Charles L. Fontenay was a prolific writer of both short speculative fiction as well as a series of full-length novels. He was also a black belt in Taekwondo third dan and the editor of various newspapers and publications.
Conservation by Charles L. Fontenay
Conservation by Charles L. Fontenay is an interesting one. It reads like a decent episode of Star Trek but was written eight years before the Enterprise Started Boldly going anywhere. It recounts the adventures of the crew of a StarShip that has just arrived back on Earth after a journey of two hundred and fifty-eight years, which due to time dilation is only 10 years from the crews perspective. The Earth they find is very different from the one they left behind…
Conservation is the 9th story in Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the ’50s and Beyond Volume One.
Please have a listen to the first five minutes of the story on the player below:
The whole and complete story is available in Incredible Science Fiction: Amazing Tales from the ’50s and Beyond Volume One on Audible: