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Shifting Seas

A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

Deepfreeze

by Robert Donald Locke

Life and the future belong to the strong—so Dollard laughed as he fled Earth and Mankind's death agony. But the last laugh was yet to come....

Next Door, Next World

by Robert Donald Locke

Almost any phenomenon can be used--or act--for good or ill. Mutation usually brings ill--but it also brings greatness. Change can go any direction.

The Point of View

See?

by Edward G. Robles

Seeing things? Don't go to an analyst—see the Commission— if it doesn't find you first!

The Flying Cuspidors

by V.R. Francis

A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too—oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared...

Know Thy Neighbor

by Elisabeth R. Lewis

It began with the dead cat on the fire escape and ended with the green monster in the incinerator chute, but still, it wouldn't be quite fair to blame it all on the neighborhood....

The Aggravation of Elmer

by Robert Andrew Arthur

The world would beat a path to Elmer's door—but he had to go carry the door along with him!

The Terrible Answer

by Arthur G. Hill

They came to Mars inquiring after the stuff of Empire. They got— The Terrible Answer.

Tulan

by Carroll M. Capps

To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was unthinkable to a Space Admiral of the old school. But the trouble was, the school system had changed. A man, a fighter, an Admiral had to think for himself now,...

The Eel

by Miriam Allen DeFord

The punishment had to fit more than just the crime—it had to suit every world in the Galaxy!

Show Business

by Lyle G. Boyd

Here's the behind-the-scenes lowdown on Luna City life and a promoter of Martian dancing girls, vaudeville, and—other things. But remember: stop us if you've heard this one!

Exit Without Saving

by Ruth Nestvold

A story about the dangers of escaping your own skin.

The Circle of Zero

To Invade New York....

by Irvin Lewis

It would be foolish to do a thing a hard way, when there is such an easy way. In a technically dependent culture, people become quite helpless, really....

The Passenger

by Kenneth Harmon

The classic route to a man's heart is through his stomach—and she was just his dish.

The Great Potlatch Riots

by Allen Kim Lang

Oh, leave it to the bureaucrats and they'll figure out new ways to make you buy more and more.... But there was only one way the poor consumer could rise up in his wrath.

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!

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?