By Floyd L. Wallace
The Golden Age of technological know-how Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may possibly rather be forgotten.
Floyd L. Wallace (1915-2004) is one such unjustly forgotten writer. An engineer by way of exchange, Wallace wrote technological know-how fiction (and mysteries) within the Nineteen Fifties, and labored most sensible at shorter lengths. He in simple terms wrote one novel.
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• Tangle Hold
• Accidental Flight
• Forget Me Nearly
• Mezzerow Loves Company
• Student Body
• The very unlikely Voyage Home
• Second Landing
• Bolden’s Pets
• Worlds in Balance
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