|Author||Edited by Robert Silverberg|
|Genre||Science fiction short stories|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|Preceded by||Alpha 1|
|Followed by||Alpha 3|
Writing in The New York Times Book Review, Theodore Sturgeon praised the anthology, saying that "Robert Silverberg, who knows good story‐telling and good writing because that's what he does, uses these criteria in his selections for his Alpha series". Sturgeon also praised Alpha 2 in Galaxy, describing it as "ten fine stories and a Best Buy". Amazing Stories lauded Alpha 2 as "as strong an entry as its predecessor. . . . [T]he level of writing is high, the visions uncommonly clear, and the book, ultimately, entertaining".
Robert Silverberg (born January 15, 1935) is an American author and editor, best known for writing science fiction. He is a multiple winner of both Hugo and Nebula Awards, a member of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Hall of Fame, and a Grand Master of SF. He has attended every Hugo Awards ceremony since the inaugural event in 1953.