Anthony Boucher: Far and Away

Hit and miss short stories Some were great and thought provoking others less so. Omalia dell'uomo vuoto The Anomaly of the Empty Man 1955Il primo The First 1955Balaam Balaam 1955Mordono They Bite 1955Snulbug Snulbug 1955Altrouando Elsewhwn 1955Il segreto dellacasa Secret of the House 1955Sriberdegibit Sriberdegibit 1955La sposa delle stelle Star Bride 1955Copia per recensione Review Copy 1955L'altro regime The Other Inauguration 1955Copertina di Franco Brambil.

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All of the stories in this anthology are included in the comprehensive collection. Un venusiano affascinato dalla semplicità di una donna terrestre; una macchina del tempo che permette a un assassinato di farsi vedere ancora in vita; un risultato elettorale cambiato in modo imprevedibile; un uomo che esige di essere maledetto e non immagina le conseguenze assurde del suo gesto; una razza di terribile creature che si annida nel deserto ueste e altre avventure ci.

Of Boucher s speculative fiction The Compleat Boucher see my review of that title. Vengono offerte su un piatto d’argento da Anthony Boucher uno dei grandi specialisti della fantascienza a sorpresa Non solo ogni caso possiede la lucidità l’inventiva e il rigore stilistico che sono il suo contrassegno ma ogni finale è un colpo di scena Boucher è un maestro oggi annoverato nell’Olimpo che comprende scrittori come Knight Sheckley Brown e KuttnerIndiceL'an.

'H H Holmes' which was the name of a 19th century serial killerIn a poll of 17 detective story writers and reviewers his novel Nine Times Nine was voted as the ninth best locked room mystery of all timeWhite was born in Oakland California and went to college at the University of Southern California He later received a Masters degree from the University of California Berkeley He was admired for his mystery writing but was most noted for his editing his science fiction anthologies and his mystery reviews for many years in The New York Times He was the first English translator of Jorge Luis Borges translating El jardín de senderos ue se bifurcan for Ellery ueen's Mystery Magazine He helped found the Mystery Writers of America in 1946 and in the same year was one of the first winners of the MWA's Edgar Award for his mystery reviews in the San Francisco Chronicle He was founding editor with J Francis McComas of The Magazine of Fantasy Science Fiction from 1949 to 1958 and was seminal in attempting to make literary uality an important aspect of science fiction He won the Hugo Award for Best Professional Magazine in 1957 and 1958 Boucher also edited the long running Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction anthology series 1952 1959His short story The uest for Saint Auin was among the stories selected in 1970 by the Science Fiction Writers of America as one of the best science fiction short stories of all time As such it was published in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One 1929 1964Boucher also scripted for radio and was involved in many other activities as described by William F Nolan in his essay Who Was Anthony Boucher The 1940s proved to be a very busy and productive decade for Boucher In 1945 he launched into a spectacular three year radio career plotting than 100 episodes for The Adventures of Ellery ueen while also providing plots for the bulk of the Sherlock Holmes radio dramas By the summer of 1946 he had created his own mystery series for the airwaves The Casebook of Gregory Hood I was turning out three scripts each week for as many shows he stated It was a mix of hard work and great fun Tony left dramatic radio in 1948 mainly because I was putting in a lot of hours working with J Francis McComas in creating what soon became The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction We got it off the ground in 1949 and saw it take hold solidly by 1950 This was a major creative challenge and although I was involved in a lot of other projects I stayed with FSF into 1958 Indeed throughout his years with the magazine Boucher was certainly involved in a lot of other projects Among them • Supplying the SF and crime markets with new fiction • Teaching an informal writing class from his home in Berkeley • Continuing his Sunday mystery columns for the New York Times Book Review • Functioning as chief critic for Ellery ueen's Mystery Magazine • Reviewing SF and fantasy as HH Holmes for the New York Herald Tribune • Editing True Crime Detective • Supervising the Mercury Mystery Line and later the Dell Great Mystery Library • Hosting Golden Voices his series of historical opera recordings for Pacifica Radio • Serving in 1951 as president of Mystery Writers of AmericaIn addition to all of this Tony was a devoted poker player a political activist a rabid sport fan