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Analog/Astounding Science Fiction Archives
By Spider Robinson
Title Author X Period Text
Type? Genre/Topic? Subtitles?
  • Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
    Total Archives: 73 Years, 797 Issues, 10,847 Articles, 139,538pp
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    1. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , December 1985, pp. 146-178
    2. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , November 1976, pp. 14-66
    3. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , October 1977, pp. 137-146
    4. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , July 1993, pp. 272-311
    5. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , December 15, 1986, pp. 176-183
    6. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , February 1973, pp. 67-78
    7. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , June 1980, pp. 68-85
    8. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , December 1983, pp. 82-94
    9. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , June 1982, pp. 132-143
    10. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , May 1986, pp. 132-179
    11. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , November 1977, pp. 129-144
    12. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , August 1996, pp. 67-75
    13. Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , October 12, 1981, pp. 66-91
    14. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      We Who Are About To..., by Joanna Russ
      1. We Who Are About To... by Joanna Russ
      2. Michaelmas by Algis Budrys
      3. Kampus by James E. Gunn
      4. Hrolf Kraki's Saga by Poul Anderson
      5. Moonstar Odyssey by David Gerrold
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , February 1978, pp. 158-167
    15. [+]
      (9 Reviews)
      A House in Space, by Henry S.F. Cooper
      1. A House in Space by Henry S.F. Cooper
      2. Up the Walls of the World by James Tiptree, Jr.
      3. Strangers by Gardner Dozois
      4. In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford
      5. The Compleat Feghoot by Grendel Briarton
      6. Critical Mass by Frederik Pohl and C.M. Kornbluth
      7. Gordon R. Dickson's SF Best by James Frenkel and Gordon R. Dickson
      8. The Art of Science Fiction by Frank Kelly Freas
      9. The Time-Swept City by Thomas F. Monteleone
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , June 1978, pp. 168-174
    16. [+]
      (5 Reviews)
      The Persistence of Vision, by John Varley
      1. The Persistence of Vision by John Varley
      2. Study War No More by Joe W. Haldeman
      3. The Genesis Machine by James P. Hogan
      4. The Illustrated Roger Zelazny by Roger Zelazny
      5. Meeting of Minds by Steve Allen
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , September 1978, pp. 164-166
    17. [+]
      (8 Reviews)
      Still I Persist in Wondering, by Edgar Pangborn
      1. Still I Persist in Wondering by Edgar Pangborn
      2. The Best SF of the Year #7 by Terry Carr
      3. The Visible Man by Gardner Dozois
      4. The Way the Future Was by Frederik Pohl
      5. Binary Star #1 by Norman Spinrad and Fritz Leiber
      6. Skyfall by Harry Harrison
      7. Mindflight by Stephen Goldin
      8. Science Fiction and Fantasy Pseudonyms by Barry McGhan
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , December 1978, pp. 167-175
    18. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      Pilgrimage to Earth, by Robert Sheckley
      1. Pilgrimage to Earth by Robert Sheckley
      2. Retief at Large by Keith Laumer
      3. Retief and the Warlords by Keith Laumer
      4. The Girl, the Gold Watch and Everything by John D. MacDonald
      5. The Light at the End of the Universe by Terry Carr
      6. Blood and Burning by Algis Budrys
      7. Mindswap by Robert Sheckley
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , May 1979, pp. 166-171
    19. [+]
      (7 Reviews)
      Ecotopia, by Ernest Callenbach
      1. Ecotopia by Ernest Callenbach
      2. Alien Embassy by Ian Watson
      3. The Miracle Visitors by Ian Watson
      4. The Scientist by John C. Lilly
      5. Catacomb Years by Michael Bishop
      6. Sight of Proteus by Charles Sheffield
      7. A Different Light by Elizabeth A. Lynn
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , June 1979, pp. 167-172
    20. [+]
      (21 Reviews)
      Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections, by William Contento
      1. Index to Science Fiction Anthologies and Collections by William Contento
      2. Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy Through 1968, Vol. II: M-Z by Donald Henry Tuck
      3. CDN SF&F by John Robert Colombo, Michael Richards...
      4. Science Fiction Book Review Index, 1923-1973 by Halbert W. Hall
      5. In Memory Yet Green by Isaac Asimov
      6. In Search of Wonder by Damon F. Knight
      7. Heinlein in Dimension by Alexei Panshin
      8. The Science Fiction Novel by Basil Davenport
      9. Science Fiction: An Illustrated History by Sam J. Lundwall
      10. Science Fiction: History, Science, Vision by Robert Scholes and Eric S. Rabkin
      11. The Wanting of Levine by Michael Halberstam
      12. Universe 9 by Terry Carr
      13. Nightwings by Robert Silverberg
      14. Nightwalk by Bob Shaw
      15. Alicia II by Robert Thurston
      16. Vector Analysis by Jack C. Haldeman II
      17. The Drawing of the Dark by Tim Powers
      18. Black God's Shadow by C.L. Moore
      19. Alicia Austin's Age of Dreams by Alicia Austin
      20. Upon the Winds of Yesterday, and Other Explorations by George Barr
      21. The Fourth Book of Virgil Finlay by Gerry de la Ree and Virgil Finlay
      Analog/Astounding Science Fiction
      , November 1979, pp. 167-180