Science Fiction Terror Tales
Dust-jacket from the first edition
|Author||edited by Groff Conklin|
|Cover artist||Ed Emshwiller|
|Genre||Science fiction horror Short stories|
|Media type||Print (Hardback)|
|Pages||x, 262 pp|
|LC Class||PZ1.C64 S24|
Science Fiction Terror Tales is an anthology of science fiction horror short stories edited by Groff Conklin. It was first published in hardcover by Gnome Press in January 1955; it was reprinted in June 1971. The first British edition was published under the alternate title Possible Tomorrows in hardcover by Sidgwick & Jackson in June 1972; a paperback edition was issued by Coronet under the same title in September 1973. It was later gathered together with the Donald A. Wollheim-edited anthology Trilogy of the Future into the omnibus anthology Science Fiction Special 9 (Sidgwick & Jackson, April 1974).
The book collects fifteen novelettes and short stories by various science fiction authors, together with an introduction by the editor. The stories were previously published from 1936-1954 in the magazines Other Worlds, Astounding, Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantasy and Science Fiction, Thrilling Wonder Stories, Unknown and Universe.
- "Introduction" (Groff Conklin)
- "Punishment Without Crime" (Ray Bradbury)
- "Arena" (Fredric Brown)
- "The Leech" (Robert Sheckley)
- "Through Channels" (Richard Matheson)
- "Lost Memory" (Peter Phillips)
- "Memorial" (Theodore Sturgeon)
- "Prott" (Margaret St. Clair)
- "Flies" (Isaac Asimov)
- "The Microscopic Giants" (Paul Ernst)
- "The Other Inauguration" (Anthony Boucher)
- "Nightmare Brother" (Alan E. Nourse)
- "Pipeline to Pluto" (Murray Leinster)
- "Impostor" (Philip K. Dick)
- "They" (Robert A. Heinlein)
- "Let Me Live in a House" (Chad Oliver)
- Chalker, Jack L.; Mark Owings (1998). The Science-Fantasy Publishers: A Bibliographic History, 1923-1998. Westminster, MD and Baltimore: Mirage Press, Ltd. p. 304.
- Contento, William G. "Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections". Retrieved 2008-03-02.