Volume 1 was published in October 1966. Algis Budrys described it as an example of "a book that represents science fiction well, but not to any extraordinary extent."
Table of contents:
- "Introduction," by Damon Knight
- "Staras Flonderans," by Kate Wilhelm (ss)
- "The Secret Place," by Richard M. McKenna (ss)
- "How Beautiful with Banners," by James Blish (ss)
- "The Disinherited," by Poul Anderson (ss) reprinted as "Home"
- "The Loolies Are Here," by Allison Rice (ss)
- "Kangaroo Court," by Virginia Kidd (nv), reprinted as "Flowering Season"
- "Splice of Life," by Sonya Dorman (ss)
- "5 Eggs," by Thomas M. Disch (ss)
- "The Deeps," by Keith Roberts (ss)
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