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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...

The Insanity of Jones

Mr. President

by Stephen Arr

He had been overwhelmingly elected. Messages of sympathy poured in, but they couldn't help ... nothing could.

A Mixture of Genius

by Adam Castle

Who, but the imaginative young, shall inherit the stars?

The Beasts in the Void

by Paul W. Fairman

Holloway was used to big game hunters and their expeditions to other worlds. But this trip was sheer madness—a space ship stalking among—The Beasts in the Void

Weels Within

by Charles V. de Vet

Never ask "Who am I and where do I come from?" The answers may not be what you'd expect!

Forget Me Nearly

by Floyd L. Wallace

What sort of world was it, he puzzled, that wouldn't help victims find out whether they had been murdered or had committed suicide?

Garth and the Visitor

by L.J. Stecher

If you could ask them, you might be greatly surprised—some tabus very urgently want to be broken!

The Ethical Way

by Joseph Farrell

There is a way around every tabu, knock on wood—but just watch out that the wood doesn't knock back!

The Outbreak of Peace

by Horace Brown Fyfe

When properly conducted, a diplomatic mission can turn the most smashing of battle-successes into a fabulous Pyrrhic victory.

Get Out of Our Skies!

by E.K. Jarvis

The long-suffering public went along with billboards and singing commercials; they tolerated half a dozen sales pitches in a half-hour radio or TV show...

Monkey On His Back

by Charles V. de Vet

Under the cloud of cast-off identities lay the shape of another man-- was it himself?

Attrition

by Jim Wannamaker

Of course if Man is to survive, he must be adaptable, as any life form must. But that's not enough; he must adapt faster than the competing forms. And on new planets, that can be tricky....

Blessed Are the Meek

by G.C. Edmondson

Every strength is a weakness, and every weakness is a strength. And when the Strong start smashing each other's strength ... the Weak may turn out to be, instead, the Wise.

Breaking Point

by James Edwin Gunn

The ship was proof against any test, but the men inside her could be strained and warped, individually and horribly. Unfortunately, while the men knew that, they couldn't really believe it. The Aliens could--and...

Criminal Negligence

by Jesse Francis McComas

Somebody was going to have to be left behind ... and who it would be was perfectly obvious....

This World Must Die!

by Horace Brown Fyfe

Social living requires the elimination, or at very best, the modification of many elements necessary to survival in "nature". And when an emergency arises, very often it is the person who would be considered...

The Marooner

by Charles A. Stearns

Wordsley and Captain DeCastros crossed half a universe--suffered hardship--faced unknown dangers; and all this for what--a breath of rare perfume?

The Children of the Pool

Death of a B.E.M.

by Livingston Berkeley

The writer hated to create bug-eyed monsters, but they hated him too!