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Looking Further Backward

by Arthur Dudley Vinton

China invades the United States to restore US capitalism in the year 2020 in this dystopian 1890 sequel to Edward Bellamy's 1888 novel Looking Backward. Vinton's novel is written as a series of lectures delivered...

The K-Factor

by Harry Harrison

Speed never hurt anybody--it's the sudden stop at the end. It's not how much change that signals danger, but how fast it's changing....

Unwise Child

by Randall Garrett

When a super-robot named Snookums discovers how to build his own superbombs, it becomes obvious that Earth is by no means the safest place for him to be. And so Dr. Fitzhugh, his designer, and Leda Crannon,...

Star Dragon

by Mike Brotherton

The SS Cygni probe sent back hours of video, captured by the Biolathe AI, but only a few minutes mattered--the four minutes that showed a creature made of fire, living , moving, dancing in the plasma fire of...

A Hundred Years Hence : The Expectations Of An Optimist

by T. Baron Russell

In this serious attempt to forecast the changes ahead in the 20th century from the year 1906, the author deals with the accelerating rate of scientific progress, housing, travel, population, business, pleasure,...

The Cosmic Computer

by Henry Beam Piper

Conn Maxwell returns from Terra to his poverty-stricken home planet of Poictesme, “The Junkyard Planet”, with news of the possible location of Merlin, a military super-computer rumored to have been abandoned...

Tanar of Pellucidar

The Big Time

Hugo Award for Best Novel 1958

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

You can't know there's a war on—for the Snakes coil and Spiders weave to keep you from knowing it's being fought over your live and dead body!

The Colors of Space

by Marion Zimmer Bradley

It was a week before the Lhari ship went into warp-drive, and all that time young Bart Steele had stayed in his cabin. He was so bored with his own company that the Mentorian medic was a welcome sight when he...

Last Enemy

by Henry Beam Piper

The last enemy was the toughest of all--and conquering him was in itself almost as dangerous as not conquering. For a strange pattern of beliefs can make assassination an honorable profession!

Missing Link

by Frank Herbert

"Missing Link" is vintage Frank Herbert. It tells the story of Lewis Orne, junior I-A field man, on the planet Gienah III. He is there to investigate a missing ship, and the natives are nothing but trouble...

With Her in Ourland

by Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Sequel to Herland. Published serially in the author's monthly magazine, Forerunner, volume 7 (1916). Herland described an all-women utopia in a secluded high valley, where 3 adventurous young men visit by airplane....

Hellhound of the Cosmos

by Clifford Donald Simak

Dimensional degeneration.

The Man From the Atom

by Green Peyton Wertenbaker

This was one of the 6 science fiction stories published in the first issue (April 1926) of the first magazine devoted to science fiction, Amazing Stories, edited and published by Hugo Gernsback, now considered...

The Man Who Saved The Earth

by Austin Hall

The story opens on an oppressively hot day with a poor little newspaper boy, Charley, playing with a "burning glass" (a magnifying glass) which he uses to concentrate sunlight onto a small focal spot, thus intensifying...

There is a Reaper ...

by Charles V. de Vet

Doctors had given him just one month to live. A month to wonder, what comes afterward? There was one way to find out—ask a dead man!

Black Amazon of Mars

by Leigh Brackett

Grimly Eric John Stark slogged toward that ancient Martian city—with every step he cursed the talisman of Ban Cruach that flamed in his blood-stained belt. Behind him screamed the hordes of Ciaran, hungering...

The Burning Bridge

by Poul William Anderson

Usually there are two "reasons" why something is done; the reason why it needs to be done, and, quite separate, the reason people want to do it. The foul-up starts when the reason-for-wanting is satisfied ......

Supermind

Psi-Power #3

by Randall Garrett & Laurence Mark Janifer

Malone lives in a world where psionic powers such as telepathy and teleportation exist. Malone must cope with them as well as an FBI Director who leaves Malone continually confused about what situation he is...

The Ego Machine

by Henry Kuttner

When a slightly mad robot drunk on AC, wants you to join an experiment in optimum ecology—don't do it! After all, who wants to argue like Disraeli or live like Ivan the Terrible?