The 27th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: Featuring the Classic Science Fiction of Stanley G. Weinbaum (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 27)

By Stanley G. Weinbaum

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

Stanley Grauman Weinbaum (1902-1935) used to be an American technology fiction author. His occupation in technological know-how fiction was once brief yet influential. His first tale, A Martian Odyssey, used to be released to nice (and enduring) acclaim in July 1934, yet he will be lifeless from lung melanoma inside eighteen months.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of e-book anthologies has proved to be one in all our most well-liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as rates to our mailing list!) One query we maintain getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. each 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 usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Contents:
The darkish Other
A Martian Odyssey
Valley of Dreams
The Ideal
Pygmalion’s Spectacles
The Worlds of If
The aspect of View
Graph
Shifting Seas

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