Donald A. Wollheim : Anthologies


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The first anthology to contain the words "science fiction" in its title was a slender 1943 paperback, The Pocket Book of Science Fiction, the first anthology from Donald A. Wollheim, an occasional writer since the 1930s and editor of two SF magazines beginning 1941. This landmark anthology includes still-enduring stories by Stephen Vincent Benét, Stanley G. Weinbaum, John W. Campbell (as Don A. Stuart), Theodore Sturgeon, and Robert A. Heinlein, and also over 80 pages devoted to a story by the now-forgotten T.S. Stribling, a story that has never since been reprinted.

Wollheim's next book was a hardcover, The Portable Novels of Science. More an omnibus than an anthology, it includes novels by H.G. Wells, John Taine, and Olaf Stapledon, and a novella by H.P. Lovecraft.

And his third volume was the anonymously-edited The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, one of the earliest "original" anthologies of stories that had not already been published.

Donald A. Wollheim led a career of 50 years as editor, writer, and publisher, founding the eponymously named DAW Books in 1972. He did a over a dozen anthologies in the 1950s and '60s, most of them paperback originals of modest size; he never did large hardcover volumes like those of Healy/McComas and Groff Conklin. Shown in the photo is Prize Science Fiction, a best-of-year anthology of 12 stories chosen by the "Jules Verne Award Committee" headed by Forrest J Ackerman; no further volumes followed. Also, the 1958 anthology Men on the Moon was revised in 1969 (that edition shown here) with 45 additional pages of essays by SF authors responding to the Apollo 11 moon plaque and I.F. Stone's proposed counter-message.

Wollheim's most significant later anthologies were two series of best-of-the-year annuals, first for Ace then for DAW, which ran from 1965 to 1990.

Authors most-reprinted in these 19 volumes: Murray Leinster and H.P. Lovecraft (5 each), then Poul Anderson, Leigh Brackett, Edmond Hamilton, Frank Belknap Long, and Stanley G. Weinberg (4 each).

Most frequent sources, all of them magazines: Astounding (25), Weird Tales (12), then Amazing and Planet Stories (10 each).

  • The Pocket Book of Science Fiction, (Pocket, 1943) [isfdb]
  • The Portable Novels of Science, (Viking, 1945) [isfdb]
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories, (Avon, 1949) [isfdb]
  • Flight Into Space, (Frederick Fell, 1950) [isfdb]
  • Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction, (Frederick Fell, 1951) [isfdb]
  • Prize Science Fiction, (McBride, 1953) [isfdb]
  • Adventures in the Far Future, (Ace, 1954) [isfdb]
  • Tales of Outer Space, (Ace, 1954) [isfdb]
  • The Ultimate Invader, and Other Science Fiction, (Ace, 1954) [isfdb]
  • Adventures on Other Planets, (Ace, 1955) [isfdb]
  • Terror in the Modern Vein, (Hanover House, 1955) [isfdb]
  • The End of the World, (Ace, 1956) [isfdb]
  • The Earth in Peril, (Ace, 1957) [isfdb]
  • The Hidden Planet, (Ace, 1959) [isfdb]
  • The Macabre Reader, (Ace, 1959) [isfdb]
  • More Macabre, (Ace, 1961) [isfdb]
  • More Adventures on Other Planets, (Ace, 1963) [isfdb]
  • Swordsmen in the Sky, (Ace, 1964) [isfdb]
  • Men on the Moon, (Ace, 1958) [isfdb]



