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Arm of the Law

by Harry Harrison

At one time—this was before the Robot Restriction Laws—they'd even allowed them to make their own decisions....

The Repairman

by Harry Harrison

Being an interstellar trouble shooter wouldn’t be so bad … if I could shoot the trouble!

The Knights of Arthur

by Frederik Pohl

With one suitcase as his domain, Arthur was desperately in need of armed henchmen … for his keys to a kingdom were typewriter keys!

Old Rambling House

by Frank Herbert

All the Grahams desired was a home they could call their own ... but what did the home want?

Service with a Smile

by Charles Louis Fontenay

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

Graveyard of Dreams

by Henry Beam Piper

Despite Mr. Shakespeare, wealth and name are both dross compared with the theft of hope-- and Maxwell had to rob a whole planet of it!

Bread Overhead

by Fritz Reuter Leiber Jr.

The Staff of Life suddenly and disconcertingly sprouted wings--and mankind had to eat crow!

World Beyond Pluto

by Stephen Marlowe

Johnny Mayhem, one of the most popular series characters ever to appear in Amazing, has been absent too long. So here's good news for Mayhem fans; another great adventure of the Man of Many Bodies.

The World That Couldn't Be

by Clifford Donald Simak

Like every farmer on every planet, Duncan had to hunt down anything that damaged his crops—even though he was aware this was—The World That Couldn't Be.

The Hated

by Frederik Pohl

After space, there was always one more river to cross ... the far side of hatred and murder!

The Mind Digger

by Winston K. Marks

There was a reason why his scripts were smash hits—they had realism. And why not? He was reliving every scene and emotion in them!

Assassin

by Jesse Franklin Bone

The aliens wooed Earth with gifts, love, patience and peace. Who could resist them? After all, no one shoots Santa Claus!

My Fair Planet

by Evelyn E. Smith

All the world's a stage, so there was room even for this bad actor ... only he intended to direct it!

Compatible

by Richard R. Smith

Richard R. Smith has been writing SF since 1949, "except for the year that I spent climbing up and down hills in Korea." Former office manager for a construction company, and a chess enthusiast, he now writes...

Ministry of Disturbance

by Henry Beam Piper

Sometimes getting a job is harder than the job after you get it--and sometimes getting out of a job is harder than either!

First Man

by Clyde Brown

He obstinately wanted no part in achieving the goal of generations—but the goal with equal obstinacy wanted all of him!

A Mixture of Genius

by Adam Castle

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

Feet Of Clay

by Phillip Hoskins

Life is pretty strange when a god who is good and benevolent must prove that he has FEET OF CLAY.

Survival Tactics

by Al Sevcik

The robots were built to serve Man; to do his work, see to his comforts, make smooth his way. Then the robots figured out an additional service--putting Man out of his misery.

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.