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  • Publication: The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eighth SeriesPublication Record # 261669
  • Editor: Anthony Boucher
  • Date: 1959-03-00
  • Publisher: Doubleday / SFBC
  • Price: $1.20
  • Pages: 240
  • Format:
    hc?Hardcover. Used for all hardbacks of any size.
  • Type: ANTHOLOGY
  • Cover: The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eighth Series (1959) • by Arthur Renshaw
  • Notes:
    • Book Club Edition
    • The gutter code is "4" indicating a January 1959 printing date. A gutter code of "45" (verified) appears in a reprint.
    • Price from Tuck
    • The front flyleaf states "Jacket design by Arthur Renshaw" and the cover artwork is signed "Art Renshaw".
    • There are vignettes between many of the stories. These are not listed in the main table of contents but on the following page is a second table of contents that lists these.
    • Each of the stories is prefaced by an editor's introduction about the author with the preface to Gil Braltar on page 127 also having an introduction for the translator, I. O. Evans, of a Jules Verne story. The introduction for C. M. Kornbluth is over a page long as it's also a memorial for this author.
    • Pages 24 and 239 contain vignettes titled Through Time and Space with Ferdinand Feghoot in both the table of contents and in the body of the publication. These are two episodes of a long running series.
    • An essay titled C. M. Kornbluth: A Memorial Bibliography appears on pages 161 and 162. This is not listed in the table of contents. The first part is a note that Cyril Kornbluth had been a prolific writer in his teens and was writing under eighteen or nineteen pseudonyms at the time with some of these also being collaborations with as many as five other writers, none of who recall who wrote what. Following this is a bibliography that focuses on novels and collections.
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Anthology Title: The Best from Fantasy and Science Fiction, Eighth Series • [Best from F&SF • 8] • (1959) • anthology by Anthony Boucher

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Primary Verifications

Verifier Date Type Last User Activity Date
Marc Kupper 2008-10-16 03:28:09 Permanent 2019-09-15
Syzygy 2012-07-04 12:25:52 Permanent 2016-10-28
Don Erikson 2015-05-24 16:56:50 Permanent 2019-09-14
MLB 2016-07-23 14:49:50 Permanent 2019-09-20

Secondary Verifications

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Clute/Nicholls N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Clute/Grant N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Contento1 (anth/coll) N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Locus1 N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Reginald1 N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Reginald3 N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Tuck Verified Mhhutchins 2008-04-27 12:43:27
Miller/Contento N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Bleiler1 (Gernsback) N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Currey N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
Bleiler Supernatural Not Verified    
Bleiler78 N/A Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
OCLC/Worldcat Verified Bluesman 2014-03-20 17:16:45
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