The Eighth Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Stories

The 8th technological know-how Fiction Megapack offers one other stellar lineup of vintage technology fiction, new and previous. listed below are 25 tales (plus an advantage interview with best-selling writer George R.R. Martin) through the various field's maximum authors. integrated are:

THE real DARKNESS, by means of Pamela Sargent

PERMANENT deadly blunders, via Jay Lake

ADJUSTMENT workforce, by means of Philip okay. Dick

ROBOTS DON'T CRY, by way of Mike Resnick

NO nice MAGIC, through Fritz Leiber

ESCAPE HATCH, via Brenda W. Clough

BACKLASH, by way of Winston ok. Marks

THE PICK-UP, via Lawrence Watt-Evans

POPULATION IMPLOSION, by way of Andrew J. Offutt

WAY DOWN EAST, through Tim Sullivan


TO INVADE manhattan, through Irwin Lewis

THEY have been THE WIND, by way of C.J. Henderson

STOPOVER, by means of William Gerken

CONSEQUENCES OF STEAM, through Michael Hemmingson

OUTSIDE taking a look IN, through Mark E. Burgess

DEAD international, via Jack Douglasv

NEFERTITI'S 10th lifestyles, through Mary A. Turzillo

QUICKSILVER, by means of Lonni Lees

AFTER ALL, via Robert Reginald

THE BARBARIANS, by way of Algis Budrys

EX MACHINA, via Cynthia Ward

MONKEY ON HIS again, by means of Charles V. De Vet

THE SURVIVORS, through Tom Godwin

THROUGH TIME AND area WITH FERDINAND FEGHOOT: ninety nine, by way of Grendel Briarton

SPEAKING WITH GEORGE R.R. MARTIN: Interview performed through Darrell Schweitzer

And don't disregard to go looking this book shop for "Wildside Megapack" to work out extra entries during this sequence, masking vintage authors and matters like mysteries, technology fiction, westerns, ghost tales -- and masses, even more!

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