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The Sixth Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: Featuring the Work of Charles L. Fontenay (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 6)

By Charles L. Fontenay

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

Charles L. Fontenay (1917-2007) is one such unjustly forgotten writer. incorporated listed here are seven brief tales plus one novel, released among, representing a few of his top work.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet anthologies has proved to be one among our most well liked endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as rates to our mailing list!) One query we preserve getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a bunch 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 frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Contents:
• “Disqualified” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, September 1954.
• “Atom Drive” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, April 1956.
• “Service with a Smile” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how Fiction, June 1956.
• “The Martian Shore” initially seemed in Infinity technological know-how Fiction, 1957.
• “The reward Bearer” initially seemed in Amazing technological know-how Fiction Stories, September 1958.
• “The Jupiter Weapon” initially seemed in Amazing technology Fiction Stories, March 1959.
• “Wind” initially seemed in Amazing technology Fiction Stories, April 1959.
• “Rebels of the crimson Planet” initially seemed in 1961 as half an Ace Double.

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Dracula in London

By P.N. Elrod

Bram Stoker’s immortal story of vampirism informed the tale of ways count number Vlad Tepes got here to London and met his dying by the hands of Abraham van Helsing’s vampire hunters. yet how did Dracula occupy his time while he wasn’t stalking Lucy Westenra and Mina Harker? those 16 tales take the notorious nosferatu on a travel of Nineties Londonwhere he encounters such ancient personages as actress Ellen Terry, younger scientist Nikola Tesla, Edward, Prince of Wales, and a author named Abraham Stokerin this masterful anthology from the very best authors to ever sink their tooth into vampire mythology…

Tanya Huff * Fred Saberhagen * Nigel Bennett and P.N. Elrod * Roxanne Longstreet Conrad * Judith Proctor * Elaine Bergstrom * K.B. Bogen * Jody Lynn Nye * Chelsea Quinn Yarbro * Bradley H. Sinor * Amy L. Gruss and Catt Kingsgrave-Ernstein * Julie Barrett * Gene DeWeese * Nancy Kilpatrick * Gary A. Braunbeck * invoice Zaget

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Evil Earths

By Brian W. Aldiss

As soon as it used to be the best planet in all technological know-how fiction. Fourteen darkish visions of the longer term, edited through Brian Aldiss

DARK TOMORROWS

The ambition, greed, and wanderlust of guy have introduced him to the horizon of time, the place the starlit street of the universe forks—utopia a technique, oblivion the darkish dead-end. Earth has been slashed via an atomic knife. A father and son stare upon the pearl-white crescent that's the final reminiscence of Earth. on the penultimate second of an atomic warfare, the final word god appears—pure mutant-human and 24-karat gold. Amid nice excellent towns and flawless machines. guy is a misplaced soul—no cause to reside and no technique to die.

In the masterful tales of such writers as Philip okay. Dick, Brian Aldiss, Henry Kuttner, Fritz Leiber, and Jack Vance, Earth—the first planet of technology fiction—is a tarnished international. Geart civilizations have risen and fallen. Invaders have conquered and been banished. guy has mastered time and been enslaved by way of wish. Humanity is in a twilight, shadowed via significant know-how and haunted through misplaced desires. yet within the blackness that's the unknowable destiny, stars nonetheless glitter with worlds to be came across and hopes but to return true.

DIABOLIC DESTINIES

From the forgotten annals of technological know-how fiction magazines of 3 a long time come fourteen dynamic tales of time-travelers, mutant, golden gods, robotic fans, earth-exiles, and mind-stunning visions of earth's future—and celestial past.

Heresies of the large God - Brian Aldiss
Night - John W. Campbell
Film of demise - J.S. Campbell
"If I Forgot Thee, Oh Earth..." - Arthur C. Clarke
The Golden guy - Philip okay. Dick
The Wound - Howard Fast
The Time catch - Henry Kuttner
Among the furry Earthmen - R.A. Lafferty
Guest specialist - Allen okay. Lang
Later Than you think that - Fritz Leiber
The final observe - Chad Oliver and Charles Beaumont
The Valley - Richard Stockham
Down one of the useless males - William Tenn
The males go back - Jack Vance

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The Year's Best Dark Fantasy & Horror 2010

  • Darkness surrounds us. we will locate darkness at any place: in a wierd eco-friendly stone etched with mysterious symbols; at a small town's annual picnic; in a ghostly condominium that's effortless to go into yet now not really easy to go away; in the back of the dumpster within the alley the place a harpy lives; within the Nowhere, a spot the place automobile keys, toys, humans disappear to; between Polar explorers; and, probably, inside of ourselves. Darkness flies from mysterious crates; surrounds kids whose nightlights have vanished; and glints among us on the movie show. Darkness crawls from the prior and is ready in our destiny; and there is continuously an opportunity that Halloween particularly is a door commencing without delay into never-ending shadow. Welcome to the darkish. you could by no means are looking to leave.
  • This inaugural quantity of the year's most sensible darkish fable and horror beneficial properties greater than 500 pages of darkish stories from a few of state-of-the-art best writers of the fantastique. selected from various assets, those tales are as eclectic and sundry because the style itself.

