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The Worshippers

by Damon Francis Knight

Destiny reached out a hand to Algernon Weaver--but he was a timid man, at first. But on the strange world of Terranova, there was much to be learned--of destiny, and other things....

The Sojourner

The Flirt

Adaptation

by Mack Reynolds

When a man has a great deal of knowledge, it becomes extremely easy for him to confuse "knowledge" with "wisdom" ... and forget that the antonym of "wisdom" is not "ignorance" but "folly."

The Professional Approach

by Charles Leonard Harness

The trials of a patent lawyer are usually highly technical tribulations--and among the greatest is the fact that Inventors are only slightly less predictable than their Inventions!

A Mixture of Genius

by Adam Castle

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

Freudian Slip

by Franklin Abel

Things are exactly what they seem? Life is real? Life is earnest? Well, that depends.

The Eel

by Miriam Allen DeFord

The punishment had to fit more than just the crime—it had to suit every world in the Galaxy!

Breeder Reaction

by Winston K. Marks

The remarkable thing about Atummyc Afterbath Dusting Powder was that it gave you that lovely, radiant, atomic look—just the way the advertisements said it would. In fact, it also gave you a little something...

Stamped Caution

by Raymond Z. Gallun

It's a funny thing, but most monsters seem to be of the opinion that it's men who are the monsters. You know, they have a point.

Skin Game

by Charles E. Fritch

Working on the theory that you can skin a sucker in space as well as on Earth, the con team of Harding and Sheckly operated furtively but profitably among natives of the outer planets. That is—until there...

Once a Greech

by Evelyn E. Smith

The mildest of men, Iversen was capable of murder ... to disprove Harkaway's hypothesis that in the midst of life, we are in life!

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.

Tree, Spare that Woodman

by Dave Dryfoos

The single thing to fear was fear—ghastly, walking fear!

Inside John Barth

by William W. Stuart

Every man wants to see a Garden of Eden. John Barth agreed with his whole heart—he knew that he'd rather see than be one!

Texas Week

by Albert Hernhuter

One of the chief purposes of psychiatry is to separate fantasy from reality. It is reasonable to expect that future psychiatrists will know more about this borderline than the most learned doctors of today....

A Scientist Rises

by Desmond Winter Hall

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

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?

Breakaway

by Stanley Gimble

She surely got her wish ... but there was some question about getting what she wanted.

The Best Made Plans

by Everett B. Cole

There are some people that it is extremely unwise to cross... and the fireworks start when two such people cross each other!