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.
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• “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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