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The Journal of a Solitary Man

Get Out of Our Skies!

by E.K. Jarvis

The long-suffering public went along with billboards and singing commercials; they tolerated half a dozen sales pitches in a half-hour radio or TV show...

The Hoofer

by Walter M. Miller

A space rover has no business with a family. But what can a man in the full vigor of youth do--if his heart cries out for a home?

Sugar Plum

by Reginald Bretnor

If not for two items, this would be a funny story—the Atomic Age brought back the 1925 vogue, and inhibition is not shatter-proof.

The Monstrance

In the Control Tower

by Will Mohler

Shadows haunted the dying alleys. Madness stalked the wide streets. And what lay at the city's heart?

Moment of Truth

by Basil Eugene Wells

Basil Wells, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been doing research concerning life in the area during the period prior to and following the War of 1812. Here he turns to a different problem—the adjustment demanded...

Of Time and Texas

by William F. Nolan

Twenty-eight-year-old William Nolan, another newcomer to the field, introduces us to the capricious Time Door of Professor C. Cydwick Ohms, guaranteed to solve the accumulated problems of the world of the year...

Waste Not, Want

by Dave Dryfoos

Eat your spinach, little man! It's good for you. Stuff yourself with it. Be a good little consumer, or the cops will get you.... For such is the law of supply and demand!

Shock Absorber

by E. G. von Wald

A man acts on what he believes the facts are, not on the facts. He lives or dies by what the facts are. Now sometimes you don't have time to correct a man's beliefs, yet he must act correctly....

The Worlds of Joe Shannon

by Frank M. Robinson

Strumming a harp while floating on a white cloud might be Paradise for some people, but it would bore others stiff. Given an unlimited chance to choose your ideal world, what would you specify—palaces or log...

At the Post

by Horace Leonard Gold

How does a person come to be scratched from the human race? Psychiatry did not have the answer—perhaps Clocker's turf science did!

Prelude to Space

by Robert W. Haseltine

You're certain to be included in a survey at one time or another. However, there's one you may not recognize as such. Chances are it will be more important than you imagine. It could be man's— Prelude To Space

The Professional Approach

by Charles Leonard Harness

The trials of a patent lawyer are usually highly technical tribulations--and among the greatest is the fact that Inventors are only slightly less predictable than their Inventions!

Question of Comfort

by Les Collins

The Gravity Gang was a group of geniuses--devoting its brilliance to creating a realistic Solar System for Disneyland. That was the story, anyway. No one would have believed all that stuff about cops and robbers...

The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...

The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!

The Drone

Cully

by Jack Egan

By all the laws of nature, he should have been dead. But if he were alive ... then there was something he had to find.

Arms Out of Hand