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sábado, 8 de diciembre de 2018

Who Goes There? and Other Stories, by John W. Campbell, Jr.

(I know there could be some mistakes in this review. I’m trying to improve my English, thanks)

Apart from his work as editor of Astounding/Analog, John W. Campbell, Jr. deserves a place in the pantheon of the great classics of science fiction for his interesting stories. In this collection (1948) are some of his good short stories; excellent ones, considering the time they have been written.

The book has a brief prologue by John W. Campbell, Jr. There are the stories:

The first edition
Who Goes There? (1938): This is really a great story! And John Carperter's 1982 movie was a great adaptation (but I love the classic from 1951 too).

Blindness (1935): a scientific becomes an all humanity hero, but not in the way he was expecting.

Frictional Loses (1936): A post invasion Earth. We win, but will we endure a second wave?

Dead Knowledge (1938): An enigma, an entire planet defeated by the most unexpected enemy.
SF Gateway, Kindle edition
Elimination (1936) If we can see our own future, Can it be a blessing or a curse?

Twilight (1934): The death of humanity; that is, the loss of what makes us human.

Night (1938): The dead of the universe (what we know today as total entropy), only a few machines remain.

I this review I included the year of each story (the book does not). My source is here: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?14

You can see more great covers of this book here.