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Yama: The Pit

by Aleksandr Kuprin

A novel about prostitution in Moscow. From the introduction: It must not be thought, despite its locale, that Kuprin’s “Yama” is a picture of Russian prostitution solely; it is intrinsically universal....

Edison's Conquest of Mars

by Garrett Putman Serviss

Historically, the work is one of the earliest to employ the interplanetary theme. It is the first to portray a battle fought by space craft in the airless void; and possibly the first also to propose the use...

The Altar at Midnight

by Cyril Michael Kornbluth

Doing something for humanity may be fine--for humanity--but rough on the individual!

Two Timer

by Frederic Brown

Here is a brace of vignettes by the Old Vignette Master ... short and sharp ... like a hypodermic!

A Select Party

Blessed Are the Meek

by G.C. Edmondson

Every strength is a weakness, and every weakness is a strength. And when the Strong start smashing each other's strength ... the Weak may turn out to be, instead, the Wise.

First Man

by Clyde Brown

He obstinately wanted no part in achieving the goal of generations—but the goal with equal obstinacy wanted all of him!

Fee of the Frontier

by Horace Brown Fyfe

They didn't think of themselves as pioneers. They simply had a job to do. And if they had to give up money, or power, or love—or life itself—that was the FEE OF THE FRONTIER

Inside John Barth

by William W. Stuart

Every man wants to see a Garden of Eden. John Barth agreed with his whole heart—he knew that he'd rather see than be one!

Category Phoenix

by William Clouser Boyd

Man, it would appear, can adapt to any form of society ... but not one in which the knowledge of extending life becomes a passport to death!

Giants on the Earth

by Sterner St. Paul Meek

The yoke of Jovian oppression rests heavily on the dwellers of Earth--until Damis, the Nepthalim, comes forward to lead them in spirited revolt.

Dr. Heidenhoff's Process

by Edward Bellamy

Dr. Heidenhoff has the perfect solution for unwanted memories.

The Last Place on Earth

by Jim Harmon

Naturally an undertaker will get the last word. But shouldn't he wait until his clients are dead?

The Case of Summerfield

Once a Greech

by Evelyn E. Smith

The mildest of men, Iversen was capable of murder ... to disprove Harkaway's hypothesis that in the midst of life, we are in life!

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!

Crystallized Thought

The Swampers

Cully

by Jack Egan

By all the laws of nature, he should have been dead. But if he were alive ... then there was something he had to find.

The Raid on the Termites

by Paul Frederick Ernst

Armed with splinters of steel, two ant-sized men dare the formidable mysteries of a termitary.