341 pages ; 22 cm
"In this new anthology, Ben Bova has compiled fourteen of his favorite short stories. Each story includes an all-new introduction with compelling insight into the narrative. Exploring the boundaries of the genre, Bova not only writes of spaceships, aliens, and time travel in most of his titles, but also speculates on the beginnings of science fiction."--Publisher.
Monster slayer -- Muzhestvo -- We'll always have Paris -- The great moon hoax, or, a princess of Mars -- Inspiration -- Scheherazade and the storytellers -- The supersonic zeppelin -- Mars farts -- The man who hated gravity -- Sepulcher -- the cafe coup -- The angel's figt -- Waterbot -- Sam and the Flying Dutchman.