Title: 17 x Infinity
Author: Groff Conklin
Page Count: 272
I picked up this book as part of a job lot of books from someone who was clearly super into sci-fi, and that was a good thing because otherwise I don’t think I would have picked this one up.
So I guess I should tell you who’s featured here, and they might not be the usual suspects that you’d first think of, though Isaac Asimov is here. There are also a bunch of authors who are thought of in other terms, though.
The stories are alphabetical based on author surname and so here goes: Hollis Alpert, Isaac Asimov, Ray Bradbury, Hal Draper, Howard Fast, Henry Gregor Felsen, E. M. Forster, Richard Goggin, Herbert Gold, Frank Herbert, Rudyard Kipling, Alan Nelson, Frederik Pohl, Idris Seabright, Evelyn Smith, Theodore Sturgeon and William Tenn.
Ad so as you can see from the list of contributors, there’s really something here for everyone. I had a lot of fun with it, especially with some of the more classical authors like Forster and Kipling. I’ve read Kipling a few times before and enjoyed his stuff, but it was a different experience entirely to pick up some of his sci-fi.
All in all then, 17 x Infinity was a cracker of a collection and I’m very glad that I picked it up. I’d recommend tracking it down if you can if you’re interested in at least three of the authors that I mentioned, but don’t pay through the nose for it. It might be pretty rare, I don’t know.