By Charles L. Fontenay
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may possibly rather be forgotten.
Charles L. Fontenay (1917-2007) is one such unjustly forgotten writer. incorporated listed here are seven brief tales plus one novel, released among, representing a few of his most sensible work.
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The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. each 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 plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• “Disqualified” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, September 1954.
• “Atom Drive” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, April 1956.
• “Service with a Smile” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, June 1956.
• “The Martian Shore” initially seemed in Infinity technology Fiction, 1957.
• “The present Bearer” initially seemed in Amazing technology Fiction Stories, September 1958.
• “The Jupiter Weapon” initially seemed in Amazing technological know-how Fiction Stories, March 1959.
• “Wind” initially seemed in Amazing technological know-how Fiction Stories, April 1959.
• “Rebels of the pink Planet” initially seemed in 1961 as half an Ace Double.
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