Author(s): Brian Stableford
Assembled by a legendary science-fiction author and editor, this compilation presents nearly 30 early tales of futuristic societies, rogue stars, rebellious machines, and other now-familiar subjects of speculative fiction. These formative short stories, originally published between 1835-1924, include works by Poe, Hawthorne, Bierce, Wells, London, and Kipling, as well as lesser-known authors.
British science-fiction author Brian Stableford has published more than 70 novels. He graduated from the University of York with a degree in biology and received a PhD for his his doctoral thesis on the sociology of science fiction. A former lecturer in sociology at the University of Reading, he is a full-time writer and a part-time lecturer on creative writing at several universities.