Assignment in Tomorrow

Summary

Assignment in Tomorrow
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Dust-jacket from the first edition
EditorFrederik Pohl
Cover artistRichard M. Powers
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
GenreScience fiction
PublisherHanover House
Publication date
1954
Media typePrint (hardback)
Pages317
OCLC220613132

Assignment in Tomorrow is an anthology of science fiction stories edited by American writer Frederik Pohl. Originally published in hardcover by Hanover House in 1954 with jacket art by Richard M. Powers, it was reprinted in paperback by Lancer Books in 1972.

Contents

"The Frightened Tree" was originally published under the title "Protective Mimicry".[1]

Reception

The New York Times reviewer J. Francis McComas found the anthology "a mild disappointment," noting that while some of the contents were "superb stories", several stories were "a bit overfamiliar", while others were "either too conventional in concept or flat in execution."[2] P. Schuyler Miller, however, rated it "one of the best anthologies of 1954."[3]

References

  1. ^ Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections
  2. ^ "Spaceman's Realm", The New York Times Book Review, October 17, 1945, p.21
  3. ^ Miller, P. Schuyler. "The Reference Library," Astounding Science-Fiction, August 1955, p.149.