Bio: Judith Josephine Grossman (January 21, 1923 - September 12, 1997), who took the pen-name Judith Merril about 1945, was an American and then Canadian science fiction writer, editor and political activist.
Although Judith Merril's first paid writing was in other genres, in her first few years of writing published science fiction she wrote her three novels (all but the first in collaboration with C.M. Kornbluth) and some stories. Her roughly four decades in that genre also included writing 26 published short stories, and editing a similar number of anthologies.
The seas were capable of great resources, including the extraction of metal so civilization could grow. But civilization was still separated the "haves" and the "have not". The domes under the water were a dangerous enough place to work. But when there were saboteurs about, things got a lot worse. For Lev Sloane, a valued technician, remaining politically neutral was no longer an option. Now he had to show the beautiful African, Dr. Vanderpoel, around the dome and keep safe. But from what direct... more info>>
This collection of some of Judith Merril's best stories typifies her expertise in her craft. The romanticism is there in some of her work--showing a world where it is possible to find the mate of your dreams, an alien life from Mars yearning to go back to its world because of the Earth's weather--but the reflection of the zeitgeist of her generation is evident too. "Daughters of Earth" is about six women in six generations. Told through the eyes of one of them, their stories reflect the startl... more info>>
There was something on Mars that killed people! One expedition vanished without a trace. Out of another, only one man came back. That was Johnny Wendt--the only man who had seen Mars and lived. His knowledge could be decisive in the desperate East-West race for Space. But Johnny didn't know what it was that made Mars a death-trap, and he didn't know that he'd brought it back with him! First published in 1960.