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 below are seven brief tales plus one novel, released among, representing a few of his most sensible work.
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Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication 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 hold getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. every person 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 technology 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 technological know-how Fiction, 1957.
• “The present Bearer” initially seemed in Amazing technological know-how 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 purple Planet” initially seemed in 1961 as half an Ace Double.
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