The Secret of the Ninth Planet

The Secret of the Ninth Planet

Donald A. Wollheim

Science Fiction & Fantasy

On the day that the theft of the solar system’s light begins, Burl Denning is with an archaeological expedition in the Andes, only a few miles from the source of the “disturbance." Within hours the United States Air Force has ordered the expedition to investigate the strange phenomenon that is causing a dimness and a drop in temperature throughout the world. This is the start of a fantastic adventure that eventually takes Burl, a high-school senior, on the first circumnavigation of the solar system. On planet after planet, he and the crew of the Magellan, a gleaming, powerful, and virtually untested spaceship, discover the weird trappings of a brilliantly-designed Sun-tap station. Each planetfall brings unexpected hazards, as the ship draws closer and closer to solving the mystery of the theft. This new edition includes an article, “The Winston Science Fiction Series and the Development of Children’s Science Fiction” by Francis Molson, originally published in EXTRAPOLATION; Spring 1984, Vol. 25 Issue 1. Dr. Molson, a noted scholar in the field of children\'s science fiction and fantasy, discusses the history of the Winston series and its impact.
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More Adventures On Other Planets

More Adventures On Other Planets

Donald A. Wollheim

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Mars, Venus, Mercury..."All systems, go!"What exciting adventures await mankind in the very near future when the first astronauts set foot on other worlds?Though men are already in training for these cosmic voyages, only the vivid imaginations of the best science-fiction writers can penetrate in advance the wonders they will encounter.Here, in this new anthology, you will find a preview of the thrills in store for men on scorching Mercury, shrouded Venus, ancient Mars and the other worlds of outer space.Contents:Child of the Sun by Leigh BrackettSunrise on Mercury by Robert SilverbergBy the Name of Man by John BrunnerThe Red Death of Mars by Robert Moore WilliamsThe Planet of Doubt by Stanley G. WeinbaumTiger By the Tail by Poul Anderson
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World's Best Science Fiction - First Series 1965

World's Best Science Fiction - First Series 1965

Donald A. Wollheim

Science Fiction & Fantasy

Selected from the pages of every magazine regularly publishing science fiction stories in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, Australia, and the rest of the world, Ace Books presents here the first of an important series of anthologies. Acclaimed from the outset as the finest and most representative selections from science fiction's most exciting years, these books are MUST reading for all science fiction devotees.Original title: World's Best Science Fiction: 1965Contents:Introduction by Donald A. Wollheim & Terry CarrGreenplace by Tom PurdomMen of Good Will by Ben Bova & Myron R. LewisBill for Delivery/Federation of Humanity by Christopher AnvilFour Brands of Impossible by Norman KaganA Niche in Time by William F. TempleSea Wrack by Edward JesbyFor Every Action by C.C. MacAppVampires Ltd by Josef NesvadbaThe Last Lonely Man by John BrunnerThe Star Party by Robert LoryThe Weather in the Underworld by Colin FreeOh, to Be a Blobel by Philip K. DickThe Unremembered by Edward MackinWhat Happened to Sergeant Masuro? by Harry MulischNow Is Forever by Thomas M. DischThe Competitors by Jack B. LawsonWhen the Change-Winds Blow by Fritz Leiber
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