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Years ago I remember seeing an anthology of short stories about first contact, aptly titled: "First contact" (or something like that).

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Damon Knight edited an anthology titled First Contact which was published in 1971 by Pinnacle Books -- it was reprinted at least twice: ISFDB.org. Might this be it? (There were other anthologies with this title, but this is by far the most famous and IMO the best.)

Contents (from isfdb):

  • 7 • Introduction (First Contact) • (1971) • essay by Damon Knight
  • 9 • First Contact • (1945) • novelette by Murray Leinster
  • 45 • Doomsday Deferred • (1949) • short story by Murray Leinster [as by Will F. Jenkins]
  • 62 • The Hurkle Is a Happy Beast • (1949) • short story by Theodore Sturgeon
  • 72 • Not Final! • [Jovians • 1] • (1941) • short story by Isaac Asimov
  • 92 • The Blind Pilot • (1959) • short story by Nathalie Henneberg (trans. of Au Pilote Aveugle) [as by Charles Henneberg]
  • 111 • The Silly Season • (1950) • short story by C. M. Kornbluth
  • 128 • Goldfish Bowl • (1942) • novelette by Robert A. Heinlein [as by Anson MacDonald]
  • 164 • In Value Deceived • (1950) • short story by H. B. Fyfe
  • 177 • The Waveries • (1945) • short story by Fredric Brown
  • 203 • In the Abyss • (1896) • short story by H. G. Wells

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    Couldn't you make the book cover any larger? I can barely see it from the moon – Valorum Dec 30 '18 at 23:14

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