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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 Lawrence Wat 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 "Megapack" series! Search on "Megapack" in the ebook store to see the complete list...covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, and more!


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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 Lawrence Wat 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 "Megapack" series! Search on "Megapack" in the ebook store to see the complete list...covering adventure stories, military, fantasy, ghost stories, and more!

30 review for The Second Science Fiction Megapack

  1. 5 out of 5

    C.

    I bought this book for Nina. 3 stories for $.99 but picked out some others to read also. Only read these: Fritz Leiber - What's He Doing in There? 1957 2* alien comes to earth, human & alien misunderstand each other. Darrell Schweitzer - GHOST 1999 1* The ghost in the title is referring to "ghost writers" in the future. I wasn't fond of the way the author wrote the story so I couldn't absorb it well but if I understood the gist, in the future, the actors can be replaced by AIs but the writers can' I bought this book for Nina. 3 stories for $.99 but picked out some others to read also. Only read these: Fritz Leiber - What's He Doing in There? 1957 2* alien comes to earth, human & alien misunderstand each other. Darrell Schweitzer - GHOST 1999 1* The ghost in the title is referring to "ghost writers" in the future. I wasn't fond of the way the author wrote the story so I couldn't absorb it well but if I understood the gist, in the future, the actors can be replaced by AIs but the writers can't be. Lawrence Watt-Evans - FOXY LADY 1992 4* I usually love his shorts stories so I never skip them when I come across them in a anthology. Done now. I liked it. Easy to read, interesting, futuristic. A man wins a AI as a game show prize... Philip K. Dick - Mr. Spaceship 1953 DNF war stuff that just went through my eyes and out my ears and disappeared. Jerry Sohl - Brknk's Bounty 1955 3* cute. Aliens were touring earth and one slipped away. It became friends with the MC and when the alien's family finally found it, the MC was gifted with something that helped him get his current job in the carnival. Robert Silverberg - Postmark Ganymede 1957 3* an experienced spaceship patrol man is reassigned to postal worker. Surprisingly his old skills were very needed on his first delivery. Nina Kiriki Hoffman - COMPANDROID 1990 - 3* Not enough of a story for me. We meet an android and the little boy he is caring for. We learn that his mind was wiped for this assignment. He was assigned to the boy's mother previously. Parts of his previous assignment start being accessible to this assignment and it indicates that he is becoming self aware... Nina Kiriki Hoffman - UNIVERSAL DONOR 1989 - 4* Very unique. A vat that grows donor parts has a bit of conscienceness. Nina Kiriki Hoffman - KNOTWORK 2002 - 3.5* a story that shows the reasons I love her. The way she writes magic is always interesting and unique. I can’t say I loved the story/plot that much tho.

  2. 4 out of 5

    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 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 too into it, check this guy out.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Andie

    Good anthology with some gems: The first story “What’s He Doing in There?” is a quick, humorous take on how Earth people and Martians differ in their customs. Other stand out stories include “Keep Out” by Frederic Brown, “Postmark Ganymede” by Robert Silverberg, “Compandroid” by Nina Kiriki Hoffman, “The Thing in the Attic” by James Blish, and the classic “The Marching Morons” by C.M. Kornbluth.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Susan

    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 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 Ganymede • (1957) • shortstory by Robert Silverberg Keep Out • (1954) • shortstory by Fredric Brown The Hate Disease by Murray Leinster ♦ Universal Donor by Nina Kiriki Hoffman RE-read 11/1/2015 The Green Beret • (1961) • shortstory by Tom Purdom Mr. Spaceship • (1953) • novelette by Philip K. Dick Brknk's Bounty • (1955) • shortstory by Jerry Sohl The Battle of Little Big Science • (2010) • shortstory by Pamela Rentz The Ego Machine • (1952) • novelette by Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore [as by Henry Kuttner ] The Man from Time • (1954) • shortstory by Frank Belknap Long The Sensitive Man • [Psychotechnic League] • (1954) • novella by Poul Anderson Revolution • (1960) • novelette by Mack Reynolds The Thing in the Attic • [Pantropy] • (1954) • novelette by James Blish Knotwork • (2002) • novelette by Nina Kiriki Hoffman The Dueling Machine • (1963) • novella by Ben Bova and Myron R. Lewis The Planet Savers • [Darkover] • (1958) • novella by Marion Zimmer Bradley

