Alien Earth and different tales is a 1969 paperback anthology edited through Roger Elwood and Sam Moskowitz. the canopy blurb teases "Man discovers his obstacles — and his hazards — in an international the place the timber speak, robots imagine and heartless machines make the ultimate decisions."
The lineup of authors is notable, together with Ray Bradbury, Robert Bloch, Isaac Asimov, Arthur C. Clarke, A.E. van Vogt, Clifford D. Simak, Andre Norton, Edmond Hamilton and Erle Stanley Gardner. the unique e-book dates run from the Twenties to the '30s, '40s and '50s.
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• Alien Earth • (1949) • novelette via Edmond Hamilton
• The prior grasp • (1955) • novelette by means of Robert Bloch
• Rain Magic • essay by way of Erle Stanley Gardner
• Rain Magic • (1928) • novelette by means of Erle Stanley Gardner
• final Melody • [Tales from the White Hart] • (1957) • shortstory by way of Arthur C. Clarke (variant of the last word Melody)
• The Loot of Time • (1938) • novelette by way of Clifford D. Simak
• Doodad • (1943) • shortstory through Ray Bradbury
• Automaton • (1950) • shortstory by means of A. E. van Vogt
• the folk of the Crater • [Garan] • (1947) • novelette by means of Andre Norton
• Franchise • (1955) • shortstory by way of Isaac Asimov
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