Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1

Fantastic Stories Present the Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack #1

by Fritz LeiberPatrick Fahy Katherine MacLean and others

Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe) Publication Date: 25/03/2016

  $3.08

Edited by H. L. Gold; ‘Galaxy Science Fiction’ hit the scene in 1950 and quickly became the leading science fiction magazine of its time. Galaxy gave a home to writers that didn't fit into Astounding and F&SF, and readers rejoiced. In this first ‘Galaxy Science Fiction Super Pack’ we bring you more than five hundred pages of fiction. These are the stories that helped Galaxy Magazine carve it's name on the Mount Rushmore of science fiction. The include: ‘Doorstep’ by Keith Laumer; ‘The Chasers’ by Daniel F. Galouye; ‘Blueblood’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Bad Memory’ by Patrick Fahy; ‘Beach Scene’ by Marshall King; ‘The Reluctant Heroes’ by Frank M. Robinson; ‘Kreativity for Kats’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Perfect Answer’ by L. J. Stecher, Jr., Dumbwaiter’ by James Stamers; ‘The Ignoble Savages’ by Evelyn E. Smith; ‘Angel's Egg’ by Edgar Pangborn; ‘Survival Type’ by J.F. Bone; ‘Misbegotten Missionary’ by Isaac Asimov; ‘The Business; ‘as Usual’ by Jack Sharkey; ‘No Substitutions’ by Jim Harmon; ‘Prime Difference’ by Alan E. Nourse; ‘Delay in Transit’ by F. L. Wallace; ‘My Lady Greensleeves’ by Frederik Pohl; ‘A Little Journey’ by Ray Bradbury; ‘Med Ship Man’ by Murray Leinster; ‘Spoken for’ by William Morrison; ‘A Pail of Air’ by Fritz Leiber; ‘Contagion’ by Katherine MacLEAN; ‘Pen Pal’ by Milton Lesser; ‘Delayed Action’ by Charles Vincent De Vet; ‘... and it Comes out Here’ by Lester del Rey; and ‘The Old Die Rich’ by H. L. Gold.

ISBN:
9781515405245
9781515405245
Category:
Short stories
Format:
Epub (Kobo), Epub (Adobe)
Publication Date:
25-03-2016
Language:
English
Publisher:
Wilder Publications, Inc.
Isaac Asimov

Isaac Asimov, world maestro of science fiction, was born in Russia near Smolensk in 1920 and was brought to the United States by his parents three years later. He grew up in Brooklyn where he went to grammar school and at the age of eight he gained his citizen papers. A remarkable memory helped him finish high school before he was sixteen. He then went on to Columbia University and resolved to become a chemist rather than follow the medical career his father had in mind for him.

He graduated in chemistry and after a short spell in the Army he gained his doctorate in 1949 and qualified as an instructor in biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine where he became Associate Professor in 1955, doing research in nucleic acid. Increasingly, however, the pressures of chemical research conflicted with his aspirations in the literary field, and in 1958 he retired to full-time authorship while retaining his connection with the University. Asimov's fantastic career as a science fiction writer began in 1939 with the appearance of a short story, `Marooned Off Vesta', in Amazing Stories.

Thereafter he became a regular contributor to the leading SF magazines of the day including Astounding, Astonishing Stories, Super Science Stories and Galaxy. He won the Hugo Award four times and the Nebula Award once. With nearly five hundred books to his credit and several hundred articles, Asimov's output was prolific by any standards.

Apart from his many world-famous science fiction works, Asimov also wrote highly successful detective mystery stories, a four-volume History of North America, a two-volume Guide to the Bible, a biographical dictionary, encyclopaedias, textbooks and an impressive list of books on many aspects of science, as well as two volumes of autobiography. Isaac Asimov died in 1992 at the age of 72.

Ray Bradbury

Ray Bradbury has published some 500 short stories, novels, plays and poems since his first story appeared in Weird Tales when he was twenty years old.

Among his many famous works are ‘Fahrenheit 451’, ‘The Illustrated Man’ and ‘The Martian Chronicles’.

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