This US edition, is not the same as the similarly titled UK publication - The Astounding/Analog Reader: Book One - published by Sphere (London) in 1973. Although related by their connection to the Astounding and Analog magazines and published with similar titles, the UK and US publications comprise different content.
* Contents derived from the New York (City),New York (State),
United States of America (USA),
Americas,:Doubleday,1972 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
'"Giant Killer" is a closed universe story wherein the characters (or at least some of them) do not realize that their environment constitutes only a small, confined space. It is arguably his finest work of science fiction'. (Isaac Asimov, ctd. www.bertramchandler.com)