July 19, 2019

Review: 50 Short Science Fiction Tales edited by Isaac Asimov & Groff Conklin.

Original 1963 cover.

Original 1963 cover.

 

   No story format is better suited to good science fiction than that of the short story. This allows the writer to present us with a glimpse of a unique and fresh universe, complete with the “hook” or novel idea that the Twilight Zone’s Rod Serling later made famous. A writer must build, adapt and maneuver in a tight literary space; lengthy expositions or side plots are not allowed. [Read more...]