Combined Contents by Author and Title


Robert Abernathy
  • Peril of the Blue World (Planet Stories Win 1942) -- Flight Into Space
  • Poul Anderson
  • The Chapter Ends (Dynamic Science Fiction Jan 1954) -- Adventures in the Far Future
  • Lord of a Thousand Suns (Planet Stories Sep 1951) -- Tales of Outer Space
  • Swordsman of Lost Terra (Planet Stories Nov 1951) -- Swordsmen in the Sky
  • Tiger by the Tail (Planet Stories Jan 1951) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • Charles Beaumont
  • The Beautiful Woman (If Sep 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Fritzchen (Orbit #1 1953) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Thomas Lovell Beddoes
  • The Phantom-Wooer (Death's Jest Book, 1850) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Stephen Vincent Benét
  • By the Waters of Babylon (The Saturday Evening Post Jul 31 1937) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • Ambrose Bierce
  • Moxon's Master (San Francisco Examiner Apr 16 1899) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • Zealia Brown Bishop
  • The Curse of Yig (Weird Tales Nov 1929) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Robert Bloch
  • The Dream Makers (Beyond Fantasy Fiction Sep 1953) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • The Opener of the Way (Weird Tales Oct 1936) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Leigh Brackett
  • Child of the Sun (Planet Stories Spr 1942) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • The Last Days of Shandakor (Startling Stories Apr 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • The Moon That Vanished (Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct 1948) -- Swordsmen in the Sky
  • Terror Out of Space (Planet Stories Sum 1944) -- The Hidden Planet
  • Ray Bradbury
  • The Crowd (Weird Tales May 1943) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • King of the Gray Spaces (Famous Fantastic Mysteries Dec 1943) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Miles J. Breuer
  • A Baby on Neptune (by MJB & Clare Winger Harris) (Amazing Dec 1929) -- Flight Into Space
  • John Brunner
  • By the Name of Man (Nebula #17 1956) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • Valery Brussof
  • The Republic of the Southern Cross (Pre-Revolutionary Russian Science Fiction, 1982) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Thomas Burke
  • The Hollow Man (Colliers Oct 14 1933) -- The Macabre Reader
  • John W. Campbell, Jr.
  • Twilight (Astounding Nov 1934) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction as by Don A. Stuart
  • A. Bertram Chandler
  • Jetsam (New Worlds Mar 1953) -- Men on the Moon
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • All the Time in the World (Startling Stories Jul 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Rescue Party (Astounding May 1946) -- The End of the World
  • Mark Clifton
  • Star, Bright (Galaxy Jul 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Stanton A. Coblentz
  • Sunward (Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr 1940) -- Flight Into Space
  • John Collier
  • Green Thoughts (Harper's May 1931) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • A. E. Coppard
  • Gone Away (Polly Oliver, 1935) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Alfred Coppel
  • Last Night of Summer (Orbit #4 1954) -- The End of the World
  • The Peacemaker (If Jan 1953) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Cecil Corwin
  • Mask of Demeter (by Martin Pearson & CC) (F&SF Jan 1953) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Ray Cummings
  • The Gravity Professor (Argosy All-Story Weekly May 7 1921) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Roger Dee
  • The Obligation (Startling Stories Sep 1952) -- Adventures on Other Planets
  • Lester del Rey
  • The Luck of Ignatz (Astounding Aug 1939) -- The Hidden Planet
  • The Wind Between the Worlds (Galaxy Mar 1951) -- Adventures in the Far Future
  • August Derleth
  • McIlvaine's Star (If Jul 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Mrs. Manifold -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
  • Philip K. Dick
  • The Cookie Lady (Fantasy Fiction Jun 1953) -- More Macabre
  • Impostor (Astounding Jun 1953) -- The End of the World
  • Gordon R. Dickson
  • Listen (F&SF Aug 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Daniel, M.D. Dressler
  • The White Army (Amazing Sep 1929) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • George F. Eliot
  • The Copper Bowl (Weird Tales Dec 1928) -- More Macabre
  • Hanns Heinz Ewers
  • The Spider (The International Dec 1915) -- More Macabre
  • Philip M. Fisher
