Thirteen stories from 1969.
Favorites: “A Man Spekith” – Richard Wilson – The last man left is a disc jockey who is floating above the Earth. He has his records and turntable and plays everything from Swing to Rock. He’s also got an unlimited supply of food and water and….bourbon. He doesn’t know he’s accompanied by a machine called Marty. The story is packed with cultural references that make it a fun read.
“Therapy 2000″ – Keith Roberts – It’s the year 2000 and the planet is bursting at the seams. The biggest problem is all the inescapable noise. The story follows Travers in his efforts to find some peace.
“A Boy And His Dog” – Harlan Ellison – One of my favorite Ellison stories I reread often. It’s all about the journey through a post apocalyptic world by Vic and his telepathic dog Blood who always calls Vic, Albert.
Other authors: Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Alexei Panshin, Suzette Haden Elgin, James Tiptree,Jr., Michael G.Coney, Bruce McAllister, Fritz Leiber, Ursula K.LeGuin and Norman Spinrad.