Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories

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Tiger by the Tail
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Alan E. Nourse
Cover artist Mel Hunter
Country United States
Language English
Genre science fiction short stories
Published 1961 Donald McKay
Media type Print (Hardback)
Pages 184
OCLC 471802

Tiger by the Tail and Other Science Fiction Stories is the first collection of short works by Alan E. Nourse, issued in hardcover by publisher Donald McKay in 1961. It was reprinted in paperback by MacFadden Books in 1964 and 1968. A British hardcover edition was published by Dennis Dobson in 1962, with a paperback reprint, retitled Beyond Infinity, following from Corgi Books in 1964.[1]


  • "Tiger by the Tail" (Galaxy 1951)
  • "Nightmare Brother" (Astounding 1953)
  • "PRoblem" (Galaxy 1956)
  • "The Coffin Cure" (Galaxy 1957)
  • "Brightside Crossing" (Galaxy 1956)
  • "The Native Soil" (Fantastic Universe 1957)
  • "Love Thy Vimp" (F&SF 1952)
  • "Letter of the Law" (If 1954)
  • "Family Resemblance" (Astounding 1953)[2]


Galaxy reviewer Floyd C. Gale reviewed the collection favorably, declaring that "all nine of the stories rate fine to excellent and would be standouts in any company"[3]


  1. ^ ISFDB bibliography
  2. ^ Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
  3. ^ "Galaxy's 5 Star Shelf", Galaxy, February 1962, p.191.