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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.

The House of Heine Brothers

The Flying Cuspidors

by V.R. Francis

A trumpet-tooter in love can be a wonderful sight, if Local 802 will forgive our saying so; when extraterrestrials get involved too—oh brother! V. R. Francis, who lives in California and has previously appeared...

High Dragon Bump

by Don Thompson

If it took reduction or torch hair, the Cirissins wanted a bump. Hokum, thistle, gluck.

Outside the Cabinet-Maker's

Emma McChesney and Company

by Edna Ferber

Edna Ferber, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Show Boat and Giant, achieved her first great success with a series of stories she published in American Magazine between 1911 and 1913. The stories feature Emma...

Service with a Smile

by Charles Louis Fontenay

Herbert was truly a gentleman robot. The ladies' slightest wish was his command....

The Inhabited

by Richard Wilson

Containing a foe is sound military thinking—unless it's carried out so literally that everybody becomes an innocent Trojan Horse!

Sand

Surfing the Khumbu

The Case of Summerfield

Junior Achievement

by William M. Lee

Fallout is, of course, always disastrous— one way or another.

Pleasure Cruise

Ice House

Edward Fane's Rosebud

Teething Ring

by James Causey

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society... the more disastrous the mistake!

Ubiquitous Computing

The Brute

Vittoria Accoramboni

Flamedown

by Horace Brown Fyfe

It was, of course, one Hell of an ending for a trip to Mars—