Raymond Zinke Gallun (1911 - 1994) was among the earliest pulp fiction writers who specialized in science fiction, and he sold many stories to magazines in the 1930s under his own name and several pseudonyms (such as Dow Elstar, E.V. Raymond and William Callahan). His first novel, "People Minus X" (included here) was published in 1957, followed by his second, "The Planet Strappers,"... [click here for more]
Time travel and brothels; unusual visitors from different eras, dimensions, and realities; human zoos maintained by curious aliens who like to watch; private eyes who are zombies; leafy-green literary collaborators; moral steampunk issues; a dreamer at the edge of the solar system; an astronaut who's gone insane; and the conspiracies of chrono-assassins.
Just a few of the fantastic themes in these... [click here for more]
Mysterious aliens ... ruthless terrorists ... androids with attitude ... genetic manipulation ... punch-ups with lasers ... giant spaceships ... what more could you want?
This great collection of 10 short stories by the author of Gridlinked, The Skinner, In the Line of Polity, and many more is a great read!
Note: This digital edition includes the PDF, ePub and Mobi (Kindle) versions... [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]
The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Dave Dryfoos (1915-2003), who produced a steady stream of frothy SF stories for the likes of Galaxy Science Fiction, Fantastic Adventures, Startling Stories, Imagination, Future Science Fiction, and others is one such unjustly... [click here for more]
This volume collects 19 stories of robots in their many guises. Some obey Asimov’s 3 Rules of Robotics. Some are of alien design. Some serve mankind. And some…don’t. All are great reading. Included are:
HELEN O'LOY, by Lester del Rey
SIDNEY, THE SCREWLOOSE ROBOT, by William P. McGivern
JAMES P. CROW, by Philip K. Dick
HAVE IT YOUR OWN WAY, by Richard Wilson
A BAD DAY FOR... [click here for more]
The Second Philip K. Dick Megapack collects 15 more rare stories by the classic science fiction author. Included in this volume are: THE UNRECONSTRUCTED M SALES PITCH SHELL GAME BREAKFAST AT TWILIGHT ADJUSTMENT TEAM FOSTER, YOU'RE DEAD THE CRAWLERS THE GOLDEN MAN THE HANGING STRANGER THE LAST OF THE MASTERS THE TURNING WHEEL UPON THE DULL EARTH HUMAN IS MEDDLER... [click here for more]
Utopia. A community or society possessing highly desirable or nearly perfect qualities. It may be a dream, but it's a dream that has inspired writers for thousands of years.
Plato's "Republic" may be the very first utopia presented to a mass audience, but Thomas More coined the term with his 1516 book Utopia (included here), which describes a fictional island society in the Atlantic Ocean.... [click here for more]