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By Dave Dryfoos

The Golden Age of technology Fiction Megapacks are designed to introduce readers to vintage technological know-how fiction writers who may possibly rather be forgotten.

Dave Dryfoos (1915-2003), who produced a gradual circulation of frothy SF tales for the likes of Galaxy technological know-how Fiction, Fantastic Adventures, Startling Stories, Imagination, Future technology Fiction, and others is one such unjustly forgotten author.

About the Megapacks
Over the previous few years, our “Megapack” sequence of booklet anthologies has proved to be one in all our hottest endeavors. (Maybe it is helping that we occasionally provide them as rates to our mailing list!) One query we continue getting requested is, “Who’s the editor?”
The Megapacks (except the place particularly credited) are a gaggle attempt. everybody at Wildside works on them. This comprises John Betancourt, Mary Wickizer Burgess, Sam Cooper, Carla Coupe, Steve Coupe, Bonner Menking, Colin Azariah-Kribbs, Robert Reginald. A. E. Warren, and lots of of Wildside’s authors… who frequently recommend tales to incorporate (and not only their own!)

Contents:
Some love it Cold
Tree, Spare That Woodman
Blunder Enlightening
Waste now not, Want
High Sign
Uniform of a Man
Journey Work
“lest Ye Be Judged…”
Seller of the Sky
Something for the Birds
Facts of Life
Preferred Position
Sign of Life
The Price
Man
The out of date Spaceman
Bridge Crossing
The signal of Homo Sap
Too Dense to Die

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He’d exhibit them—but later, not only but. And after displaying them, he’d positioned those Agvars in the back of him—them, their filthy planet, and their sizzling solar. It had frequently tortured him, that gauzy, amorphous sunlight blaze, yet by no means greater than now. For the solar of Hedlot, while he glanced at it vengefully, proved from its place that he was once now not being taken to the send, yet clear of it. unhappiness didn’t rouse Chet to a combating pitch—it triggered him to develop into artful. Slyness and deceit, the oblique guns of the powerless, weren't attributes schooled right into a scholar space-pilot. yet he’d discovered them tied bare to a sunbaked put up. That, too, is a good college. He hung again, faking fatigue. Malingering introduced him pokes and jerks, made the Agvars choke him and beat him and harangue him of their sullen mutter of clicks and growls and glottal catches. yet a few feel of urgency drove them to renounce their fruitless sadism after your time, and drag him in the course of the trail’s blue dust through brute power, at the neck-chain, hauling at his waist. He allow them to. no longer that he used to be inured to pain—he simply was once obdurate. He questioned, as soon as once they all stopped at a spring for a drink and a few leisure, no matter if their haranguing confirmed the Agvars have been sorry they hadn’t taught him their language. not likely, he determined; most likely they didn’t are looking to imagine he may have realized it. He’d attempted, within the absence of classes, by means of repeating what he heard round him. He’d discovered a couple of phrases, after all. And for your time, a few villagers had looked as if it would get pleasure from and inspire his parrot-like makes an attempt to recite entire sentences they voiced for him. yet after a couple of beatings, Chet accumulated that he’d simply been mouthing obscenities. And that have, plus inertia, had made him hand over the try. simply to boot, he now made up our minds. If they’d recognized of his technical talents, if they’d allow him increase their criteria, the Agvars should be sporting bows and arrows, rather than mere slings and sticks. Their tough good fortune! What they didn’t understand, they’d by no means study from him! The mere presence of a spaceship at the related planet gave him a buoyant feeling of contempt. yet notwithstanding contempt helped him undergo that trip in the course of the tall mosses and taller bushes, it couldn’t push back exhaustion. while the celebration stopped on the foot of a sheer rock spire that rose 4 or toes above the tallest development, he collapsed and slept. They woke him within the pre-dawn twilight and one other workforce of Agvars took over. These—there have been in basic terms three—looked older than the regular villagers. And they’d smeared their faces with bands of pink and yellow dust. He questioned. … He stopped puzzling over once they handed a pile of bones on the base of the spire. one of the grisly relics have been skulls—brow-ridged, pointed, unmistakably Agvar. Sacrifices! He used to be to be killed, then, to propitiate his personal rescuers. His 3 guides—or guards—must be witch-doctors! He allow them to drag him alongside whereas he thought of it. They’d provide him no breakfast, now not even water. If they’d eaten themselves, it was once whereas he nonetheless slept.

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