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Literature / Isaac Asimov Presents: Great Science Fiction Stories of 1940

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First published in 1979 by editors Isaac Asimov and Martin H. Greenberg, under the title Isaac Asimov Presents Great Science Fiction Stories, Volume 2 (1940). This Genre Anthology contains sixteen Science Fiction stories, ranging in length from Short Story to Novelette. The introduction describes "the world outside reality" first, marking significant historical events, sports trivia, and literary publications. The "real world" is science fiction and fantasy pop culture, where more Science Fiction magazines were being launched, great authors were producing some of their greatest work while the previous generations die and the next generations are being born.

Three stories by Robert A. Heinlein were selected for inclusion; "Requiem", "Coventry", and "Blowups Happen". However, obtaining legal use within the deadline for publication was not possible, so the editors direct the reader to The Past Through Tomorrow, which does contain all three stories.

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Alternative Title(s): Isaac Asimov Presents The Great SF Stories Volume 021940