By Jerome Bixby
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may rather be forgotten.
Jerome Bixby used to be an American brief tale author, editor and scriptwriter, most sensible recognized for his paintings in technology fiction. (He additionally wrote many westerns and used the pseudonyms Jay Lewis Bixby, D. B. Lewis, Harry Neal, Albert Russell, J. Russell, M. St. Vivant, Thornecliff Herrick and Alger Rome). he's most famed for the 1953 tale It's an exceptional Life which was once the foundation for a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone television sequence and Twilight region: The Movie (1983). He additionally wrote 4 episodes for the vintage Star Trek television sequence. Bixby's ultimate paintings was once the screenplay for the 2007 cult sci-fi movie The guy from Earth.
About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication anthologies has proved to be one among our preferred endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally supply them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we hold getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a gaggle attempt. every body at Wildside works on them. This comprises John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• The Holes round Mars
• The Crowded Colony
• Where There’s Hope
• The Slizzers
• The Draw
• Cargo to Callisto
• The undesirable Life
• It’s a great Life
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