By Lester Del Rey
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who could rather be forgotten.
Lester del Rey (1915-1993) is so much remembered this day as one of many namesakes of Del Rey Books—but within the Golden Age he was once an finished author who received his begin along (and offered to an analogous markets as) a tender Isaac Asimov. This quantity assembles nine vintage del Rey tales—more than 500 pages of significant reading!
About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet anthologies has proved to be considered one of our most well liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we preserve 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 comprises John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• “Pursuit” initially seemed in house technology Fiction, may well 1952.
• “Let ’Em Breathe Space” initially seemed in house technology Fiction, July 1953.
• “No Strings Attached” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, June 1954.
• “The Sky Is Falling” initially seemed in 1954.
• “Dead Ringer” initially seemed in Galaxy technology Fiction, November 1956.
• “Victory” initially seemed in brilliant technological know-how Fiction, August, 1955.
• “Police Your Planet” initially seemed in 1956.
• “Badge of Infamy” initially seemed in 1957.
• “No Head for My Bier” initially seemed in brilliant Adventures, January 1950.
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