By Edward Wellen
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may perhaps rather be forgotten.
Edward Wellen (1919-2011) was once a author essentially of brief tales, so much within the secret style. although, he penned a now not insubstantial variety of technology fiction over the process his career—starting (sort of!) with a "non-fact article" Origins of Galactic Slang for Galaxy journal. This Megapack collects 25 of his top stories from these early years… plus a number of later stories as well.
About the Megapacks
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The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a bunch attempt. every person 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 frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• Seven Day’s Wonder
• With Ah! vibrant Wings
• Shapes to Come
• No different Gods
• Call Me Proteus
• Chalk Talk
• Androids Don’t Cry
• Film Buff
• The Cryonauts
• Tar Baby
• The moment Fall, Or Anthony Comstock’s ultimate Victory
• Sanity Clause
• Further Deponent Sayeth Not
• Errata Slip
• Errata Slip quantity Two
• Finger of Fate
• The booklet of Elijah
• Heroic Measures
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