By Lester Del Rey
The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technology fiction writers who could rather be forgotten.
Lester del Rey (1915-1993) is such a lot remembered this present day as one of many namesakes of Del Rey Books—but within the Golden Age he used to be an complete author who obtained his commence along (and offered to an identical markets as) a tender Isaac Asimov. This quantity assembles nine vintage del Rey tales—more than 500 pages of serious reading!
About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet anthologies has proved to be one among our preferred endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we preserve getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place in particular 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 lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• “Pursuit” initially seemed in house technology Fiction, may well 1952.
• “Let ’Em Breathe Space” initially seemed in house technological know-how Fiction, July 1953.
• “No Strings Attached” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, June 1954.
• “The Sky Is Falling” initially seemed in 1954.
• “Dead Ringer” initially seemed in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, November 1956.
• “Victory” initially seemed in superb technological know-how Fiction, August, 1955.
• “Police Your Planet” initially seemed in 1956.
• “Badge of Infamy” initially seemed in 1957.
• “No Head for My Bier” initially seemed in remarkable Adventures, January 1950.
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