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A Fine Fix

by R.C. Noll

Generally speaking, human beings are fine buck-passers—but there's one circumstance under which they refuse to pass on responsibility. If the other fellow says "Your method won't solve the problem!"—then...

In the Orbit of Saturn

by Roman Frederick Starzl

Disguised as a voluntary prisoner on a pirate space ship, an I. F. P. man penetrates the mystery of the dreaded "Solar Scourge."

Prologue to an Analogue

by Leigh Richmond

Finnagle's Law shows that many times we don't get the effect we planned on. But ... there's an inverse to that famous law, too....

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 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.

Tree, Spare that Woodman

by Dave Dryfoos

The single thing to fear was fear—ghastly, walking fear!

The Indulgence of Negu Mah

The Whispering Spheres

by Russel R. Winterbotham

An alien life-form--metallic, sinister--threatening all mankind with annihilation.

The Dope on Mars

by John Michael Sharkey

Somebody had to get the human angle on this trip ... but what was humane about sending me?

The Glory of Ippling

by Helen M. Urban

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

The Vampire

by Jan Neruda

Early vampire short story with an interesting twist to the tradition.