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Death on Earth: Adventures in Evolution and Mortality

As you learn those phrases, Planet Earth teems with trillions of life-forms, each one going approximately their very own enterprise: consuming, reproducing, thriving . . . but, the lifetime of nearly each organism attracts closer to convinced dying. nevertheless, "suicide" contained in the mitochondria that stay inside of us leads to the loss of life of thousands of cells each one moment for our personal solid! Why is dying one of these common spouse to existence in the world? Why have not animals developed to damage freed from its shackles?

In this wide-ranging exploration of dying, Jules Howard makes an attempt to shed evolutionary mild on considered one of our greatest and such a lot unshakable taboos. He visits a salon that is attempting to abolish our queasiness over speaking approximately loss of life. He additionally seems to be to the nematode, some of the most simple of life-forms, for clues approximately why near-starvation really can extend existence. Encountering a few of the world's oldest animals, and assembly the scientists trying to get to the bottom of their mysteries, Howard additionally comes face-to-face with evolution's outliers--the animals which could in the future keep away from loss of life altogether.

Written in an enticing type, Death on Earth's trip ends with the inevitable query: do we ever develop into immortal? And if lets, may we actually wish to?

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Sit, Stay, Love: A Wish Novel

Cecilia Murray has been wishing for a puppy for so long as she will take into account. And while a lovely pug named Potato is introduced in to Orphan Paws, the take care of the place she volunteers, she understands he's the puppy she's been looking forward to. there is only one challenge: Eric Chung -- a favored, smug boy from tuition -- adopts Potato first. what is worse, he hopes to coach the little tater to develop into a show-dog megastar. Cecilia is aware that Potato isn't lower out for a lifetime of sparkly collars and snobby judges, so she units out to sabotage Eric's plans.

But the extra time Cecilia spends with Potato and Eric, the extra she questions every little thing she idea she knew approximately puppy exhibits ... and a definite adorable show-dog coach. Can Cecilia shop Potato -- whereas additionally hearing her heart?

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Animals and Human Society: Changing Perspectives

Sleek society is starting to think again its entire courting with animals and the wildlife. till lately matters equivalent to animal welfare and environmental safety have been thought of the area of small, idealistic minorities. Now, those concerns allure giant numbers of articulate supporters who jointly workout massive political muscle. Animals, either wild and family, shape the first concentration of outrage during this frequently acrimonious debate. but why do animals evoke such robust and contradictory feelings in humans - and do our western attitudes have whatever in universal with these of alternative societies and cultures? Bringing jointly quite a number contributions from special specialists within the box, Animals and Society explores the significance of animals in society from social, ancient and cross-cultural views.

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The Dog with the Old Soul: True Stories of the Love, Hope and Joy Animals Bring to Our Lives

By Jennifer Basye Sander

Few relationships are as simple—and rewarding—as these among guy and animal. From the unswerving puppy who dangers his personal lifestyles to rescue a drowning boy to the misplaced kitten who comforts a grieving lady to an deserted horse and foster baby who come to avoid wasting one another, those inspiring actual tales spotlight the wish, therapeutic, happiness and—most of all—unconditional love animals carry to our lives. no matter if you like sloppy puppy kisses, soften at each kitty meow or provide your center to horses, birds or maybe moose, this heartwarming assortment is one to treasure.

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Second Chances: More Tales of Found Dogs

By Elise Lufkin, Diana Walker

Millions of canine and pups are deserted every year, leading to a global full of stray canines of all breeds and sizes. lots of those strays come to a foul finish, yet now and then a
stray puppy is located by means of a compassionate person--whether picked up in the street or picked out from an animal shelter--and given a moment likelihood. a few of these canines are lame, blind, unwell, or just undesirable. those canine are distinct. And so are the folks who've selected to offer them a moment probability. came across canine appear to be specially thankful, dependable, and loving. They, who've occasionally been rescued from death’s door, turn into liked contributors of households, giving affection, companionship, and solace. They turn into efficient participants of society as provider canines, remedy canine, and search-and-rescue canines themselves. Observers might
say that those canine are fortunate, yet extra usually the folks who've followed them imagine that they're the fortunate ones.
Second Chances is filled with fantastic images and phrases by means of those that have given canine a moment probability. Celebrities from Mikhail Baryshnikov to Oscar de los angeles Renta and daily heroes who've stumbled on canines of all sorts--from modern greyhounds
to scruffy mutts--share their stories of discovery and canine-human friendship.
Second Chances is a tribute to those outstanding canine and their humans. It
is an affidavit to the reward of affection and salvation. And, in every one case, it really is tricky to assert simply who has kept whom.

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Blood Ties (Spirit Animals, Book 3)

By Garth Nix, Sean Williams

The event maintains during this 3rd e-book within the big apple occasions bestselling series.

Erdas is a land of stability. an extraordinary hyperlink, the spirit animal bond, bridges the human and animal worlds. Conor, Abeke, Meilin, and Rollan every one have this gift-and the grave accountability that includes it.

But the Conquerors are attempting to smash this stability. They're swallowing complete towns of their rush for power-including Meilin's domestic. uninterested with ready and able to struggle, Meilin has trigger into enemy territory along with her spirit animal, a panda named Jhi. Her buddies aren't some distance behind... yet they're now not the one ones.

The enemy is all over.

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