  • Fungus Isle (Argosy All-Story Weekly Oct 27 1923) -- More Macabre
  • The Strange Case of Lemuel Jenkins (All-Story Weekly Jul 26 1919) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • H. B. Fyfe
  • Moonwalk (Space Science Fiction Nov 1952) -- Men on the Moon
  • Raymond Z. Gallun
  • Operation Pumice (Thrilling Wonder Stories Apr 1949) -- Men on the Moon
  • Charlotte Perkins Gilman
  • The Yellow Wallpaper (New England Magazine Jan 1892) -- More Macabre
  • Edmond Hamilton
  • A Conquest of Two Worlds (Wonder Stories Feb 1932) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • In the World's Dusk (Weird Tales Mar 1936) -- The End of the World
  • Kaldar, World of Antares (The Magic Carpet Apr 1933) -- Swordsmen in the Sky
  • The Plant Revolt (Weird Tales Apr 1930) -- The Earth in Peril
  • Clare Winger Harris
  • A Baby on Neptune (by Miles J. Breuer & CWH) (Amazing Dec 1929) -- Flight Into Space
  • Robert A. Heinlein
  • "—And He Built a Crooked House" (Astounding Feb 1941) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • They (Unknown Apr 1941) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • The Year of the Jackpot (Galaxy Mar 1952) -- The End of the World
  • Fox B. Holden
  • Here Lie We (Startling Stories Jun 1953) -- Tales of Outer Space
  • Robert E. Howard
  • The Cairn on the Headland (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Jan 1933) -- The Macabre Reader
  • L. Ron Hubbard
  • Behind the Black Nebula (Astounding Jan 1942) -- Tales of Outer Space
  • Malcolm Jameson
  • Alien Envoy (Astounding Nov 1944) -- The Ultimate Invader, and Other Science Fiction
  • Neil R. Jones
  • Hermit of Saturn's Ring (Planet Stories Fll 1940) -- Flight Into Space
  • Franz Kafka
  • The Burrow -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • David H. Keller
  • The Living Machine (Wonder Stories May 1935) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Otis Adelbert Kline
  • A Vision of Venus (Amazing Dec 1933) -- Swordsmen in the Sky
  • C. M. Kornbluth
  • The Altar at Midnight (Galaxy Nov 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • The Silly Season (F&SF Fll 1950) -- The Earth in Peril
  • Clifton B. Kruse
  • Dr. Lu-Mie (Astounding Jul 1934) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • John Martin Leahy
  • In Amundsen's Tent (Weird Tales Jan 1928) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Fritz Leiber
  • The Girl with the Hungry Eyes (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
          -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Murray Leinster
  • Assignment on Pasik (Thrilling Wonder Stories Feb 1949) -- Adventures on Other Planets
  • Keyhole (Thrilling Wonder Stories Dec 1951) -- Men on the Moon
  • Malignant Marauder (Thrilling Wonder Stories Sum 1946) -- The Ultimate Invader, and Other Science Fiction
  • Overdrive (Startling Stories Jan 1953) -- Adventures in the Far Future
  • Things Pass By (Thrilling Wonder Stories Sum 1945) -- The Earth in Peril
  • Robert Donald Locke
  • Demotion (Astounding Sep 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Amelia Reynolds Long
  • Omega (Amazing Jul 1932) -- The End of the World
  • Frank Belknap Long
  • Maturity Night (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
  • The Mercurian (Planet Stories Win 1941) -- Flight Into Space
  • Red Storm on Jupiter (Astounding May 1936) -- Flight Into Space
  • The Temporal Transgressor (Astounding Aug 1944) -- The Ultimate Invader, and Other Science Fiction
  • H. P. Lovecraft
  • The Dweller (The Providence Journal May 7 1930) -- The Macabre Reader
  • He (Weird Tales Sep 1926) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Night Gaunts (The Providence Journal Mar 26 1930) -- The Macabre Reader
  • The Shadow Out of Time (Astounding Jun 1936) -- The Portable Novels of Science
  • The Thing on the Doorstep (Weird Tales Jan 1937) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Robert A. W. Lowndes
  • The Inheritors (by RAWL & John B. Michel) (Future Oct 1942) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Richard Matheson
  • Mother by Protest (Fantastic Sep/Oct 1953) -- More Macabre
  • Shipshape Home (Galaxy Jul 1952) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Thorp McClusky
  • The Crawling Horror (Weird Tales Nov 1936) -- The Macabre Reader
  • J. T. McIntosh
  • Venus Mission (Planet Stories Jul 1951) -- The Hidden Planet
  • Bernard McLaughlin
  • The Silence (Stirring Science Stories Jun 1941) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • John B. Michel
  • The Inheritors (by Robert A. W. Lowndes & JBM) (Future Oct 1942) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • P. Schuyler Miller
