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Alarm Clock

by Everett B. Cole

Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent ... once they're triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished--until the particular shock...

Nibsy's Christmas

by Jacob August Riis

A collection of 3 short stories about Christmas.

The Birth of Athena

The Götterdämmerung Show

For Solo Cello, op. 12

Unborn Tomorrow

by Mack Reynolds

Unfortunately, there was only one thing he could bring back from the wonderful future... and though he didn't want to... nevertheless he did....

Indirection

by Everett B. Cole

The best way to keep a secret is to publish it in a quite unbelievable form--and insist that it is the truth.

The Whispering Spheres

by Russel R. Winterbotham

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

The Wall

The Canterbury Pilgrims

The Case of Summerfield

The Perfectionists

by Adam Castle

Is there something wrong with you? Do you fail to fit in with your group? Nervous, anxious, ill-at-ease? Happy about it? Lucky you!

The Glory of Ippling

by Helen M. Urban

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

Christian Gellert's Last Christmas

by Berthold Auerbach

A Christmas short-story extracted from "German Tales".

A Prize for Edie

by Jesse Franklin Bone

The Committee had, unquestionably, made a mistake. There was no doubt that Edie had achieved the long-sought cancer cure ... but awarding the Nobel Prize was, nonetheless, a mistake ...

John Jones's Dollar

by Harry Stephen Keeler

Take a board with 64 squares on it. Put a grain of wheat on the first square--two on the second--four on the third. Keep doubling in this manner and you will find there isn't enough wheat in the world to fill...

Lords of the Stratosphere

by Arthur J. Burks

High into air are the great New York buildings lifted by a ray whose source no telescope can find.

The Gorgon's Head

Control Group

by Roger D. Aycock

"Any problem posed by one group of human beings can be resolved by any other group." That's what the Handbook said. But did that include primitive humans? Or the Bees? Or a "Control Group"

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...