Star Science Fiction Stories No.1

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Star Science Fiction Stories
First edition hardcover
Author various
edited by Frederik Pohl
Cover artist Richard M. Powers (first edition)
John Berkey (reprint)
Country United States
Language English
Series Star Science Fiction Stories
Genre Science fiction, anthology
Publisher Ballantine Books
Publication date
February 1953
Media type Hardcover, Mass market paperback
Pages 202
ISBN 0-345-02717-5 (reprinting)
Followed by Star Science Fiction Stories No.2

Star Science Fiction Stories No.1 is the first book in the anthology series, Star Science Fiction Stories, edited by Frederik Pohl.[1] It was first published in 1953 by Ballantine Books, without numeration, and was reprinted in 1972 as "No. 1". The book featured the first appearance of Arthur C. Clarke's short story, "The Nine Billion Names of God". These books have been very critically acclaimed by critics around the world.


Anthology series[edit]

Star Science Fiction Stories was followed by a number of subsequent books in the series, each edited by Frederik Pohl. They were all reprinted in 1972 with new cover art by John Berkey.[2]


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  2. ^ "Series: Star Science Fiction". The Internet Speculative Fiction Database. Archived from the original on 19 September 2017. Retrieved 19 September 2017. 

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