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Sorry: Wrong Dimension

by Ross Rocklynne

So the baby had a pet monster. And so nobody but baby could see it. And so a couple of men dropped out of thin air to check and see if the monster was licensed or not. So what's strange about that?

Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.

The Ambassador

by Sam Merwin

All Earth needed was a good stiff dose of common sense, but its rulers preferred to depend on the highly fallible computers instead. As a consequence, interplanetary diplomatic relations were somewhat strained—until...

The People of the Ruins

The Devil in Manuscript

Seventeen

The Crack of Doom

by Robert Cromie

The rough notes from which this narrative has been constructed were given to me by the man who tells the story. For obvious reasons I have altered the names of the principals, and I hereby pass on the assurance...

Passages from a Relinquished Work

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.

Stopover

by William Gerken

What will the world be like, the day after Tomorrow, for the lonely ones who will have talents that others will half fear, half envy? William Gerken describes this strange world in which young and old will have...

Sights from a Steeple

Harlequin and Columbine

The Putnam Tradition

by Sonya Dorman

Through generations the power has descended, now weaker, now stronger. And which way did the power run in the four-year-old in the garden, playing with a pie plate?

The Best Made Plans

by Everett B. Cole

There are some people that it is extremely unwise to cross... and the fireworks start when two such people cross each other!

Still Life with Apocalypse

Join Our Gang?

by Sterling E. Lanier

They didn't exactly hold a gun at anybody's head; all they offered was help. Of course, they did sort of encourage people to ask for help....

Upstarts

by L.J. Stecher

Earth was being bet on to break her blockade... but what was the purse... and who was to collect?

The Revolt of Man

by Sir Walter Besant

Speculative fiction wherein the traditional roles of the sexes are reversed.

The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...

The Last Chronicle of Barset