Raymond Fisher Jones (6 books)

(19151994)

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Raymond F(isher) Jones (November 15, 1915, Salt Lake City, Utah - January 24, 1994, Sandy, Utah) was an American science fiction author. He is best known for his 1952 novel, This Island Earth, which was adapted into the 1955 film This Island Earth.

Jones' career was at its peak during the 1940s, '50s, '60s and '70s. His stories were mostly published in magazines such as Thrilling Wonder Stories,… (more)

 

The Unlearned

by Raymond Fisher Jones

The scientists of Rykeman III were conceded by all the galactic members to be supreme in scientific achievement. Now the Rykes were going to share their vast knowledge with the scientists of Earth. To any question...

The Memory of Mars

by Raymond Fisher Jones

"As soon as I'm well we'll go to Mars for a vacation again," Alice would say. But now she was dead, and the surgeons said she was not even human. In his misery, Hastings knew two things: he loved his wife; but...

The Great Gray Plague

by Raymond Fisher Jones

There is no enemy so hard to fight as a dull gray fog. It's not solid enough to beat, too indefinite to kill, and too omnipresent to escape.

Human Error

by Raymond Fisher Jones

The government was spending a billion dollars to convince the human race that men ought to be ashamed to be men—instead of errorless, cybernetics machines. But they forgot that an errorless man is a dead man....

The Colonists

by Raymond Fisher Jones

If historical precedent be wrong—what qualities, then, must man possess to successfully colonize new worlds? Doctor Ashby said: "There is no piece of data you cannot find, provided you can devise the proper...

Cubs of the Wolf

by Raymond Fisher Jones

It may be that there is a weapon that, from the viewpoint of the one it's used on, is worse than lethal. You might say that death multiplies you by zero; what would multiplication by minus one do?

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