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The Silk Road

Master of the Crossroads

The Mad Hatter

Opener of the Ways

Concrete Bouquet

Mementos

The Festival

The First One

by Herbert D. Kastle

The first man to return from beyond the Great Frontier may be welcomed ... but will it be as a curiosity, rather than as a hero...?

Far from Home

by J.A. Taylor

"Far" is strictly a relative term. Half a world away from home is, sometimes, no distance at all!

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....

The Fourth Invasion

by Henry Josephs

Psychopathology has offered possible answers to why, from time to time, people in large quantities "see" strange things in the sky which manage to evade trained scientific observers, or conform to what is known...

General Max Shorter

by Kris Ottman Neville

To spread Mankind to the stars carries a high cost in lives--and not all of them are human!

The Gift Bearer

by Charles Louis Fontenay

This could well have been Montcalm's greatest opportunity; a chance to bring mankind priceless gifts from worlds beyond. But Montcalm was a solid family man--and what about that nude statue in the park?

The Glory of Ippling

by Helen M. Urban

He brought them life and hope. Why wouldn't the fools take it from him?

The Great Potlatch Riots

by Allen Kim Lang

Oh, leave it to the bureaucrats and they'll figure out new ways to make you buy more and more.... But there was only one way the poor consumer could rise up in his wrath.

Blind Man's Lantern

by Allen Kim Lang

Successful colonies among the stars require interstellar ships—but they require, also, a very special kind of man. A kind you might not think to look for "Blind Man's Lantern".

The Guardians

by Irving Cox

It’s not always “The Truth shall set you free!” Sometimes it’s “Want of the Truth shall drive you to escape!” And that can be dangerous!

In the Control Tower

by Will Mohler

Shadows haunted the dying alleys. Madness stalked the wide streets. And what lay at the city's heart?

Ex Oblivione

Divinity

by William Douglas Morrison

Bradley had one fear in his life. He had to escape regeneration. To do that, he was willing to take any chance, coward though he was--even if it meant that he had to become a god!