Omnibus of Science Fiction

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Omnibus of Science Fiction
Omnibus of Science Fiction.jpg
Dust cover of first edition.
EditorGroff Conklin
CountryUnited States
GenreScience fiction
PublisherCrown Publishers
Publication date
Media typePrint (hardcover)
Pagesxiii, 562

Omnibus of Science Fiction is an anthology of science fiction short stories edited by Groff Conklin. It was first published in hardcover by Crown Publishers in 1952, and reprinted in 1953; a book club edition was issued by the same publisher with the Science Fiction Book Club in the same year. Later editions were issued by Bonanza Books/Crown Publishers in 1984 and Chatham River Press in 1984. An abridged paperback version including eleven of its forty-three stories was published by Berkley Books in August 1956 under the variant title Science Fiction Omnibus and reprinted in November 1963. A two volume British edition, also abridged, was published in hardcover by Grayson & Grayson in 1953-1954 under the variant titles Strange Travels in Science Fiction and Strange Adventures in Science Fiction; together, they included twenty-two of the original forty-three stories.[1]

The book collects forty-three novellas, novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by the editor. The stories were previously published from 1912-1952 in various science fiction and other magazines.[1]


Note: stories also appearing in one of the abridged editions annotated OM (Science Fiction Omnibus), AD (Strange Adventures in Science Fiction) or TR (Strange Travels in Science Fiction).