By Jay Lake, John W. Campbell Jr., Edward E. "Doc" Smith
The distance Opera Megapack collects 20 vintage and glossy tales, starting from galaxy-spanning epics by way of E.E. "Doc" Smith and John W. Campbell, Jr. to fashionable interpretations by means of Jay Lake, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Tim Sullivan, and extra! integrated are:
BREATH’S accountability, by way of Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
SPAWN OF JUPITER, by way of E. C. Tubb
KILLER recommendation, by way of Kristine Kathryn Rusch
THE global WITH one thousand MOONS by way of Edmond Hamilton
THE SKYLARK OF area, through E.E. “Doc” Smith
DEADLINE IN house, by way of John Russell Fearn
PLANETESIMAL sunrise, via Tim Sullivan
THE WEIGHT OF heritage, THE LIGHTNESS OF the long run, through Jay Lake
BIG tablet, by means of Raymond Z. Gallun
WHERE ARE YOU, MR. BIGGS?, via Nelson S. Bond
THE SKY catch, by means of Frank Belknap Long
CHANGE OF COMMAND, through Jean Lorrah
TULAN, via C.C. MacApp
THE BLACK big name PASSES, via John W. Campbell, Jr.
THE GALAXY PRIMES, by way of E.E. “Doc” Smith
TARRANO THE CONQUEROR, through Ray Cummings
THE SARGASSO OF area, by way of Edmond Hamilton
SALVAGE IN area, through Jack Williamson
THE final WEAPON, by way of John W. Campbell, Jr.
INVADERS FROM THE OUTER SUNS, via Frank Belknap lengthy, Jr.
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At the end of the hundred days, Discovery would close down. All the crew would go into hibernation; only the essential systems would continue to operate, watched over by the ship's tireless electronic brain. She would continue to swing around Saturn, on an orbit now so well determined that men would know exactly where to look for her a thousand years hence. But in only five years, according to present plans, Discovery II would come. Even if six or seven or eight years elapsed, her sleeping passengers would never know the difference.
When Bowman used the highest magnification of Discovery's telescopes, he appeared to be hanging above a slightly flattened globe, looking down upon a vista of racing clouds that had been smeared into bands by the giant world's swift rotation. Sometimes those bands congealed into wisps and knots and continent-sized masses of colored vapor; sometimes they were linked by transient bridges thousands of miles in length. Hidden beneath those clouds was enough material to outweigh all the other planets in the Solar System.
The Space Opera Megapack: 20 Modern and Classic Science Fiction Tales by Jay Lake, John W. Campbell Jr., Edward E. "Doc" Smith