- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 1598 KB
- Print Length: 647 pages
- Publisher: Wildside Press (7 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B0076QCBK8
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- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 58 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #48,226 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The Third Science Fiction MEGAPACK®: 26 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales Kindle Edition
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Good SF is not just about the technology, but looks at how it might be seen to affect people; and in particular, moral conflict is a great way to demonstrate this. This collection offers some really interesting ideas from some of the best known names within the genre and the whole collection has much to commend it.
If you are not into SF, then this might be a useful introduction to some really excellent examples of the kind of solid writing that can be found.
Other stories range from J T Bone's traditional spaceeship yarn about courage and its meaning; John Russell Fearne's explanation for the sudden disappearance of Atlantis; the beatifully-written fantasy 'Angels and Moths'; the poignant, often anthologised, 'Star Mother'; and E C Tubb's cautionary tale 'Jackpot', which indicates that gifts from 'natives' aren't always as they seem.... The only story that doesn't quite work, despite the range of its imagination, is the anticlimactic 'Second Landing'.
Again, a considerable bargain and very satisfying read.
I started reading this series (specifically, the Science Fiction Megapacks) with number 2, & once I had finished it, I just could not imagine how they could keep up with such a great collection.
However, I am now forced to admit that not only have Wildside managed to keep up the standard of #2, they have surpassed it ! I have now bought volume 4 & volume 1, & I am confident that I won't be disappointed.
This composition of short stories, some of which are actually a good length, has achieved this very well. It is a good but easy read with some stories in there that the authors should consider adapting into fuller volumes.
If, like me, you grew up reading shorter Asimov and Heinlen stories in comic booke then this collection is well worth a visit, you will enjoy it I promise.
Being a kindle collection it also represents great value for money and will be staying on my kindle for when I fancy a "dip" read in future.
There's much to like in these 26 Sci Fi stories. Some are more your classic American style. Remember they were obsessed with martian invasions and men from Venus in the 50's? Tales of time travellers, space exploration, colonization, heroes and villains. There's some modern stuff in here too, so a good mix.
If you've heard the old Dimension X radio shows you'll probably like this. Good value for a few pence too!
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I like the variety and humour a good read