  • Daydream (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
  • Walter M. Miller, Jr.
  • The Big Hunger (Astounding Oct 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • H. Warner Munn
  • The Wheel (Weird Tales May 1933) -- More Macabre
  • Andre Norton
  • The People of the Crater (Fantasy Book #1 1947) -- Swordsmen in the Sky
  • Chad Oliver
  • Field Expedient (Astounding Jan 1955) -- The Hidden Planet
  • Stardust (Astounding Jul 1952) -- Adventures in the Far Future
  • Bob Olsen
  • The Four-Dimensional Roller-Press (Amazing Jun 1927) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Martin Pearson
  • Ajax of Ajax (Future Aug 1942) -- Flight Into Space
  • Mask of Demeter (by MP & Cecil Corwin) (F&SF Jan 1953) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • The Millionth Year (Science Fiction Stories Apr 1943) -- Adventures in the Far Future
  • Alexander M. Phillips
  • The Death of the Moon (Amazing Feb 1929) -- Flight Into Space
  • Frank M. Robinson
  • The Reluctant Heroes (Galaxy Jan 1951) -- Men on the Moon
  • Theodore Roscoe
  • The Curse Kiss (Weird Tales Feb 1930) -- More Macabre
  • Eric Frank Russell
  • The Timeless Ones (Science Fiction Quarterly Nov 1952) -- Prize Science Fiction
  • Robert Sheckley
  • Fishing Season (Thrilling Wonder Stories Aug 1953) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Robert Silverberg
  • Sunrise on Mercury (Science Fiction Stories May 1957) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • Clifford D. Simak
  • The Asteroid of Gold (Wonder Stories Nov 1932) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Ogre (Astounding Jan 1944) -- Adventures on Other Planets
  • Operation Mercury (Astounding Mar 1941) -- Tales of Outer Space
  • Clark Ashton Smith
  • The Hunters from Beyond (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Oct 1932) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Olaf Stapledon
  • Odd John (Methuen 1935) -- The Portable Novels of Science
  • Leslie F. Stone
  • The Rape of the Solar System (Amazing Dec 1934) -- Flight Into Space
  • T. S. Stribling
  • The Green Splotches (Adventure Jan 1 1920) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • Theodore Sturgeon
  • Microcosmic God (Astounding Apr 1941) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • John Taine
  • Before the Dawn (Williams & Wilkins 1934) -- The Portable Novels of Science
  • William Tenn
  • Venus and the Seven Sexes (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
  • A. E. van Vogt
  • Letter from the Stars (Arkham Sampler Win 1949) -- The Earth in Peril
  • The Rull (Astounding May 1948) -- Adventures on Other Planets
  • Bryce Walton
  • Mary Anonymous (Planet Stories Sum 1954) -- The Earth in Peril
  • Donald Wandrei
  • It Will Grow On You (Esquire Apr 1942) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Stanley G. Weinbaum
  • The Lotus Eaters (Astounding Apr 1935) -- The Hidden Planet
  • A Martian Odyssey (Wonder Stories Jul 1934) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • Parasite Planet (Astounding Feb 1935) -- Flight Into Space
  • The Planet of Doubt (Astounding Oct 1935) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • Manly Wade Wellman
  • Come Into My Parlor (The Girl With the Hungry Eyes, 1949) -- The Girl with the Hungry Eyes, and Other Stories
  • H. G. Wells
  • The First Men in the Moon (Bowen-Merrill 1901) -- The Portable Novels of Science
  • In the Abyss (Pearson's Magazine Aug 1896) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • The Star (The Graphic Christmas 1897) -- The Earth in Peril
  • Wallace West
  • The Last Man (Amazing Feb 1929) -- The Pocket Book of Science Fiction
  • Henry S. Whitehead
  • The Trap (Strange Tales of Mystery and Terror Mar 1932) -- The Macabre Reader
  • Ralph Williams
  • Doorway in the Sky (Astounding Jan 1954) -- Tales of Outer Space
  • Robert Moore Williams
  • The Red Death of Mars (Astounding Jul 1940) -- More Adventures on Other Planets
  • The Seekers (Startling Stories May 1948) -- Flight Into Space
  • The Sound of Bugles (Startling Stories Mar 1949) -- Adventures on Other Planets
  • Jack Williamson
  • In the Scarlet Star (Amazing Mar 1933) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Donald A. Wollheim
  • Mimic (Astonishing Stories Dec 1942) -- Terror in the Modern Vein
  • Planet Passage (Future Oct 1942) -- Flight Into Space
  • The Rag Thing (F&SF Oct 1951) -- Terror in the Modern Vein as by David Grinnell
  • Sewell Peaslee Wright
  • The Infra-Medians (Astounding Dec 1931) -- Every Boy's Book of Science Fiction
  • Ray H. Zorn
  • Greegree -- The Macabre Reader

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