- "As Easy as ABC" by Rudyard Kipling
- "Beam Us Home" by James Tiptree, Jr.
- "Ministering Angels" by C. S. Lewis
- "The Scarlet Plague" is Jack London
Mr. Hartwell is a senior editor at Tor Books. He has edited many science fiction books and anthologies in his almost 40 years in the field. He has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Colombia University.