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THE BEST OF HENRY KUTTNER
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The Best of Henry Kuttner (1975) - the first American retrospective of Kuttner's short fiction. There were a pair of British "Best of" paperbacks in 1965/66, and then a massive retrospective in 2005 (Two-Handed Engine.) Expect a lot of overlap between contents for these, with several stories unique to each. The SFBC hardcover (February) is the true first edtion - 2 months earlier than the Ballantine/Del Rey paperback (April 1975.) This collection was reprinted as The Last Mimsy when the movie of that title came out - based the first story: "Mimsy Were the Borogroves."
In my opinion, Kuttner's stories have lasting power and are still readable even after 50 years - unlike much early SF. Since his marriage in 1940 to SF author C. L. Moore, almost anything they wrote after that had some element of collaboration, particularly when using pseudonyms - the most common of which was "Lewis Padgett."
(Introduction by Ray Bradbury)
These first appeared from 1939 to 1950: 7 in Astounding, 4 in Thrilling Wonder Stories, 2 in Unknown, and the rest in Magazine of F&SF, Amazing, Charm, Startling Stories.
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