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Incredible Science Fiction collates a collection of some of the very best science fiction stories published in the ‘50s in one volume. All these stories (with the exception of "The Goldfish") are now in the public domain and were original published in Worlds of If Science Fiction magazine. This is a lovingly curated collection of some of the very best stories published in the ’50s. This collection includes the Hugo Award-nominated story “Rat in the Skull” by Rog Phillips. It also includes an original story by the curator and editor of this collection: Andrew Gibson.

©2020 Andrew Gibson (P)2020 Andrew Gibson

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Andrew Gibson does a great job.

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I love sci-fi and had been interested in exploring this collection of 12 stories. While they don't exhibit much diversity (women and and POC do tend to take a back seat-as was typical of the 50s) this was an enjoyable listen. Andrew Gibson performed the stories he has selected himself which could have been better revised as there were repeated phrases and a lot of crutch words. You can tell the author has a real passion for the science fiction stories of this time period. Given the cost of audiobook production, you can tell it was a labour of love.

I enjoyed it.

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  • Kelvin L. Reed
  • 25-10-21

Ultimately unsatisfying

"Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the '50s and Beyond" (2020) is an ultimately unsatisfying anthology of eleven science fiction stories compiled by Andrew Gibson and read by him. Gibson admits up front the stories are dated. I agree. Almost none of the stories features a woman in a prominent role—and if any story stars a person of color, I couldn’t tell. Gibson’s narration is fine, but there are a few editing problems such as repetitive sentences. Not recommended. At my request, I was given this free audiobook and have voluntarily left this review.

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  • Angelofmusic
  • 23-08-21

Interesting

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I got this book to educate myself on the types of literature from this era. Growing up I learned a lot about history but many of the books that were not famous are quickly forgotten. This was a interesting collection of 12 books. Definitely an eye opener and pulled on different emotions. If your looking for something different this is your set of books to listen too.

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  • cosmitron
  • 16-08-21

Another great series.

Most of the stories are enjoyable and of course the Narrator did a wonderful job.

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  • norman
  • 15-08-21

Outstanding science fiction from the fifties

These stories are very entertaining and excellent examples of the type of science fiction produced in the fifties. Gibson puts his love and enthusiasm for this periods sci-fi into his narration. Some phrases were repeated, which should have been edited.