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By Charles L. Fontenay

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

Charles L. Fontenay (1917-2007) is one such unjustly forgotten writer. incorporated listed here are seven brief tales plus one novel, released among, representing a few of his top work.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet anthologies has proved to be one in every 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 gaggle 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 usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

• “Disqualified” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, September 1954.
• “Atom Drive” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, April 1956.
• “Service with a Smile” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, June 1956.
• “The Martian Shore” initially seemed in Infinity technology Fiction, 1957.
• “The present Bearer” initially seemed in Amazing technology Fiction Stories, September 1958.
• “The Jupiter Weapon” initially seemed in Amazing technological know-how Fiction Stories, March 1959.
• “Wind” initially seemed in Amazing technology Fiction Stories, April 1959.
• “Rebels of the pink Planet” initially seemed in 1961 as half an Ace Double.

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The plastic hemisphere started to cave in with a whistle of escaping air. In determined haste, Shaan bought into the marsuit within the corridor. He switched on its oxygen provide. He opened a cupboard beside the marsuit rack and obtained a map of Mars, shoving it right into a breast pocket of the go well with. Shaan begun for front door. Then he stopped. may he rely on the sol­diers discovering the 2 women after they arrived? may possibly he even recognize evidently that squaddies have been coming? Mars urban may need advised Vali simply to shoot him down. If the ladies woke up from suspended animation within the skinny Martian air, their simulated dying may turn into actual. Shaan went again into the bed­room. He took Lori lower than one arm, Vali lower than the opposite. They have been effortless to hold in Martian gravity. The plastic of the dome had settled, clinging. He needed to burn his approach in the course of the diaphragm of it that barred the door. sporting the women, he walked around the wrinkled plastic to the floor. 880 yards away, the groundcar had overturned within the canal sage. Fed by means of the oxy­gen from underneath the crops, it was once burning slowly. Shaan laid the women at the flooring within the cleared region round what used to be left of the dome. they can be obvious simply the following by means of somebody impending by means of air. What subsequent? He pulled the map from his pocket and opened it. It used to be effortless to determine why he had remembered McDowell Dome will be the following. It used to be the single dome in Alpheus Canal. there have been no others wherever inside of strolling distance—or in crawl­ing distance, while his oxygen provide failed. there has been Charax, approximately 1,800 miles southeast. Mars urban was once in regards to the related distance north, and Hesperidum concerning the comparable distance north­east. the closest dome of any variety used to be a personal dome, Kling’s Dome, on Peneus Canal at the very least 250 miles away. He were simply besides off earlier than he ever got here to McDowell’s Dome. yet now McDowell used to be useless and his daughters have been homeless. His marshelmet radio buzzed. “McDowell Dome, we’re near­ing you,” stated a faint voice. “Should land in part an hour. mild beacon and provides us a radio beam. ” The radio antenna and the beacon had long past down with the dome. with out those, could the govt ‘copters ever locate McDowell’s Dome within the evening? The sunlight dropped at the back of the some distance cliffs and the pink twilight of Mars deepened abruptly into darkness. Shaan was once secure from discovery for the evening now, however the women is probably not rescued in time. He picked them up from the floor and commenced off within the normal course of the cactus that were his transitority domestic earlier than. He plodded during the canal sage, the women a lifeless weight below his hands. two times the govt. ’cop­ters plaintively demanded direc­tional aid. After the second one time, he switched off the helmet radio. He was once doomed to dying if he have been came upon. Nowhere on Mars did he have a pal. Even the subconscious ladies he carried may hate him now. And what was once to develop into of them? McDowell’s Dome wouldn't be rebuilt by means of one other tenant. If he gave up his marsuit to 1 of them, that will be just one, and the marsuit radio wouldn't achieve Kling’s Dome.

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