The Science Fiction Hall of Fame – Volume I, Edited by Lester Del Rey – 1972



Introduction, by Robert Silverberg

“A Martin Odyssey”, by Stanley G. Weinbaum
(Wonder Stories, July, 1934)

“Twilight”, by John W. Campbell (as Don A. Stuart)
(Astounding Stories, November, 1934)

“Helen O’Loy”, by Lester del Rey
(Astounding Science Fiction, December, 1938)

“The Roads Must Roll”, by Robert A. Heinlein
(Astounding Science Fiction, June, 1940)

“Microcosmic God”, by Theodore Sturgeon
(Astounding Science Fiction, April, 1941)

“Nightfall”, by Isaac Asimov
(Astounding Science Fiction, September, 1941)

“The Weapon Shop”, by A.E. van Vogt
(Astounding Science Fiction, December, 1942)

“Mimsy Were the Borogoves”, by Lewis Padgett
(Astounding Science Fiction, February, 1943)

“Huddling Place”, by Clifford D. Simak
(Astounding Science Fiction, July, 1944)

“Arena”, by Fredric Brown
(Astounding Science Fiction, June, 1944)

“First Contact”, by Murray Leinster
(Astounding Science Fiction, November, 1945)

“That Only A Mother”, by Judith Merril
(Astounding Science Fiction, June, 1948)

“Scanners Live in Vain, by Cordwainer Smith
(Fantasy Book, January, 1950)

“Mars is Heaven!”, by Ray Bradbury
(Planet Stories, Fall, 1948)

“The Little Black Bag”, by Cyril M. Kornbluth
(Astounding Science Fiction, July, 1950)

“Born of Man and Woman”, by Richard Matheson
(The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, July, 1950)

“Coming Attraction”, by Fritz Leiber
(Galaxy Science Fiction, November, 1950)

“The Quest for Saint Aquin”, by Anthony Boucher
(New Tales of Space and Time, 1951)

“Surface Tension”, by James Blish
(Galaxy Science Fiction, August, 1952)

“The Nine Billion Names of God”, by Arthur C. Clarke
(Star Science Fiction Stories Number 1, 1953)

“It’s A Good Life”, by Jerome Bixby
(Star Science Fiction Stories Number 2, 1953)

“The Cold Equations”, by Tom Godwin
(Astounding Science Fiction, August, 1954)

“Fondly Fahrenheit”, by Alfred Bester
(The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, August, 1954)

“The Country of The Kind”, by Damon Knight
(The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, February, 1956)

“Flowers for Algernon”, by Daniel Keyes
(The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, April, 1959)

“A Rose for Ecclesiastes”, by Roger Zelazny
(The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, November, 1963)

Infinity Science Fiction – October, 1956 (Edward Emshwiller) [Featuring “The Silver Corridor”, by Harlan Ellison]


Illustration by Edward Emshwiller, for Harlan Ellison’s story “The Silver Corridor” (p. 49)


The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction – September, 1955 (Frank Kelly Freas) [Featuring “Operation Afreet”, by Poul Anderson]

Unlike the majority of science fiction (and fantasy) magazines of the 40s and 50s, The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction eschewed interior art.  The issue of September, 1955 was an exception to this policy, featuring two illustrations – below – by Frank Kelly Freas, which accompanied Poul Anderson’s tale “Operation Afreet”. 

The third illustration is an allegorical image created by the unknown artist “H.M.”

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