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The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Winston K. Marks (1915-1979) is one such unjustly forgotten author. Included here are 12 science fiction stories, published between 1953 and 1959, representing some of his best work: THE WATER EATER (1953) UNBE The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Winston K. Marks (1915-1979) is one such unjustly forgotten author. Included here are 12 science fiction stories, published between 1953 and 1959, representing some of his best work: THE WATER EATER (1953) UNBEGOTTEN CHILD (1953) …SO THEY BAKED A CAKE (1954) BACKLASH (1954) TABBY (1954) BREEDER REACTION (1954) FORSYTE'S RETREAT (1954) MATE IN TWO MOVES (1954) THE TEST COLONY (1954) BROWN JOHN’S BODY (1955) THE MIND DIGGER (1958) THE DEADLY DAUGHTERS (1958) If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!


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The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Winston K. Marks (1915-1979) is one such unjustly forgotten author. Included here are 12 science fiction stories, published between 1953 and 1959, representing some of his best work: THE WATER EATER (1953) UNBE The "Golden Age of Science Fiction" Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to classic science fiction writers of the 1940s-1960s who might otherwise be forgotten. Winston K. Marks (1915-1979) is one such unjustly forgotten author. Included here are 12 science fiction stories, published between 1953 and 1959, representing some of his best work: THE WATER EATER (1953) UNBEGOTTEN CHILD (1953) …SO THEY BAKED A CAKE (1954) BACKLASH (1954) TABBY (1954) BREEDER REACTION (1954) FORSYTE'S RETREAT (1954) MATE IN TWO MOVES (1954) THE TEST COLONY (1954) BROWN JOHN’S BODY (1955) THE MIND DIGGER (1958) THE DEADLY DAUGHTERS (1958) If you enjoy this book, search your favorite ebook store for "Wildside Press Megapack" to see the more than 100 other entries in the series, covering science fiction, modern authors, mysteries, westerns, classics, adventure stories, and much, much more!

30 review for The First Golden Age of Science Fiction MEGAPACK ®: Winston K. Marks

  1. 5 out of 5

    Oleksandr Zholud

    This is a short story collection by a largely unknown SF author Winston K. Marks, published in the 1950s. It is quite an interesting read on two levels: first, as nice, naïve SF stories and second, as a way to see how views evolve in just about 60 years. It is astonishing that a ‘progressive’ writer is blind to his own prejustice regarding non-whites, women, gender roles etc. It makes you think, what will astonish readers of modern SF in another half-century. THE WATER EATER (1953), while cleaning This is a short story collection by a largely unknown SF author Winston K. Marks, published in the 1950s. It is quite an interesting read on two levels: first, as nice, naïve SF stories and second, as a way to see how views evolve in just about 60 years. It is astonishing that a ‘progressive’ writer is blind to his own prejustice regarding non-whites, women, gender roles etc. It makes you think, what will astonish readers of modern SF in another half-century. THE WATER EATER (1953), while cleaning a kitchen, a man crates something unexpected. 4/5 UNBEGOTTEN CHILD (1953), an unusual view on the cause of cancer. 5/5 ...SO THEY BAKED A CAKE (1954), Einstein twins from POV of a nihilistic journalist. 2/5 BACKLASH (1954), crashed aliens give perfect home servants to humanity, what are their motives? 4/5 TABBY (1954), alien fly invades the Earth, but that’s just a first step. 5/5 BREEDER REACTION (1954), cosmetics with ‘atomic’ effects. 4/5 FORSYTE'S RETREAT (1954), multidimensional hotel’s manager. 2/5 MATE IN TWO MOVES (1954), what if love is a virus? 4/5 THE TEST COLONY (1954), first contact – a perfect case of prejustices. 5/5 BROWN JOHN'S BODY (1955), talking rats. 3/5 THE MIND DIGGER (1958), a young genius tries to perfect himself. 4/5 THE DEADLY DAUGHTERS (1958), a satire about feminist usurpation of the USA. 4/5

