Sam Moskowitz : Anthologies


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Sam Moskowitz was a fan and historian of fandom, author of books including The Immortal Storm: A History of Science Fiction Fandom (1954) and Seekers of Tomorrow: Masters of Modern Science Fiction (1966), who began publishing anthologies in 1954 with Editor's Choice in Science Fiction, with stories selected by various magazine editors. His other couple dozen (several co-edited with Roger Elwood) appeared from the early '60s to the early '70s and often focused on early, pre-genre SF (e.g. Science Fiction by Gaslight, 1968). Most were paperback originals. Compiled here are that first anthology, and three later hardcover volumes.

The cover images here are from isfdb.

  • Editor's Choice in Science Fiction, (McBride, 1954) [isfdb]
  • Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction, (World, 1965) [isfdb]
  • Strange Signposts, Roger Elwood & Sam Moskowitz, ed. (Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1966) [isfdb]
  • Masterpieces of Science Fiction, (World, 1967) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Alex Apostolides
  • What Thin Partitions (by Mark Clifton & AA) (Astounding Sep 1953) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Isaac Asimov
  • Liar! (Astounding May 1941) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Harry Bates
  • Death of a Sensitive (Science Fiction Plus May 1953) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Eando Binder
  • "I, Robot" (Amazing Jan 1939) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Robert Bloch
  • One Way to Mars (Weird Tales Jul 1945) -- Strange Signposts
  • The Strange Flight of Richard Clayton (Amazing Mar 1939) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Ray Bradbury
  • Doodad (Astounding Sep 1943) -- Strange Signposts
  • Wake for the Living (Dime Mystery Magazine Sep 1947) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • The Resurrection of Jimber-Jaw (Argosy Feb 20 1937) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Skeleton Men of Jupiter (Amazing Feb 1943) -- Strange Signposts
  • John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Night (Astounding Oct 1935) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Josef Capek
  • System (by JC & Karel Capek) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Karel Capek
  • System (by Josef Capek & KC) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Robert W. Chambers
  • The Demoiselle d'Ys (The King in Yellow, 1895) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • Before Eden (Amazing Jun 1961) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Castaway (Fantasy, The Magazine of Science Fiction Apr 1947) -- Strange Signposts
  • The Wall of Darkness (Super Science Stories Jul 1949) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Mark Clifton
  • What Thin Partitions (by MC & Alex Apostolides) (Astounding Sep 1953) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Chester D. Cuthbert
  • The Sublime Vigil (Wonder Stories Feb 1934) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • L. Sprague de Camp
  • The Command (Astounding Oct 1938) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Lester del Rey
  • Kindness (Astounding Oct 1944) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Los Amigos Fiasco (The Idler Dec 1892) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Erckmann-Chatrian
  • Hans Schnap's Spy-Glass -- Strange Signposts
  • Philip Josť Farmer
  • Mother (Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr 1953) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Mona Farnsworth
  • All Roads (Unknown Aug 1940) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Hugo Gernsback
  • Extra Sensory Perfection (Forecast 1956) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Edward Everett Hale
  • The Brick Moon (Atlantic Monthly Oct 1869 (+3)) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Edmond Hamilton
  • The Man Who Saw the Future (Amazing Oct 1930) -- Strange Signposts
  • Requiem (Amazing Apr 1962) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
  • Rappaccini's Daughter (United States Magazine and Democratic Review Dec 1844) -- Strange Signposts
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • "—We Also Walk Dogs" (Astounding Jul 1941) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Robert Barbour Johnson
  • Far Below (Weird Tales Jun 1939) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Jack M. Kirkland
  • The Wall of Fire (Blue Book Jul 1932) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Otis Adelbert Kline
  • Stolen Centuries (Thrilling Wonder Stories Jun 1939) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • Henry Kuttner
  • We Guard the Black Planet! (Super Science Stories Nov 1942) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Fritz Leiber
  • Coming Attraction (Galaxy Nov 1950) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Murray Leinster
  • A Logic Named Joe (Astounding Mar 1946) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Frank Belknap Long
  • And Someday to Mars (Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb 1952) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Colour Out of Space (Amazing Sep 1927) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • The Whisperer in Darkness (Weird Tales Aug 1931) -- Strange Signposts
  • A. Merritt
  • The People of the Pit (All-Story Weekly Jan 5 1918) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • C. L. Moore
  • Doorway Into Time (Famous Fantastic Mysteries Sep 1943) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Fitz-James O'Brien
  • The Wondersmith (Atlantic Monthly Oct 1859) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Edgar Allan Poe
  • Hans Pfaall—A Tale (Southern Literary Messenger Jun 1835) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Mellonta Tauta (Godey's Lady’s Book Feb 1849) -- Strange Signposts
  • Eric Frank Russell
  • The Witness (Other Worlds Science Stories Sep 1951) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Luis P. Senarens
  • Frank Reade Jr.'s Air Wonder (Boys of New York 1876) -- Strange Signposts
  • Lost in a Comet's Tail; or, Frank Reade, Jr.’s Strange Adventure with His New Air-Ship (Frank Reade Library Dec 13 1895) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Mary Shelley
  • The Mortal Immortal (The Keepsake, 1834 1833) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • M. P. Shiel
  • The Place of Pain (The Red Magazine May 1 1914) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Clifford D. Simak
  • Huddling Place (Astounding Jul 1944) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Edward E. Smith
  • The Vortex Blaster (Comet Jul 1941) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • Microcosmic God (Astounding Apr 1941) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Wilson Tucker
  • Exit (Astonishing Stories Apr 1943) -- Editor's Choice in Science Fiction
  • A. E. van Vogt
  • Enchanted Village (Other Worlds Science Stories Jul 1950) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Jules Verne
  • The Eternal Adam (by JV & MICHEL VERNE) (Saturn Mar 1957) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • MICHEL VERNE
  • The Eternal Adam (by Jules Verne & MV) (Saturn Mar 1957) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Harl Vincent
  • Prowler of the Wastelands (Astounding Apr 1935) -- Strange Signposts
  • Stanley G. Weinbaum
  • The Lotus Eaters (Astounding Apr 1935) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • H. G. Wells
  • The Chronic Argonauts (Science Schools Journal Apr 1888 (+2)) -- Strange Signposts
  • The Country of the Blind (The Strand Apr 1904) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Jack Williamson
  • The Cosmic Express (Amazing Nov 1930) -- Strange Signposts
  • With Folded Hands... (Astounding Jul 1947) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • Philip Wylie
  • Jungle Journey (Jack London's Adventure Magazine Dec 1958) -- Masterpieces of Science Fiction
  • John Wyndham
  • Adaptation (Astounding Jul 1949) -- Modern Masterpieces of Science Fiction

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