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Barry Westphall Crashes The Singularity

The Risk Profession

by Donald Edwin Westlake

The men who did dangerous work had a special kind of insurance policy. But when somebody wanted to collect on that policy, the claims investigator suddenly became a member of ... THE RISK PROFESSION

The Nothing Equation

by Tom Godwin

The space ships were miracles of power and precision; the men who manned them, rich in endurance and courage. Every detail had been checked and double checked; every detail except-- The Nothing Equation.

Alarm Clock

by Everett B. Cole

Most useful high explosives, like ammonium nitrate, are enormously violent ... once they're triggered. But they will remain seemingly inert when beaten, burned, variously punished--until the particular shock...

The Canterbury Pilgrims

South Moon Under

Vittoria Accoramboni

Make Mine Homogenized

by Raphael Rick

Anyone looking for guaranteed sound science will have to look elsewhere. But if it's fun you want... try the world's most potent eggnogg!

Sonny

by Raphael Rick

Of course, no one actually knows the power of a thought. That is, the milli—or megawatts type of power ...

The Crack of Doom

by Robert Cromie

The rough notes from which this narrative has been constructed were given to me by the man who tells the story. For obvious reasons I have altered the names of the principals, and I hereby pass on the assurance...

Islands in the Air

by Lowell Howard Morrow

The slavery of weight, which chains us to this planet and to the ground, is far more serious than we appreciate, simply because we have always been "earthbound". But, sooner or later, it will be possible to...

Edward Fane's Rosebud

Mrs. Bullfrog

Spacemen Never Die!

by Morris Hershman

Henry knew his wife had been married once before; now he expected her to start a new life with him—but to her the past was alive, and— Spacemen Never Die!

They Also Serve

by Donald Edwin Westlake

Why should people hate vultures? After all, a vulture never kills anyone…

Pembroke's Saga

The Threefold Destiny

Fair and Warmer

by E. G. von Wald

Tensor's melancholia threatened to disturb the entire citizenry, and that was most uncivil! So—if these peculiar aliens caused him this distress, by provoking his intellectual curiosity, the remedy was for...

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...

The Stutterer

by R.R. Merliss

A man can be killed by a toy gun--he can die of fright, for heart attacks can kill. What, then, is the deadly thing that must be sealed away, forever locked in buried concrete--a thing or an idea?