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Ice House

Collectivum

by Mike Lewis

The Oren were one and their strength was legion. They had it all figured out, in their own parasitical, cold-blooded way. But they'd neglected one she-cat of a girl....

The Good Neighbors

by Edgar Pangborn

You can’t blame an alien for a little inconvenience--as long as he makes up for it!

The Servant Problem

by Robert Franklin Young

Selling a whole town, and doing it inconspicuously, can be a little difficult … either giving it away freely, or in a more normal sense of "selling". People don't quite believe it….

The Bell Tone

by Edmund H. Leftwich

It is no use. It's too late. The earth--I must dig--alone.

Minor Detail

by John Michael Sharkey

General Webb had a simply magnificent idea for getting ground forces into the enemy's territory despite rockets and missiles and things like that. It was a grand scheme, except for one minor detail.

What Rough Beast?

by Jefferson Highe

When you are a teacher, you expect kids to play pranks. But with tigers—and worse?

Sir Dominick Ferrand

King's Evil

John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

Security

by Ernest M. Kenyon

If you let a man learn, and study, and work--and clamp a lid on so that nothing he takes into his mind can be let out--one way or another he'll blow a safety valve!

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!

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

Aaron Trow

Nona Vincent

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...

The Pension Beaurepas

Old Ticonderoga

The Beldonald Holbein