The 16th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 18 Stories by William C. Gault (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 16)

By William Campbell Gault

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

William Campbell Gault (1910-1995) was once an American author. He wrote below his personal identify, in addition to (among others) the pseudonyms Roney Scott, Larry Sternig, and may Duke. he's most likely top remembered for his activities fiction, rather the younger readers' novels he all started publishing within the early Sixties. Gault used to be additionally an acclaimed secret author. He used to be no longer constrained to activities and mysteries, even though he additionally wrote a considerable physique of technological know-how fiction. (Admittedly, he did combine crime and activities into his technology fiction!) We think this quantity is the biggest number of his very good paintings ever produced.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet 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 in particular credited) are a bunch attempt. all people 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 lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

• “Scrap Iron” was once initially released in The journal of myth & technological know-how Fiction, June 1951
• “Venusian Invader” was once initially released in Planet Stories, wintry weather 1945
• “Clutch of Morpheus” used to be initially released in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, wintry weather 1946
• “Total Recall” was once initially released in Planet Stories, Fall 1946
• “Breath of Beelzebub” used to be initially released in Planet Stories, wintry weather 1946
• “The Hesitant Angel” was once riginally released in Fantastic Adventures, October 1947
• “Made to Measure” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, January 1951
• “Let’s Do It Again” used to be initially released in Fantastic Adventures, March 1951
• “Fog” used to be initially released in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, June 1951
• “I’ll See You in My Dreams” was once initially released in Imagination, September 1951
• “This option to Mars” was once initially released in Startling Stories, September 1951
• “Joy Ride” was once initially released in The journal of myth & technology Fiction, January 1953
• “The Huddlers” was once initially released in If, might 1953
• “The effective Dead” was once initially released in Fantastic Universe, Aug-Sept 1953
• “Election Campaign” was once initially released in Universe technology Fiction, September 1953
• “The lady Obsession” was once initially released in Fantastic Universe, September 1954
• “Title Fight” was once initially released in Fantastic Universe, December 1956
• “Escape Ferocity” was once initially released in Fantastic Universe, July 195

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