  5. 4 out of 5

    Sotolf Flasskjegg

    This collection really had its ups and downs, some of the stories were really forgettable, others amusing, it took me quite a bit of time to get through it, but I'm really happy that I did. The last story in particular was very good, and was in itself worth the price of the entire collection. It was really tender, and exploratory, and it had a bit of everything, and with an ending like that I was really tempted to give the whole collection an extra star, it really was a 5 star story, but I don't This collection really had its ups and downs, some of the stories were really forgettable, others amusing, it took me quite a bit of time to get through it, but I'm really happy that I did. The last story in particular was very good, and was in itself worth the price of the entire collection. It was really tender, and exploratory, and it had a bit of everything, and with an ending like that I was really tempted to give the whole collection an extra star, it really was a 5 star story, but I don't think that would be completely right when I look through my comments throughout reading. If you like me like sci-fi, and want to see some different stories around it this is a good collection, and it's fun to see some different stories, there was a lot of good stories in there, but also some duds that were more of a chore to go through. I found this second collection to be better than the first one, and I'm quite sure that I will go back to reading more of these collections, but I need to give them a bit of breathing room in between, or else I'm burning out on them. I'll say one thing from sure though, there is really a crazy good value for the price here, I paid less than a euro for the collection, and I got so many hours of entertainment out of it. So I know I'm repeating myself, but this is close to a four star book, but it's not quite there for me, but if you have a buck, and some hours there are far worse ways to spend them than getting this collection.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Eros Fratini

    Finito con una certa fatica. Come per gli altri due volumi Megapack letti finora (1° e 3°) non esiste un filo conduttore tra i racconti, e si passa dai superclassici alla fantascienza contemporanea. Tra i migliori che mi sento di segnalare ci sono sicuramente The Marching Morons (che mi ha fatto molto pensare a Idiocracy), The Waveries, Adam and No Eve, The Ego Machine (un piccolo capolavoro) e The Thing in The Attic. Per il resto... c'è un po' troppa fantascienza militaresca per i miei gusti.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Jewell Moreno

    What a great ecclectic group of stories. Among my favorites was "The Waveries", "The Hate Disease", and "THe Dueling Machine" and "The Planet Savers". I am really enjoying classic sci fi, and it is amazing to me how relevant it still is today. I am so glad I found these collections of megapacks.

  8. 4 out of 5

    James King

    Another good anthology Another collection of old and new. I especially liked revisiting Darkover, a world I hadn't visited in at least 20 years.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Pat

    Nice selection of stories.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Richard

    Good read Some stories better than others. Nevertheless enjoyable. They want thirteen more words but I have finished my review. So long pals.

  11. 4 out of 5

    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 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" Marion Zimmer Bradley.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Mike

    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.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Kelvin

    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.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Stuart

    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

  15. 4 out of 5

    BaseRateZero

    Some of the stories are really bad, most of them are okay though. Not much brilliance to be found here overall.

  16. 4 out of 5

    Matthew Webb

    F F-ing great! What a treat to read. Much better than creepypasta. These short stories are a delight. Baklava. Perfect Strangers.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Bryan Kornele

    Most of these stories were just bad.

  18. 5 out of 5

    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.

  19. 5 out of 5

    Janice

    this is sort of a mixed bag, some horrible, a couple transcendent, most in the middle somewhere.

  20. 4 out of 5

    Steve Davies

    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.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Bryan Urbuteit

    It was good.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Jupiter Barrera

    Some great, some good, some ok.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Craig

    Read for "The Waveries"

  24. 5 out of 5

    Taekwondodo

    I didn't really enjoy the stories in this compilation as much as the first one.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Doug B MacDonald

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jon

  27. 4 out of 5

    Geoff Graham

  28. 5 out of 5

    Floyd Largent

  29. 4 out of 5

    Afra

  30. 5 out of 5

    J Austin

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