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The Madonna of the Future

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The Coffin Cure

by Alan Nourse

Dr. Coffin's cure for the common cold.

Indirection

by Everett B. Cole

The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.

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?

The Ideal

The Monstrance

Made in Tanganyika

by Carl Richard Jacobi

See what happens when two conchologists get caught in a necromantic nightmare of their own.

Measure for a Loner

by Jim Harmon

You can measure everything these days--heat, light, gravity, reflexes, force-fields, star-drives. And now I know there even is a... Measure for a Loner.

To Whom This May Come

Trees Are Where You Find Them

by Arthur Dekker Savage

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

Pipe of Peace

by James McKimmey

There's a song that says "it's later than you think" and it is perhaps lamentable that someone didn't sing it for Henry that beautiful morning....

The Golden Judge

by Nathaniel Gordon

A suggestion and a highly intriguing one--on how to settle the problems that involve face-saving among nations!

The Untouchable

by Stephan A. Kallis

"You can see it--you can watch it--but mustn't touch!" And what could possibly be more frustrating … when you need, most violently, to get your hands on it for just one second…

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...

His Own People

The Aspern Papers

General Max Shorter

by Kris Ottman Neville

To spread Mankind to the stars carries a high cost in lives--and not all of them are human!

Exile from Space

by Judith Merril

Who was this strange girl who had been born in this place—and still it wasn't her home?... "They" worried about the impression she'd make. Who could imagine that she'd fall in love, passionately, the way others...

The Real Hard Sell

by William W. Stuart

Naturally human work was more creative, more inspiring, more important than robot drudgery. Naturally it was the most important task in all the world … or was it?