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Weak on Square Roots

by Russell Burton

Does your wife call you Pumpkinhead? Well, maybe it's not an insult; it might be a pet name. Ah—but whose pet name?

The Deadly Daughters

by Winston K. Marks

These gorgeous fanatics were equally at home with men, murder, or matrimony, and they used all three with amazing success.

A Filbert Is a Nut

by Raphael Rick

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

The Prophetic Camera

by John McGreevey

Joey knew the old man had somehow faked his pictures; after all, nobody could photograph the future. But then the future began to happen!

The Real Hard Sell

by William W. Stuart

Naturally human work was more creative, more inspiring, more important than robot drudgery. Naturally it was the most important task in all the world … or was it?

The Terrible Answer

by Arthur G. Hill

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

Breakaway

by Stanley Gimble

She surely got her wish ... but there was some question about getting what she wanted.

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

Instinct

by George Oliver Smith

You can keep a good man down, if you've got enough headstart, are alert and persistent... so long as he limits himself to acting like a good man....

Mercenary

by Mack Reynolds

Every status-quo-caste society in history has left open two roads to rise above your caste: The Priest and The Warrior. But in a society of TV and tranquilizers--the Warrior acquires a strange new meaning....

Texas Week

by Albert Hernhuter

One of the chief purposes of psychiatry is to separate fantasy from reality. It is reasonable to expect that future psychiatrists will know more about this borderline than the most learned doctors of today....

Upstarts

by L.J. Stecher

Earth was being bet on to break her blockade... but what was the purse... and who was to collect?

Zehru of Xollar

by Hal K. Wells

Three Earthlings are whisked on an inter-dimensional journey to the den of the Scientist Zehru.

Tomorrow

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...

Tarrano the Conqueror

by Raymond King Cummings

In Tarrano the Conqueror is presented a tale of the year 2430 A.D.--a time somewhat farther beyond our present-day era than we are beyond Columbus' discovery of America. My desire has been to create for you...

The Long Voyage

by Carl Richard Jacobi

The secret lay hidden at the end of nine landings, and Medusa-dark was one man's search for it--in the strangest journey ever made.

Lords of the Stratosphere

by Arthur J. Burks

High into air are the great New York buildings lifted by a ray whose source no telescope can find.

The Rat Racket

by David Henry Keller

With Dr. Keller's genius for hitting at vital spots every time, he now gives us a brand new idea and an ingenious solution. We hope no racketeers read this story. They might, as a result, cause the police some...

An Empty Bottle

by Mari Wolf

They wanted to go home—back to the planet they'd known. But even the stars had changed. Did the fate of all creation hinge upon an— AN EMPTY BOTTLE