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The Infinite arena: Seven science fiction stories about sports Hardcover – January 1, 1977

by Terry Carr (Editor)


Will there be sports in man's future? Science fiction says, "Well, yes and no." 'Yes, there will be sports of a sort. No, they won't necessarily be the same sports we know today. Editor Terry Carr has collected the views of seven science-fiction veterans on this subject and presents them here in an anthology about the ways in which men may compete in centuries to come. In "Joy in Mudville," the bear-faced natives of Toka defend their baseball championship of the Interbeing League. In "Bullard Reflects," the Dazzle Dart champions turn their athletic gifts against a crew of murderous invaders. - In "The Body Builders," a fighter ex¬changes his own heavyweight frame for the body of a jockey, and is-promptly challenged to fight. In "The Great Kladnar Race," bored earth men try to get up a morning line from among the low-slung, six-legged kladnars of Gornik VII. In "Mr. Meek Plays Polo," a visitor to Saturn finds his game of space polo being masterminded by a group of educated bugs. In "Sunjammer," space vehicles are powered only by their vast, mile-high plastic sails which are propelled by the sun. In "Run to Starlight," earthling footballers are faced with a team of squat, super powerful Brish-diri. Sports fans or not, readers will enjoy this engaging compendium-fantastic athletes, frantic coaches, and all.



The Infinite Arena by Terry Carr

SKU: 9780840765383
    • Publisher : T. Nelson; 1st edition (January 1, 1977)
    • Language : English
    • Hardcover : 191 pages
    • ISBN-10 : 084076538X
    • ISBN-13 : 978-0840765383
    • Item Weight : 12.8 ounces
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