Check out this 1976 James E. Barry cover! Has anyone read this collection!? Publisher blurb: “An old hand at peering into the future, Robert Silverberg offers us eight glimpses of what he sees there, hovering just beyond the shores of tomorrow:
A doomed space liner fights for its life as it plummets earthward with 150 passengers aboard, plus a crew of 30.
The aged Founder of the Domed City, where germs and pollution are sealed out, contemplates his life work with old-new eyes.
When an inexperienced skipper lands his rescue vessel on an ice-racked planet, he soon finds he needs rescue himself.
Howard Wilson, assistant professor of sociology, with his life and work all planned out for him, suddenly finds that nothing is turning out as it was supposed to.
On the Third World, three space explorers find life much like their own—but what is their own?
The aliens who live on the supposedly uninhabited planet have ways of keeping newcomers out. Take that blue and red bird of theirs, no bigger than a chicken…
Far in the future, the United States and the People’s Republic of China clash over methods of colonizing Mars.
What can an Earthman do when he sees his adopted people—gentle, lovable, cultured—go down before the crude barbarians they refuse to fight?
This third Nelson collection of imaginative science-fiction tales by Robert Silverberg will be welcomed by every science-fiction fan who has encountered this writer before.”
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