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Drowne's Wooden Image

Field Trip

Lonesome Hearts

by Russel R. Winterbotham

Mjly is Yljm's love life. She is her sisters, her mothers, herselves and her ancestors. But poor old Yljm can never be a mother or a sister—just himself!

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...

Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot

by Dick Purcell

Being one of the richest men in the world, it was only natural that many people anticipated the day he would die. For someone should claim— Mr. Chipfellow's Jackpot.

The Putnam Tradition

by Sonya Dorman

Through generations the power has descended, now weaker, now stronger. And which way did the power run in the four-year-old in the garden, playing with a pie plate?


by Mack Reynolds

'Subversive'' is, in essence, a negative term--it means simply ''against the existent system.'' It doesn't mean subversives all agree...


by Horace Brown Fyfe

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

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...

Trees Are Where You Find Them

by Arthur Dekker Savage

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

High Dragon Bump

by Don Thompson

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


by Jack Egan

By all the laws of nature, he should have been dead. But if he were alive ... then there was something he had to find.

A Matter of Proportion

by Anne Walker

In order to make a man stop, you must convince him that it's impossible to go on. Some people, though, just can't be convinced.

Pleasure Cruise

Acid Bath

by Vaseleos Garson

The starways' Lone Watcher had expected some odd developments in his singular, nerve-fraught job on the asteroid. But nothing like the weird twenty-one-day liquid test devised by the invading Steel-Blues.

The Delegate from Venus

by Henry Slesar

Everybody was waiting to see what the delegate from Venus looked like. And all they got for their patience was the biggest surprise since David clobbered Goliath.

Bolden's Pets

by Floyd L. Wallace

The price of life was a life for a life—which was all the reward the victim looked for!

The Eternal Wall

by Raymond Z. Gallun

A scream of brakes, the splash into icy waters, a long descent into alkaline depths ... it was death. But Ned Vince lived again--a million years later!

The Sword and the Atopen

by Taylor H. Greenfield

The conversion of light into electricity by spectrum is an interesting possibility. The idea of using foreign proteins on the human system to repel enemies, is also interesting. Do you get it? We didn't either...

A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall

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