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Read online The Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories No description available by Robert Silverberg, Ben Bova, C.M. Kornbluth, Philip K. Dick, C.L. Moore, Nelson S. Bond, J.F. Bone, Marion Zimmer Bradley, Arthur J. Burks, Peter Baily, C.C. MacApp, JOHN CORY, Lester del Rey, Charles L. Fontenay, Randall Garrett, Harry Harrison, T.D. Hamm, John Gregory Betancourt, Fredric Brown, Mack Reynolds, James Blish, Eando Binder, Jerome Bixby, Wildside Press

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The Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories
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Category:Science fiction, Short stories, Fiction
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Valentine Pontifex (Lord Valentine, #3), Legends, Majipoor Chronicles (Lord Valentine, #2), The Book of Skulls, A Time of Changes, Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth, The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 (Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #1), Legends II, Lord Valentine's Castle (Lord Valentine, #1)
If you own only one anthology of classic science fiction it should be i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i Selected by a vote of the membership of the Science Fiction Writers of America SFWA these reprints represent the best most important and most influential stories and authors in the field The contributors are a Who s Who of classic SF with every Golden Age giant included Isaac Asimov Ray Bradbury Arthur C Clarke John W Campbell Robert A Heinlein Fritz Leiber Cordwainer Smith Theodore Sturgeon and Roger Zelazny Other contributors are less well known outside the core SF readership Three of the contributors are famous for one story but what stories Tom Godwin s pivotal hard SF tale The Cold Equations Jerome Bixby s It s a i Good i Life made only more infamous by the chilling i Twilight Zone i adaptation and Daniel Keyes s Flowers for Algernon brought to mainstream fame by the movie adaptation i Charly i p The collection has some minor but frustrating flaws There are no contributor biographies which is bad enough when the author is a giant but it s especially sad for contributors who have become unjustly obscure Each story s original publication date is in small print at the bottom of the first page And neither this fine print nor the copyright page identifies the magazines in which the stories first appeared p p Prefaced by editor Robert Silverberg s introduction which describes SFWA and details the selection process i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i is a wonderful book for the budding SF fan Experienced SF readers should compare the table of contents to their library before making a purchase decision Fans who contemplate giving this book to non SF readers should bear in mind that while several of the collected stories can measure up to classic mainstream literary stories the less literarily acceptable stories are weighted toward the front of the collection adult mainstream literature fans may not get very far into i The Science Fiction Hall of Fame Volume One i i Cynthia Ward i p p br br Introduction Robert Silverberg in br A Martian Odyssey Tweel Stanley G Weinbaum nv Wonder Stories Jul br Twilight as by Don A Stuart Dying Earth John W Campbell Jr ss Astounding Nov br Helen O Loy Lester del Rey ss Astounding Dec br The Roads Must Roll Robert A Heinlein nv Astounding Jun br Microcosmic God Theodore Sturgeon nv Astounding Apr br Nightfall Isaac Asimov nv Astounding Sep br The Weapon Shop Isher A E van Vogt nv Astounding Dec br Mimsy Were the Borogoves Lewis Padgett nv Astounding Feb br Huddling Place City Websters Clifford D Simak ss Astounding Jul br Arena Fredric Brown nv Astounding Jun br First Contact Murray Leinster nv Astounding May br That Only a Mother Judith Merril ss Astounding Jun br Scanners Live in Vain Cordwainer Smith nv Fantasy Book br Mars Is Heaven Ray Bradbury ss Planet Stories Fll br The Little Black Bag C M Kornbluth nv Astounding Jul br Born of Man and Woman Richard Matheson vi F amp SF Sum br Coming Attraction Fritz Leiber ss Galaxy Nov br The Quest for Saint Aquin Anthony Boucher ss New Tales of Space and Time ed Raymond J Healy Holt F amp SF Jan br Surface Tension Lavon James Blish nv Galaxy Aug br The Nine Billion Names of God Arthur C Clarke ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br It s a Good Life Jerome Bixby ss Star Science Fiction Stories ed Frederik Pohl Ballantine br The Cold Equations Tom Godwin nv Astounding Aug br Fondly Fahrenheit Alfred Bester nv F amp SF Aug br The Country of the Kind Damon Knight ss F amp SF Feb br Flowers for Algernon Daniel Keyes nv F amp SF Apr br A Rose for Ecclesiastes Roger Zelazny nv F amp SF Nov p, Acclaimed writer and editor Robert Silverberg gathered eleven of the finest writers in Fantasy to contribute to this collection of short novels Each of the writers was asked to write a new story based on one of his or her most famous series br b Stephen King b tells a tale of Roland the Gunslinger in the world of The Dark Tower in The Little Sisters of Eluria br b Terry Pratchett b relates an amusing incident in Discworld of a magical contest and the witch Granny Weatherwax in The Sea and Little Fishes br b Terry Goodkind b tells of the origin of the Border between realms in the world of The Sword of Truth in Debt of Bones br b Orson Scott Card b spins a yarn of Alvin and his apprentice from the Tales of Alvin Maker in Grinning Man br b Robert Silverberg b returns to Majipoor and to Lord Valentine s adventure in an ancient tomb in the Seventh Shrine br b Ursual K Le Guin b adds a sequel to her famous books of Earthsea portraying a woman who wants to learn magic in Dragonfly br b Tad Williams b tells a dark and enthralling story of a great and haunted castle in the age before Memory Sorrow and Thorn in The Burning Man br b George R R Martin b sets his piece a generation before his epic A Song of Ice and Fire in the adventure of The Hedge Knight br b Ann McCaffrey b the poet of Pern returns once again to her world of romance and adventure in Runner of Pern br b Raymond E Feist s b Riftwar Saga is the setting of the tale of The Wood Boy br b Robert Jordan b in New Spring tells of crucial events in the years leading up to The Wheel of Time of the meeting of Lan and Moiraine and the beginning of the search for the child who must grow to lead in the Last Battle, Valentine a wanderer who knows nothing except his name finds himself on the fringes of a great city and joins a troupe of jugglers and acrobats gradually he remembers that he is the Coronal Valentine executive ruler of the vast world of Majipoor and all its peoples human and otherwise br br Valentine s journey is a long one a tour through a series of magnificent environments Fields of predatory plants give way to impossibly wide rivers chalk cliffed islands and unforgiving deserts The prose is unrelentingly dreamlike no accident given that on Majipoor dreams rule the minds of great and humble alike br br Originally serialized in i The Magazine of Fantasy amp Science Fiction i in four parts November December January and February, The national bestselling saga of Robert Silverberg s stunning imagination continues in the first new hardcover Majipoor novel in nearly a decade As a prequel to Silverberg s earlier Majipoor novels Sorcerers of Majipoor provides a deep dark vision for the background of the conflict in Lord Valentine s Castle and Valentine Pontifex Treachery and wizardry run rampant under the reign of the mighty Pontifex as both the rightful and the unworthy heirs to the throne anxiously await his demise Korsibar son of the current Coronal plots with his twin sister and ambitious companions to seize the power of the Coronal when his father ascends to the throne of the Pontifex br br But the burdens of the crown and scepter exact more of a price than Korsibar is prepared to pay His rival fights to take his appointed place as keeper of his beloved Majipoor and to resbackse order to the utter chaos that has befallen their world br br Silverberg has created a big planet chock a block with life and potential sbacksies The Washington Post