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Benefactor

by George H. Smith

We can anticipate that robots will be fiercely resented, at first, in a society that will see them as the latest—and an indestructible—widespread threat to the workers whom they will replace. The men who...

The Mahatma and the Hare

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall

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

The Great Dome on Mercury

by Arthur Leo Zagat

Trapped in the great dome, Darl valiantly defends Earth's outpost against the bird-man of Mars and his horde of pigmy henchmen.

Eugene Pickering

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 ...

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...

Man Made

by Albert Teichner

A story that comes to grips with an age-old question--what is soul? and where?--and postulates an age-new answer.

Four Eyes

Necahual

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?

Black Neurology

The Measure of a Man

Evidence

The Players

by Everett B. Cole

A Playboy is someone with power, too much time on his hands, and too little sense of a goal worth achieving. And if the Playboy happens to belong to a highly advanced culture....

Homesick

by Lyn Venable

What thrill is there in going out among the stars if coming back means bitter loneliness?

Tulan

by Carroll M. Capps

To disobey the orders of the Council of Four was unthinkable to a Space Admiral of the old school. But the trouble was, the school system had changed. A man, a fighter, an Admiral had to think for himself now,...

The Infra-Medians

by Sewell Peaslee Wright

Into a land of shadows and lost souls goes Pete Grahame in search of his hapless friends.