosen for the Science Fiction Hall Fame are the men and women who have shaped the body and heart of modern science fiction; their brilliantly imaginative creations continue to inspire and astound new generations of writers and fans.

Robert Heinlein in “The Roads Must Roll” describes an industrial civilization of the future caught up in the deadly flaws of its own complexity. “Country of the Kind,” by Damon Knight, is a frightening portrayal of biological mutation. “Nightfall,” by Isaac Asimov, one of the greatest stories in the science fiction field, is the story of a planet where the sun sets only once every millennium and is a chilling study in mass psychology.

Originally published in 1970 to honor those writers and their stories that had come before the institution of the Nebula Awards, The Science Fiction Hall Of Fame, Vol. 1, was the book that introduced tens of thousands of young readers to the wonders of science fiction. Too long unavailable, this new edition will treasured by all science fiction fans everywhere.

The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Vol. 1, includes the following:

Introduction by Robert Silverberg

“A Martian Odyssey” by Stanley G. Weinbaum“Twilight” by John W. Campbell“Helen O’Loy” by Lester del Rey“The Roads Must Roll” by Robert A. Heinlein“Microcosmic God” by Theodore Sturgeon“Nightfall” by Isaac Asimov“The Weapon Shop” by A. E. van Vogt“Mimsy Were the Borogoves” by Lewis Padgett“Huddling Place” by Clifford D. Simak“Arena” by Fredric Brown“First Contact” by Murray Leinster“That Only a Mother” by Judith Merril“Scanners Live in Vain” by Cordwainer Smith“Mars Is Heaven!” by Ray Bradbury“The Little Black Bag” by C. M. Kornbluth“Born of Man and Woman” by Richard Matheson“Coming Attraction” by Fritz Leiber“The Quest for Saint Aquin” by Anthony Boucher“Surface Tension” by James Blish“The Nine Billion Names of God” by Arthur C. Clarke“It’s a Good Life” by Jerome Bixby“The Cold Equations” by Tom Godwin“Fondly Fahrenheit” by Alfred Bester“The Country of the Kind” Damon Knight“Flowers for Algernon” by Daniel Keyes“A Rose for Ecclesiastes” by Roger Zelazny
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Seth B.

Very good.

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Excellent collection. I like reading the golden age stories and seeing the story lines of countless movies. Too bad authors are limited to one entry. Fantastic narration. Only wish tracks were broken into individual stories for easier tracking.

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David B.

Grew up with these stories in the 60s and 70s a little dated but these authors were very forward thinkers still enjoyed listening to them once again . Took me back to my youth when these stories filled and aroused my imagination of the possibilities and downfall of the human race

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