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Decision

by Frank M. Robinson

The captain had learned to hate. It was his profession—and his personal reason for going on. But even hatred has to be channeled for its maximum use, and no truths exist forever.

Skin Game

by Charles E. Fritch

Working on the theory that you can skin a sucker in space as well as on Earth, the con team of Harding and Sheckly operated furtively but profitably among natives of the outer planets. That is—until there...

Harlequin and Columbine

Garth and the Visitor

by L.J. Stecher

If you could ask them, you might be greatly surprised—some tabus very urgently want to be broken!

Crystallized Thought

The Drone

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?

Joy Ride

by Mark Meadows

Men or machines—something had to give—though not necessarily one or the other. Why not both?

Direct Wire

by Clee Garson

Mort and Mike got strange calls on this phone; they didn't come through Central!

Feline Red

by Robert Sampson

It was up to Jerill to think fast ... to do something ... before those strange beasts sucked away the last purified ore on the freighter Bertha.

A Filbert Is a Nut

by Raphael Rick

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

Snowflakes

John Inglefield's Thanksgiving

Competition

by James Causey

They would learn what caused the murderous disease—if it was the last thing they did!

Old Ticonderoga

Little Daffydowndilly

The Beldonald Holbein

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

The Götterdämmerung Show

My Exquisite Corpse