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CLASSIC STORIES 1
1995 expansion of 1990 book
Bantam/Spectra (revised) third printing 1995 paperback (original version was in 1990.) Cover by Barclay Shaw, 348 pages, $5.99 cover price. Condition is VG+: tight and square with flat spine; age tanning is mild and uniform; back cover shows light wear at top - bump trace? (see scan.) No stamps, marks or writing.
Classic Stories 1 - a collection of stories by Ray Bradbury. If you’ve ever complained about the duplication and overlap of Bradbury collections like R is for Rocket and S is for Space - then this collection is half the solution. The combination of this collection and its companion collection Classic Stories 2 contains ALL stories from the above 2 collections, plus all 44 stories from the collections The Golden Apples of the Sun and A Medicine for Melancholy. This particular printing/edition corrects an omission of the first 2 printings which left out the title story from The Golden Apples of the Sun - (which had made the the neat combination somewhat pointless.) To further complicate the issue, the contents of this 1995 third printing was issued under the title The Golden Apples of the Sun and Other Stories in 1997 for the Avon edition. What makes that title-change so confusing is that it (and this collection) contain only 19 of the 22 stories from the original 1953 lineup of The Golden Apples of the Sun. Those 3 missing stories are in S is for Space, and included in Classic Stories 2.
(from: R is for Rocket: )
These originally appeared from 1943 to 1957 - a few from classic SF magazines like Famous Fantastic Mysteries or Planet Stories, most from "slick" popular magazines like Colliers, Charm, or Saturday Evening Post.