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The Science-Fantasy Megapack: 25 Classic Tales from Fantasy Adventures

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Here are twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction selected from the pages of Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series, selected by its editor, Philip Harbottle. Throughout its run of thirteen issues FA presented both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers, including Sydney J. Bounds, John Russell Fearn, John Gla Here are twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction selected from the pages of Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series, selected by its editor, Philip Harbottle. Throughout its run of thirteen issues FA presented both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers, including Sydney J. Bounds, John Russell Fearn, John Glasby, Philip E. High, and E. C. Tubb. They were soon joined by newer writers, most notably Eric Brown, and the series became a modern showcase for the best of British science fiction and fantasy writing. Included are: INTRODUCTION by Philip Harbottle THE CALL OF THE GRAVE by Brian Ball THE WARLORD OF KUL SATU by Brian Ball THE BROKEN SEQUENCE by Antonio Bellomi FINAL CONTACT by Sydney J. Bounds SUNSKIMMER by Sydney J. Bounds A TIME FOR CONTACT, by Sydney J. Bounds WRITER FOR HIRE by Sydney J. Bounds writing as David Somers THE TAPESTRY OF TIME by Eric Brown UNCERTAIN WORLD by Eric Brown I'LL KISS YOU GOODNIGHT by Frederick H. Christian ASSASSIN by Andrew Darlington PRISONER OF TIME by John Russell Fearn THE HOUSE ON THE MOORS, by John Glasby THE MARTIAN ENIGMA by John Glasby NIGHTFALL ON RONAN by John Glasby writing as A. J. Merak THE DRAINPIPE by Philip E. High THE GUNMAN by Philip E. High THE WISHING STONE by Philip E. High SOMETHING IN THE AIR by Gordon Landsborough THE DILETTANTES by E. C. Tubb EMERGENCY EXIT by E. C. Tubb THE GREATER IDEAL by E. C. Tubb YOU GO, by E. C. Tubb SEA CHANGE by Peter Oldale BRIDES FOR MARS by Eric C. Williams And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns -- and much, much more!


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Here are twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction selected from the pages of Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series, selected by its editor, Philip Harbottle. Throughout its run of thirteen issues FA presented both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers, including Sydney J. Bounds, John Russell Fearn, John Gla Here are twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction selected from the pages of Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series, selected by its editor, Philip Harbottle. Throughout its run of thirteen issues FA presented both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers, including Sydney J. Bounds, John Russell Fearn, John Glasby, Philip E. High, and E. C. Tubb. They were soon joined by newer writers, most notably Eric Brown, and the series became a modern showcase for the best of British science fiction and fantasy writing. Included are: INTRODUCTION by Philip Harbottle THE CALL OF THE GRAVE by Brian Ball THE WARLORD OF KUL SATU by Brian Ball THE BROKEN SEQUENCE by Antonio Bellomi FINAL CONTACT by Sydney J. Bounds SUNSKIMMER by Sydney J. Bounds A TIME FOR CONTACT, by Sydney J. Bounds WRITER FOR HIRE by Sydney J. Bounds writing as David Somers THE TAPESTRY OF TIME by Eric Brown UNCERTAIN WORLD by Eric Brown I'LL KISS YOU GOODNIGHT by Frederick H. Christian ASSASSIN by Andrew Darlington PRISONER OF TIME by John Russell Fearn THE HOUSE ON THE MOORS, by John Glasby THE MARTIAN ENIGMA by John Glasby NIGHTFALL ON RONAN by John Glasby writing as A. J. Merak THE DRAINPIPE by Philip E. High THE GUNMAN by Philip E. High THE WISHING STONE by Philip E. High SOMETHING IN THE AIR by Gordon Landsborough THE DILETTANTES by E. C. Tubb EMERGENCY EXIT by E. C. Tubb THE GREATER IDEAL by E. C. Tubb YOU GO, by E. C. Tubb SEA CHANGE by Peter Oldale BRIDES FOR MARS by Eric C. Williams And don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mystery, westerns -- and much, much more!

