A rather dark, disturbing story from Knight, somewhat at odds with the rest of the volume (and possibly the majority of SF in the mid-50s).
Charles Coleman Finlay. A Democracy of Trolls. Not an obvious collective noun for the rock-dwelling
Stories by : Damon Knight, Jack Finney, Avram Davidson, Cordwainer Smith, Ray Bradbury, Gordon R. Dickson, Jack Sharkey, Daniel Keyes, John W. Campbell Jr., Ralph Davidson, Clifford D. Simak, Fritz Leiber, Roger Price, Carol Emshwiller, Randall Garret, Darrel T. Langart, J.G. Ballard, Will Worthington, Theodore Sturgeon, Lawrence Block, Mark Clifton, Hilbert Schenk Jr. (Contents only).
Stories by John Bernard Daley, C.M. Kornbluth, Theodore L Thomas, E L Malpas, R Bretnor, Algis Budrys, Damon Knight, Isaac Asimov, Randall Garrett, Ray Russell, Robert Nathan, Roger Thorne, Robert Abernathy, Mack Reynolds, J G Ballard, Theodore Sturgeon, Garson Kanin
Stories by : Christopher Priest, Damon Knight, Fritz Leiber, Gene Wolfe., George R. R. Martin, Harlan Ellison, Isaac Asimov, Jack Williamson, James Tiptree Jr, John Varley, Steven Utley and Howard Waldrop.
Stories by : Allen Steele, Brian Stableford, Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Damon Knight, Dave Wolverton, David Langford, Gene Wolfe., Gregory Benford, Gwyneth Jones, James Patrick Kelly, Joanna Russ, John Brunner, Kate Wilhelm, Kathleen Ann Goonan, Robert Reed, Sheila Finch, Stephen Baxter, Terry Bisson, Yves Meynard.
Stories by : Bruce Sterling, Connie Willis, Damon Knight, Greg Bear, Harry Turtledove, Howard Waldrop, Jack Dann, James Patrick Kelly, John Kessel, Judith Moffett, Karen Joy Fowler, Kim Stanley Robinson, Lewis Shiner, Lucius Shepard, Michael Swanwick, Neal Barrett Jr, Orson Scott Card, Pat Cadigan, Richard Keans, Robert Silverberg, Scott Baker, Somtow Sucharitkul, Tanith Lee, Tim Powers, Tom Maddox, Walter Jon Williams, William Gibson.
Barry Malzberg, Ben Bova, Damon Knight, David Gerrold, Joe Haldeman, Kate Wilhelm, Martha Soukoup, Mike Resnick, Ursula K. Le Guin
Stories by : Brian W. Aldiss, John Varley, Michael G. Coney, Richard Cowper, Lester Del Rey, Isaac Asimov, Barrington J. Bayley, Joanna Russ, James Tiptree Jr, Damon Knight. (Content listing only.)
A ‘How to Start Reading and Enjoying Classic Short SF’. Compulsive and required reading for anyone who wants to get into what makes short SF.