The Book: Beachheads in Space, edited by August Derleth, published by Berkeley Books in 1952.
“The Years Draw Nigh” – Lester Del Ray (read in a different book, but featured in this one as well)
The Evaluation: Worth having! There are a lot of fascinating ideas in this book, and even a few well written stories. I remembered about half of them, which is a pretty darn good ratio.
The Cover: Cover by Richard Powers. And, like so many of his, it’s excellent. It has a really awesome spaceship on the cover, and an outpost on a hill, and is very lovely science-fictiony in general. Awesome.
Etc.: This is the second and last short story wrap up wherein all the stories of a volume are linked, as I am now moving to a new model of reading books of short stories when that volume was originally published, and blogging it as a volume.