By H. B. Fyfe
The Golden Age of technological know-how Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who could rather be forgotten.
Horace B. Fyfe (1918-1997) is one such unjustly forgotten writer. incorporated listed below are 15 technology fiction tales plus one novel, representing a few of his most sensible work.
About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication anthologies has proved to be considered one of our preferred endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we maintain 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 lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)
• “D-99” used to be initially released in 1962. Copyright © 1962 by way of H.B. Fyfe.
• “Let There Be Light” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, Nov. 1952.
• “Manners of the Age” initially seemed in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, March 1952.
• “Luna Escapade” initially seemed in Orbit, vol. 1 no. 2, 1953.
• “The Outbreak of Peace” initially seemed in Analog technological know-how truth & Fiction, Feb. 1961.
• “Fee of the Frontier” initially seemed in Amazing Stories, Aug. 1960.
• “Irresistible Weapon” initially seemed in initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, July 1953.
• “This international needs to Die!” initially seemed in Future mixed with [i]Science Fiction Stories, Sept. 1951.
• “The Talkative Tree” initially seemed in Worlds of If, Jan. 1962.
• “A Transmutation of Muddles” initially seemed in Astounding technology Fiction, September 1960.
• “Satellite System” initially seemed in Analog technology truth & Fiction, Oct. 1960.
• “Flamedown” initially seemed in Analog technology truth & Fiction, Aug. 1961.
• “The Envoy, Her” initially seemed in Planet Stories, March 1951.
• “The Wedge” initially seemed in Worlds of If, Sept. 1960.
• “Yes, Sir!” initially seemed in Startling Stories, Sept. 1951. Copyright © 1951 by way of C. B. S. guides, the shopper publishing department of C. B. S., Inc. Copyright © renewed 1979. (Reneal #RE0000020295.) Reprinted through permission of the property of H.B. Fyfe.
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