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Field and Hedgerow

History Repeats

by George Oliver Smith

There are--and very probably will always be--some Terrestrials who can't, and for that matter don't want, to call their souls their own....

Goodbye, Dead Man!

by Tom W. Harris

Mattup had killed a man, so it was logical he should be punished. It was Danny who came up with the idea of leaving him with the prophecy—

The Revolutionist

Membership Drive

by Murray F. Yaco

Want to join our secret organization? Well, first you have to pass the tests.

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....

Aerophilia

The Venus Trap

by Evelyn E. Smith

One thing Man never counted on to take along into space with him was the Eternal Triangle—especially a true-blue triangle like this!

The Lost Room

by Fitz James O'Brien

In the tale, the unnamed narrator relates a tale where he literally loses his room in a surreal situation that sounds more like a rather unpleasant version of Alice in Wonderland.

Restricted Tool

by Malcom B. Morehart

Finders, keepers, is an unwritten law. But the gadget Clark accidentally found had a special set of rules governing its use by whom—and when!

Double Take

by Richard Wilson

The barn turned out to be a spaceship in disguise, and that was only the beginning. Before his strange adventure ended, young Paul Asher found himself going around in circles—very peculiar circles indeed!

Instinct

by George Oliver Smith

You can keep a good man down, if you've got enough headstart, are alert and persistent... so long as he limits himself to acting like a good man....

Special Delivery

by Damon Francis Knight

All Len had to hear was the old gag: "We've never lost a father yet." His child was not even born and it was thoroughly unbearable!

Teething Ring

by James Causey

Anyone can make an error, but the higher the society... the more disastrous the mistake!

What Need of Man?

by Harold Calin

Bannister was a rocket scientist. He started with the premise of testing man's reaction to space probes under actual conditions; but now he was just testing space probes—and man was a necessary evil to contend...

The Seven Vagabonds

The Statue

by Mari Wolf

There is a time for doing and a time for going home. But where is home in an ever-changing universe?

Trees Are Where You Find Them

by Arthur Dekker Savage

The trees on Mars are few and stunted, says old Doc Yoris. There's plenty of gold, of course—but trees can be much more important!

The Upas Tree

by Florence L. Barclay

A Christmas Story for all the Year.

Rough Translation

by Jean M. Janis

Don't be ashamed if you can't blikkel any more. It's because you couldn't help framishing.