The 22nd Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 10 Great Stories by Robert Moore Williams (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 22)

9 Dec

The 22nd Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 10 Great Stories by Robert Moore Williams (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 22)

The 22nd Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 10 Great Stories by Robert Moore Williams (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 22)

Robert Moore Williams

Language: English

Pages: 224

ISBN: 2:00356529

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


The Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers who might otherwise be forgotten.

Robert Moore Williams (1907–1977) was an American writer, primarily of science fiction. He wrote not only under his own name, but used pseudonyms (including John S. Browning, H. H. Hermon, Russell Storm and E. K. Jarvis—a house name shared with other writers).

Williams was born at Farmington, Missouri. His first published story was “Zero as a Limit”, which appeared in Astounding Science Fiction in 1937, under the byline “Robert Moore.” He was a prolific author throughout his career, and his last novel appeared in 1972. His “Jongor” series was originally published in Fantastic Adventures in the 1940s and 1950s, and appeared in book form in 1970. By the 1960s he had published over 150 stories.

Rereading his work in preparation for assembling this volume, I was impressed by how well much of his fiction holds up today. His writing style is smooth and crisp, and he avoids scientific lectures, preferring to let the plots speak for himself.

This volume assembled 10 of his classic science fiction stories. Enjoy!

About the Megapacks
Over the last few years, our “Megapack” series of ebook anthologies has proved to be one of our most popular endeavors. (Maybe it helps that we sometimes offer them as premiums to our mailing list!) One question we keep getting asked is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except where specifically credited) are a group effort. Everyone at Wildside works on them. This includes John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and many of Wildside’s authors… who often suggest stories to include (and not just their own!)

Contents:
• “Planet of the Gods” was originally published in Amazing Stories, December 1942
• “The Next Time We Die” was originally published in Amazing Stories, February 1957
• “Sinister Paradise” was originally published in If Worlds of Science Fiction, September 1952
• “Thompson’s Cat” was originally published in Planet Stories, September 1952
• “Publicity Stunt” was originally published in Other Worlds, March 1953
• “Martian Adventure” was originally published in Fantastic Adventures, Oct. 1944
• “Bridge of Life” was originally published in Amazing Stories, May 1946
• “Be It Ever Thus” was originally published in Fantastic Universe, January 1954
• “The Lost Warship” was originally published in Amazing Stories, January 1943
• “The Accidental Murders” was originally published in Amazing Stories, Feb. 1941

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

now?” “He doesn’t want anything. He just said he had information that I was on the verge of making a very important decision. He strongly advised me to purchase his stocks before I made this decision.” “Do you suppose,” Martha whispered, “he knows that you are deciding whether or not to take a trip. Does he mean that decision?” “He didn’t say,” my uncle answered. “But his call made up my mind for me. Now I am going to take a trip. James, call the airlines and make a reservation for me. I’m

suddenly jerked the door open. Martha almost fell into the room. Martha! I had followed Agar, and she had followed me. My heart leaped at the sight of her. It was a brave thing she had done, but she had only succeeded in putting herself into Agar’s power. Now he had both of us. He began to point the gun at her. At the same instant I leaped toward him. Out of the corner of his eye he must have seen me coming. He leaped backward and away, swinging the pistol toward me at the same time. Flame

hold contests between tribes, everybody gets drunk, everybody dances. Personally, I’ll say one thing for the Venusians, it always seemed to me that dancing contests were a better way to settle personal and tribal problems than war, but the Venusians are just benighted, ignorant natives with no knowledge of the finer things of life. This doesn’t mean they can’t and won’t fight—they fight alligators and flying snakes and blue tigers—but they just don’t fight each other. Any personal or private

jewels, the art treasures of the whole planet. The priests took the gifts and hid them away in the caverns under the temple. Keogh is hunting this hidden treasure. That is why he is coming into the land of serenity—to find and loot the lost treasure hidden under the temple of the Little Lost God.” Harden stared in amazement at Red Ambrose. The man had done a marvelous piece of detective work. Keogh had sniffed out and was on the trail of a gigantic hoard of hidden treasure! “No wonder he was so

is that?” Michaelson repeated Craig’s question to Guru. The answer came haltingly, slowly. The scientist turned to Craig. “I am not at all certain what he means. Another definition would be the bright beast that is always hungry. But I do not know what this beast is, and Guru seems unable to tell me. He has never seen it, he says, only heard about it. He is much afraid of the Ogrum.” “I don’t blame him,” Craig said. “But what are they?” Guru seemed unable to grasp the meaning of this question.

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