The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics

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The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Harold Kuebler, ed.
Cover artist Richard Powers
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction short stories
Publisher Hanover House
Publication date
1954
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 694 pp
OCLC 2581070

The Treasury of Science Fiction Classics is an anthology of science fiction stories, edited by Harold E. Kuebler, published in hardcover by Hanover House in 1954 with dust jacket art by Richard Powers. A Science Fiction Book Club edition followed later that year, but the volume has not otherwise been reprinted.[1]

Contents[edit]

"Mr. Strenberry's Tale" was originally published under the title "Doomsday".[2]

Reception[edit]

J. Francis McComas, writing in The New York Times, panned the anthology as "the most routine of scissors-and-paste jobs, done without any editorial skill whatsoever."[3] P. Schuyler Miller similarly declared "I don't, for the life of me, know who this anthology is for", faulting its editor's selection of "overly familiar," sometimes "archaic" stories.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ ISFDB listing
  2. ^ Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
  3. ^ "Spaceman's Realm". The New York Times Book Review, February 27, 1955, p.28
  4. ^ Miller, P. Schuyler. "The Reference Library," Astounding Science-Fiction, September 1955, p.149.