By Katherine Anne MacLean
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may well rather be forgotten.
Katherine MacLean (born January 22, 1925) is an American technology fiction writer top recognized for her brief fiction of the Nineteen Fifties, which regularly tested the effect of technological advances on contributors and society. This quantity collects 7 of her vintage technological know-how fiction stories.
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The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a gaggle attempt. all people 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 plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• “Contagion” used to be initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, October 1950
• “Pictures Don’t Lie” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, August 1951
• “The Snowball Effect” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, September 1952
• “The guy Who Staked The Stars” used to be initially released in Planet Stories, July 1952
• “The Carnivore” used to be initially released in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, October 1953, less than the pseudonym “G. A. Morris”
• “Games” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, March 1953
• “The Natives” was once initially released in Science Fiction Stories, 1953
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