Five Science Fiction Novels

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Five Science Fiction Novels
Five science fiction novels.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author edited by Martin Greenberg
Cover artist Frank Kelly Freas
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novels
Publisher Gnome Press
Publication date
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 282 pp

Five Science Fiction Novels is a 1952 anthology of five science fiction novellas edited by Martin Greenberg. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Unknown and Astounding.



New York Times reviewer Basil Davenport reported the anthology contained "three hits, one near miss, and one bad miss," declaring it "almost always at least entertaining, and at its best provocative." Davenport faulted "The Crucible of Power" as "no more than a short story," and found "Crisis in Utopia," although attractively imaged, to be weakly plotted. Of the "hits," he described "But Without Horns" as a familiar tale "told with real suspense; reported "The Chronicler" to be a typical van Vogt story where action kept the reader's interest even when the ideas became murky; and praised "Destiny Times Three" as the book's high point.[1]


  1. ^ "Spacemen's Realm", The New York Times, May 11, 1952