The 25th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 9 Novels and Stories by Raymond Z. Gallun (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 25)

The 25th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 9 Novels and Stories by Raymond Z. Gallun (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 25)

Raymond Z. Gallun


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

Raymond Zinke Gallun (1911 - 1994) was an American science fiction writer. Gallun (it rhymes with “balloon”) was born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. He left college after one year and travelled in Europe, working a multitude of jobs in many countries in the years leading up to World War II.

He was among the earliest pulp fiction writers who specialized in science fiction, and he sold many stories to magazines in the 1930s under his own name and several pseudonyms (such as Dow Elstar, E.V. Raymond and William Callahan).

His first novel, “People Minus X” (included here) was published in 1957, followed by “The Planet Strappers” in 1961 (also included here). He was honored with the I-CON Lifetime Achievement Award in 1985 at I-CON IV; the award was later renamed The Raymond Z. Gallun Award.

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:
• “The Revolt of the Star Men” was originally published in Wonder Stories Quarterly, Winter 1932
• “The Eternal Wall” was originally published in Amazing Stories, November 1942
• “Asteroid of Fear” was originally published in Planet Stories, March 1951
• “Big Pill” was originally published in Planet Stories, September 1952
• “Return of a Legend” was originally published in Planet Stories, March 1952
• “Comet’s Burial” was originally published in Science Fiction Stories (1953)
• “Stamped Caution” was originally published in Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1953
• “People Minus X” was originally published in 1957
• “The Planet Strappers” was originally published in 1961

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The 25th Golden Age of Science Fiction Megapack: 9 Novels and Stories by Raymond Z. Gallun (Golden Age of SF Megapack, Book 25)