By Charles L. Fontenay

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

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

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Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of e-book anthologies has proved to be considered one of our hottest endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally supply them as charges to our mailing list!) One query we retain getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place in particular credited) are a gaggle attempt. every body 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!)

• “Disqualified” initially seemed in If Worlds of technology Fiction, September 1954.
• “Atom Drive” initially seemed in If Worlds of technological know-how 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 pink Planet” initially seemed in 1961 as half an Ace Double.

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Stable, there’s Drosinas,” muttered Jonner. “Let’s see, time 1424 hours, velocity 660 miles an hour. …” Jonner boosted the jets a section and watched the terrain. “By Saturn, I virtually overran it! ” he exclaimed. “Deveet, spoil out these ports. ” “Break out the ports? ” repeated Deveet. “That’ll depressurize the cabin! ” “That’s correct. So you’d higher verify your spacesuit’s safe. ” evidently wondered, Deveet strode up and down the cabin, knocking out its six home windows with the handhooks of his spacesuit. Jonner maneuvered the airplane lightly, and set it on automated. He bought out of the pilot’s seat and strode to the suitable entrance port. achieving during the damaged window, he pulled in a piece of cable that was once trailing along. whereas the baffled Deveet watched, he reeled it in till he mentioned the top of it, to which used to be hooked up a fish-shaped finned steel missile. Jonner carried the cable finish and the connected missile around the cabin and tossed it out the damaged entrance port at the different aspect, swinging it in order that the 700-mile-an-hour slipstream snapped it again in throughout the rearmost port like a bullet. “Pick it up and move it out the precise rear port,” he commanded. “We’ll need to move it to one another from port to port. The slipstream won’t allow us to swing it ahead and during. ” In a number of moments, the 2 of them had labored the missile and the cable finish to the precise entrance port and in via it. Originating above the airplane, it now made a loop throughout the 4 open ports. Jonner untied the missile and tied the top to the element which got here into the cabin, creating a bowline knot of the loop. Deveet picked up the missile from the ground, the place Jonner had thrown it. “Looks like a spent rocket shell,” he commented. “It’s a sign rocket,” acknowledged Jonner. “The flare set off was once disconnected. ” He picked up the microphone and known as the Radiant desire on Phobos. “We’ve hooked our fish, Qoqol,” he advised the Martian, and laid the mike apart. “What does that suggest? ” requested Deveet. “Means we’d greater strap in,” acknowledged Jonner, suiting the motion to the phrases. “You’re in for a brief journey to Phobos, Deveet. ” Jonner pulled again slowly at the elevator regulate, and the aircraft begun a shallow climb. At seven hundred miles an hour, it all started to achieve a top at which its large wings—broader than these of any terrestrial plane—would now not help it. “I’m attempting to decide,” stated Deveet with pressured calm, “whether you’ve flipped your helmet. ” “Nope,” responded Jonner. “Trolling for these fish in Mars urban gave me the belief. the remainder was once not more than an astrogation challenge, like several rendezvous with a boat in a set orbit, which Qoqol might determine. keep in mind that 6,000-mile tv cable the ship’s hauling? Qoqol simply shot the top of it all the way down to Mars’ floor through sign rocket, we addicted to and now he’ll haul us as much as Phobos. He’s obtained the ship’s engine hooked onto the cable winch. ” The jets coughed and stopped. The airplane was once out of gasoline. It used to be on momentum—to be drawn by way of the cable, or to snap it and fall. “Impossible! ” cried Deveet in alarm.

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