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By Jerome Bixby

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

Jerome Bixby used to be an American brief tale author, editor and scriptwriter, top recognized for his paintings in technological know-how fiction. (He additionally wrote many westerns and used the pseudonyms Jay Lewis Bixby, D. B. Lewis, Harry Neal, Albert Russell, J. Russell, M. St. Vivant, Thornecliff Herrick and Alger Rome). he's most renowned for the 1953 tale It's a superb Life which was once the root for a 1961 episode of The Twilight Zone television sequence and Twilight sector: The Movie (1983). He additionally wrote 4 episodes for the vintage Star Trek television sequence. Bixby's ultimate paintings used to be the screenplay for the 2007 cult sci-fi movie The guy from Earth.

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Over the previous couple of years, our “Megapack” sequence of publication anthologies has proved to be considered one of our most well-liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we continue getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. each 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 plenty of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Contents:
The Holes round Mars
The Crowded Colony
Where There’s Hope
Zen
The Slizzers
The Draw
Underestimation
Cargo to Callisto
The undesirable Life
It’s an exceptional Life

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