Ahead of Time

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Ahead of Time
Cover of first edition (hardcover)
Author Henry Kuttner
Cover artist Richard Powers
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 177 pp

Ahead of Time is a collection of science fiction stories by American writer Henry Kuttner, first published in hardcover by Ballantine Books in 1953 (with a paperback edition shortly afterwards). A British hardcover appeared in 1954, with a paperback following in 1961. Paperback reissues of both the UK and US editions appeared in the mid-1960s. A French translation appeared in 1962, and an Italian translation in 1971.[1]


Stories marked with an asterisk (*) have been identified as collaborations by Kuttner and his wife, C. L. Moore.[2]


Boucher and McComas, describing Kuttner as "one of s.f.'s most literate and intelligent storytellers," found the collection to be "just about as good as the modern magazine science-fantasy story can get."[3] P. Schuyler Miller similarly reported that Ahead of Time was "as good as any of the short-story collections now being published."[4] New Worlds reviewer Leslie Flood described Ahead of Time as "excellent".[5]


  1. ^ Publication history
  2. ^ ISFDB publication listing
  3. ^ "Recommended Reading," F&SF, October 1953, p. 73.
  4. ^ "The Reference Library", Astounding Science Fiction, March 1954, p.154
  5. ^ "Book Reviews", New Worlds, April 1954, p.128

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