The Tenth Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: Featuring Carl Jacobi (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 10)

By Carl Richard Jacobi

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

Carl Richard Jacobi (1908-1997) is one such unjustly forgotten author.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of book anthologies has proved to be one among our hottest endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we continue 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!)

• “Canal” initially seemed in Startling Stories, Spring 1944
• “Exit Mr. Smith” initially seemed in Disclosures in Scarlet, 1966
• “Gentlemen, the Scavengers” initially seemed in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, April 1948
• “Kincaid’s Car” initially seemed in Over the Edge, 1964
• “Lodana” initially seemed in Startling Stories, September 1947
• “Sequence” initially seemed in Disclosures in Scarlet, 1966
• “Strangers to Straba” initially seemed in Fantastic Universe, October 1954
• “Test Case” initially seemed in Midnight Sun, Summer-Fall 1975
• “The Gentleman Is an Epwa” initially seemed in Worlds of day after today: Science-Fiction With a Difference, 1953
• “The participant at Yellow Silence” initially seemed in Galaxy Magazine, June 1970
• “The struggle of the Weeds” initially seemed in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, February 1939
• “The White Pinnacle” initially seemed in Time to return: Science-Fiction tales of Tomorrow, 1954
• “The international in a Box” initially seemed in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, February 1937
• “Writing at the Wall” initially seemed in Startling Stories, Fall 1944
• “Round Robin” initially seemed in Disclosures in Scarlet, 1966
• “Cosmic Teletype” initially seemed in Thrilling ask yourself Stories, October 1938
• “The lengthy Voyage” initially seemed in Fantastic Universe, September 1955
• “The road That Wasn’t There” initially seemed in Comet Stories, July 1941
• “The Historian” initially seemed in Startling Stories, may well 1950

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