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Shepherd of the Planets

by Alan Mattox

Renner had a purpose in life. And the Purpose in Life had Renner.

Moment of Truth

by Basil Eugene Wells

Basil Wells, who lives in Pennsylvania, has been doing research concerning life in the area during the period prior to and following the War of 1812. Here he turns to a different problem—the adjustment demanded...

The Servant Problem

by Robert Franklin Young

Selling a whole town, and doing it inconspicuously, can be a little difficult … either giving it away freely, or in a more normal sense of "selling". People don't quite believe it….

The Death-Traps of FX-31

by Sewell Peaslee Wright

Commander John Hanson recalls his harrowing expedition among the giant spiders of FX-31.

Loot of the Void

by Edwin K. Sloat

Into the Trap-Door City of great spiders goes Penrun after the hidden plunder of the space-pirate Halkon.

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

With a Vengeance

by J. B. Woodley

Keep this in mind in teaching apprentices: They are future journeymen—and even masters!

The Golden Judge

by Nathaniel Gordon

A suggestion and a highly intriguing one--on how to settle the problems that involve face-saving among nations!

The Wall

The Mightiest Man

by Patrick Fahy

He had betrayed mankind, but he was not afraid of the consequences--ever!

A Choice of Miracles

by James A. Cox

You're down in the jungle with death staring you in the face. There is nothing left but prayer. So you ask for your life. But wait! Are you sure that's really what you want above all else?

Forgotten Dragons

by David McGillveray

An action-packed tale of the secretive front lines of Sino-American rivalry.

A Filbert Is a Nut

by Raphael Rick

That the gentleman in question was a nut was beyond question. He was an institutionalized psychotic. He was nutty enough to think he could make an atom bomb out of modeling clay!

Born Again

by Alfred William Lawson

A strangely bad Utopian fantasy written while Lawson was a professional baseball player.

The Story of a Stuffed Elephant

by Laura Lee Hope

From the "Make-Believe Stories": "Oh, how large he is!" "Isn't he? And such wonderfully strong legs!" "See his trunk, too! Isn't it cute! And he is well stuffed! This is really one of the best toys that ever...

Hawk of the Hills

Sweet Their Blood and Sticky

by Albert Teichner

They weren't human--weren't even related to humanity through ties of blood--but they were our heirs!

No Pets Allowed

by Monette A. Cummings

He didn't know how he could have stood the four months there alone. She was company and one could talk to her ...

Afloat On The Flood

by Lawrence J. Leslie

Excerpt:"What's the latest weather report down at the post office, Max?""More rain coming, they say, and everybody is as gloomy as a funeral.""My stars! the poor old town of Carson is getting a heavy dose this...

A Matter of Magnitude

by Al Sevcik

When you're commanding a spaceship over a mile long, and armed to the teeth, you don't exactly expect to be told to get the hell out...