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The Cosmic Expense Account

by Cyril Michael Kornbluth

Professor Konrad Leuten, author of the bestselling book Functional Epistemology is on a dangerous mission to undo the work of one reader who has taken his theories a little too far. His defense? Stand on one...

Bread Overhead

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

The Staff of Life suddenly and disconcertingly sprouted wings--and mankind had to eat crow!

Sense from Thought Divide

by Mark Irvin Clifton

What is a "phony"? Someone who believes he can do X, when he can't, however sincerely he believes it? Or someone who can do X, believes he can't, and believes he is pretending he can?

Warlord of Kor

by Terry Gene Carr

Backward world -- or secret outpost of another galaxy? ...Now they would attempt further to discover the forbidden directives of Kor. Horng remembered, somewhere far back in the fossil layers of his thoughts,...

Freudian Slip

by Franklin Abel

Things are exactly what they seem? Life is real? Life is earnest? Well, that depends.

The Reluctant Weapon

by Howard L. Myers

A live weapon is a downright liability ... it's all too apt to get qualms of conscience!

The Wealth of Echindul

by Noel Miller Loomis

Though he carried with him the loot of the ages, who in The Pass—that legalized city of vice and corruption—would dare risk his neck to help Russell, the Hard Luck Man of the Swamps?

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!

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...

The Bell Tone

by Edmund H. Leftwich

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

Born Again

by Alfred William Lawson

A strangely bad Utopian fantasy written while Lawson was a professional baseball player.

The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!

The Untouchable

by Stephan A. Kallis

"You can see it--you can watch it--but mustn't touch!" And what could possibly be more frustrating … when you need, most violently, to get your hands on it for just one second…

They Also Serve

by Donald Edwin Westlake

Why should people hate vultures? After all, a vulture never kills anyone…

The Beast of Space

by F.E. Hardart

A tale of the prospectors of the starways-of dangers.

Disturbing Sun

by Richard Shirley Richardson

This, be it understood, is fiction--nothing but fiction--and not, under any circumstances, to be considered as having any truth whatever to it. It's obviously utterly impossible... isn't it?

Trouble on Titan

by Arthur K. Barnes

When the Queen of the Spaceways meets the King of the Interplanetary Wilds, there's a checkmate in the stalking of Saturn's most dangerous game!

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...

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky

by Albert Teichner

They weren't human--weren't even related to humanity through ties of blood--but they were our heirs!

We Didn't Do Anything Wrong, Hardly

by Roger Kuykendall

After all--they only borrowed it a little while, just to fix it--