Cover by Jim Burns. Source: www.amazon.com
y A Science Fiction Omnibus anthology   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2007 2007
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Brian Aldiss brings together a diverse selection of 30 science fiction stories spanning over sixty years - from Isaac Asimov's 'Nightfall' (1941) Eliza Blairs 'Friends in Need' (2006). The stories portray struggles against machines, epic journeys, genetic experiments, time travellers and alien races, with a constant theme being humanity itself, compelled by an often fatal curiosity to explore the boundless frontiers of time, space and probability. Among the best known authors are: Clifford Simak, Harry Harrison, Bruce Sterling, A. E. Van Vogt, A. Bertram Chandler and Brian Aldiss himself.

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The Cage, A. Bertram Chandler , 1950-1957 single work short story science fiction

After landing safely on an unexplored planet the 53 surviving crew members of the Lode Star find themselves trapped when their space ship's atomic reactors explode. It is then that they are forced to confront not only their immediate survival but the long-term future of their new civilisation. Fundamental objectives like, food, clothing and shelter become scarce, while relationships between men and women are made on grounds other than love. Complicating matters is the fact that the men outnumber the women. And then they encounter the planet's original inhabitants... a species which wants to 'scientifically' examine these newcomers.

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      England,
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      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Penguin , 2007 .
      Cover by Jim Burns. Source: www.amazon.com
      Extent: 578p.
      ISBN: 9780141188928, 0141188928
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