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April 5th, 2007, 11:02 PM
Back in the 70s when I was a member of the Science Fiction Book Club, one of the books they sent was a hard cover collection of short stories about mutations. I think the book title was Mutants but I dunno. One of the stories was about children being born with mutations such as tentacles for arms, etc. Another was about, I think, Earth being flooded by what seemed to be microscopic threads from space...they were molecularly small, but there were so many that the entire globe was buried hundreds of feet (even miles?) deep with them, ending all life on the planet. Another story was about a small rural lake that achieved intelligence, albeit temporarily.

Anyone know the details on this book?



April 6th, 2007, 03:16 AM
I remember Robert Silverberg was the editor of a SFBC anthology about mutants back in 1974. Here is the table of contents :

Mutants ed. Robert Silverberg (Nelson Doubleday, 1974, hc)
• Introduction • Robert Silverberg • in
• Tomorrow’s Children • Poul Anderson & F. N. Waldrop • nv Astounding Mar ’47
• It’s a Good Life • Jerome Bixby • ss Star Science Fiction Stories #2, ed. Frederik Pohl, Ballantine, 1953
• The Mute Question • Forrest J Ackerman • vi Other Worlds Sep ’50
• Let the Ants Try • Frederik Pohl • ss Planet Stories Win ’49
• The Conqueror • Mark Clifton • ss Astounding Aug ’52
• Liquid Life • Ralph Milne Farley • nv Thrilling Wonder Stories Oct ’36
• Hothouse [Gren (Hothouse)] • Brian W. Aldiss • nv F&SF Feb ’61
• Ozymandias • Terry Carr • ss Again, Dangerous Visions, ed. Harlan Ellison, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972
• The Man Who Never Forgot • Robert Silverberg • ss F&SF Feb ’58
• Ginny Wrapped in the Sun • R. A. Lafferty • ss Galaxy Aug ’67
• Watershed • James Blish • ss If May ’55

April 6th, 2007, 08:11 AM
That's exactly it, thanks!