Noe Torres, author of Aliens in the Forest and The Real Cowboys & Aliens, has selected eight of his favorite science fiction stories from the 1950s for this outstanding collection. Included are tales that capture the essence of the 1950s, including masterpieces by Clifford D. Simak, Frederik Pohl, H. Beam Piper, Philip K. Dick, Murray Leinster, and Fritz Lieber. The impact and reach of these stories has been extensive, as all of them were adapted into radio dramas for the outstanding 1950s series X Minus One, which is still treasured by many today. The included stories also influenced many later literary and film ventures. For instance, Pohl's story Tunnel Under the World is about a character who keeps re-living the same day over and over, similar to the dilemma faced by Phil Conrs in the 1993 motion picture Groundhog Day. Others of these stories had an obvious influence on television shows such as Star Trek, Lost in Space, and Twilight Zone.