Universe 1

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Universe 1
Universe 1 cover.jpg
Cover of first edition, 1971
Author edited by Terry Carr
Cover artist Davis Meltzer
Country United States
Language English
Series Universe
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Ace Books
Publication date
1971
Media type Print (paperback)
Pages 249 pp.
Followed by Universe 2

Universe 1 is an anthology of original science fiction short stories edited by Terry Carr, the initial volume in a series of seventeen. It was first published in paperback by Ace Books in 1971, with a British hardcover facsimile edition following from Dennis Dobson in 1975.

The book collects twelve novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, with an introduction by Carr. Alicia Austin supplied a full-page illustration for each story, returning just once more for Universe 2.

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Reception[edit]

Theodore Sturgeon praised Universe 1 as "a nice full-spectrum anthology of originals" which "stay[s] within Carr's rather strict definition of what sf ought to be."[1]

Awards[edit]

The anthology placed first in the 1972 Locus Poll Award for Best Original Anthology.

"Good News from the Vatican" won the 1971 Nebula Award for Best Short Story.

"Poor Man, Beggar Man" was nominated for the 1971 Nebula Award for Best Novelette.

"Mount Charity" was nominated for the 1971 Nebula Award for Best Novelette and placed sixth in the 1972 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.

"All the Last Wars at Once" was nominated for the 1972 Hugo Award for Best Short Story and placed second in the 1972 Locus Poll Award for Best Short Fiction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galaxy Bookshelf", Galaxy Science Fiction, March 1972, pp.84-85

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