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By Katherine Anne MacLean

The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technology fiction writers who may well rather be forgotten.

Katherine MacLean (born January 22, 1925) is an American technological know-how fiction writer top identified for her brief fiction of the Nineteen Fifties, which regularly tested the impression of technological advances on participants and society. This quantity collects 7 of her vintage technological know-how fiction stories.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of book anthologies has proved to be certainly one of our hottest 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 particularly credited) are a bunch attempt. everybody at Wildside works on them. This contains 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!)

Contents:
• “Contagion” used to be initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, October 1950
• “Pictures Don’t Lie” used to be initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, August 1951
• “The Snowball Effect” was once initially released in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, September 1952
• “The guy Who Staked The Stars” used to be initially released in Planet Stories, July 1952
• “The Carnivore” used to be initially released in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, October 1953, less than the pseudonym “G. A. Morris”
• “Games” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, March 1953
• “The Natives” used to be initially released in Science Fiction Stories, 1953

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