  2. 4 out of 5

    Eros Fratini

    Non conoscevo Marks, non credo che esistano suoi racconti editi in Italia recentemente (il catalogo Vegetti mostra 3 racconti le cui ultime edizioni risalgono agli anni '60, + un racconto ripubblicato nel '97). Devo dire che nonostante i racconti siano sicuramente "vecchi", sia nelle idee che nello stile, non mancano di un certo brio, che mi ha ricordato un po' lo stile di Kuttner. Si tratta comunque di fantascienza della "golden age", molti degli aspetti della fantascienza pulp sono ancora lì: ma Non conoscevo Marks, non credo che esistano suoi racconti editi in Italia recentemente (il catalogo Vegetti mostra 3 racconti le cui ultime edizioni risalgono agli anni '60, + un racconto ripubblicato nel '97). Devo dire che nonostante i racconti siano sicuramente "vecchi", sia nelle idee che nello stile, non mancano di un certo brio, che mi ha ricordato un po' lo stile di Kuttner. Si tratta comunque di fantascienza della "golden age", molti degli aspetti della fantascienza pulp sono ancora lì: machismo, razzismo, American way of life e quant'altro... Da segnalare i due racconti "Forsyte's Retreat" e "The Water Eater".

  3. 4 out of 5

    Timothy D Beckett

    Most of the stories were just so-so, but I did enjoy a few of them. It's interesting to see how society viewed things and social norms through the literature of the day. The stories I liked were: …SO THEY BAKED A CAKE (1954), BACKLASH (1954), FORSYTE'S RETREAT (1954), THE TEST COLONY (1954) & THE DEADLY DAUGHTERS (1958) Most of the stories were just so-so, but I did enjoy a few of them. It's interesting to see how society viewed things and social norms through the literature of the day. The stories I liked were: …SO THEY BAKED A CAKE (1954), BACKLASH (1954), FORSYTE'S RETREAT (1954), THE TEST COLONY (1954) & THE DEADLY DAUGHTERS (1958)

  4. 4 out of 5

    Alan

    Collection of short works. I love these books. When first started coming out a few early releases were free giveaways but these run around 99 cents each. Been reading this off and on since March. Long time science fiction can since the 1950's these have a nostalgic feel. Product of its time the stories range from ok to pretty good. Collection of short works. I love these books. When first started coming out a few early releases were free giveaways but these run around 99 cents each. Been reading this off and on since March. Long time science fiction can since the 1950's these have a nostalgic feel. Product of its time the stories range from ok to pretty good.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Mark Slocum

    WOW is this EXCELLENT!! VERY creative and well though out works of Sci-Fi. I love that this series resurrects superb writers who have fallen off of the contemporary radar. DEFINITELY worth the low price of admission.

  6. 4 out of 5

    John L Shasteen

    Been a long time since I read it These stories are dated. I try to read cheap as often as I can. This means not all the story's are not of equal quality. Nevertheless they are good value. Been a long time since I read it These stories are dated. I try to read cheap as often as I can. This means not all the story's are not of equal quality. Nevertheless they are good value.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Carole O'Brien

    Loved this collection from the Author William K Marks, had only read one short story of his before it was great to read the collection.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Vitaliy Hristyuk

    Very good! One more author I haven't heard about before - and he was good! And not a bit dated. So I can recommended this book to anyone who is a fan of Golden Age SciFi. Very good! One more author I haven't heard about before - and he was good! And not a bit dated. So I can recommended this book to anyone who is a fan of Golden Age SciFi.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Johnny Le Bon

    There were only maybe two stories that I liked. Winston Marks is not on my list of favorite authors.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Bryan

    This was my first time to read anything by Marks. His stories are imaginative and have just the right mix of dialog and description. Many of his stories have a surprise twist at the end.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Orville St.Clair

    Never heard of this guy before Great stuff! I have been a Si-Fi fan for over 60 years and never ran across Mr. Marks before! What a great talent. Enjoy!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Keith Mitchell Mclin

  13. 4 out of 5

    Tanner Ashley

  14. 4 out of 5

    Roger Allinson-French

  15. 4 out of 5

    John Paulson

  16. 5 out of 5

    mrs julia lothian

  17. 5 out of 5

    Kelsey

  18. 4 out of 5

    Brian Burton

  19. 5 out of 5

    Leonard Graham Cunliffe

  20. 4 out of 5

    Johnny Duncan

  21. 5 out of 5

    Margie Disque

  22. 4 out of 5

    Kay Salter

  23. 5 out of 5

    OTIS

  24. 4 out of 5

    Heidi

  25. 4 out of 5

    Kari Saarinen

  26. 5 out of 5

    Richard M Loader

  27. 4 out of 5

    Trish Thompson

  28. 4 out of 5

    J F MCCABE

  29. 4 out of 5

    Arianna

  30. 5 out of 5

    Timothy McCurdy

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