Journey to Infinity

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Journey to Infinity
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
EditorMartin Greenberg
Cover artistEdd Cartier
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherGnome Press
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardback)

Journey to Infinity is a 1951 anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Martin Greenberg. The stories originally appeared in the magazines Astounding SF, Amazing Stories and Future Science Fiction.



Groff Conklin wrote that the idea of a collection of "possible pasts and futures for man" was fascinating, but the book was "somewhat uneven" and dissatisfying to those familiar with science fiction. He said that 12 stories were not enough, criticizing the lack of stories from Robert Heinlein's Future History, Clifford D. Simak's City, or Lewis Padgett's "Baldy" series.[1] Villiers Gerson, writing in Astounding Science Fiction, complained that nearly half the stories in the book were "second-rate", selected to fit in along thematic lines rather than for their own merit.[2] The New York Times noted that the anthology presented "the science-fictional History of Man."[3]


  1. ^ Conklin, Groff (April 1951). "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf". Galaxy Science Fiction. pp. 59–61.
  2. ^ "Book Reviews", Astounding Science Fiction, July 1951, p.154
  3. ^ "In The Realm of the Spacemen", The New York Times Book Review, June 3, 1951


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