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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), Lord Valentine's Castle (Lord Valentine, #1), The Science Fiction Hall of Fame: Volume 1 (Science Fiction Hall of Fame, #1), The Book of Skulls, Legends II, A Time of Changes, Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth, Majipoor Chronicles (Lord Valentine, #2), Legends
Seeking the immortality promised in an ancient manuscript The Book of Skulls four friends college roommates go on a spring break trip to Arizona Eli the scholar who found and translated the book Timothy scion of an American dynasty born and bred to lead Ned poet and cynic and Oliver the brilliant farm boy obsessed with death br br Somewhere in the desert lies the House of Skulls where a mystic brotherhood guards the secret of eternal life There the four aspirants will present themselves and a horrific price will be demanded br br For immortality requires sacrifice Two victims to balance two survivors One by suicide one by murder br br Now beneath the gaze of grinning skulls the terror begins, 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, 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, Who knoweth the spirit of men that goeth upward and the spirit of the beast that goeth downward to the earth Ecclesiastes br br Okay they did resemble elephants it can t be denied That led many people to underestimate the Nildoror and their obviously more fearsome commensals the Sulidoror br br But aliens should never be judged by human standards as the Company learned to its cost when Holman s World now once again known as Belzagor was given back to the natives and the Company sent packing Now Edmund Gunderson once head of the Company s operation on this world has come back across the galaxy to settle old scores with the Nildoror If he can even get them to acknowledge his existence br br Cover Artist Gene Szafran