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The Second Science Fiction Megapack (R): 25 Classic Science Fiction Stories (Science Fiction Megapack #2)

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Hours of great reading await, with tales from some of the 20th century's most renowned science fiction authors, Here are 25 science fiction stories: WHAT'S HE DOING IN THERE? by Fritz Leiber THE MARCHING MORONS, by C.M. Kornbluth GHOST, by Darrell Schweitzer DEATH WISH, by Robert Sheckley THE WAVERIES, by Fredric Brown ADAM AND NO EVE, by Alfred Bester FOXY LADY, by Lawren ...more
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Published September 9th 2011 by Wildside Press (first published July 14th 2011)
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Susan
Jan 13, 2014 Susan marked it as currently-reading-anthcoll
Shelves: anthology, e-books, 2015
What's He Doing in There? • (1957) • shortstory by Fritz Leiber
The Marching Morons • (1951) • novelette by C. M. Kornbluth
Ghost • (1999) • shortstory by Darrell Schweitzer
Death Wish • (1956) • shortstory by Robert Sheckley
The Waveries • (1945) • shortstory by Fredric Brown
Adam and No Eve • (1941) • shortstory by Alfred Bester
Foxy Lady • (1992) • shortstory by Lawrence Watt-Evans
Thin Edge • (1963) • shortstory by Randall Garrett
♦ Compandroid by Nina Kiriki Hoffman RE-read 8/2/2015
Postmark Ganymed
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jersey9000
Now that we are on the second collection, I am glad we've moved on a bit from that earlier form of Science Fiction- the kind where every woman is helpless, every white man is a hero, and every sentence ends with exclamation points. The first set was a mixed bag, but historically I found it interesting. This one, while the star rating remains the same (because there are some week tales in here for sure) has some great stuff in it. I enjoyed about 80% of this one. If you tried the first and wren't ...more
Carole O'Brien
At the moment this Megapack of Short story's are 49p on Amazon.
My favorite short stories were:

"What's he doing in there" Fritz Leiber
"The Waveries" Fredric Brown
"Marching Morons" C. M. Kornbluth
"Foxy Lady" Lawerence Watt Evans
"Postmark Gannymede" Robert Silverberg, This short story really stood out for me I loved it.
"Keep out" Fredrik Brown.
"Brknk's Bounty" Jerry Sohl, loved this one, it gave me the feel good factor.
" Knotwork" Nina Kiriki Hoffman, this is a story I adored.
"The Planet Savers" M
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Mike
Apr 27, 2014 Mike rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a nice collection of classic SF short stories. Notably, it contains the first of C.M. Kornbluth's great duo: "The Marching Morons". The second, "Little Black Bag" is in the first volume. The rest of the stories are all very good, some seem dated, but others are fresh as when they were written. "The Planet Savers" seemed to me a good example of the latter. The plot centers around deliberate use of multiple personalities.

Kelvin
Aug 14, 2016 Kelvin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sci-Fi -good and bad

On the whole the 2nd volume was better than the 1st. Most of the stories were well written although some of them either rambled or needed more explanation within the story. Having said that I'm looking forward to volume 3.
Stuart
Oct 10, 2012 Stuart rated it it was ok
Not as good as the first one tbh. There was still a few really nice little reads (the final one I really liked for example) but there was a lot more stuff this time where I just didn't enjoy it. Still, hard to complain when it was 49p

5/10
Doenermoelp
Dec 31, 2013 Doenermoelp rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
Some of the stories are really bad, most of them are okay though. Not much brilliance to be found here overall.
Matthew Webb
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F-ing great! What a treat to read. Much better than creepypasta. These short stories are a delight. Baklava. Perfect Strangers.
Glinda Harrison
Normally, I love golden age science fiction, but this collection just didn't do it for me. The first megapack was good, this one, not so much.
Steve Davies
Feb 24, 2013 Steve Davies rated it liked it
This volume was certainly an improvement over the first, but many of the stories show their age still.

Worth a read for the sci-fi fan regardless.
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Robert Silverberg is one of science fiction’s most beloved writers, and the author of such contemporary classics as Dying Inside, Downward to the Earth and Lord Valentine’s Castle, as well as At Winter’s End, also available in a Bison Books edition. He is a past president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America and the winner of five Nebula Awards and five Hugo Awards. In 2004 the Sc ...more
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