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on 28 April 2014
As I was an avid reader of the Astounding Science Fiction Magazine (later known as Analog Science Fiction) this took me right back to those days and renewed all of the enjoyment I knew then, brilliant. I think I will buy the whole series of these megapacks.
Good stories built around a simple imagined scientific premise. So what, if the year 2000 turned out totally different the stories still stand as good entertainment and show the ways in which the authors could weave a short story.
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on 3 July 2013
I use to avidly read Sci-fi anthologies.... then lost interest. But after several decades I've come back with a revitalised love of this type of story...... Short and to the point, and I can read one entire story every night in bed, before closing my eyes. My only criticism is that they sometimes pop a story in there that is rather too long. I skip those. I do need to get some shut-eye.
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VINE VOICEon 15 October 2013
Back in the 50s and 60s we got really good SF short stories. Then in the late 70s they became more psychological and almost abstract and I gave up reading them.

THis megapack contains so many of the old style stories, good old "thud and blunder" sapce opera style yarns. Just what I like. I know I will end up with the complete set.
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on 15 August 2013
Most of the stories are pretty old. I enjoyed reading this, but what struck me most of all were the incredibly dated social views that were embedded in the stories, particularly in the portrayal of women. It's also quite militaristic. So it's a nice piece of social history, but by today's standards it's less good as a collection of SF.
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on 3 August 2014
Opening story is a real drag , is it a fall of the towers prequel? Been reading this stuff since 1957 so my memory must be failing me. SF writers shouldn't try to hard to develop characters, get the ideas going. It's OK at the price. Try Vermilion Sands & go compare!!!
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on 2 May 2014
Impressed by most of the stories. well written and exciting to read. However, some of the longer stories had a rather anti-climactic ending. Some endings were also a little over complex and had to be re-read to understand them fully. However, overall I enjoyed it.
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on 11 July 2013
A bit of a mixed bag. Some of the stories only have a tenuous link to SF but that doesn't make them bad.
There is a mix of novellas and short stories - some of them are very short - and a few are a bit ropey but for the money you can't go wrong.
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on 19 July 2013
Some of the stories are fine, some are just too long to be short stories and are really a bit boring to be honest, only reason I purchased really was the price. I have downloaded the others in the series but I haven't started them yet to be honest!
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on 3 September 2013
This reminds me of the stories I read in magazine like astounding SF in the 50's. Some of the stories are dated but never-the-less, they are entertaining and many still make you think, what if! and at the price good value.
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on 21 June 2015
I used to like reading science fiction but my tastes must have changed because I found these stories quite mundane, not to say boring. Guess I've watched too many sci-fi blockbusters with all their special effects!!
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