Spectrum-Edited by Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest

The paperback edition has seven stories out of the twelve in the hardcover edition. The stories are from 1941,49,51,54,56.

Favorites: “Null-P” (1951) – William Tenn –  After a devastating war the United States is run by the statistical average man. This leads to a great story with a terrific ending. Tenn’s sense of humor is in full force.

“Inanimate Objection” (1954 novelette) – H.Chandler Elliott – A man is put into an insane asylum because he believes inanimate objects have it in for us. The chief psychiatrist doesn’t think the man is crazy especially after a number of mishaps. Another story with a good sense of humor.

“By His Bootstraps” (1941 novella) – Robert A. Heinlein – An excellent story about getting caught up in time travel. Bob Wilson is writing a thesis about time travel when he gets transported through a time gate to a thousand years in the future by a stranger named Joe. The story was originally published in “Astounding” under Heinlein’s pseudonym Anson MacDonald.

Other authors: Frederik Pohl, Clifford D.Simak, Algis Budrys and Robert Sheckley.


About vintage45

I'm a big fan of vintage books,movies,TV shows and music. I encourage everyone to patronize your local used book/record store and pick up some of the good stuff. My posts are capsule reviews of some favorites that you may want to investigate. The albums posted aren't really reviews but items from my collection that are still available. I try and point out highlights of each one and let the music speak for itself. Thanks to all for checking out the blog.
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2 Responses to Spectrum-Edited by Kingsley Amis & Robert Conquest

  1. Cornelius says:

    Great blog, I love those vintage stuff. I had some quality time over here! Thanks

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