More Adventures On Other Planets edited by Donald A. Wollheim, Ace Books Inc. 1963 mass market paperback, science fiction anthology, six stories, 190 pages.
“Here, in this new anthology, you will find a preview of the thrills in store for men on scorching Mercury, shrouded Venus, ancient Mars and the other worlds of outer space.” — from back cover
I was about to graduate high school when this follow-up anthology was published, so it’s possible I saw it in a bookstore, the cover has a familiar look. The authors are well known for the time, and the stories are a lot of fun.
It may come as no surprise that my favorite here is the novella by Poul Anderson, “Tiger By the Tail”. Anderson has long been a personal favorite, and I’d read this before, but thoroughly enjoyed it this time around. I also liked the Brunner and Silverberg. I’d consider the others good but not tops. This is a anthology that’s worth your time if you have it or come across a copy. I surely did enjoy it.
- Child of the Sun by Leigh Brackett
- Sunrise on Mercury by Robert Silverberg
- By the Name of Man by John Brunner
- The Red Death of Mars by Robert Moore Williams
- The Planet of Doubt by Stanley G. Weinbaum
- Tiger By the Tail by Poul Anderson
By the way, I’m not only reading science fiction, I’m also working through a mystery anthology and have a mystery novel in progress.