This collection of the best short stories of Mark Clifton makes these fine tales readily available for the first time in two decades. Winner with Frank Riley of the 1955 Hugo Award for Theyad Rather Be Right, Clifton has for a variety of reasons unrelated to the quality of his writing all but disappeared from the awareAsness of todayas science fiction audience. Never a prolific writer he had published only about twenty-five short stories before his death in 1963. But with those stories and his three novels he irrevocably altered the course of contemporary science fiction. Almost single-handedly he introduced the full range of psyAschological insights to the commonly occurring themes of the genreaalien invasion, expanding technology, revolution against political theocracy, and space exploration and colonizaAstionato ever more truthfully portray how humanity would react to a future that could be either mindless or intellectually stunning. With his first published story, aWhat Have I Done?a Clifton initiated the theme of a starkly realistic world in which, at its best, humanity is inalterably vileaa theme that became an inAsextricable part of all his subsequent works. In his later works Clifton occasionally clothed his bitter indictment in the garb of comedy. The stories collected here include aWhat Have I Done?a aStar, Bright, a aCrazy Joey, a aWhat Thin Partitions, a aSense from Thought Divide, a aHow Allied, a aRemembrance and ReAsflection, a aHide! Hide! Witch!a aClerical Error, a aWhat Now, Little Man?a and aHang Head, Vandal!aThis collection of the best short stories of Mark Clifton makes these fine tales readily available for the first time in two decades.
|Title||:||The Science Fiction of Mark Clifton|
|Author||:||Mark Clifton, Barry N. Malzberg, Martin Harry Greenberg|
|Publisher||:||SIU Press - 1980|