Ursula K. Le Guin
"The best stories are timeless. Long years from now the stories here may still touch someone, cause that person to blink, and put the book down for a second, and stare off through the hallow air, and shirver in wonder.
Gardner Dozois, one of the most acclaimed editors in science-fiction, has won the Hugo Award for Best Editor 15 times. He was the editor of Asimov’s Science Fiction Magazine for 20 years. He is the editor of the Year’s Best Science Fiction anthologies and co-editor of the Warrior anthologies, Songs of the Dying Earth, and many others. As a writer, Dozois twice won the Nebula Award for best short story. He lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
"'Modern Classics of Science Fiction' is the kind of book you use to hook someone on science fiction for life, the sort of landmark anthology that defines a generation of literature."--The Atlanta Journal "An excellent collection of science fiction."--Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Lives up to its billing." --Publishers Weekly