The Golden Age of Science Fiction, from the early 1940s through the 1950s, saw an explosion of talent in SF writing, including authors such as Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, and Arthur C. Clarke. Their writing helped science fiction gain wide public attention, and left a lasting impression upon society. The same writers formed the mold for the next three decades of science fiction, and much of their writing remains as fresh today as it was then.
Introduction: The Age of Campbell by Isaac Asimov;
* Time Wants a Skeleton / Ross Rocklynne;
* The Weapons Shop / A. E. van Vogt;
* Nerves / Lester del Rey;
* Daymare / Fredric Brown;
* Killdozer! / Theodore Sturgeon;
* No Woman Born / C. L. Moore;
* The Big and the Little / Isaac Asimov;
* Giant Killer / A. Bertram Chandler;
* E for Effort / T. L. Sherred;
* With Folded Hands... / Jack Williamson.
Within "The Mammoth Book Of..." series, the Second of Asimov's 6 book anthology series, highlighting science fiction thru the 30's (Classic), 40's (Golden Age), 50's (Vintage), 60's (New World), 70's (Fantastic) and 80's (Modern).