"There has never been a collection like this before. . . it will entertain, infuriate, and reward you for years."
—James Blish writing as "William Atheling, Jr." in Amazing Stories
". . . a gigantic, shapeless, exuberant, and startling collection. . . These are vital, meaningful stories which probably could not have been published in the SF magazines—not because of their daring ideas, but because of their literary quality."
—Damon Knight, Saturday Review
"You should buy this book immediately. . . You should do this because this book knows perfectly well that you are seething inside."
—Algis Budrys, Galaxy Magazine
Included in this memorable collection of 33 original stories are 7 winners and 13 nominees for the prestigious Hugo and Nebula Awards.
Lester Del Rey / Robert Silverberg / Frederik Pohl / Philip Jose Farmer / Miriam Allen deFord / Robert Bloch / Harlan Ellison / Brian W. Aldiss / Howard Rodman / Philip K. Dick / Larry Niven / Fritz Leiber / Joe L. Hensley / Poul Anderson / David R. Bunch / James Cross m/ Carol Emshwiller / Damon Knight / Theodore Sturgeon / Larry Eisenberg / Henry Slesar / Sonya Dorman / John T. Sladek / Jonathan Brand / Kris Neville / R. A. Lafferty / J. G. Ballard / John Brunner / Keith Laumer / Norman Spinrad / Roger Zelazny / Samuel R. Delany