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Egocentric Orbit

by John Cory

It took a long time for human beings to accept that our little piece of meteoric rubble wasn't the exact and absolute center of the Universe. It does appear that way, doesn't it? It may not take so long for...

Faithfully Yours

by Lou Tabakow

If it's too impossibly difficult to track down and recapture an escaped criminal ... there's a worse thing one might do....

Thy Rocks and Rills

by Robert E. Gilbert

They were out of place in the Manly Age—Stonecypher, a man who loved animals; Moe, a bull who hated men. Together, they marched to inevitably similar destinies...

The Sword

by Frank Quattrocchi

There were but three days in which to decipher the most cryptic message ever delivered to earth.

The Model of a Judge

by William Douglas Morrison

Should a former outlaw become a judge—even if he need only pass sentence on a layer cake?

A Mixture of Genius

by Adam Castle

Who, but the imaginative young, shall inherit the stars?

Joy Ride

by Mark Meadows

Men or machines—something had to give—though not necessarily one or the other. Why not both?

B-12's Moon Glow

by Charles A. Stearns

Among the metal-persons of Phobos, robot B-12 held a special niche. He might not have been stronger, larger, faster than some … but he could be devious … and more important, he was that junkyard planetoid’s...

Sonny

by Raphael Rick

Of course, no one actually knows the power of a thought. That is, the milli—or megawatts type of power ...

Cogito, Ergo Sum

by John Foster West

Are the Spirit and the Flesh one and the same thing? Or are they separate entities, dependent and at the same time independent of each other? Perhaps some great Cosmic Law holds this secret. But the one Universal...

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...

Raiders Invisible

by Desmond Winter Hall

Alone and unaided, Pilot Travers copes with the invisible foes who have struck down America's great engine of war.

A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall

The face of the giant was indeed that of a god....

Alarm Clock

by Everett B. Cole

Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent ... once they're triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished--until the particular shock...

Sound of Terror

by Don Berry

What is more frightening than the fear of the unknown? Johnny found out!

Forsyte's Retreat

by Winston K. Marks

Sextus Rollo Forsyte had his trouble with the bottle, but nothing out of a bottle ever produced such a hotel as the Mahoney-Plaza: only 260 rooms ... only two guests to a room ... but accommodating 5200 guests—all...

Special Delivery

by Damon Francis Knight

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!

The Ethical Way

by Joseph Farrell

There is a way around every tabu, knock on wood—but just watch out that the wood doesn't knock back!

Exile from Space

by Judith Merril

Who was this strange girl who had been born in this place—and still it wasn't her home?... "They" worried about the impression she'd make. Who could imagine that she'd fall in love, passionately, the way others...