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5.0 out of 5 stars What a author
Remember as a youngster coming across this maverick author and buying the book which was lost some moves ago.great to reacquaint myself with these stories
Published 15 months ago by Evelyn P Wootton

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3.0 out of 5 stars other than that in good condition.
Paper was damaged, other than that in good condition.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More Hair Down, 27 Dec 2013
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John M. Ford "johnDC" (near DC, MD USA) - See all my reviews
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This collection is the second volume of science fiction stories collected by Harlan Ellison. He intends them to represent the creative and unrestrained voices that were emerging in the genre at that time. The first volume is Dangerous Visions; a planned third volume was never published.

Here are five of the forty that I liked a little more than the rest:

Ursula Le Guin's "The Word for World is Forest" is the novella version of the subsequently published novel The Word for World is Forest. Heavily influenced by the author's view of the Vietnam War, the story chronicles human colonization of the planet Athshe and their exploitation of its native sentient species. Initially passive, the natives eventual decide they have had enough.

Joanna Russ's "When It Changed" takes place on the planet Whileaway where there have been no men for centuries. When male astronauts from Earth reestablish contact with this lost colony, it is clear that contact with men will impact the planet's culture and values. Not everyone is pleased at the prospect.

Chad Olliver's "King of the Hill" begins in the near future on an Earth expiring in a swamp of pollutants. Sam looks around him for some way to use his great wealth to make this dying place a little better. He sees no hope. So he turns his attention to who will inherit when he is gone.

Piers Anthony's "In the Barn" is built around the existence of parallel realities, each with its own Earth, solar system, stars, etc. Some realities differ greatly from ours, some differ only slightly. Hitch is an investigator who travels between realities to evaluate differences from our own and the advisability of official contact. In his latest investigation he makes a close contact within Reality #772's dairy industry and learns the importance of proper breeding.

Ben Bova's "Zero Gee" is a roommate story. Chet, Jill, and Linda spend a few days in a space station on a mission for the U.S. Air Force. There isn't a lot of privacy. And sometimes three really is a crowd. `Nuff said.

And there is even some interesting poetry by Ray Bradbury. There are some good stories here. Most do not have that frantic, trying-too-hard-to-shock feel that was too much present in the first volume. Perhaps the nearly ten years that passed between the two publication dates had something to do with it. The new voices were starting to become the voices we were used to. Whatever the reason, the result is a better collection of stories. Enjoy!
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5.0 out of 5 stars What a author, 28 July 2013
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Remember as a youngster coming across this maverick author and buying the book which was lost some moves ago.great to reacquaint myself with these stories
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of the great collections of speculative science fiction, 22 July 2013
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Dangerous Visions and its sequel Again, Dangerous Visions are among the great works of new, experimental and subersive speculative fiction - a must for the history of the genre
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5.0 out of 5 stars Dangerous for its time, 1 Jun 2013
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M Poole "The Tillerman" (The wilds of Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Although the world has moved on and some of the things viewed as dangerous in this book may seem dull, it is important to view the book, the authors and the editor in the proper setting of the USA in the late 60s. People were being challenged and unsettled by the world around them, and many of these stories bring that to the reader. If you're a new reader of these authors, you will find many names to pick up and enjoy. The list of authors is almost a Who's Who of SF of the time.

Perhaps some of the stories seem dated, some seem pointless but what this book can do for you more than anything is introduce you to names that are not as well-known as they deserve. Step away from the boring and take a chance. Pick one, read it and then find out more about who wrote it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars other than that in good condition., 18 Aug 2014
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J. Ellis "Jonny ellis" (Hull, england) - See all my reviews
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Paper was damaged, other than that in good condition.
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