An eclectic and entertaining collection of stories for science-fiction fans and newcomers alike. The book highlights not only the most famous writers of the genre, such as Edgar Allan Poe, H. G. Wells and H. P. Lovecraft, but also gives voice to less-well-known but no-less-intriguing writers such as Florence McLandburgh and Ambrose Bierce. Part of the Macmillan Collector''s Library; a series of stunning, cloth-bound, pocket-sized classics with gold foiled edges and ribbon markers. These beautiful books make perfect gifts or a treat for any book lover. Classic Science Fiction Stories is selected and introduced by academic and science-fiction writer Adam Roberts. There are intrepid travellers to outer space, mind-boggling and futuristic inventions and glimpses into the future with stories such as ''A Martian Odyssey'' by Stanley Weinbaum, ''The Mortal Immortal'' by Mary Shelley and ''The Sultana''s Dream'' by Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. Some are comic, some are terrifying and some are downright weird, and together, these mesmerizing and expertly crafted stories show how the genre of science fiction has developed and how modern writers are influenced by the giants of the past.