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The Space Opera Megapack - 20 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales - cover

The Space Opera Megapack - 20 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales

John W. Campbell, Jay Lake

Publisher: Wildside Press

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Summary

The Space Opera Megapack collects 20 classic and modern stories, ranging from galaxy-spanning epics by E.E. "Doc" Smith and John W. Campbell, Jr. to modern interpretations by Jay Lake, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tim Sullivan, and more! Included are:
BREATH'S DUTY, by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
SPAWN OF JUPITER, by E. C. Tubb
KILLER ADVICE, by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
THE WORLD WITH A THOUSAND MOONS by Edmond Hamilton
THE SKYLARK OF SPACE, by E.E. “Doc” Smith
DEADLINE IN SPACE, by John Russell Fearn
PLANETESIMAL DAWN, by Tim Sullivan
THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY, THE LIGHTNESS OF THE FUTURE, by Jay Lake
BIG PILL, by Raymond Z. Gallun
WHERE ARE YOU, MR. BIGGS?, by Nelson S. Bond
THE SKY TRAP, by Frank Belknap Long
CHANGE OF COMMAND, by Jean Lorrah
TULAN, by C.C. MacApp
THE BLACK STAR PASSES, by John W. Campbell, Jr.
THE GALAXY PRIMES, by E.E. “Doc” Smith
TARRANO THE CONQUEROR, by Ray Cummings
THE SARGASSO OF SPACE, by Edmond Hamilton
SALVAGE IN SPACE, by Jack Williamson
THE ULTIMATE WEAPON, by John W. Campbell, Jr.
INVADERS FROM THE OUTER SUNS, by Frank Belknap Long, Jr.
And if you enjoy this volume, don't forget to search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see all the other entries in this great series, covering science fiction, fantasy, horror, mysteries, westerns, classics -- and much, much more!

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