30 review for The Science-Fantasy Megapack: 25 Classic Tales from Fantasy Adventures

  1. 5 out of 5

    M.H. Thaung

    This is a collection of stories by SF and fantasy authors whose work I'm not familiar with. I picked it up while on a search for new (to me) authors. It felt a little odd to have the stories selected over such a wide time range: I think the oldest was written around 1950, and the most recent around 2010. Hence, some of the pieces had dated societal attitudes—it was the sexism that I found most obtrusive—but I wasn't always convinced that the reason was merely the age of the work. None of the stori This is a collection of stories by SF and fantasy authors whose work I'm not familiar with. I picked it up while on a search for new (to me) authors. It felt a little odd to have the stories selected over such a wide time range: I think the oldest was written around 1950, and the most recent around 2010. Hence, some of the pieces had dated societal attitudes—it was the sexism that I found most obtrusive—but I wasn't always convinced that the reason was merely the age of the work. None of the stories knocked my socks off with thought-provoking themes, compelling characters or even clever storylines. Speaking generally, I tend to enjoy stories where a character does something and then has to deal with the consequences. In this book, many of the stories were along the lines of "something odd becomes apparent, and then at the end it is explained/sorted out," with the characters really only being there to witness or experience the odd thing or neat idea that the author came up with. That's probably why I also got a strong sense of characters telling each other the plot rather than being more actively involved. That said, I did read all the stories, other than Prisoner of Time by John Russell Fearn. I bailed out on that one around 15% of the way through (essentially because I got bored and it seemed to take up nearly a quarter of the entire book). My favourite stories were probably the ones by Philip E. High: The Drainpipe, The Gunman and The Wishing Stone. They weren't groundbreaking, but there was definitely a feel that the characters had earned their outcomes.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Rob Thompson

    Twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction, in one low priced volume. Editor Philip Harbottle selected these from Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series. This series consisted of both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers. Well written fantastic, escapist fiction. Bigger-than-life heroes, pretty girls, exotic places, strange and mysterious villains all stalk these pages. For the price, this cannot be beaten. Great to dip into during Twenty-five stories of fantasy and science fiction, in one low priced volume. Editor Philip Harbottle selected these from Wildside Press's Fantasy Adventure anthology series. This series consisted of both original stories and classic reprints by veteran British SF and fantasy writers. Well written fantastic, escapist fiction. Bigger-than-life heroes, pretty girls, exotic places, strange and mysterious villains all stalk these pages. For the price, this cannot be beaten. Great to dip into during a spare half hour. Included are: * INTRODUCTION by Philip Harbottle * THE CALL OF THE GRAVE by Brian Ball * THE WARLORD OF KUL SATU by Brian Ball * THE BROKEN SEQUENCE by Antonio Bellomi * FINAL CONTACT by Sydney J. Bounds * SUNSKIMMER by Sydney J. Bounds * A TIME FOR CONTACT, by Sydney J. Bounds * WRITER FOR HIRE by Sydney J. Bounds writing as David Somers * THE TAPESTRY OF TIME by Eric Brown * UNCERTAIN WORLD by Eric Brown * I'LL KISS YOU GOODNIGHT by Frederick H. Christian * ASSASSIN by Andrew Darlington * PRISONER OF TIME by John Russell Fearn * THE HOUSE ON THE MOORS, by John Glasby * THE MARTIAN ENIGMA by John Glasby * NIGHTFALL ON RONAN by John Glasby writing as A. J. Merak * THE DRAINPIPE by Philip E. High * THE GUNMAN by Philip E. High * THE WISHING STONE by Philip E. High * SOMETHING IN THE AIR by Gordon Landsborough * THE DILETTANTES by E. C. Tubb * EMERGENCY EXIT by E. C. Tubb * THE GREATER IDEAL by E. C. Tubb * YOU GO, by E. C. Tubb * SEA CHANGE by Peter Oldale * BRIDES FOR MARS by Eric C. Williams

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Brooks

    The first half were reasonably decent stories. The later half were junk... like high school essays, with no real editing.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Joe Twiss

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark Cotgrove

  6. 5 out of 5

    Paul Reid

  7. 5 out of 5

    Hendoc n/a

  8. 5 out of 5

    Carl English

  9. 4 out of 5

    Trish Thompson

  10. 4 out of 5

    Andrew Arch

  11. 4 out of 5

    Ronald Diegmann

  12. 4 out of 5

    Fred Campbell

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jim

  14. 5 out of 5

    Steve

  15. 5 out of 5

    Txelen

  16. 5 out of 5

    Sydnie Macelroy

  17. 4 out of 5

    Robert Byrne

  18. 5 out of 5

    Raymond Toghill

  19. 4 out of 5

    Randy L Jones

  20. 5 out of 5

    DANNYHARMON

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jude Parsons

  22. 4 out of 5

    Sara Avrams

  23. 5 out of 5

    Daljeet Jhajj

  24. 5 out of 5

    MR RAYMOND CHADBURN

  25. 4 out of 5

    Glenn Hopper

  26. 5 out of 5

    Stephen

  27. 5 out of 5

    Thomas Mailund

  28. 5 out of 5

    G Cornthwaite

  29. 5 out of 5

    Michael Bray

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda Clarke

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