A Treasury of Science Fiction

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A Treasury of Science Fiction
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dust cover of first edition
Author edited by Groff Conklin
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Crown Publishers
Publication date
Media type Print (hardcover)
Pages ix, 517 pp.

A Treasury of Science Fiction is an American anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Groff Conklin. It was first published in hardcover by Crown Publishers in 1948, and reprinted in March 1951. A later edition was issued by Bonanza Books/Crown Publishers in March 1980. An abridged paperback version including eight of its thirty stories was published by Berkley Books in July 1957 and reprinted in January 1958 and January 1965.[1]

The book and Adventures in Time and Space were among the only science fiction hardcovers from large, mainstream publishers before about 1950.[2] It collects thirty novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by the editor. The stories were previously published from 1929-1947 in various science fiction and other magazines.[1] Conklin did not know how to contact Martin Pearson, and used an advertisement in Astounding Science Fiction to find him to pay the royalty.[3]



  1. ^ a b A Treasury of Science Fiction title listing at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
  2. ^ Budrys, Algis (October 1965). "Galaxy Bookshelf". Galaxy Science Fiction. pp. 142–150. 
  3. ^ "Untitled". Astounding Science Fiction (advertisement). November 1948. p. 70. 

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