Book Feature: Bastion Science Fiction Magazine: Issue 3, June 2014

by Anaiya on June 16, 2014

Bastion Science Fiction Magazine: Issue 3, June 2014

Bastion Science Fiction Magazine: Issue 3, June 2014

Bastion Science Fiction Magazine delivers amazing works of the strange and fantastic on the first of every month, supporting both new authors and established professionals alike. Issue 3 brings you the following:

“Two Gentlemen” by Kurt Bachard

“Past Imperfect” by Dominic Dulley

“The Tree” by Benjamin Sperduto

“Miracle of Asteroid Camp 88″ by Michael Andre-Driussi

“Bartleby, the Robot Killer: A Story of Difference Street” by Alex Livingston

“Compile Sensory Information and Extrapolate” by Jenna Bilbrey

and

“The Broken Places” by Melanie Marttila

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The Second Science Fiction Megapack

The Second Science Fiction Megapack

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 Lawrence Watt-Evans

THIN EDGE, by Randall Garrett

COMPANDROID, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

POSTMARK GANYMEDE, by Robert Silverberg

KEEP OUT, by Fredric Brown

THE HATE DISEASE, by Murray Leinster

UNIVERSAL DONOR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

THE GREEN BERET, by Tom Purdom

MR. SPACESHIP, by Philip K. Dick

BRKNK’S BOUNTY, by Jerry Sohl

THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG SCIENCE, by Pamela Rentz

THE EGO MACHINE, by Henry Kuttner

THE MAN FROM TIME, by Frank Belknap Long

THE SENSITIVE MAN, by Poul Anderson

REVOLUTION, by Mack Reynolds

THE THING IN THE ATTIC, by James Blish

KNOTWORK, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

THE DUELING MACHINE, by Ben Bova and Myron R. Lewis

THE PLANET SAVERS, by Marion Zimmer Bradley


And don’t forget to check out all the other volumes in the “Wildside Megapack” series! Search on “Wildside Megapack” in the ebook store to see the complete list…covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, and more!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 Lawrence Watt-Evans

THIN EDGE, by Randall Garrett

COMPANDROID, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

POSTMARK GANYMEDE, by Robert Silverberg

KEEP OUT, by Fredric Brown

THE HATE DISEASE, by Murray Leinster

UNIVERSAL DONOR, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

THE GREEN BERET, by Tom Purdom

MR. SPACESHIP, by Philip K. Dick

BRKNK’S BOUNTY, by Jerry Sohl

THE BATTLE OF LITTLE BIG SCIENCE, by Pamela Rentz

THE EGO MACHINE, by Henry Kuttner

THE MAN FROM TIME, by Frank Belknap Long

THE SENSITIVE MAN, by Poul Anderson

REVOLUTION, by Mack Reynolds

THE THING IN THE ATTIC, by James Blish

KNOTWORK, by Nina Kiriki Hoffman

THE DUELING MACHINE, by Ben Bova and Myron R. Lewis

THE PLANET SAVERS, by Marion Zimmer Bradley


And don’t forget to check out all the other volumes in the “Wildside Megapack” series! Search on “Wildside Megapack” in the ebook store to see the complete list…covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, and more!

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John M. Ford "johnDC" June 16, 2014 at 8:28 am
13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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More Classic Science Fiction is Less, December 14, 2011
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This review is from: The Second Science Fiction Megapack (Kindle Edition)
This is the second Science Fiction Megapack, following the success of the first volume, The Science Fiction Megapack: 25 Modern & Classic Tales by Masters. These 25 additional stories are also from science fiction’s golden age. Many show their years with plot clichés and out-of-date science.

Five stories that stood out–

Fritz Leiber’s “What’s He Doing in There?” joins an ordinary Earth family as they speculate about the bathroom habits of a visiting alien. Yes, you read it right.

Alfred Bester’s “Adam and No Eve” explores a devastated planet with a man returning from space. He doesn’t see life anywhere around him.

Nina Kiriki Hoffman’s “Universal Donor” examines the growing connection between a lab worker and an organism being “farmed” for transplantable organs.

Mack Reynolds’ “Revolution” looks at the men and motives that lead to a revolution, and whatever comes after it. It teaches a lesson from history.

In Marion Zimmer Bradley’s “The Planet Savers” a doctor creates a new identity to communicate with the natives who raised him. The stakes are high.

The collection has some interesting stories. But set your expectations lower than the title suggests. These stories are not the same caliber as those in the first volume.

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Harleyelf June 16, 2014 at 8:40 am
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Hard to read through the bad download but they fixed it, August 22, 2011
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WORST EDITING JOB EVER!! The first story starts over at the beginning three times and restarts in the middle once.

Or so it appeared at first glance. Turns out the fault was with the transcription software and the story is intact and just as it appeared the first time I read it many years ago.

The Mega-pack series has collected many memorable stories in each edition, and this is the second in a series that now numbers six. They are roughly chronological, Mega-pack six has stories about i-phone apps and text messages across time. Everything in this volume is twentieth century, mostly from the post-war years.

These are stories that were published in the magazines devoted to imagination, fantasy, and short stories. Enjoy!

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chrisam June 16, 2014 at 9:29 am
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a feast of science fiction for less than a buck, May 27, 2012
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This review is from: The Second Science Fiction Megapack (Kindle Edition)
Are you folks kidding me, or what? 25 classic stories by authors such as Brown,Blish, Dick, delRay, Silverberg, et al. Yeah, sure some of you veteran sci-fi geeks (such as yours truly)might have several of these stories gathering dust in mouldering paperbacks on your wormeaten bookshelves.

Join the 21st century, you motheaten relics. If I can, you can for less than a buck.

You newcomers to the genre, you could not find a better introduction to the classics.

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