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What Goes Around

The Burglar and the Blizzard

Buds and Bird Voices



by Mack Reynolds

His assignment was to get things done; he definitely did so. Not quite the things intended, perhaps, but definitely done.

King's Evil

The Blue Germ

by Maurice Nicoll

The invention of a germ that can kill all other germs, eradicating death but also desire.

The Flames

Nan Sherwood's Winter Holidays

by Annie Roe Carr

Excerpt: Ta-ra! ta-ra! ta-ra-ra-ra! ta-rat! Professor Krenner took the silver bugle from his lips while the strain echoed flatly from the opposite, wooded hill. That hill was the Isle of Hope, a small island...

The Good Neighbors

by Edgar Pangborn

You can’t blame an alien for a little inconvenience--as long as he makes up for it!

The Kenzie Report

by Mark Irvin Clifton

If this story has a moral, it is: "Leave well enough alone." Just look what happened to Kenzie "mad-about-ants" MacKenzie, who didn't....

Mrs. Bullfrog

The Sky Trap

On Handling the Data

by M.I. Mayfield

Sometimes a story is best told by omission!

The Lost Kafoozalum

by Pauline Ashwell

One of the beautiful things about a delusion is that no matter how mad someone gets at it ... he can't do it any harm. Therefore a delusion can be a fine thing for prodding angry belligerents....

An Incident on Route 12

Crucial Instances

The Other Likeness

by James Henry Schmitz

There is a limit to how perfect a counterfeit can be— a limit that cannot be passed without an odd phenomenon setting in....The Other Likeness

Beasley's Christmas Party

Confidence Game

by James McKimmey

Cutter demanded more and more and more efficiency—and got it! But, as in anything, enough is enough, and too much is …