"Superb collection of science fiction stories"
Over thirty years Donald A. Wollheim had a vision of a home
for speculative fiction writers and fans so he created
Daw. Over the next three decades, Daw has published some
of the best fantasy and science fiction works in the
business. If this review sounds like déjà vu, it is
because this collection easily matches the high quality bar
of its sister anthology, 30TH ANNIVERSARY DAW FANTASY.
This collection, 30TH ANNIVERSARY DAW SCIENCE FICTION, also
provides strong stories that run the gamut of the genre
from some of the more renowned writers to the future
stars. Once again, the stories pay homage to the company,
but the contributors including the editors pay deference to
the deceased founding father. Each tale is new, but more
important, it is well written as if each writer understood
who they really honor with this collection. Fans of
science fiction will enjoy the tales, but also the short
introductory blurb that each author adds about Mr.
Wollheim. Great short storybook worth reading as much as
its fantasy companion.
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted April 28, 2002
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of DAW Books, editors
Betsy Wollheim and Sheila Gilbert asked each and every
author published by DAW thoughout its history if they would
like to contribute a new story for a special commemorative
The response was overwhelming. So overwhelming, in fact,
that the contributions will be published in not one but two
volumes-one for the fantasy stories and one for the science
fiction-featuring the most acclaimed, award-winning, best-
selling names in any genre.