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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!

Jack’s Gift

by Jason Stoddard

Metropolis meets Miracle On 34th Street; grit with a lot of heart.

The Lanson Screen

by Arthur Leo Zagat

Cut off a whole city, might get some serious breathing problems.

Shifting Seas

The Ideal

The Emancipatrix

No Moving Parts

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 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?

The Runaway Skyscraper

A Matter of Proportion

by Anne Walker

In order to make a man stop, you must convince him that it's impossible to go on. Some people, though, just can't be convinced.

Frigid Fracas

by Mack Reynolds

In any status-hungry culture, the level a man is assigned depends on what people think he is—not on what he is. And that, of course, means that only the deliberately phony has real status!

Revolution

by Mack Reynolds

Before you wish for something--or send agents to get it for you--make very, very sure you really want it. You might get it, you know....

Solar Stiff

by Chas. A. Stopher

Totem poles are a dime a dozen north of 63° ... but only Ketch, the lying Eskimo, vowed they dropped out of frigid northern skies.

Operation Lorelie

by William P. Salton

It was a new time and a vast new war of complete and awful annihilation. Yet, some things never change, and, as in ancient times, Ulysses walked again—brave and unconquerable--and again, the sirens wove their...

Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".

Stopover Planet

by Robert E. Gilbert

Early morning deliveries were part of the Honeychile Bakery Service. But on this particular morning the service was reversed!

Jubilation, U.S.A.

by G.L. Vandenburg

You've heard, I'm sure, about the two Martians who went into a bar, saw a jukebox flashing and glittering, and said to it, "What's a nice girl like you doing in a joint like this?" Well, here's one about two...

Droozle

by Frank Banta

Droozle was probably the greatest writer in the world--any world!

Tight Squeeze

by Dean Ing

He knew the theory of repairing the gizmo all right. He had that nicely taped. But there was the little matter of threading a wire through a too-small hole while under zero-g, and working in a spacesuit!