Towards Infinity, by Wilmar H. Shiras, Theodore Sturgeon, Don A. Stuart, Katherine Anne MacLean, Isaac Asimov, Ford McCormack, A.E. van Vogt, Damon Knight, James H. Schmitz, Ray Bradbury
A collection of short stories with a paragraph by the editor before each one introducing it. This was a great collection with contributions from Asimov, Bradbury, Sturgeon and Van Vogt, all of whose work I enjoy. It also contained the story Who Goes There? by John W. Campbell which was the basis of John Carpenter's The Thing. A great collection of golden age and new wave writing.