"The Mad Scientist Megapack" assembles 23 tales of Scientists, their Creatures, and Experiments both Diabolical and Dangerous! Included are: MYSHKIN, by David V. Reed A LIGHT THAT SHAMED THE SUN, by C. J. Henderson INCOMPLETE DATA, by H.B. Fyfe THE CORPSE ON THE GRATING, by Hugh B. Cave COSMIC TELETYPE, by Carl Jacobi MONSTER KIDNAPS GIRL AT MAD SCIENTIST'S COMMAND!, by Lawrence Watt-Evans... [click here for more]
To anyone interested in the roots of modern science fiction, the name of Ray Cummings should be well known. He wrote science fiction and fantasy before the name "science fiction" had been coined, publishing fantastic yarns in Argosy, Munsey's Magazine, and other mainstream pulp magazines. Of course, as soon as the science fiction pulps debuted, he moved to them, where his work received a... [click here for more]
The late Reginald Bretnor (1911-1992) was never a prolific writer -- he wrote only a handful of books and about 100 short stories (and more than 120 short-short "Feghoots" under his Grendel Briarton pseudonym) -- over a 45-year writing career.
In addition to wars, weaponry, and science fiction, Bretnor's broad interests included cats. (And puns. Did we mention the horrible puns?) These... [click here for more]