Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941)

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First edition, cover art by Jack Gaughan

Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 3 (1941) is the third volume of Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories, which is a series of short story collections, edited by Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, which attempts to list the great science fiction stories from the Golden Age of Science Fiction. They date the Golden Age as beginning in 1939 and lasting until 1963. The book was later reprinted as the first half of Isaac Asimov Presents The Golden Years of Science Fiction, Second Series with the second half being Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories 4 (1942).

This volume was originally published by DAW books in March 1980.

Stories[edit]

  1. "Mechanical Mice" by Maurice A. Hugi
  2. * ""—And He Built a Crooked House—"" by Robert A. Heinlein
  3. "Shottle Bop" by Theodore Sturgeon
  4. "The Rocket of 1955" by C. M. Kornbluth
  5. * "They" by Robert A. Heinlein
  6. "Evolution's End" by Robert Arthur
  7. "Microcosmic God" by Theodore Sturgeon
  8. "Jay Score" by Eric Frank Russell
  9. * "Universe" by Robert A. Heinlein
  10. "Liar!" by Isaac Asimov
  11. * "Solution Unsatisfactory" by Robert A. Heinlein
  12. "Time Wants a Skeleton" by Ross Rocklynne
  13. "The Words of Guru" by C. M. Kornbluth
  14. "The Seesaw" by A. E. van Vogt
  15. "Armageddon" by Fredric Brown
  16. "Adam and No Eve" by Alfred Bester
  17. "Solar Plexus" by James Blish
  18. "Nightfall" by Isaac Asimov
  19. "A Gnome There Was" by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore
  20. * "By His Bootstraps" by Robert A. Heinlein as "Anson MacDonald"
  21. "Snulbug" by Anthony Boucher
  22. "Hereafter, Inc." by Lester del Rey

* The five stories by Robert A. Heinlein were not printed in this volume because arrangements for their use could not be made. Martin Greenberg and Isaac Asimov's notes for each are included where the stories would have appeared.