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A very interesting and quite good collection.
These are some of the greatest authors in Sci-Fi, although the stories aren't necessarily the best written, or best known, short stories in the authors' respective portfolios (with the exception of Weinbaum's "Martian Odyssey").
For the most part, these are classic style sci-fi stories, crawling with aliens, spaceships and strange new worlds. Two of the stories (Leiber's and Dick's) are post-nuclear-holocaust Earth and Wells' story is set in contemporary (to him) Earth.
Well delivered by a mix of great readers.
Worth a listen, particularly for genre fans who want to explore some great authors' "b-list" stories.
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5 stars is excellent.
4 stars is good.
3 stars is OK.
This 2010 production from the BBC has generally excellent stories with several truly excellent stories remarkably thought provoking in the vein of Asimov's future history series.
Favorites of mine were "Victory" by Lester Del Rey which examines the prohibitive cost of future warfare between species possessing weaponry of star-level power;
And "Missing Link" examines the problem of mature developed species (during extra stellar exploration) bringing less developed aggressive immature species into their developed species federation, and exposing these less mature cultures to planet busting technologies without creating a threat to the less mature species or to the members of the federation themselves.
And what if theses less mature species possess a unique species-specific ability (eg. telepathic control of other sentient species) or a particularly advanced development is a field of science far beyond the more mature species of the federation? What then? 😱
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