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By Katherine Anne MacLean

The Golden Age of technological know-how Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technology fiction writers who may perhaps rather be forgotten.

Katherine MacLean (born January 22, 1925) is an American technology fiction writer most sensible recognized for her brief fiction of the Fifties, which regularly tested the effect of technological advances on contributors and society. This quantity collects 7 of her vintage technological know-how fiction stories.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication anthologies has proved to be one in all our most well-liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we hold getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a gaggle attempt. every 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 usually recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

• “Contagion” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, October 1950
• “Pictures Don’t Lie” was once initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, August 1951
• “The Snowball Effect” was once initially released in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, September 1952
• “The guy Who Staked The Stars” was once initially released in Planet Stories, July 1952
• “The Carnivore” used to be initially released in Galaxy technology Fiction, October 1953, less than the pseudonym “G. A. Morris”
• “Games” used to be initially released in Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, March 1953
• “The Natives” used to be initially released in Science Fiction Stories, 1953

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