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Ivan Janvier. Thing. (Fantastic Universe, March 1955)

Ivan Janvier. Thing. (Fantastic Universe, March 1955)

Written some 18 or more years after John W. Campbell's 'The Thing', but with a similar underpinning idea ...
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Tom Godwin. You Created Us. (Fantastic Universe, October 1955)

Tom Godwin. You Created Us. (Fantastic Universe, October 1955)

I started this story with high hopes - one from no less an author than Tom 'The Cold Equations' Godwin, ...
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Frank M. Robinson. Dream Street. (Imaginative Tales, March 1955.)

Frank M. Robinson. Dream Street. (Imaginative Tales, March 1955.)

I may be late to the party, but a Best SF Huzzah! for the late Robinson ...
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Algis Budrys. The Man Who Always Knew. (Astounding Science Fiction, April 1956).

Algis Budrys. The Man Who Always Knew. (Astounding Science Fiction, April 1956).

A story that doesn't go much beyond the principal conceit : a man has the uncanny knack of knowing just ...
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Cordwainer Smith. The Game of Rat and Dragon. (Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1955.)

Cordwainer Smith. The Game of Rat and Dragon. (Galaxy Science Fiction, October 1955.)

The story has many excellent turns of phrase, and leads the reader through the story introducing background concepts and technology, ...
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